Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided not to spend the Christmas holidays with the royal family and will be spending it with Markle's mother Doria Ragland instead. The Sussexes have come under fire from some critics who believe they have insulted Queen Elizabeth, but it turns out that Prince William and Kate Middleton have in the past omitted the Queen's Christmas celebrations.
The Palace Confirmed His Christmas Plans
After various outlets reported that the couple would not be attending Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas party in Sandringham, Buckingham Palace confirmed this in a statement to People: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to extending family time toward the end of this month. After spending the last two Christmas holidays in Sandringham, her royal majesty will spend the holidays this year as a new family with the duchess's mother, Doria Ragland.
The statement further stated, "This decision is consistent
with precedent, which was previously set by other members of the royal family, and has the
Support Her Majesty the Queen. "
Prince William and Middleton have logged off the royal house
The statement mentions "precedent that was previously set by other members of the royal family," suggesting that Prince William and Middleton spend time with Middleton's family rather than staying at the Queen's in Sandringham during Christmas last year.
Royal Expert Kate Williams discussed the matter with Sky News and said, "Harry and Meghan will stay with Doria instead of staying with the Queen in Sandringham. And I'm really interested that this was such a big story. Of course, William and Kate stayed with the Middletons over Christmas and not with the Queen.
She added, "You made this decision for family time. We have
I also saw Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall doing the same. I think so
Surprisingly, it seems like such a royal catastrophe when Harry and Meghan do it
Exactly what Kate and William did themselves.
Prince Harry and Markle need this break
Prince Harry and Markle take a six-week break from their royal duties during this holiday season and travel to the United States.
The extended break is no surprise given the emotional interviews of Prince Harry and Markle during their documentary. Harry & Meghan: An Africa Trip in which they responded to the intense public scrutiny they face.
Markle told the interviewer how she struggles with life in the limelight and stated, "Any woman, especially if she is pregnant, you are really vulnerable and that was really challenging and then when you have a newborn, you know … especially as a woman, it's really a lot, so you add that in addition to trying to be a new mom or being a newlywed. "
She added," And also thank you for not asking many to have
People asked if I was fine. But it is a very real thing
behind the scenes.
When the interviewer asked her, "And the answer is? Would it
Be fair to say, "Not really alright," as in "It really was a fight?" She said
answered with "yes".