The royal couple historically spend the end-of-year holidays at their residence in Sandringham, Norfolk, japanese England, the place they’re joined by different relations, in keeping with

However within the face of the well being state of affairs, the 94-year-old sovereign and her 99-year-old husband, in fragile well being, determined to remain within the residence on the outskirts of London.

“After contemplating all the recommendation of these near them, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have determined to spend Christmas in peace in Windsor this 12 months,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman stated on Tuesday.

Through the first wave of the pandemic, the sovereign and her husband took a break from public engagements and secluded themselves at their Windsor residence. They went to Balmoral Fort in the summertime, as they normally did.

With greater than 59,000 deaths and 1.5 million instances of Covid, Britain is probably the most mournful pandemic nation in Europe.

Prince Philip, who turned 99 in June, has had well being issues for a number of years. In December 2019, he was hospitalized for 4 nights in a London hospital resulting from “pre-existing well being issues” and joined the Queen in Norfolk on 24 December.

Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son, had signs of Covid-19 in April, as did Prince William, second in line to the throne.