It’s certainly been a tumultuous year for the British royal family.
From rumours of a royal feud to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s telling documentary appearance to Prince Andrew’s “nuclear explosion level bad” BBC interview, 2019 has been described by some as the beginning of the end for the British monarchy.
But as the year comes to an end, many have begun to question how the British royal family will spend Christmas – and whether all members of the family will attend.
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Here’s what we know so far about how the royals are spending Christmas.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Every year, the British royal family make their annual trip to the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where the family spends Christmas together.
This year, however, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping the family event to spend Christmas in Canada with their son Archie, where the couple are currently taking a six-week break from royal duties.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to be joined by close friends as well as Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, during their trip.
On Saturday, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed their Christmas plans.
A Sussex spokesperson confirms that Harry and Meghan are spending the holidays in Canada???????? pic.twitter.com/ffy2vEB8Q6
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 20, 2019
“As has been reported, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spending private family time in Canada. The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both,” the statement read.