If she willingly complies with royal protocol since her marriage to Prince William, there was a time when Kate Middleton stood up to Her Majesty Elizabeth II. In his work Battle of the Brothers, published in 2020 and devoted to the quarrel between princes Harry and William, biographer Robert Lacey revealed that the Duchess of Sussex snubbed the monarch in 2006, when she wished to invite her to join the Windsors in the family Christmas festivities. A rare exception since her relationship with the Duke of Cambridge was still young and neither had thought of marriage yet.

It was for this reason that Kate Middleton refused to join the royal family for Christmas. Out of the question for her to participate in the celebrations without having the ring on her finger. Finally, it wasn’t until five years later, in 2011, that the Duchess made her first appearance at Sandringham, the country home of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. A passage which took place eight months after her marriage to Prince William, as tradition dictates. Since then, the Cambridges have been celebrating Christmas shared between their respective families.

Her Majesty Elizabeth II cancels a family meal

In this year 2021, however, they will not have to choose with whom they will celebrate the arrival of the new year. As new health restrictions are being considered in the UK, due to the spread of the Omicron variant, designated as being more contagious, Her Majesty Elizabeth II has given up on her traditional Christmas family meal. A reunion which, each year, allows him to reconnect with members of his family, even the most distant. Kate Middleton, Prince William and the other heirs of His Highness will once again do without this dinner with the Queen, which had already canceled in 2020.


Lara T.
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