Meghan Markle is supportive of Prince Harry amid his strained ties with his family, but she is secretly hoping she wouldn’t have to spend her Christmas in the UK.
Previously, royal insiders told Daily Mail that if King Charles invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Sandringham to celebrate Christmas together, the couple would oblige.
However, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams suggested that this is not a possibility in the current scenario despite the ‘warm’ phone call the father-son duo shared on the King’s 75th birthday.
“I suspect there is a mixture of emotions there. That will certainly not change now,” he told GB News. “They have no base in Britain, things have reached that stage, it is not good. The rift means there is no such possibility at the moment.”
And while the insider has claimed that Harry and Meghan would accept an invite, it remains to be seen if there is one sent in the first place.
Meanwhile, the former Suits actress will rejoice if the invite is not sent over. Relationship expert Louella Alderson told The Mirror that Meghan “may not want to reconcile with the Royal Family after the way she feels she was treated by them and the British media.”
Alderson suggested that she might “see this as a chance to distance herself even more from [royal family] and concentrate on creating a happy life with her family in America.”
“Meghan might be relieved that she doesn’t have to return to the UK any time soon and face the Royal Family,” the expert explained.
“Regardless of her feelings, she probably wants to put her mental health and well-being first, as well as the happiness of her family,” she continued. “For Meghan, this could mean keeping their distance for now and reconciling when all parties are ready for a genuine and positive reunion.”