SORRY, QUEEN! MEGHAN & HARRY TO DITCH BOTH ROYAL CHRISTMAS PARTIES FOR TRIP TO U.S.
The couple — who share baby son Archie HarrisonOpens in New Window — will not be making an appearance at the annual Buckingham Palace party with the royal staff on Monday, December 16, sources told Daily Mail. As RadarOnline.com readers know, they will also be absent from the family’s pre-Christmas lunch at the palace on Wednesday, December 18.
Insiders said the Queen was previously informed about the situation, as the Sussexes made it clear they would not be taking part in royal events during their six-week breakOpens in New Window.
Amid growing tensions with the royals, Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have decided to spend the holidays with the former Suits actress’ mother, Doria RaglandOpens in New Window. It’s unclear if they will be celebrating at her California home, or at another location abroad.
In November, a palace spokesperson confirmed Meghan and Harry would be skipping Christmas at Sandringham this year.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” the spokesperson said. “Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.”
The royal statement continued, “This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”
The announcement came after Harry and Meghan were slammed for their ITV documentaryOpens in New Window, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, in which they both broke down speaking of the hardships of life in the royal spotlight.
Feud Continues! Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Vie To Get On Prince Charles’ ‘Good Side’
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are fighting once again — this time for their father in-law’s love and attention, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
The duchesses have been trying to win over Prince Charles with various acts of kindness.
“It’s looking likely Charles will be the next monarch and not Catherine, which has given Meghan more of an incentive to get on his good side,” an insider exclusively snitched to Radar.
“She’s been kissing up to him and Camilla at every opportunity, not just with messages of support but gifts and offers to help out with practical matters over the holidays.”
“This isn’t lost on Catherine, who is secure in her relationship with Charles but knows how susceptible he is to being wooed and charmed – particularly by someone as crafty and convincing as Meghan!” the insider added.
While Kate has a tight bond with Prince Charles, readers know the Queen reportedly once favored Meghan.
As Radar previously reported, Queen Elizabeth made it her mission to make Meghan comfortable, but didn’t do the same for Kate.
“The Queen, last year, in the first few months of Meghan’s entry into the royal family, made a particular and slightly unusual effort to welcome her in,” Larcombe continued, noting she “never afforded that offer to Kate,” a source exclusively told Radar at the time.
Meghan and Kate’s recent competition comes months after they were spotted together at the Wimbledon tennis championship in June.
Their outing was an act of solidarity after nearly a year of feud rumors.
As Radar readers know, Meghan wasn’t the nicest to the Duchess of Cambridge when they had a fitting ahead of her wedding.
And reports claimed Kate was jealous of all the attention the former Suits star started receiving once she started dating Prince Harry.
At one point, she even hired a new stylist to bring her look to the next level and possibly outshine the Duchess of Sussex.
Now, the two are cordial, but their husbands are still feuding.
Readers know Prince Harry confessed on an ABC documentary that he and his brother Prince William haven’t had the best relationship.
His vulnerability angered the Duke of Cambridge, who did not agree with his brother’s approach to media attention.
Meghan Markle’s Iconic ‘Deal or No Deal’ Briefcase Hits Auction Block, Prized Prop Could Top $6k!
Long before she was carrying out royal duties, Meghan Markle was carrying out briefcases on the get-rich-quick game show Deal or No Deal.
Now, Markle’s personal briefcase, number 24, is going up for auction, giving fans a chance to own a piece of pre-royal history – and the price tag might be lower than some would expect!
According to officials at the Profile’s in History auction house, the famed briefcase could top out at around six thousand dollars – much “less than it’s worth!”
See the case up for grabs in this RadarOnline.com gallery. Then, you can ask yourself – Deal, or No Deal?