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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Spend Christmas With the Queen

Meghan Markle family reactionsLONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Get ready for these family photos. Following their engagement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be spending the holidays with their family members this year—the Queen, of course, included.

Kensington Palace confirmed the speculation on Wednesday, December 13, announcing to outlets: “You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day.”

Sandringham House in Norfolk is a holiday tradition for the royal family. Members usually travel from London to the countryside estate, located about 110 miles away from the city center, to enjoy the festivities that typically kick off with a Christmas Eve gift exchange.

On Christmas Day, the family attends service at St. Mary Magadalene Church (where Princess Charlotte was christened) on the holiday before making their way to a lunch. Oftentimes, members of the British Royal brood have been photographed strolling through the woods and enjoying the scenic area.

The palace shared no further details about the occasion, but it’s believed that the currently engaged pair will likely stay with Prince William and Kate Middleton at Anmer Hall located within a short distance to Sandringham House.

Markle, the future aunt to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will likely be spending Christmas morning with the kids and Middleton, who is currently expecting her third child with William.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.