THE Queen has cancelled her family Christmas party over Covid fears.
Her Majesty said it was “with regret” the annual royal get-together would not be going ahead as planned – but that it was “the right thing to do” as the Omicron variant rages across the UK.
The decision was described as “a precautionary one” as it was felt the festive lunch would “put too many people’s Christmas arrangements at risk if it went ahead”.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment further as it is a “private family event”.
This will be the Queen’s first Christmas in 73 years without her husband Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in April.
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