In case you’ve been wondering if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will fly back to England for the world’s most awkward holiday season with the royals, the answer is—understandably—probably not.
While it’s been reported that King Charles did extend an invite for Meghan and Harry to join the royals for their annual Christmas in Sandringham, The Sun reports that they’re “expected to snub” the invitation as relations “sour.”
Royal biographer Angela Levin told the outlet that “The Queen’s death means that there won’t be as much pressure to have all of the family together—which is good because it seems Harry and Meghan won’t be present.”
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She added that “Harry and Meghan aren’t coming,” saying their decision to sit this one out could be a “relief for the rest of the family” considering the Sussexes’ Netflix docuseries is expected to cause some tension in the coming weeks.
Levin noted that, “It’s up the Sussexes on whether they want their children to know what their father’s family is like—but also it could be a case where the royals don’t want them there after the documentary.”
FYI there’s been no indication that Meghan and Harry will discuss the royals in their docuseries (Meghan has simply said it’s a love story about her and Harry’s relationship) so as of now the family seems to be spiraling over…nothing.
That said, Harry’s memoir—out after the holidays in January—is expected to dive into some tougher subjects involving his family. More on what to expect here:
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