In 2020, Queen Elizabeth II underwent confinement like everyone else. For several months, the monarch was deprived of outings in order to reduce the risk of contamination. So how did Prince Charles’ mother go about her Christmas shopping during this trying time, so that her table was perfect for receiving the members of the royal family? His former butler Paul Burrell has confided in the UK edition of Closer. “The Queen gets catalogs sent and then John Lewis’s Oxford Street branch sends her a selection of almost everything they stock,” the man told Closer UK. There is a little ‘store’ in the living room of Windsor Castle and the Queen can enter and choose gifts as she pleases. “
Queen Elizabeth II has her habits. She likes to go to the store “late in the evening, after dinner, usually around 10 pm”. She selects “picnic plates, a tablecloth or a few napkins”. When she has found everything, her purchases “are packed and a truck is dispatched to drop them off at Sandringham.” Each year, family members arrive at Sandringham for the holiday season. The gifts are arranged on different tables so that each guest has their own stack.
The heavy absence of Prince Philip
This Christmas has a special flavor. Indeed, this is the Royal Family’s first Christmas without the beloved husband of the Queen of England. Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9 of this year. A void left in the hearts of Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family.
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