King Charles is being tipped to ditch his late mother Queen Elizabeth’s holiday tradition of a live Christmas speech, according to a royal expert, according to a royal expert.
Queen Elizabeth famously celebrated Christmas each year with a special address to the British people, with reports suggesting the occasion was always very formal in royal residences, with the family ‘bowing and bowing’ to the Queen.
To talk with OKAY! Magazineexpert Jennie Bond suggested that King Charles could break away from traditional and make Christmas more casual, even skipping the late Queen’s iconic Christmas speech.
Bond said: “It will be full of nostalgia and a certain amount of sadness. There will be that empty spot where the queen sat. I assume Charles won’t be sitting there unless they choose to leave it blank.
She continued: “It will have all the usual traditions of a Sandringham gathering. The family will gather, but they will miss their matriarch. It’s always a sad time when you have your first Christmas without the main character. Like any other family, they will get used to it, but it will be slightly different.
Bond then shared that she thinks that while Charles may give a Christmas speech, he may not deliver it live to the nation like his late mother did.
“I’m sure he’ll take it up a few days early and it will no doubt have some reflection on their loss,” Bond added, also suggesting not all members of the royal family will tune in.
“Most families will be recovering from their big meal and the day’s festivities by then. I suspect it will be less formal. It will be a little less buttoned up,” she added.