Meghan and Harry snub Christmas invite from Charles to ‘continue tradition loved’ by Queen
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to remain in California for Christmas instead of returning to the UK, it has been claimed.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were last in the UK for the Queen’s funeral in mid-September. Royal author Katie Nicholl has since claimed the royal couple snubbed an invite to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham. The King is set to keep the Queen’s Christmas tradition alive.
Ms Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight: “Christmas is always a really special time for the Royal Family where they traditionally come together.
“That has always been at Sandringham and my understanding is that King Charles is going to follow his mother’s tradition and host a family Christmas at Sandringham this year.
“Harry and Meghan have been invited for Christmas but it’s our understanding that they won’t be coming over to the UK, they will be spending the holiday season in California.”
It comes as Meghan “made clear” that she and Prince Harry have no plans to return to the royal fold, Ms Nicholl claimed.
After stepping down from royal duties in March 2020, Meghan and Harry are “loving their lives in California”.
The Duchess of Sussex “made clear” in her latest interview with Variety magazine that they will not be returning to the Royal Family, said Ms Nicholl.
Speaking to ToDiFor Daily podcast, Ms Nicholl said: “Clearly she and Harry are very focused on their new lives and what they’re doing.
“I think it’s very clear that they are living and loving their lives in California and so, when people say to me do you ever think there is a way back for them?
“I think they don’t want to come back. I think that interview makes it very clear that this is their new life.
“This is what it’s all about for them.”