The Queen may not be at Sandringham this Christmas, but she can still get a taste of the Norfolk estate after launching a brand of Prosecco there.
Her Majesty has chosen to stay in Windsor instead of sticking to the tradition and welcoming the family to Sandringham during the holiday season.
But the 95-year-old sovereign could stock up on 200ml bottles of vintage Prosecco, which she has started selling in the boutique at her Royal Sandringham estate.
The tiny bottles of Christmas Prosecco, which is enough for just one drink, are decorated with a festival label with a robin, holly and fir trees and cost £ 15 each.
Extra dry Prosecco is 11 percent and produced in Italy for the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
The Mirror revealed this week how the Queen’s family will be skipping their traditional meet and greet with the public in Sandringham on Christmas Day due to the covid crisis.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday that the Queen has made the “personal decision” to cancel her annual festive holiday to Norfolk due to soaring covid rates across the country.
Instead, she will host a small group of her family for Christmas and during the holidays at her Berkshire home, with Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince Andrew and his family, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence as guests. , Prince Edward and his wives Sophie and their children, Louise and James.
The Queen still enjoys a glass of wine every now and then with her dinner, although she has recently chosen to quit drinking spirits.
In the past, the Queen could have a few drinks during the day, including a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, a glass of sweet German wine with her dinner – and before that, a dry martini before bed.
A member of staff at Sandringham Palace said: ‘The Queen and her family will all be missed at Christmas, but after the year she has had we hope Her Majesty has as good a time as possible.
“Prosecco comes at a pretty punchy price tag, but it’s flying off the shelves.”
Sandringham already sells its own Celebration Gin, which is made at a distillery on the estate.
The Queen has launched her first beer, made from organic Laureate spring barley harvested from her Sandringham gardens and crystal clear water drawn from a nearby borehole.
The head of state even started selling his own homemade gin last summer as shops in the palace hoped to fill the coffers exposed by the coronavirus crisis.
The official £ 40 Buckingham Palace gin, infused with notes of citrus and herbs, is made from ingredients handpicked in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
The Royal Collection Trust launched the glass after suffering losses of £ 30million due to its sites being closed due to Covid-19.