The decision has apparently been made, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will not spend Christmas at Sandringham with Queen Elizabeth II.
Montecito – The chances are slim that Queen Elizabeth II (95) will meet her little granddaughter Lilibet Diana (5 months) personally. The Sussexes appear to have no plans to fly back to the UK over the holidays. The Queen, whose health was recently fragile, is now preparing everything for a family celebration at the country estate in Sandringham. Is it in your mind that Prince Harry (37) and Duchess Meghan (40) stay away for Christmas? *
Meghan and Harry: No Christmas together on Sandringham
It is the first Christmas of Queen Elizabeth II * without her husband Prince Phillip * (99, † 2021), who died in April. In addition, the monarch has to struggle with health problems, spent a night in the hospital *, was ordered to take a break from work and most recently had to cancel the service on Remembrance Day * because of a sprained back.
Nevertheless, the preparations for the royal Christmas * are in full swing. If Harry and Meghan wanted to be there, they should have announced it long ago. “The logistics and planning of the family Christmas party are very complex, so of course the employees know that Harry and Meghan will not come,” a royal source told Page Six. “If you did, you would have already told your family.”
Meghan and Harry: They want to bypass the inevitable headlines
It can be assumed that Duchess Meghan * and Prince Harry * want to avoid the hype that would inevitably arise. All eyes and lenses are on the Sussex Ducal Couple. It would be difficult to get to the airport with all your kids without being noticed.
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But the regent doesn’t have to celebrate alone. The Queen can count on Prince Charles * (73), Duchess Camilla * (74), Prince William * (39) and his wife Duchess Kate * (39). At least you will accompany Elizabeth II to a service. The three children of the ducal couple of Cambridge are sure to cause enough fuss even without Archie * (2) and Lilibet.
Meghan and Harry: Celebrate the third Christmas without the Royals
This year the traditional Christmas dinner is to take place at Windsor Castle and not in Buckingham Palace, so that the ailing Queen can continue to spare her back.
The last time Prince Harry and his wife spent Christmas in Sandringham * was three years ago. In 2020, the couple resigned from their active roles in the royal family. It is also still questionable whether Lilibet Diana will be baptized in Great Britain. *
Buckingham Palace did not comment on the Christmas planning when asked by “Mail Online”. * 24royal.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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