The Duchess of Sussex reportedly initiated a bold change in the Royal Family that Prince Beatrice's husband Edoardo enjoyed.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice's spouse, joined the royals in Sandringham in 2019 for Christmas, thanks to a tradition that was allowed to be broken for Meghan Markle.
First Royal Christmas since the pandemic
For the first time in three years, the royals are preparing to return to Sandringham for a large extended family Christmas. For the past two years, the royals have spent the holiday season elsewhere due to the Covid epidemic, but in a few weeks, King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and other royals will return for the celebration day.
Princess Beatrice, her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and their one-year-old daughter Sienna may be among them. Edoardo also has a son from a previous relationship, Wolfie.
Edoardo now attends formal royal occasions and has the best seats in the house for celebrations after the couple began dating in 2018 and quietly married in an intimate wedding in July 2020. But, in 2019, before they married, he was invited to Christmas at Sandringham, despite the fact that custom indicated he shouldn't be there.
Princess Beatrice's husband has this privilege
According to Hello! Magazine, only members of The Firm are invited to the family's secret Sandringham celebrations, and partners must usually wait until they are married to attend.
Despite not being a member of the family, Edoardo, who recently shard a rare photo of their daughter Sienna, was granted the uncommon privilege of attending the Christmas celebrations. He was seen accompanying the group to Sandringham's St Mary Magdalene Church before returning to the main home for their private festivities.
However, the custom was abandoned in 2017 when Prince Harry invited his future bride-to-be Meghan Markle ahead of their wedding, paving the way for Beatrice to do the same with Edo. Meghan joined the Royals for the three-day Norfolk celebration, despite the fact that her family was thousands of miles away in America.
However, the Princess of Wales (Kate Middleton) and Mike Tindall had to wait until they married their respective husbands, Prince William and Zara Tindall, before they could enjoy the royal turkey, reports the Daily Star.
Will Sarah Ferguson attend this year's Royal Christmas?
This year's holiday season will be bittersweet for the royals because it will be their first after the Queen's death. However, it is possible that Beatrice will spend the day with her mother, Sarah Ferguson, this year.
Irish Mirror writes that a five-bedroom farmhouse is being prepared for Fergie, 63, and ex-husband Andrew, 62, who will also be joined by their daughters Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32 - each with their own husbands and small children.
Fergie was reportedly barred from attending the family reunion after being caught on video having her toe sucked by financial consultant John Bryan.
A Sandringham source told The Sun that Fergie may go this year:
‘Andrew is banned from public life but you can't ban him from family Christmas. Staff at Sandringham have been tasked with getting Wood Farm ready for the whole York family. For 30 years she used to have Christmas dinner on her own. But things are being done differently now.’