The Queen may not be spending Christmas at Sandringham, but she will still be there in spirit when enjoying some of her newly-launched Norfolk estate-Prosecco.
Rather than keeping with the festive season tradition of welcoming family to Sandringham, her Majesty has chosen to stay at Windsor this year.
Luckily, the 95-year-old monarch has been able to stock up royally on the 200ml bottles of vintage Prosecco, which has gone on sale at the Sandringham estate shop.
Although tiny, the bottles of Christmas Prosecco that are adorned with a festival label featuring fir trees, a robin and some holly, and fill just about one glass, come at a hefty price of £15 each, as reported by the Mirror.
The extra dry Prosecco is 11 per cent and produced in Italy for the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
The Mirror revealed this week how the Queen’s family would not take part in their traditional meet and greet with the public at Sandringham on Christmas Day due to the covid crisis.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday that the Queen had made the “personal decision” to cancel her annual festive holiday to Norfolk due to surging covid rates across the country.
Instead she will host a small group from her family for Christmas and over the holidays at her Berkshire home, with guests expected to include Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince Andrew and his family, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie and their children, Louise and James.
The Queen still enjoys an occasional glass of wine with her dinner, despite recently choosing to give up drinking spirits.
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In the past the Queen could enjoy a few drinks during the day, including a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, a glass of sweet German wine with her dinner – and previously, a dry martini before bed.
One palace staffer at Sandringham said: “We will all be missing the Queen and her family over Christmas but after the year she has had we hope Her Majesty has as enjoyable a time as possible.
“The prosecco carries a pretty punchy price tag but it’s been flying off the shelves.”
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