Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry break another Royal Family tradition by staying away from the Queen this Christmas?
The royal couple will take a six-week break from their royal duties starting this November after successfully fulfilling their engagements in Remembrance Day celebration. The scheduled visits included The Field of Remembrance (Nov. 7), the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (Nov. 9), and the Remembrance Day Service (Nov. 10).
The Duke and Ducess of Sussex are expected to jet all the way to the U.S with their son, Archie Mounbatten-Windsor, and spend time with Markle's family during the break.
According to Hello! magazine, there is an immense possibility that Markle and Prince Harry will remain at the stateside to celebrate Archie's first Christmas and stay away from the royal family. The extension of break is expected after Meghan's plan to join her mother Doria Ragland for Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 28.
If the family-of-three chooses to stay in America instead of going back to Sandringham to celebrate Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II, they will be breaking a long-existing tradition of the monarchy.
Meghan and Prince Harry's choice to take a break followed the media issues they have encountered, from giving sensitive statements while filming their documentary on their royal tour in South Africa to filing lawsuits and showing grievances against various British tabloids for cybercrime and privacy disputes.
In relation to this, the Duke of Sussex said he just cannot allow his wife to fall victim to the "same powerful forces" that led to his mother's death. What his mother has lived through is something that he is currently protecting Markle from, and that is one of the reasons why they seek to stay far from the spotlight.
Royal Couple Engaged "House-Hunting" in California?
Rumors surfaced that Markle and Prince Harry were eyeing for a second base in the United States after completing their home renovation in Windsor.
According to Television Producer Nick Bullen in the new documentary "Meghan for President?," Markle gives importance to her American heritage that she wants her son Archie to know his ancestries.
Since the two also see Africa as an important place to both of them, Bullen thought that the Duke and the Duchess will be establishing three bases including the one in Windsor, California and Africa.
Prior to these guesses by Bullen, Prince Harry stated in the new ITV documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey" their plans on taking longer breaks -- one which fueled rumors about leaving the U.K and the Royal Family soon. Prince Harry reportedly saw Cape Town as one of the best places to base his family.