This Saturday, December 25, Queen Elizabeth II did not accompany her eldest son, Prince Charles, and Camilla, to the traditional Christmas mass. An absence that questions.
An absence that worries. Since her hospitalization on the night of October 20, at the private hospital, King Edward VII, in central London, Queen Elizabeth II has canceled its presence at many events that were important to him. A pattern that was unfortunately repeated on this Christmas Day. The visit of the Queen and her family to the church on Christmas morning is an essential part of British festive life. This Saturday, December 25, Her Majesty was not seen alongside her eldest son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, who went to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor for an early mass. Prince Edward and Countess Sophie were present, however, accompanied by their daughter Lady Louise and son James.
According to the Daily Mail, it is understood that the monarch’s absence from this morning church service in Windsor is a personal choice and follows a precautionary approach observed over the past six months. Nevertheless, Buckingham Palace has not yet communicated about his non-attendance. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, were spotted leaving the Christmas morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on Saturday, December 25.
A long awaited Christmas speech
Even if they unfortunately could not see the Queen at this Christmas mass, the followers of the monarchy will be able to discover the traditional Christmas speech of Her Majesty. The speech will be broadcast at 3pm local time and is expected to be one of the most personal speeches the Queen has made during her reign. Indeed, this Saturday, December 25, marks the Queen’s first Christmas since the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99 on April 9. In fact, an official photo of the speech, recorded ahead of time on December 23, was unveiled to the press by Buckingham Palace and it will pay beautiful tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh. The photograph was scrutinized and in the foreground is an adorable photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007. In addition, she opted for a symbolic brooch to accessorize her flamboyant red outfit.
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