Here’s how the royal family will be celebrating Christmas in the pandemic

We officially cannot wait.

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We officially cannot wait.

Coronavirus has changed life as we know it, with people across the world having to adapt their plans for, well… the whole year.

Yes, COVID-19 is affecting everyone’s Christmas plans, and not exempt from this are the royal family.

The Windsors are known for their big family Christmases at Sandringham, with their traditions including a walk to church with all the extended relatives, joke Christmas present exchanges and of course the annual Christmas dinner weigh-in.

Yes, the royal family guests are weighed before and after their Christmas lunch on antique scales to ensure that they have been fed enough on turkey, shrimp and lobster.

This year, there are obvious concerns on how the pandemic will affect the festivities. So, how will the royal family actually be celebrating?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be unable to spend Christmas in the UK due to the travelling restrictions, so the celebrations will already be missing the Sussex family.

It is too early to tell just yet, but it is thought that the royals will be forced to miss the festive service at St Mary Magdalene Church and that the royal Christmas celebrations might be condensed to six people, under current restrictions.

It’s too early to tell just yet, but we hope the royals have a very happy Christmas, whatever their plans.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.