MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have confirmed that they plan to spend Christmas away from the Royal Family with reports they will either stay in Windsor or travel to the US to see Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plans have caused a stir by admitting they won’t be spending this Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham Estate. Traditionally royals would spend the Christmas period on the Norfolk Estate and relax together. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been warned not to “leave it too long” by royal expert Angela Mollard.
Speaking on New Idea’s ROYALS podcast, Ms Mollard said: “You know what? If we do not see them together at Christmas there is all hell breaking loose with that family.
“I think we’ll see them in some kind of PR setup between now and Christmas.
“I think they can’t leave it too long.
“That said, Harry did make those very provocative comments about the fact he and William were on different paths.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have confirmed that they plan to spend Christmas away from the Royal (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plans have caused a stir (Image: GETTY)
The comments come as Hollywood reporter Sam Rubin believes they could choose to spend it with friends in California.
He explained the pair are well-connected in the US and many of their friends have “big lavish estates”.
Speaking to ITV This Morning, Mr Rubin said: “They could have a lovely sunny, private Christmas here in southern California.
“They certainly are very, very well connected here.
Meghan Markle will either stay in Windsor or travel to the US (Image: GETTY)
“Lots of friends who have big lavish estates.
“You could spend your time freezing in London or perhaps sunning in Malibu.
“Given those options, Malibu doesn’t look so bad.”
Royal expert Angela Levin claimed the choice to not be with the family is due to a rift.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
Speaking on Sky News, Ms Levin said: “I think it is a gigantic step but I’m not really surprised by it.
“It’s sort of been coming. If your wife feels that she’s existing and not living, she’s unhappy and you are going through a difficult patch as well.
“Perhaps one of the last things you want to do is go somewhere in the UK which is bleak and cold with a whole load of family.
“It’s very demanding, it’s very regimented over Christmas.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK