Queen Camilla's son Tom will join the Royal Family Christmas celebrations, here's what we know about him

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The annual Christmas bash at Sandringham Palace now has a revised guest list. Here's who is representing Queen Camilla's side of the family.

Christmas is just around the corner, and the royals, just like the rest of the world, are preparing for their annual Christmas celebrations. The royal family has its own Christmas traditions, which include celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ at the Sandringham House.

From opening presents on Christmas Eve to possibly attending church at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk and getting there by foot, some traditions have been followed to the dot for years by the royal family. The family also sends annual Christmas cards to well-wishers from around the world, and donate to local charities in Windsor on a yearly basis, as per Town & Country Magazine.

This year, although the itinerary is quite similar to the original Christmas traditions, includes some special guests joining the royals for the Yuletide celebrations, and here’s who it is.

The Christmas guest list

The Christmas guest list for the royals is something that is a cause of excitement for the public. It is speculated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be joining the rest of the family for Christmas, yet again. Last year also saw King Charles throwing a huge Christmas bash without Harry and Meghan.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will, of course, be a part of this event, along with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, as per The Mirror. King Charles’s brothers Prince Andrew and Prince Edward are expected to take part in the festivities. And despite a lot of speculation about the nature of their relationship, especially if it is frosty or friendly, Princess Anne will also be joining Camilla and Charles for the family celebrations.

This year, there is a new addition to the guest list, with Queen Camilla’s son, Tom, joining the party.

Queen Camilla’s son makes the list

As King Charles’s family grows, the guest list grows too. The new faces set to grace Sandringham Palace this year include Queen Camilla’s children from the first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles - Tom and Laura. Queen Camilla also has five grandchildren of her own, who are likely to attend the event. Adding to the guest list is Queen Camilla’s sister, Annabel.

But among all the guests, fans of the royal family are most intrigued by Tom Parker Bowles. And here’s what we know about him.

Who is Tom Parker Bowles?

Tom Parker Bowles is somewhat of a public figure in the United Kingdom. Being well-known in the food and beverages community, he is a food critic and food writer. 49-year-old Tom has even won accolades and awards for his writings on British food and has authored 7 cookbooks. Being a graduate of Eton College, Prince William and Tom share the same alma mater.

Having studied at Oxford University, he dove headfirst into the world of writing and publishing, as per The Express. Ever since then, he has been making a name for himself in the world of food, by serving as a columnist, food writer, and broadcaster for over two decades. Another feather on his cap is his position as a food editor at Esquire. He is also a regular face on the BBC hit show MasterChef, wherein the public can see the magic he does with mere ingredients.

Coming to his personal life, Tom was married to Sara Buys from 2005 to 2018, but the couple are no longer together. They share two children together Freddy Parker Bowles and Lola Parker Bowles, who are most likely to be attending the Christmas bash at Sandringham Palace. Sara, who is still very close to the Parker Bowles family, has even revealed rare details about her relationship with the Queen Consort.

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