- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might skip Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas celebrations at Sandringham House.
- They are planning on going to America for Thanksgiving and might stay longer.
Update, November 14, 1:30 p.m.: Royal correspondent Omid Scobie confirmed Meghan and Harry will indeed spend Christmas in America with her mother, Doria Ragland.
He tweeted a statement from Buckingham Palace that 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, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria. 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."
Original Story, November 13, 10:30 a.m.: The royal family is allegedly weighed before their Christmas feasts, but that ridiculous rumored tradition won’t actually be the reason Meghan Markle and Prince Harry skip Queen Elizabeth’s annual festivities this year. Turns out, they might be headed to America for more than just Thanksgiving.
Earlier reports suggested that Meghan and Harry are heading to America, Meghan’s home country, to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, but according to some new intel from Vanity Fair sources, they may stay longer than originally anticipated.
The source said “there is a possibility” though “the plans have not been finalized.” They added, “They will be in America for Thanksgiving later this month and there’s a chance they might choose to stay out there a while longer, which might mean missing Christmas.” They didn’t specify how long “a while longer” is, but Christmas and Thanksgiving are legit a month apart, so maybe Meghan and Harry will do an impromptu tour around the States if we’re lucky.
Christmas at Doria Ragland’s home in California has been floated around as a possibility, but The Sun said they could also just spend the holiday at home in Windsor. (But take that report with a grain of salt.)
If Meghan and Harry don’t end up showing up at Sandringham House for Christmas, biographer Sally Bedell Smith told Vanity Fair that it “could be seen as another piece of evidence that [Harry and Meghan] are going their own way.” That said, Smith highly doubts the queen will hold a grudge because she understands Meghan’s mom is overseas.
Guess we’ve all gotta wait and see!
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