A Christmas like no other for the Windsors. Like many Britons this year, the royal family will have to celebrate the end of the year celebrations in small groups to respect the barrier gestures against Covid-19. So to bring her loved ones together and avoid not taking advantage of some traditions, Elizabeth II invited some members of her family on Tuesday, December 8 for an improvised reunion at the entrance of Windsor Castle to come and listen to Christmas carols in front of her royal home. , played by the Salvation Army.
Thus, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex had all gathered around Elizabeth II for this little moment just days before Christmas. And returning from their journey by royal train, Kate Middleton and Prince William were also in the game. While they do not yet know what they will do for the holidays, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were happy to join the Queen for this family reunion. After the performance, the queen returned to her castle, while her grandson William gave her a “goodbye gran”, a little British nickname for “grandmother” or more affectionately “granny”, reports Rebecca English.
At the end of the performance, featuring O Little Town of Bethlehem, the Queen, who could be seen singing along, chatted to her family and as she turned to walk up the steps back inside the castle, William could be heard to say: ‘ Bye gran ‘. pic.twitter.com/vEGBtEejX5
– Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 8, 2020
A controversial train journey
A friendly moment with the family, after which Prince William and Kate Middleton surely joined their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis, who were probably taken care of by their nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo during their absence. A very happy reunion at Kensington Palace, while the Cambridge couple was away for three days to thank the nursing staff across Great Britain. A delicate attention which was controversial, however, because this trip was deemed “non-essential” at the height of the health crisis.
Prince William and Elizabeth II © Agency