Once again Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas may be spent out of state. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex holiday in California after stepping down as senior royals in 2020. Now it looks like the couple won’t be heading across the pond to spend Christmas with the rest of the British royal family. According to a royal writer, the royal family “can’t believe” Meghan and Harry will not go public with the details of the trip.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have celebrated 2 Christmases with the British Royal Family
The royal family has been known to go out on Christmas. It is a big event for them which includes gathering at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England on Christmas and New Years. They also participate in royal holiday traditions such as exchanging gifts, attending church, and decorating the Christmas tree.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the holiday season with the royal family at least twice, before stepping back from senior working royal life and purchasing a mansion in Montecito, Calif. A month after Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced in November 2017, Queen Elizabeth II broke protocol for the former Suit Star. She invited the now 40-year-old to spend Christmas with the royal family, despite her non-royal status at the time.
The following year, Meghan and Harry’s Christmas festivities were once again joined by the Royal Family. They went to church and were photographed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not have a Christmas invitation as some royals ‘can’t count on them’ to keep travel details private
Harry and Meghan may not have Christmas surrounded by the rest of the royal family. According to royal biographer Angela Levine, while the Queen may be happy to see them, other royals may feel differently.
“The Queen will be happy because she loves Harry.” Harry: Biography of a Prince the author told Sun in September 2021. “And you love a child, even if you disagree with everything they do.”
“But I think for the other royals, it’s a pretty tough time, where everyone has a very clear diary of what to change five times a day and what time they have to do it,” she said. “I think if they come it will be very difficult because it’s like you can’t trust them, and they might use it for their next documentary or their next book.”
The book mentioning Levine is Harry’s upcoming memoir. After announcing the book in July 2021, the 37-year-old shared that it is set to release in late 2022. After a PDA-filled visit to New York City, New York, in September 2021 for a biographer’s commentary about a documentary, Meghan and Harry fueled rumors of an upcoming Netflix documentary about their lives.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas at home in 2021 could be another low-key celebration
Harry and Meghan have yet to publicly announce their Christmas plans. However, it looks like they may be spending the holidays at home. There are a few factors they may consider before deciding to spend a vacation abroad. First they stand with the royal family after the Oprah Winfrey interview. Then, of course, there is the coronavirus (COVID-19). On top of that, they have a new addition. Meghan and Harry welcomed daughter Lilibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in June 2021. So there is a chance that they might want to spend Christmas together as a family of four.
Prince Harry reportedly tried to make sure Meghan Markle doesn’t ‘show off’ during her first Christmas with the Royal Family