Plans that fall apart. As the Christmas holidays approach, the Covid-19 epidemic seems to be on the rise again, to the great misfortune of Elizabeth II. Indeed, the Queen of England has to face a new hard blow, as reported by the Daily Mail on Wednesday, December 22. While she was to be in the company of her daughter, Princess Anne for this special occasion, this unfortunately will not be the case. The tabloid explained that Timothy Laurence has contracted Covid-19 and that he must therefore isolate himself to avoid contaminating his relatives. According to media information, he is currently in Gatcombe Park, the country house where he resides with the daughter of the Queen of England. Sad news for Elizabeth II who had to change her plans a few days ago, as a precaution. The arrival of the Omicron variant worries the authorities and the sovereign, aged 95, is a person at risk. As a reminder, this is the first Christmas she spends without her husband, Prince Philip, who died last April. She hoped to be at her daughter’s side in this way.
A redesigned program. Faced with the advance of the Covid-19 epidemic, Elizabeth II had to modify her plans for the Christmas holidays. Buckingham Palace announced this Monday, December 20 that the 95-year-old monarch had no intention of traveling to travel, as tradition dictates, to Sandringham, Norfolk, located in the east of England. It is therefore at Windsor Castle that she will spend the holidays. A “personal decision is taken after careful consideration”, assured Buckingham Palace. The press release then explains that it is family members who will join the Queen of England. Among them, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles but also Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. “All of them have canceled their obligations scheduled for Christmas Eve in order to be with her,” revealed The Mirror a few days ago. A nice gesture that proves how much Elizabeth II means to them. The Palace however assured that “many recommendations” will be taken to avoid any contamination. There is no doubt that this will give the principal concerned a lot of pleasure.
Elizabeth II: will she meet with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family in 2020. They have since lived in the United States and have announced their intention to stay in California for the Christmas and New Year holidays. However, the Express recently assured that the couple, as well as their two children, could celebrate New Years Eve by videoconference with Elizabeth II. The information is said to come from a royal source, Stewart Pearce, Lady Diana’s former vocal coach. “They will be very excited to share their Christmas in Los Angeles and participate in that of Sandringham,” he said. A little moment that should make the Queen of England very happy.
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