It had previously been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex planned to return to England ahead of 2021, along with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. At the time, a Sussex source told BAZAAR.com, "Had it not been for COVID-19 and travel restrictions, they would have already been back in the U.K.–for things like Beatrice’s wedding and Trooping of the Colour for example."
However, reports suggest that the Sussexes have now officially changed their plans. Royal correspondent, Carolyn Durand, reported for ELLE.com that Meghan and Harry were "expected to spend Christmas in California," rather than celebrating the holidays with the royal family in England. Sadly, the Sussexes have reportedly had to change their plans for a number of reasons, including the fact that the U.K. is due to go into a country-wide lockdown tomorrow.
ELLE.com's source also explained that the Sussexes are "following government guidance and medical advice about all travel and COVID restrictions are being taken into account."
Meghan's trial against The Mail on Sunday, which was previously set to start in January, was recently delayed until fall 2021, per The Associated Press. Meghan's request for a postponement was granted on "a confidential ground," BAZAAR.com previously learned, meaning that the Sussexes don't need to fly over from the United States for the in-person court case for quite some time. Coupled with the U.K.'s impending lockdown, it makes sense that Meghan and Harry would choose to spend Christmas 2020 in their new home in Montecito, California, with their son Archie.
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