The large festive event will not be attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
There will be a considerably larger than the usual circle of relatives present for the annual holiday celebration in Sandringham, but Harry and Meghan have been excluded this year. The Royals are said to have hosted one of their largest gatherings in recent memory because the prior two Christmas were complicated by the epidemic.
According to the Independent, senior working members of the Royal Family will join the festivity in Norfolk while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will stay in California, United States.
These royals will join the event
For the family's first Christmas without the Queen, King Charles and Camilla are preparing a big celebration at Sandringham, but Harry and Meghan aren't invited.
Royals who are bound to attend include the Prince and Princess of Wales, together with their kids George, Charlotte, and Louis, as well as Zara Tindall and her husband and I'm A Celeb star, Mike Tindall.
Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, Camilla's children, will be attending the festivities for the first time, and there will be a considerably larger than a normal family gathering.
The Sun quoted a Sandringham Palace insider as saying:
‘Camilla is keen that her family are at the heart of Christmas, particularly as Charles won’t have his youngest son there’.
They continued that this will be an 'extremely important Christmas' for the royals:
‘It is an extremely important Christmas coming just months after they last all gathered for the Queen’s funeral.'
Prince Andrew is likely to join the royals
Although the former Duke was deprived of his titles and responsibilities as a working Royal following the controversy regarding his relationship with abusers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, it has been rumoured that he has been invited for the event.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, along with their partners and small children, will attend the Norfolk event, as will Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne.
It is understood that the family would go together by walking to the early morning church session.
Meanwhile, Harry won't be attending the big event this year, though, as a long-standing split grows in the wake of the Netflix series Harry and Meghan and the impending publication of their book. The ‘explosive’ docuseries, which debuted on streaming services this month, has several claims regarding life in and after the Royal family.
William, Harry's brother, was reportedly ‘furious’ about the presentation since it featured footage from Diana's controversial Panorama interview.
More insider details about Harry's upbringing in The Firm will be revealed in his book, Spare, which is scheduled to be released in January.