Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Windsor chapel for Christmas day service as royals forced to spend Xmas day apart


PRINCE Charles and Camilla have arrived at Windsor chapel for a Christmas Day service as the royal family are forced to spend the day apart.

The royal couple were joined by Sophie Wessex for the service with the Queen, which replaces the one normally attended by the monarch on her Sandringham estate.

Prince Charles and Camilla arriving at Windsor chapel for the service
They were joined by Sophie Wessex for the service

It will be the 95-year-old monarch’s first Christmas since the death of Prince Philip in April.

The Queen axed her big family bash at Sandringham and a lunch with 50 members of her extended family due to Covid fears.

Also at Windsor will be Princesses Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 31, their husbands Edo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank and children August and Sienna.

Mike and Zara Tindall, and their children Mia, Lena and Lucas, spent the night at Windsor too.

Prince Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, earlier this week revealed they would join the Queen for Christmas Day and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are also expected.

But Prince William and Kate, both 39, and children George, Charlotte and Louis, will be in Norfolk, and joined by members of the Middleton family.

Princess Anne, 71, has also been ruled out as she is in isolation after husband Tim Lawrence tested positive for Covid-19.

The family will have a Christmas lunch before sitting together to watch the Queen’s address on TV.

Her Majesty has been on “light duties” since spending a night in hospital more than two months ago.

This year marks the the second year that she has stayed at Windsor.

Last year she was with the Duke of Edinburgh and members of staff.