Charles and Camilla gather around the Queen on Christmas Day, as they announce that they will join her at Windsor.

Prince Charles, Camilla and the Queen will all be present at Windsor Castle Christmas Day. This is a significant boost for Princess Anne who had to quit.

Clarence House has confirmed that this morning, the Prince of Wales (and the Duchess) of Cornwall will join the monarch of 95 years at Windsor.

Charles and Camilla were unsure of their plans until now. 

A Clarence House spokesperson said that today, however: “The Prince of Wales (and The Duchess) of Cornwall” will join Her Majesty the Queen Christmas Day. 

The Queen was dealt a very festive blow by Timothy Laurence, her son-in law. He contracted Covid yesterday and Anne couldn’t join him. 

Due to rising coronavirus infections, the Queen already cancelled her Windsor dinner for extended family members this week.

The Queen with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwll in Braemar in September 2019

In September 2019, the Queen and Prince Charles accompanied by the Duchess Of Cornwll at Braemar

It was discovered that on Monday she also abandoned plans to travel to Sandringham, her family’s Christmas home.

According to sources, the Queen believed it was too difficult for her family members and staff to safely move between their residences. This is despite the Government’s plea for caution. One commented, “Her Majesty always follows by example.”

Instead, she will spend Christmas alone at Windsor as it is her first without Philip.

There are several relatives who will likely be there: Prince Andrew, his family, and the Earl and Countess from Wessex along with their children.

She also wanted Anne, her close-knit daughter, to be able join her.

Anne, instead, will spend time at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Last night, a senior royal source said that Admiral Sir Tim had tested positive for Covid. He is also following the proper rules. Christmas Day at Windsor won’t be possible.

According to The Daily Mail, Sir Tim was positive for HIV early in the week. This means that he and Princess could fly to visit the Queen under the seven-day rule.

Her Norfolk home usually accommodates between 20 and 30 relatives. Hundreds of people turn out in large numbers to see the royals arrive at the Christmas Day service at the parish church.

We don’t know where the Duke and Duke of Cambridge will be spending Christmas. William and Kate originally planned to celebrate Christmas at Anmer Hall on Sandringham’s Sandringham estate.

They could alter their plans to spend more quality time with the monarch of Berkshire as Kate’s parents reside nearby.

Mail was told by sources that the Queen could still visit Norfolk in January.