Stay safe. Princess Annathe husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, tested positive in the days of the coronavirus before the royal family celebrated Christmas.
The military veteran, 66, self-isolated along with his wife, 71, during his recent positive COVID-19 test, according to several reports.
As the couple – who married in 1992 – quarantined together, reports indicate they will likely skip the visit with the royal princess’s mother. Queen Elizabeth II, at Christmas.
The news of Laurence’s illness came days later Us Weekly confirmed that the reigning monarch, 95, would not be traveling to his country estate, Sandringham House, and would instead be spending the festive holidays at Windsor Castle for the second consecutive year. The sovereign had previously canceled her annual Christmas party and family lunch a week earlier following escalating COVID-19 spikes.
“I understand from sources that there may be a Christmas in Windsor this year if things change,” royal expert Kerene Barefield said exclusively We Monday 20 December. “So, I think the closest helpers are looking at an alternative Christmas and what Windsor would look like instead of all going to Sandringham. … During that weekend, I know the Queen didn’t go to church in Windsor, which she normally would, just because she’s just trying to keep everyone safe for Christmas Day in case things can go on. ”
Barefield, for his part, also noted that these new plans could mean the ruler’s family may not be able to celebrate together.
“It will be farther from them than if they were in Sandringham, [which is] just a stone’s throw away [away from their Norfolk residence]”, Barefield speculated if Prince William, Duchess Kate and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, could have attended. “So yes, they might not [attend], if he’s in Windsor. “
While Sandringham’s initial plan called for a number of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to attend his festive gathering in Windsor, the guest list will be smaller during the pandemic.
“What I understand from the sources is that it will not spend on its own, but may simply be streamlined even more than what we talked about,” Barefield said. We.
Last year, the Queen canceled the Sandringham festivities amid the pandemic. Instead, she and her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99, remained at Windsor Castle, where they had isolated themselves during the blockade of England.
“After considering all appropriate advice, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have decided that they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor this year,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman previously confirmed.
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