Now that Queen Elizabeth has canceled hosting Christmas at Sandringham, many royal fanatics are wondering who she will spend the holiday with.
According to royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, the 95-year-old will not be alone this holiday season.
"The idea that the Queen will be on her own for Christmas without Philip, I simply cannot believe the family will allow to happen," she said on Royal Beat's most recent episode. "Andrew will be there."
Expert Ingrid Seward echoed similar thoughts, saying, "Andrew will definitely be there, he is always at the Queen's side."
Nicholl also predicted that Andrew's ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, might even come along. "Maybe now Philip's not there Fergie will be too," Nicholl stated.
On December 20, it was revealed that the monarch would not travel to Sandringham as COVID-19 cases are rising all across the world.
According to The Mirror, a source said: "The decision was a personal one after careful consideration and reflects a precautionary approach."
Now, it looks like she will celebrate with a minimal amount of family, which will most likely include Prince William and Kate Middleton, in addition to others.
"Obviously it's going to be much smaller and it's going to be similar to last year," Phil Dampier, who writes a weekly column for The Royal Observer, told The Sun. "Except obviously, the one big difference is that Prince Philip is not going to be there. It wouldn't surprise me if Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince Andrew and possible Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex and maybe some others — a small hard core of people — join her for lunch. But I think it's more likely to be a dozen people rather than the 30 or so up at Sandringham."
"At Windsor you've probably got a tailor-made bubble of people who are regularly tested and who will be able to cope with a smaller number of people," he continued. "So they work shifts where there's a certain number of people on and a certain number of people off. I can't believe that she'll be on her own completely. So I'm sure that some members of the family will join her on the day."