In recent months, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has cancelled a series of public engagements owing to ill health. The most recent cancellation saw the monarch pull out of her appearance at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph after she sprained her back.
This came just weeks after Her Majesty spent one night in a London hospital – her first in eight years – and was subsequently told to rest by her doctors.
At the beginning of the month, she was granted permission to fly Sandringham by helicopter where she continued to rest.
Notably, the Norfolk home is traditionally where the royal Christmas celebrations are held.
Members of the Royal Family usually gather at the sovereign’s privately owned estate and have done so every year since 1988.
The Queen usually hosts the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex.
On Christmas Eve, the royals join together to finish decorating the royal Christmas tree.
The Royal Family are also said to take part in parlour games, and exchange presents at teatime.
Due to Her Majesty’s recent health scare and engagement cancellations, speculation has arisen as to what the royals have planned for Christmas 2021.
The couple’s Anmer Hall – a 10-bedroom country home on the Queen’s privately-owned Sandringham estate – could be the location for this year’s royal festivities.
The venue would…