The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans at all to relax during the holidays. Despite planning to skip royal traditions at Sandringham for Christmas 2019, the Sussex royals are working as hard as ever.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now on a six-week break with their firstborn, baby Archie. Still, that does not stop them to continue their work.
No Quitting on Royal Family
Markle has always been a humanitarian at heart. It is expected that she will make the most of the royal attention to promote her advocacies.
Even Prince Harry was once quoted as saying he will make the most of the time people take interest in him and will work out a role for himself than quit on royal duty.
Now while news of her royal vacation and absence at Sandringham Christmas are still being talked about, Markle took advantage of all eyes on her.
On the Sussex Royals' Instagram account, Markle was again criticized over a simple Thanksgiving greeting. Thanksgiving is an American tradition and is not celebrated in the U.K.
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Thereafter, the Sussexes posted their support for World Aids Day on Dec. 1.
All Eyes Here
With lots of time during their break to update their social media to nearly 10 million followers, the Sussexes yet again post for the charities they support.
In line with the "Twelve Days of Christmas" tradition, Meg and Harry posted a collage of the 12 charities they support.
With the festive holiday season upon us, it's also a reminder to reflect on those in need - those who may feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones. It's an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness. Continuing our monthly tradition of highlighting accounts that do good, and inspired by the "Twelve Days of Christmas" - we have selected twelve organisations caring for those in need - especially at this time of year. There are, thankfully, so many organisations around the world doing good on global and grassroots levels, many of which are not on Instagram. Check out the accounts we have chosen and please share those in your own communities that are making a difference. We would love to hear about the ones that inspire you - so please tell us and add your country's flag! Images used are from the accounts we are now following.104.5k Likes, 1,690 Comments - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Instagram: "With the festive holiday season upon us, it's also a reminder to reflect on those in need - those..."
The post was thought to be written by Meghan herself with the words "festive holiday" sounding too American.
Meg highlighte her charities that advocate to end homelessness. These included the Salvation Army U.K., St Felix Centre, Centrepoint UK, Social Bite and Shelter.
Meg Has a Challenge for Everyone
The Duchess of Sussex sent a heartwarming reminder to all to reflect on the "lonely, hungry and homeless" in this time of festivity.
Charities the Sussexes support that help end hunger include FareShare UK, The Felix Project and The Trussell Trust.
The Sussex Royals have also offered their support for organizations abroad like Lifewise New Zealand and Los Angeles Mission.
In the post, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex even encouraged their followers to share with them charity programs and organizations in various countries.
In Lieu of Royal Christmas
Meghan wanted to focus less on rigid rules on Christmas and wanted to reach out to those in the grassroots level. In the post, the royals encouraged all to reflect on those who will "experience holidays for the first time without loved ones."
Harry previously contemplated on the fact that military parents have to miss out on their children's milestones and holidays with their family.
The Duke and Duchess are known supporters of military families, with Harry himself serving in the British Army for 10 years. Hence, it was not surprising that the royals give their backing for charities like Scottys Little Soldiers and SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.
On Giving Back This Christmas
Even Queen Elizabeth II has reached out to support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Now, all the Sussex Royals want is to give back and help the less fortunate. They emphasized that "even the smallest act of kindness" would be greatly appreciated.
Where are the Sussexes Now?
It was previously anticipated that Meg and Harry will be in Los Angeles to spend the holidays with Meg's mom, Doria Ragland.
It was also believed that Meg made plans to volunteer at a homelessness shelter in London on Thanksgiving.
It is unlikely that the Duke and Duchess will remain at Frogmore Cottage for Christmas, however. Prince Harry himself has already declined the open invite from Buckingham Palace for Christmas at Sandringham this year.
Eagle-eyed royal fans have also spotted the maple leaf emoji the Sussexes used on their Thanksgiving post. This lead to the speculation that the family may have made a quick trip to Canada before flying to the U.S. in time for Christmas.
Meanwhile, Meghan is said to have cooked their first family Thanksgiving meal herself. Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl revealed that the Duchess is a talented chef and would definitely wear the apron to bring her family together over a special meal.