Even though they are hundreds of miles apart this Christmas, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will find a way to spend the holiday season with The Queen. Royal Correspondent Neil Sean discussed in one of his YouTube videos earlier this month that the royal family will be marking Christmas on his YouTube Channel this year.
The Queen has planned to spend her first Christmas since Prince Philip's death in Norfolk, surrounded by her close family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, at her Sandringham estate.
Distant yet close
Nonetheless, it is believed that Her Majesty will make an effort to include the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the festivities. The two presently reside in Montecito, California. Neil claims:
There will be some gifts but it will be very formal. [The Queen] is far too gracious to be childish and not include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the gift package.
According to the expert, the gift opening will take place at a distance and not over Zoom calls. Prince Harry stated earlier this year that the Queen had sent Archie a waffle maker for Christmas in 2020. During one of his appearances on TV, he confirmed:
Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker.
Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it. Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says 'waffle.'
Love for nephew and niece
Royal analyst Katie Nicholl stated last week that Kate Middleton and Prince William will send Christmas gifts to their nieces and nephews, despite their spat with Harry and Meghan. Royal expert Katie Nicholl claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want to keep their Christmas traditions going. On being asked if Kate and William will send a gift to Archie and Lilibet, she said:
Yes, of course. They give gifts to the whole family and that includes all their nieces and nephews.
The royal family is big on Christmas, recently, Prince William honoured his promise to Kate Middleton with a family Christmas card shot. On the other hand, Prince Charles and Camilla showed their warmed side in an unusually sunny Christmas letter.