Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wished to have a peaceful time during their "off" days from Royal duties, but they appeared to be receiving an out of the ordinary type of silence.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, together with their son Archie Mounbatten-Windsor, jetted to the U.S to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Markle's mother Doria Ragland on Nov. 28.
They are expected to stay in America until Christmastime instead of going back to Sandringham to celebrate Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II, so they will be breaking a long-existing tradition of the monarchy again.
The break followed the media issues the royal couple has encountered in the past years, including the sensitive statements they said while filming their documentary on their royal tour in South Africa and filing lawsuits and showing grievances against various British tabloids for cybercrime and privacy disputes.
Royal watchers expected this time-off to be serene but since the beginning of their vacation away from the Royal British family, it seemed like they never received a word from anyone in the Royal Family.
A source told People this week that no one in the family checked each other nor texted even once. Some royal watchers assumed that the royal family is just too tired to check on their phones after Prince Andrew faced issues about his ties with Jeffrey Epstein, and eventually announced his withdrawal from his royal duties.
"There hasn't been this complete 180. Nothing has changed. They don't speak, no one is checking in, no one is texting," the insider went on.
Despite this revelation, no one still exactly knows why Prince Harry and Markle also felt like drifting away from the family.
Royal Family Falling Apart?
This year is not the year for the royals.
Before taking a break, Markle filed new legal documents that immensely detailed the libelous acts of U.K. tabloids.
The recently filed court claims pointed out that the U.K-based publications Daily Mail and Mail misused the letter and did not give the "full" content to mislead the readers and paint the Duchess of Sussex in a bad light. Among the false stories stated that the expenses made on the renovations of their home, Frogmore Cottage, was charged to the taxpayers.
Meanwhile, another member of the royal family Prince Andrew took a step back from his royal duties after he realized that the "circumstances relating to his former association with Jeffrey Epstein" has become a "major disruption" to him and the royal family.
The new year is fast approaching, and the watchers only hope for nothing but at least a peaceful transition for everyone, most especially, for the Queen.