The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their three children, were photographed mingling with Prince Edward‘s family at Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham Estate on Sunday, Dec. 20. Together, the group comprised nine people, which is three more than the government allows under the Tier 2 restrictions.
According to The Daily Mail, the Tier 2 restrictions explicitly state, “You can see friends and family you do not live with (or do not have a support bubble with) outdoors, in a group of no more than six. This limit of six includes children of any age.”
But royal sources told The Daily Mail that it was never the family’s intention to meet at the Christmas-themed art installment, Luminate, and that the two groups arrived separately.