AceShowbiz - The rumors saying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will skip spending Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II are true. A representative for the Buckingham Palace announces the couple will take their son Archie to enjoy the jolly season with her mother Doria Ragland instead.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month," the rep states. "Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess' mother Doria."
According to the representative, the queen supports the couple's decision and they are not the first royal family members to ditch Christmas with the queen. "This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family," the rep explains.
The Buckingham Palace, due to security reasons, doesn't give further details on where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the holidays during their six-week hiatus which starts later this month. However, it was rumored back in October that the couple would bring baby Archie to the U.S. for Thanksgiving.
Meghan admitted to struggling with her role as a new mom while adjusting to her life as a royal that put her under intense media scrutiny. "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable. And so that was made really challenging, and then, when you have a newborn, you know?" she said. "Especially as a woman it's really - it's a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or just trying to be a newlywed."
She sued the Mail on Sunday, accusing the paper of unlawfully publishing a private letter she wrote to her father. Meanwhile, her husband called out the media for "bullying" her and filed a lawsuit against the owners of The Sun, the defunct News of the World, and the Daily Mirror, over alleged phone-hacking.