The British royal family is based on Christmas thanks to the coronavirus.
Royal members will skip their traditional Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene Church to revive the global pandemic, the report said.
It will be the first time in more than three decades that Queen Elizabeth II and her family will skip the service, The Sun reported.
“Members of the royal family and the media are advised that there will be no organized royal event in Sandringham this year,” Norfolk police said in a statement, the paper said. “Members of the royal family will not attend the usual Christmas service.”
The decision stems from concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus, not only among royal families, but also to thousands of loyal Britons who usually pack fences next to an 18th-century church located on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
Last year, Prince George and his sister, Prince Charlotte, even mingled with the crowd.
This year, the Queen, 94, and her husband, Prince Philip, 99, will spend a quiet Christmas at Windsor Castle – the first time they have done so since 1988, the Sun reported.
The canceled Mass is just one of several Christmas traditions around the world that have been canceled this year due to a deadly virus – including the annual Mass on Pope Francis ’Christmas Eve, held early so parishioners can return home before curfew.