Princess Anne is hosting her own Christmas party at her home in Gatcombe Park with her children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, and grandchildren amid a scaled-down holiday celebration that prohibits families of more than three households from gathering.
As Queen Elizabeth plans to spend Christmas Day quietly with Prince Philip in Windsor Castle, the Princess Royal is reportedly having her own contingent in her estate.
According to Hello, Queen Elizabeth's only daughter will host a small party with her husband Sir Timothy Laurence. She will undoubtedly enjoy the company of her grandchildren: Savannah, 9, and Isla, 8, who are the kids of Peter and his ex-wife Autumn Phillips, as well as Mia, 6, and Lena, 2, who are Zara and Mike Tindall's daughters.
At 70 years old, Princess Anne is part of the vulnerable sector or those who could easily contract the virus. But since her children and grandchildren live in her estate, there are no travel risks posed for her side of the family from the virus if they were to gather for the holidays.
It's unclear, however, if Princess Anne will visit her mother, the Queen, and father, the Duke of Edinburgh, within the short holiday window allowed by the government of the United Kingdom. The Princess Royal last saw Queen Elizabeth in person during the brief reunion of the eight senior royals for an engagement in Windsor Castle early this week.
This reunion made headlines as Queen Elizabeth allegedly agreed the eight members will officially make up the "New Firm" for 2021. Princess Anne's brother, Prince Andrew, and nephew, Prince Harry, as well as niece-in-law, Meghan Markle, are no longer in the line-up.
As they stood in front of the door of Windsor Castle to listen to the Salvation Army carolers, Princess Anne apparently told her mother that singing is not allowed unless it's done outdoors. However, the Queen didn't stay outside for too long because of the risks, while the rest of the royals, including Princess Anne, talked to the frontliners invited for the engagement but they kept face masks on.
The next day after the reunion, Princess Anne got to work and visited a small business in Somerset, which specializes in making dog beds. The Princess Royal toured the manufacturing site and learned about the eco-friendly efforts of the company and how they maintained business amid the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne is likely looking forward to 2021 as she will welcome another grandchild. Zara and Mike announced this week that they are expecting another baby but didn't confirm the due date. Needless to say, the royal family is excited for this child's birth, who will be Queen Elizabeth's 10th great-grandchild.