Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be welcome by the royals at Christmas: report

According to a report, Christmas at the palace will probably not be on the agenda for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously hinted that they would “happily accept” an invitation to spend the holidays with the royal family, but it appears that sentiment will not be reciprocated.

The Sussexes renounced happy celebrations with the royal family last year, and according to a royal source, they probably won’t be welcome this year.

A source told it The Telegraph that it is “highly unlikely” that the coupe will turn down the opportunity to spend the festive season with King Charles.

The insider added that although “friends of the Sussexes” said the couple would welcome Christmas at Sandringham to “change the state of affairs”, it looks like not all the royals are on board.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously indicated that they would “happily accept” an invitation to spend the holidays with the royal family.
Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

Another source told the daily mail that senior members of the royal family, including Prince William, do not want Meghan and Harry there for Christmas.

“It seems like they are really doubling down on their reconciliation strategy,” a source told the medium.

The insider added that it was “bizarre” for the Sussexes to claim they could just “come back and let bygones be bygones if only someone would be good enough to invite them.”

It is claimed that senior members of the royal family reportedly do not want the Sussexes to join them for Christmas.
British press via Getty Images

“That begs the question: Why now?” the insider added. “Could it be that they’ve realized that whining about how terrible it is to be a member of the royal family is actually a great strategy?”

The Post has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, now have no official home in the UK after the King served them with an eviction notice from their former royal residence, Frogmore Cottage.

King Charles will celebrate Christmas with his family at Sandringham.
Getty Images

In addition, the couple will now have to incur additional expenses for their security when visiting the UK.

While Christmas may not be on the horizon for the Sussexes in the UK just yet, the couple have made a breakthrough in their royal feud after Harry sensationally picked up the phone to call his father to wish him a happy birthday last week.

The couple called the king on November 14 to wish him a happy birthday over the phone – the first time the two camps had spoken in over six months.

The monarch spoke to his estranged son, Prince Harry, for the first time in six months last week.
Getty Images

The monarch reportedly received a pre-recorded video of his grandchildren Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, singing “Happy Birthday” to the monarch.

It seems as if Harry hopes the call will serve as a springboard for the pair’s long-overdue reconciliation.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

Related Articles

Back to top button