King Charles will devote a large chunk of his first Christmas Day speech to a ‘solemn and reflective’ tribute to the Queen’s ‘positivity and inclusiveness’, royal expert claims
This year families will gather round to watch King Charles III deliver his first broadcast as sovereign following on from his mother, the late Queen, who delivered 69 Christmas speeches during her reign.
Jeremy Archer, the author of A Royal Christmas, told OK! magazine: ‘He’ll talk about how positive she was and how inclusive she was. It will be solemn and reflective, but it will show gratitude for her reign, her life and all the things she’s achieved.’
And he predicted that the King will devote as significant chunk of his speech to the tribute saying he’ll ‘spend as much time talking about his mother as he does about everything else’.
In King Charles III’s first Christmas broadcast, he is expected to pay tribute to the Queen and ‘show gratitude for her reign’
Mr Archer continued to say that while Christmas will feel different for the royals this year, Sandringham still works best as a location for the family celebrations.
The Prince and Princess of Wales spend much of their time at Anmer Hall, a ten-bedroom house on the estate, and Sandringham is most suitable for the traditional Boxing Day shoot.
The Queen delivered 69 Christmas speeches throughout her reign (pictured after her Christmas speech in 2018)
The royal family are still expected to spend Christmas at the Sandringham estate (pictured) as usual
Last week, she revealed that she’d been invited to Windsor Castle for Christmas 2021 by the late monarch herself.
‘Personally, I don’t know yet how I will spend Christmas. I was able to spend last year with the Queen, now I don’t know where I’ll be, but for thirty years I’ve been teaching my daughters that it’s actually Christmas every day,’ she told Hungarian newspaper Blikk.
It is thought she could even make a public appearance with her disgraced ex-husband Prince Andrew during the traditional Christmas morning walk to St Mary Magdalene Church.
Last year, it was reported that the Queen was expected to be joined at Windsor Castle by family members such as Charles and Camilla, having shelved her customary trip to Sandringham as a ‘precautionary’ measure amid rising coronavirus cases.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has been invited to join the royals for Christmas for the first time since the toe-sucking scandal in 1992
The Royals previously banned Fergie from attending Christmas with the family following the couple’s split in 1992.
The Duke of York was stripped of his royal duties in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking scandal.
Author Mr Archer added that William and Kate are likely to spend Christmas at Sandringham, then spend the New Year with the Middletons.
It comes as the royal family braces for further attacks from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when the first episode of their ‘explosive’ Netflix series is released on Thursday.
Today King Charles was pictured on a walkabout in Luton, where he met civic leaders in the town hall and visited a Sikh temple.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan have arrived in New York by private jet to accept an award for their ‘heroic’ stand against ‘structural racism’ in the Royal Family.
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