The royal family’s annual Christmas celebrations at Sandringham will have tighter controls this year.
King Charles has banned younger members from having their photos taken during the festivities to protect royal privacy.
Royal Family Christmas at Sandringham
Photo and Selfie Ban
King Charles banned younger members of the Royal Family from taking photographs and selfies during Christmas celebrations at Sandringham.
Only royal members with official social media accounts will be allowed to post during the festivities, and all other images will be taken by a professional and approved by the Buckingham Palace communications team.
With more than 40 guests, including many teenagers, the move is intended to prevent unwanted images from appearing on social media.
Christmas Lunch Location Change
This year, the Christmas lunch will be held in the Sandringham Ballroom to accommodate the large number of people attending.
Some guests are expected to be non-family intimates, requiring everyone to have a formal demeanor.
Breaking with tradition, this year Queen Camilla’s family will join the celebrations.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will be staying nearby at Anmer Hall. Despite hopes of reconciliation, the Sussexes are expected to remain in the United States.
Prince Andrew, his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, along with their families, will also attend.