Queen Elizabeth Hasn’t Cancelled Her Annual Christmas Party Yet, Despite Warnings About The Omicron Variant
Queen Elizabeth has had quite a year, and I’m sure a whole lot of royal experts predicted she’d be spending her Christmas holidays neck-deep in a weighted blanket with a suspiciously-smelling mug filled with “tea“. Her husband Prince Philip died in April, her favorite child got sued for underage sexual assault, a picture of one of her vacation properties got dragged into a sex trafficking trial, and she’s been dealing with the kind of health issues that surely aren’t great for her 95-year-old body. And of course, there’s still a pandemic happening, which has gotten worse, thanks to the Omicron variant. But The Queen apparently isn’t ready to pull the plug on her annual holiday shindig, because it’s still very much on the schedule for her majesty.
Every year, Queen Elizabeth hosts a large Christmas lunchtime get together for her extended family, where they all meet and greet and shove expensive cheese into their gobs. It’s supposed to happen next Tuesday, on December 21st, at Windsor Castle, with about 50 invitees in attendance. The Queen usually throws a pre-Christmas party for her family before packing her bags and heading out to Sandringham, Norfolk, aka where all the Christmas Day church walks happen. Last year, The Queen’s Christmas plans were cancelled, due to COVID, naturally. According to a source who spoke with The Sun, there’s no way in Hell that Queen Elizabeth is cancelling again this year, and it’s exactly because she had a terrible year.
An insider said: “There is no way the Queen wants to let anything get in the way of a family event like this…Particularly with the year she has had after losing her husband and being forced to go on light duties on doctor’s orders.” It will be the monarch’s first Christmas in 73 years without her husband Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in April.
Sources add that The Queen has zero plans of cancelling her annual Christmas Day walk-to-churchathon or any get-togethers with family around Christmas Day. So Prince William and Duchess Kate better start picking out their best Sears catalog formal wool coats and matching hats for the occasion, because it sounds like The Queen is expecting everyone to show up.
But a last-minute cancellation would probably be very welcome news for anyone besides The Queen who was planning to attend her little pre-Christmas party. It would mean they could safely avoid the extreme awkwardness when Prince “17 is legal in New York!” Andrew walks into the room. Although he’s so dense, he probably wouldn’t get why everyone was acting weird around him. “I didn’t want to make a scene, but let’s just go ahead and address the giant elephant in the room. Yes, I did have to sell my $24 million Swiss ski chalet this year!”