Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a festive Christmas morning!
The Royal couple, who are spending the holidays this year as a new family with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland in Canada, posted an early morning message on their official Instagram, writing: “Wishing you all a very Merry Chirstimas”. They accompanied their post with three festive emojis, including a Christmas tree, Santa and a snowman. They also added a Santa Claus hat to their joint monogram.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently on an extended break from royal duties in Canada with their 7-month-old son Archie and grandma Doria. They previously announced that they would take time off towards the end of the year amid concerns that the intense scrutiny they’re faced has been though on the couple. They also revealed that they would be spending Christmas this year with Meghan’s mother, instead of with the Queen and the rest of the royal family.
“Having spent the two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland”, Buckingham Palace said in a statement in November. “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 couple’s Christmas message came as the rest of the royal family gathered for their annual Christmas walk to church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in England. Meghan, 38, made her royal Christmas debut in 2017 shortly after she and Prince Harry, 35, announced their engagement. While pregnant with Archie, who the couple welcomed in May, they appeared alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton again last year.