The royal family will have to adhere to the same tier restriction rules as everyone when it comes into effect on Wednesday and can benefit from relaxed rules over Christmas too.
But while Christmas Day can mean a slimmed-down gathering for the royal family, Boxing Day could see the entire company together celebrating.
The Christmas rules this year mean no more than three households are allowed to meet, and that will be the case when the Queen heads to Sandringham for her traditional Christmas festival.
It is believed that Prince Edward and his family will be invited, reports The mirror.
A source told the Daily Mail, “Prince Edward and his family will be one of the two in their bladder.”
It is not yet known who the third household will be.
But while Christmas Day will be quiet, 30 members of the royal family were able to gather on Boxing Day.
The source added, “The royal family’s traditional Boxing Day shoot could still be happening so they can see family members who are unable to join them on Christmas Eve and Christmas.”
Shootings can take place legally as they are classified as organized outdoor sports, so up to 30 royals can be present.
It is claimed that this would work well for Prince Charles and Camilla, who could also spend Christmas with their two children and five grandchildren and couldn’t if she were in the queen’s bladder.
The same goes for Prince William and Kate, who spend time with their parents Michael and Carole Middleton and their siblings Pippa and James.