Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have always praised Queen Elizabeth II for being kind to them.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex couldn't travel to the U.K. to spend the holidays with her, but they wanted to cheer her up for her first Christmas without Prince Philip.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Likely Speak To Queen On Christmas Day
According to several outlets, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not traveling to his home country for Christmas. However, they want the monarch to enjoy the season. This year, the Queen would have to spend the holidays sans her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April.
"I've tried to get some information about what they'll be doing, but from what I understand, they're just staying overseas," Royal Beat executive producer Karene Barefield told Us Weekly (via Express). "Again, it's sad because the Queen still hasn't met her great-grandchild. "I can't imagine there won't be phone calls and Zoom calls, I'm sure they are going to speak to each other at some point."
She added that the Sussexes and the Queen are "definitely not seeing each other this year."
Princess Diana's former voice coach Stewart Pearce shared the same opinion. For him, the couple will likely call Her Majesty to wish her a Merry Christmas.
"I would imagine because they are both, Harry and Meghan, extremely extrovert people," Stewart said.
"They will be really interested in sharing their Christmas in Los Angeles and also being part of the Sandringham Christmas."
Meghan Markle Enjoy Christmas Privilege Before Marrying Prince Harry
The Duchess of Sussex was given a privilege that no other royal fiancees, including Kate Middleton, enjoyed before they wed their royal husbands. In 2017, she became the "first non-royal to appear on the Christmas guest-list."
Prince Harry reportedly asked his grandmother to have Markle over the holidays. The Queen allowed because she has no families in the U.K.
Another source said the Queen couldn't say "no" to Prince Harry. Revisiting the time, Pearce said Markle enjoyed her time at Sandringham, including the Christmas privilege she had from the Queen.
"That was not something that is usually done right, so that's a huge leeway isn't it a huge access point for her match to draw Meghan," Pearce added. "And from all that I know even from the horse's mouth, I know that they're liked and loved and appreciated very fully."
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