First Christmas of Queen without Philip and four loyal staff members at Sandringham


This year is the Queen’s first Christmas without her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. He died in April at Windsor Castle.

This Christmas will be the Queen’s first without Prince Philip. She will also be without four of her loyal Sandringham staff members.

Courtiers claim it is. “the end of an era”After 32 years of housekeeping service, the housekeeper was retired. In two months, three other employees quit.

This year marks the Queen’s first Christmas without her late husband, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. He died at Windsor Castle in April, at the age of 99.

The Queen has spent every Christmas at Sandringham House since her father’s death in 1952.

Christmas is Sandringham’s busiest season. The Royal Family travels to Sandringham for the festive period, which begins with a traditional dinner in the main house on December 24th.

However, this Christmas will be different because the royals will not be joined by Prince Philip. “strength and stay”In a rare tribute, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.

The Mail was told by a source on Sunday: “There’s been an exodus. There’s an end-of-an-era feeling after the Duke passed away.

“Because Christmas is Sandringham’s busiest month of the year, it will be necessary for the household to quickly fill these roles.

As she rests, the Queen (95) has been surrounded in loyal aides over recent weeks.

Angela Kelly, the dresser, and Paul Whybrew, the courtier are believed to have been a support source for Queen Elizabeth amid growing concerns about her health.

It is just as the Queen is searching for a new security guard at Buckingham Palace.

Just three months ago the job was advertised as a one year contract with a salary of £25,000 for 37-and-a-half-hours a week.

Now the pay has been increased by 20% to £30,000 a year.

In previous years, the Queen was seen with Prince Philip and other senior members of Royal Family as they walked to church.

Three-year-old Prince Louis will be taking part in the annual family event.

William and Kate’s youngest child is now three years old, but he has not been exposed to as many public events as his siblings.

He will attend the St Mary Magdalene Church service on Christmas Day, along with the rest members of the Royal Family.

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge spend Christmas at their Anmer Hall home, while the rest of the Royal Family gather at Sandringham Estate.

The Queen may have also invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to attend her wedding, which took place last year after they left royal duties and moved to the United States.

The monarch, 95 years old, has yet to meet Lilibet, her great-granddaughter who was named after Lilibet. She is also said to be eager to see Archie, her great-grandson.

Source close to the family stated: “The Queen has made it clear she wants to see Archie again and to meet Lilibet, who she has not yet had the chance to meet. In spite of everything, they are still very much seen as part of the family.”

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