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The Queen may have to change her plans for a traditional Christmas.

(94 Posts)
Parsley3 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:13:09

Students are not alone in their concerns about missing a family Christmas. The virus has no favourites.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8783449/Queen-furious-staff-revolt-Sandringham-Christmas-plans.html

Chewbacca Tue 29-Sep-20 22:20:10

I reckon HM will cope somehow! Deliveroo are available 24/7/365 so she won't go hungry.

MrsRochester Tue 29-Sep-20 22:23:30

She’ll probably be delighted.
Slippers, G and T and dinner on a tray.

GagaJo Tue 29-Sep-20 22:38:41

Perhaps the younger members should muck in and do the cooking. Wouldn't kill them.

BlueSky Tue 29-Sep-20 22:49:56

MrsRochester just what the doctor ordered! grin

welbeck Wed 30-Sep-20 01:00:55

we're all in this together.
didn't someone say that.

ginny Wed 30-Sep-20 08:17:43

Christmas will probably be different for most of us this year.
I’m fairly sure she won’t be on her own or short of anything.

Lucca Wed 30-Sep-20 08:21:27

Sorry to say this but she’s had more than 90 “perfect”Christmases.
My reaction to the title of the thread was a bit “am I bothered?”

MawB2 Wed 30-Sep-20 08:35:34

Chewbacca

I reckon HM will cope somehow! Deliveroo are available 24/7/365 so she won't go hungry.

tcrgrintcrgrintcrgrin

Whitewavemark2 Wed 30-Sep-20 08:49:25

Chewbacca

I reckon HM will cope somehow! Deliveroo are available 24/7/365 so she won't go hungry.

😄😄😄that was exactly my thoughts!!

FannyCornforth Wed 30-Sep-20 09:00:28

MrsRochester

She’ll probably be delighted.
Slippers, G and T and dinner on a tray.

Welcome to our world eh?smile

eazybee Wed 30-Sep-20 09:46:28

I expect everyone is heaving a huge sigh of relief and thinking, at last, Christmas with the (other) in-laws!

Parsley3 Wed 30-Sep-20 09:50:02

What struck me was how dependent the RF is on staff for day to day living. It is life but not as we know it.

FannyCornforth Wed 30-Sep-20 10:01:34

Interesting Parsley.
Yes, they are almost institutionalised aren't they?
I should imagine that they are very easy to manipulate.

luluaugust Wed 30-Sep-20 10:03:26

What a chance for the rest of the family to arrange their own Christmases. I thought HM liked Windsor best anyway.

Panda25 Wed 30-Sep-20 10:06:55

I agree with Lucca

Paperbackwriter Wed 30-Sep-20 10:09:14

The Daily Mail expects us to sympathise with the most privileged person in the land when so many are struggling horrendously? Hahahahahaha!

Teetime Wed 30-Sep-20 10:14:59

Doesn't seem in character at all- just another media story.

Anniebach Wed 30-Sep-20 10:16:40

It must be true, it’s from an unknown source

GillT57 Wed 30-Sep-20 10:19:29

The way the press reported it, the staff were being blamed for not being willing to go into isolation for four weeks. Big mistake, nobody, even the most ardent royalist surely, thinks that the staff are to blame for this.

hulahoop Wed 30-Sep-20 10:39:02

If lockdown measures remain the same her family won't be able to go in like most of us she will have to spend it either visiting Philip or on her own .

ReadyMeals Wed 30-Sep-20 10:40:45

Apart from doubting whether the Queen would display "fury" to anyone likely to talk to the press about it, I guess none of us are enjoying having our lives disrupted. But if I was her advisor, I'd be advising her the following: Move into Wood Farm with Philip. (5 bedroom house on Sandringham estate, Philip likes living in the house, and the Queen enjoys using the grounds). This house is small enough to only need a skeleton staff, but large enough that the Queen and Philip can each have their own bedroom, bathroom and sitting room, and a room to reserve as an office. Choose a small team of staff who do not have close family, who will be happy to remain covid-safe and form a bubble with each other - and enjoy xmas together. There are probably cottages the staff can live in to avoid cluttering the 5 bedrooms. The queen should retain her crown, but delegate all hands-on stuff to Charles and William. The queen should from time to time record video messages or hold video meetings to keep morale up.

Toadinthehole Wed 30-Sep-20 10:40:53

Oh poor her!!

Parsley3 Wed 30-Sep-20 10:44:02

Members of staff must be self isolating too if they are part of the Royal bubble. ER’s hairdresser, for example, can’t be going down the shops after combing the Royal barnet.

OmaforMaya Wed 30-Sep-20 10:48:21

Lucca

Sorry to say this but she’s had more than 90 “perfect”Christmases.
My reaction to the title of the thread was a bit “am I bothered?”

Wow...it was only a piece of news. No need for nastiness.