• King Charles III recently took the throne after Queen Elizabeth II
  • He's set to lead the royals in his first Christmas as monarch
  • Will King Charles keep Sandringham royal Christmas alive?

Christmas is just around the corner, and it'll be the first with King Charles III as head of the British Royal Family. 

King Charles took the throne following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. And the late Queen was known to be very particular about holiday traditions...

One of the most famous? The Royal Family's Christmas spent at Sandringham House in Norfolk. 

A King Charles Christmas... at Sandringham?

At Sandringham, the royals are known to celebrate the holidays and attend church. The annual gathering has gained notoriety in recent media like The Crown and Spencer.

But will King Charles gather his family at the historic Sandringham estate, like his mother had for so many decades prior? All signs point to... yes.

Also interesting:

The Daily Mail has reported that the new King will follow in his mother's footsteps and "return to the traditional royal family Christmas on the Norfolk estate." 

It'll actually be the royals' first Christmas at Sandringham since the 2019 holiday season. In the two years that followed, the Queen spent Christmas in Windsor due to COVID-19 precautions. 

The first Christmas for the royals after the Queen's death

This year's holiday will come just three months after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch died on Sept. 8, 2022. 

The reunion at Sandringham – one loved by the late Queen – should be an emotional one, but also the start of a new era for the royals. 

Most British royals are expected to be there. But Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are thought unlikely to make the trip to the UK.

See more in the video above.