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Meghan Markle to interrupt custom by spending Christmas with royal household

Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry has been known as a “sport changer,” and it seems just like the former actress is making historical past once more. Markle can be becoming a member of Britain’s royal household for Christmas, which is reportedly a primary for a royal fiancée. 

Kensington Palace says Markle will spend the vacations with Queen Elizabeth II and different senior royals at Sandringham, an property in Norfolk, 110 miles north of London.

Royal skilled Katie Nicholl advised ET the invitation is unprecedented. 

“It is all the time been the case previously that solely married attend Christmas at Sandringham,” Nicholl mentioned. “She actually can be a primary in being a royal fiancée at Christmas dinner.”

“It is a massive deal as a result of it is extremely uncommon. Sure, they’re engaged, however Meghan does not have that all-important wedding ceremony band on her finger,” she explains. “I believe that she would possibly nicely be the primary royal fiancée to be invited to Sandringham for Christmas. The queen has actually gone above and past and she or he’s finished that very merely to make Meghan really feel welcome and to maintain Harry completely satisfied.”

Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, didn’t attend the royal Christmas celebrations in 2010, when she and Prince William have been engaged.  

“It merely would not have been protocol for Kate to have gone,” mentioned Nicholl. “Sure, they have been engaged, however she had all the time made it clear that she wished to spend her final Christmas earlier than she obtained married along with her circle of relatives.”

The vacation invitation is extremely unique, says Nicholl, and the Queen is “very strict about who’s round her Christmas desk.” 

The royals normally trade presents on Christmas Eve. In addition they attend a service at St. Mary Magadalene Church on Christmas Day earlier than having lunch collectively, and generally take a stroll within the woods. 

Prince Harry and Markle introduced their engagement Nov. 27. They’re set to marry in Could at Windsor Fortress’s St. George’s Chapel. 

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