For Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this is the second Christmas away from London, but the first since they abdicated their commitments at court
Meghan Markle copies Kate Middleton with the bow shirt
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent their first Christmas in the United States, away from the Royal Family and the Queen, after the much-discussed choice to fail in their court commitments. In fact, in 2019 the couple had already spent the holidays abroad, in Canada, in what in hindsight could already be interpreted as a sign of breakup, but this year was certainly an unusual Christmas for them.
For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex it was a special year, with the spotlight on the decision to distance themselves from the United Kingdom and Buckingham Palace. Not only that, a few weeks ago Meghan confessed to having suffered a miscarriage last summer and had the courage to share her terrible experience by writing a poignant editorial for the New York Times. In short, for the couple these parties represented a moment to rediscover the intimacy and privacy they deserve, just as can also be seen from the Christmas card published a few days ago.
According to what American magazines write, the Dukes spent the holidays in California, in their new home in Montecito, together with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, and obviously with little Archie.
A source revealed to ET Online that the princess, who is defined as "an excellent cook", thought of the menu. "It's the second Christmas away from England for Harry and Meghan wants to make sure it's special for everyone," an insider told People instead.
In recent days, the Dukes have been seen in a shop choosing the Christmas tree, like a normal happy couple trying to build their own family tradition.
“Meghan and Harry came to where I work today and we sold them the Christmas tree,” the shop assistant tweeted, adding: “They came at a time when the store was not empty, their secretary advised the time. better instead of making us close on purpose. There was only one family and their son ran enthusiastically to Harry to ask if he worked here, without knowing who he was. "
Sources close to the couple claim that the last few months have been particularly intense and that it has not been so easy to find new rhythms in California with little Archie, who as he grows up begins to have different needs and to require more and more attention. As for the possibility of seeing the Dukes again in the UK soon, there does not seem to be much hope, at least not in the short term, both for the pandemic and for the well-known bad relations with the British press.