Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now seem to have complicated relationships with the rest of the royal family. Last month, Prince Harry revealed that he and his brother, Prince William, are falling apart. Now it seems that the couple can worsen the situation thanks to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. They have recently made a decision that can be interpreted as a boycott of the queen herself.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle skip Christmas with the queen
Every winter, many royal family members gather at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham House to celebrate Christmas. Prince Harry and Princess Meghan joined Her Majesty's in Sandringham in both 2018 and 2017. However, this year they reject the invitation.
In a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, representatives of the royal family revealed that they want to spend Christmas with the Markle family: "Having spent the last two Christmas holidays in Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend their holidays this year, as a new family, with the mother of Princess Doria Ragland. "
The source also told The Sun that Sussexes "need some time to recharge the batteries and decide on their plans for next year."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "neglected" the queen a few months ago
This is actually not the first time that Prince Harry and Markle have decided to skip royal traditions. A few months ago they did not visit Balmoral Castle with the rest of the family to visit Queen Elizabeth – they do something royal every summer.
According to sources, the couple thought their son Archie was too young to travel to Scotland, so they thought it better not to go. However, critical observers noticed that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan had no problem taking the boy to Spain and France a few weeks earlier.
Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trying to boycott the queen?
It is unclear whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will do any harm when they decide to ignore these traditions. However, this may be another sign that the royal family is in suspense, and Prince Harry and Markle are uncomfortable with other members of the royal family.
Royal biographer Angela Levin said: "If your wife feels she exists and is dead and she is unhappy, and if you are also going through a difficult period, I think the last thing you want to do is go somewhere UK that is bleak and cold, and very early darkness falls with the whole family. "
She also added that Christmas at Sandringham contains many rules about what can and cannot be done.
"You can't eat after the Queen stops eating, you can't go to bed unless the Queen goes to sleep," said Levin. "Everything is absolutely on time. I think if you are tense anyway, it's quite difficult. I think Meghan is currently very uncomfortable with the royal family. "
What does the queen think about this situation?
The palace released a statement reassuring fans that Sussex's decision "is in line with the precedent previously set by other members of the royal family and has the support of Her Majesty the Queen."
Nevertheless, many people still think that the behavior of Prince Harry & # 39; ego and Markle may be at least a little bitten.
Ingrid Seward, a royal expert, said that while it is understandable that they do not want Archie to be at stressful Christmas in Sandringham, there is no point in completely avoiding him.
"Sandringham has hosted many children for centuries and is well prepared for them," said Seward. "I think it's sad that they don't want to attend a family gathering, especially now that the Queen and Prince of Edinburgh are in full swing."
However, Seward thinks that "the Queen may be a little hurt, but she is too kind to ever show or know."