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Queen Elizabeth supports Kate Middleton in making the difficult decision for the holidays

December 22, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II commemorates the broadcast of the Christmas concert Together At Christmas, hosted by Kate Middleton herself. Although the royal family will not celebrate the festival together because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still want to celebrate together, albeit separately.

The royal family’s official Twitter account posted a reminder of the #TogetherAtChristmas Christmas concert that will be held on Christmas Eve. Queen Elizabeth herself invited the public to watch Prince William and Kate celebrate the holidays with a special show.

The tweet revealed that the Cambridges and some members of the royal family will be at Westminster Abbey to greet the special guests for a special festive service. However, it looks like this is also what the royals will be doing this Christmas.

It has traditionally been the tradition for the family to get together in Sandringham on Christmas Eve and exchange gifts, but this time it will not be the case. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 positives in the country, they will instead stay in their own homes to watch the Christmas concert, the Express said.

It is the second time Queen Elizabeth has broken with royal family tradition because of the virus. She will celebrate the festivities not in Sandringham but at Windsor Castle.

A palace source revealed that the monarch made this decision personally as she was taking a precautionary approach in view of the spread of the Omicron-COVID variant. The royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams believes Her Majesty did not make this decision lightly.

He said it was certainly a deeply sad time for Queen Elizabeth as she knew it would be her first Christmas without Prince Philip, her strength and her support. Nevertheless, in a not unexpected announcement, she had already made a decision by placing her own duty above everything else and setting a good example.

Even if the royal family won’t be together on Christmas Eve, Elle says she plans to visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Soaring COVID-19 rates have apparently messed up the royals’ plan this year.

Fortunately, Kate managed to hold the Together at Christmas community service before it happened. Some of the most sought-after singers of the moment performed there, such as Leona Lewis, Tom Walker, Elle Goulding and others.

In a statement, Prince William and Kate said the purpose of the special was to reflect on the extraordinary challenges the public has been facing lately. It should also celebrate the acts of kindness everyone across the nation saw as the churches worked together to help one another and protect everyone in need.

Together at Christmas took place on December 8th but was broadcast by ITV on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. to the UK population.