The Queen has been forced to cancel her annual Christmas gift-giving ceremony for the first time in living memory due to Covid restrictions. Every year the Monarch, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, order presents for every single member of the royal household, which are usually given to them along with a Christmas pudding in the Advent period. Past favourites include a special trinket box or a photo frame engraved with her personal cypher and champagne flutes. The Queen personally hands over her token of appreciation to a small selection of staff by the Christmas trees at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle as a special thank you for their loyal service, before she de-camps to Sandringham until February. Scroll down for video The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will be spending Christmas ‘quietly’ at Windsor Castle this year, will not personally hand over gifts to royal staff, as has been the tradition throughout the 94-year-old Monarch’s reign Known to spend thousands of pounds on her staff at Christmas, with favourites including a Christmas pudding, champagne flutes or engraved trinket boxes, the Queen will still gift presents but, due to the pandemic, won’t hand them over personally However, this year… Read full this story
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