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Prince Charles visits National Gallery as the UK’s lockdown ends

Prince Charles visits National Gallery as the UK’s lockdown ends

The Prince of Wales and his wife have visited the National Gallery to mark the end of the nationwide lockdown. For royals, it was their first official public engagement since the second lockdown has expired.

Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles paid a visit to the National Gallery. The royals enjoyed the famous paintings while the curators were happy to the opening after the second lockdown.

Following the inspiring news on anti-COVID vaccine’s approval, the royals have started to prepare for the upcoming Christmas. While the Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate Christmas «quietly» at Windsor Castle this year, Charles and Camilla have opted to spend the holiday at Highgrove, their home in Gloucestershire.

According to the preliminary plans, queen’s son and Duchess of Cornwall will spend Dec. 25 on their own. However, they will visit with Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh «at some point.» Camilla plans to see her family over the holidays.

In accordance with the refreshed governmental rules regarding due to the coronavirus pandemic, three households may gather together from Dec. 23 to 27 to celebrate the holidays. Under current circumstances, they must not see any other households outside of that bubble.

In fact, that rule means it is not possible for the royal family to gather together to spend Christmas at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, as has been the tradition since 1988.