"This is Her Majesty's first Christmas without her husband, so she hoped to the last that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would still want to be with her."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry still won't fly to the UK for the Christmas holidays. Earlier, there were reports in the media that the Duke of Sussex intends to visit his beloved grandmother, no matter what it costs him. He was even ready to sacrifice the holiday in the circle of his wife and two children вЂ” too many fears were caused by the health of the 95-year-old Queen.
However, now Her Majesty is on the mend and has even returned to her duties. And Prince Harry, according to insiders, has changed his mind and will stay in the US for Christmas with Meghan, their son Archie and baby Lilibet.
Sources close to the Royal family note that the Sussex have been invited by the Queen to join the rest of the family at Sandringham. Elizabeth II intends to arrange a celebration according to all the canons, gathering her closest relatives at a large table. She really hoped to see 6-month-old Lilibet, but these dreams have not yet come true.
"There are a lot of logistical and planning issues with the family Christmas, so of course the staff knows that Harry and Meghan are not coming. If the decision had been different, they would have informed their family by now. This is Her Majesty's first Christmas without her husband, so one would hope that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would still want to be with her," the Page Six insider noted.