KATE Middleton and Prince William’s Christmas plans have been ruined as new coronavirus restrictions got here into pressure in a single day.
Like tens of millions of different households throughout the nation, the Cambridges have needed to cancel their festive enjoyable.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William will rejoice Christmas as a household of 5Credit score: Handout – Getty
The Each day Mail as we speak reported the couple had been planning to journey to the Middletons’ residence in Bucklebury, Berkshire, for Christmas.
Then when Berkshire was put into Tier 3, Kate and Wills reportedly supplied to host the festive celebrations at their residence in Anmer Corridor in Norfolk.
However now Berkshire has additionally been moved into Tier 4 – that means the Middletons have needed to cancel their plans.
It will likely be a blow with the household positive to have been eager to return collectively, notably because it was revealed Pippa Middleton is currently pregnant with her second child.
Below Tier 4 restrictions, there are not any Christmas bubbles, whereas no in a single day stays exterior the house are permitted.
A journey ban has additionally been launched, with no exit or entry from the lockdown Tier.
It means the Cambridges will rejoice December 25 as a household of 5 with George, seven, Charlotte, 5 and Louis, two.
The couple had reportedly already left Kensington Palace final week – heading to Anmer Corridor in Norfolk earlier than the Tier 4 restrictions had been introduced.
It will likely be a special Christmas for the royals this yr, with the Queen this month confirming she will spend Christmas with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle for the primary time in 33 years.
Her Majesty, 94, often spends the festive season together with her complete household at Sandringham however her youngsters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren make up 10 separate households.
However Buckingham Palace as an alternative mentioned she would benefit from the day at Windsor – in what would be the first Christmas away from Sandringham since 1987.
The areas within the new Tier 4 from tonight at midnight
Surrey (excluding Waverley)
The boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings
All 32 London boroughs and the town of London.
Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough
Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring).
Kate and Prince William took their three youngsters to see the pantomime on the London Palladium final weekCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The Queen was publicly reunited with Charles, Camilla, Wills and Kate for the primary time in 9 monthsCredit score: AFP
Kate and Wills had been reunited with the Queen publicly for the first time in nine months earlier in December.
The couple had been in a position to see Her Majesty privately throughout the pandemic, visiting the monarch at her residence in Balmoral in the summertime.
Nonetheless, the royals gave the impression to be in good spirits as they gathered – socially distanced – exterior Windsor Fortress earlier this month to take heed to carols.
And simply earlier than leaving London, Kate and Wills kept in the Christmas spirit – taking their kids to a pantomime.
The family-of-five walked arm in arm collectively on the purple carpet on the London Palladium to thank key employees.
Kate and William, each 38, had just lately admitted they had been struggling over their Christmas plans.
Whereas on their royal “thanks” tour of the UK, the couple mentioned that they had been tossing up choices.
William advised the scholars: “It’s so tough, we’re nonetheless making an attempt to make plans.
“It’s tough to know what to do for one of the best.”
Kate and William mentioned it was tough to know what to do for Christmas this yrCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty