Christmas Day is a special day for everyone and for all families. This is all the more true for the British royal family. Indeed, on this day to be marked with a white stone, at 3 p.m. exactly, all the members of the family sit down to listen to the annual message of the Queen of England Elizabeth II. Only in 2019, Queen Elizabeth II would have sidelined Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, according to a biography of the couple.
Indeed, while Her Majesty is delivering her speech, there are usually touching photos of all the members of her family on her desk. Whether the speech is delivered at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. Only, according to the book, the photos of the Sussexes were missing from the Queen’s famous office. Which would have dismayed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who felt left out. The Finding Freedom biography claims that even little Archie was left out.
Meghan and Harry, the Sussexes have been invited for Christmas by the Queen
If this situation of 2019 left a bitter taste in the Sussexes, the previous year, in 2018, their photos were nevertheless present on the queen’s desk. “It gave Harry and Meghan the feeling of having been sidelined for a long time by the institution and not being a fundamental part of its future,” according to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
For this year 2021, the Queen has invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with her at Sandringham. However, everything suggests that Harry and Meghan will stay in California this year. “There are a lot of things that go into the logistics and planning of a family Christmas, so of course the staff know Harry and Meghan aren’t coming,” a source told Page Six in particular. “If that was the case, they would have already let their families know,” the source added. Note that the Sussexes have not yet spoken on the subject.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex © Backgrid USA