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13th Nov 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have confirmed they will spend Christmas in the US with Doria Ragland

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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This is lovely for them.

It has been confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be spending Christmas in the United States.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson 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, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.”

“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.”

“For security reasons, we will not be providing further details on their schedule at this time.”


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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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This trip to the United States will come as part of a six-week break from royal duties, that will allow the Sussex family some quality family time.

They decided to take some time off after appearing in an ITV documentary while on tour in Africa.

This will, of course, be their first Christmas as a family-of-three following the birth of Archie in May.

So lovely for them.

As for Prince William and Kate, they are expected at Sandringham with their three children and other members of the royal family.