Royals Officially Cancel Christmas Walk in Effort to Prevent Onlookers from Gathering
It's official: The Royals have canceled their 2020 Christmas Eve walk.
Norfolk Police released a statement to discourage viewers from showing up at the church to see the royals.
Inevitable Update: The annual Royal Christmas Walk in Sandringham is officially closed. While rumors that the royals would opt out of the tradition have been circulating for weeks, Norfolk Police released an official statement to deter hopeful bystanders from congregating at the church.
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"Members of the public and media are cautioned that there will be no organized royal event at Sandringham this year," said the Norfolk Police statement. "Members of the royal family will not attend the usual Christmas Day service."
The Sun notes that Kate Middleton and Prince William will stay just two miles from St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate but will not show up. Meanwhile, the Queen is on vacation in Windsor.
This marks the first time in 32 years that the Royals haven't taken an annual walk to St. Mary Magdalene, and it is usually an important moment. Do you remember when that happened? Icon:
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Side note if you're craving drama: Apparently the reason the Queen didn't move to Sandringham on vacation is because the staff was staging a "riot" over the prospect of being quarantined by their families during the vacation get and leave Her Majesty "angry." More about it here.
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