Queen acknowledges 'bumpy' year as royal family attends Christmas services

Prince Andrew attends celebrations but not main service, while Queen acknowledges young people’s action on climate crisis

The royal family was out in force in a public show of Christmas unity as the Queen dwelt on the themes of friendship and reconciliation in her annual message and acknowledged a “quite bumpy” path during a turbulent year for both the monarchy and the nation.

The beleaguered Duke of York joined other members of the family for the traditional celebrations at Sandringham in Norfolk in his first appearance since he was forced to step down from official royal duties over his friendship with convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Source: theguardian