What are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry doing for Christmas?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to celebrate their very first Christmas as a family of three.
It will be baby Archie’s first ever Christmas, so naturally fans of the royal couple will be keen to know where they’ll be spending the festive season.
Here’s what we know about what Prince Harry and Meghan are planning to do over the holidays…
What are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Christmas plans?
Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, will be spending Christmas with her mother, Doria Ragland, who will no doubt be overjoyed to be celebrating the holidays with her first and thus-far only grandchild.
This will be the second time Prince Harry has missed spending Christmas with his immediate royal family, with the first time being when he was on a tour of Afghanistan while in the Army in 2012.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.
‘Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.
‘This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.
‘For security reasons, we will not be providing further details on their schedule at this time.’
Prince William however will be at Sandringham for Christmas along with his wife Kate and their three children George, six, Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Louis.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan did not take kindly to the Sussex’s choice, saying on the show: ‘It is a clear snub to the Queen.’
Meanwhile, royal commentator and author Marlene Koenig told Express.co.uk last month: ‘A certain element of the press are going to find fault with everything they do.
‘The Cambridges have spent Christmas twice since they’ve been married with the Middletons, so what is wrong with Meghan and Harry spending Christmas with her mother?’
She added: ‘The Queen seems to be all right with it so why should anyone criticise it?’
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