Queen Camilla could make 'major alterations' at Sandringham as debate over Sussexes continues

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla could make 'major alterations' at Sandringham this Christmas

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 21/11/2023

- 10:26

Updated: 21/11/2023

- 11:07

The King and Queen will head up to their Norfolk estate for the festive period

Queen Camilla could make "major alterations" at Sandringham for Christmas, as the debate over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending continues.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not officially been invited to Sandringham this year, a source has claimed, but the couple are reportedly happy to attend.

Meanwhile, Queen Camilla could be making a major break in tradition from recent years by inviting her children and grandchildren to spend Christmas with the Royal Family.

Royal commentator Chris Ship has claimed there will be “major alterations” to the Sandringham Christmas this year.

King Charles and Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla's grandsons were page boys during Coronation


He quoted a source on ITV saying: "The Queen has invited her children and grandchildren this year which is different from previous years."

Camilla has two children, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes. Through Tom and Laura, the Queen has five grandchildren - Lola, 16, Eliza, 15, Freddy, 13, and twins Gus and Louis, 13.

Camilla’s three grandsons were all pages at the Coronation, alongside her great-nephew Arthur Elliot.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are also reported to have been invited to the Norfolk estate.

Princess Beatrice, Wolfie, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice bringing her stepson Wolfie to Sandringham


However, they will stay at Wood Farm on the estate, the royal commentator claimed.

Prince William and Princess Kate do not need accommodation provided as they have a country home in Norfolk called Anmer Hall.

Another royal who has a stepchild is Princess Beatrice, whose husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi has a son from a previous relationship named Wolfie.

In 2022, Beatrice and Edoardo were accompanied by Wolfie for Christmas.

Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes

Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes at the Coronation in May


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Royals traditionally arrive at Sandringham on Christmas Eve for a black-tie dinner.

In 2018, Mike Tindall opened up about Christmas Day lunch after church with the royals being a buffet.

He said: "Christmas Day is a little more quiet because it's actually a cold buffet because they give everyone the day off.”

It is not known whether or not Queen Camilla’s immediate family will walk to church with the royals on Christmas morning.

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