Amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding preparations and royal affairs, the lovely couple is also gearing up for their first Christmas together before tying the knot.
And it looks like this year’s celebration will be extra special for the Suits star as she might just spend the holidays with Queen Elizabeth II.
According to the Daily Mail, the 36-year-old American actress may be invited to the traditional Christmas celebration with the Queen and the rest of the royal family at Sandringham this year.
The outlet claimed that Meghan will most likely secure an invite, especially with all the hype of her royal engagement with Prince Harry.
It can be recalled that last year, Markle was not invited to join Prince Harry and the royal family’s Christmas celebration because it was exclusive to close family members only.
However, with the couple’s impending wedding, Meghan is reportedly expected to join the three-day celebration.
The outlet also noted that some of the royals that will attend the grand Christmas celebration include Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince Harry, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and Prince Edward with his wife, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and their children, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.
Traditionally, the royal family’s Christmas celebration at Sandringham includes formal activities, such as daily visits to church and several changes of dress a day. The event is also going to be strictly scheduled, according to reports.
Apparently, activities during the celebration will follow a schedule — from their arrival time to their meals, walking the dogs to retiring to bed — everything will have a specific timetable.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle then visited the Nottingham Contemporary Exhibition Centre for an event to mark #WorldAidsDay hosted by @THTorguk. @THTorguk is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK. A few weeks ago, Prince Harry visited the @THTorguk pop-up in East London to find out about their free, self-testing kits that people can use at home. Today HRH and Ms Markle learns how @THTorguk are working in Nottingham to provide support to people living with HIV and AIDS.
If Meghan Markle did get an invite to join Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas, it would somehow break away from the tradition as Duchess Kate was not invited to join Prince William for the holidays despite being engaged.
According to the outlet, even though Prince William and Duchess Kate announced their engagement a month before the royal family’s festive Christmas celebration, she still didn’t get an invite to the event.
But of course, after the wedding, Duchess Kate became part of the big celebration every year, except in 2012 when she was pregnant with Prince George and was suffering from severe morning sickness.
So far, reps of Meghan Markle and the royal family have yet to confirm such claims.