Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend Christmas with William and Kate at Anmer Hall in Norfolk?
PUBLISHED: 14:16 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:07 20 December 2017
Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle are set to stay with their future in-laws this Christmas, it's been claimed.
An American celebrity magazine says an inside source has revealed US actress Meghan and her future Royal husband will stay with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall, when they attend the Royal Family’s traditional gathering in Norfolk.
William and Kate are believed to be planning to spend Christmas in Norfolk with the Queen and other family members, after spending last Christmas at the Middleton family’s homer in Berkshire.
US Weekly reports its un-named source as saying: “After celebrating Christmas Eve at Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham House, newly engaged Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, will join William and Kate, both 35, at their nearby Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, England. “They’ll be William and Kate’s guests and travel back and forth with them.”
The Queen is usually the first to arrive at Sandringham, where she oversees preparations such as choosing a Christmas tree from her own sawmills.
Senior Royals gather in the ballroom at Sandringham on Christmas Eve, where they open their presents in a nod to the family’s German origins.
Family tradition has it they compete to see who can buy the cheapest, tackiest present.
On Christmas Day, they attend morning service at the tiny Church of St Mary Magdalen.
Harry and Meghan’s attendance is likely to increase the thousands-strong crowd of well-wishers which gathers outside church.
Afterwards, the family return to Sandringham House for their Christmas dinner including a Norfolk turkey with all the trappings, before settling down to watch the Queen’s festive speech.
While the content of her address is usually a closely-kept secret, the monarch is widely tipped to congratulate her grandson and his bride to be, who announced their engagement two weeks ago.
The couple are expected to marry in May in the Great Chapel, at Windsor Castle.
An exact date for the ceremony has not yet been announced. It is expected that the couple will not wed until after the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to her third child in the late spring.
Ms Markle intends to become a British citizen, as well as a member of the Royal Family after the couple tie the knot.