Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by many members of her family, attended the traditional Christmas service in Sandringham. HM arrived in a car in the company of the Countess of Wessex. Among those present were: the Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry of Wales, The Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex. Princess Anne was absent and is aupposed to be accompanying her daughter Zara and her fiancé Mr. Mike Tindall.
Prince William of Wales, a regular at this family gathering, was absent. His military obligations kept him from being with his family. His fiancée Catherine Middleton spent Christmas with her own family.