Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Queen 'asks Meghan Markle mother Doria to Christmas at Sandringham'

Queen 'asks Meghan Markle mother Doria to Christmas at Sandringham'

Many have already begun to prepare for Christmas, including the Royal family!

While Kate's family has joined them at church on Christmas morning, they've never stayed at the Norfolk estate.

Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, memorably broke protocol a year ago by inviting Meghan as the first fiancée to attend Christmas with the royal family before her wedding to Harry in May.

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The source also says Harry is "enormously fond of his mother-in-law", and she's been spending time at the couple's home, including two extended vacations this summer.

Not that it should come as a surprise really, given how well Doria seems to get on with the other royals - if you remember she was a hit with Charles at the wedding of Meghan to Prince Harry, and she also went along when Meghan launched her first charity initiative, the cookbook for the victims of the Grenfell Disaster.

Traditionally, the royal festive fun is held at Sandringham, one of the Queen's official residences.

"It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family", a source tells the United Kingdom outlet. The Middletons have spent Christmas with the royal family but resided in the neighboring country house Anmer Hall instead.

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