The Queen's courtiers have admitted they don't want the Prime Minister and his wife visiting Her Majesty at Christmas for fear she might catch Covid, according to sources.

Boris Johnson and wife Carrie are expected to visit the Queen at Balmoral for the first time, after the annual tradition was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

However, staff who support the royal household are apparently desperate to avoid Her Majesty catching the virus during the trip and fear visitors may pose a risk to the 95-five-year-old monarch.

The Daily Mail reported that courtiers were 'nervous' about the proposed event at the Scottish retreat.

One royal sourced admitted: "The visit is still due to go ahead but, frankly, we'd rather it wasn't."

The politician and his wife are expected to take safety precautions ahead of their holiday, including being advised to avoid meeting other people in the days leading up to the trip and asked to take Covid tests.

Though the Queen has had both doses of the vaccine, courtiers are still being careful that she doesn't catch the virus.

While the symptoms may only be mild they are desperate not to take any risks and her age makes her vulnerable to the disease.

The Queen has reportedly not attended church since she arrived at Balmoral in a precaution over Covid and over fears crowds could gather.

Last year, the Queen and late husband the Duke of Edinburgh spent six weeks on the 50,000-acre Royal Deeside estate.

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The Queen and Philip – who sadly died in April aged 99 – had often called Balmoral their "happy place" and had spent each summer there of their 73-year marriage.

Her Majesty continues to stay at the 50,000-acre Royal Deeside estate for her summer holiday and is in currently in residence there.

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Over the course of her stay, which usually extends into September, the Queen invites family members to stay with her and they take part in a range of outdoor pursuits.

Author and royal commentator Katie Nicholl claimed the monarch even allowed Kate Middleton to take photos while visiting Balmoral in the early days of her courtship with Prince William, because the Queen knew how much she loved photography.

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