Meghan Markle and prince Harry would be missed in Royal family during Christmas: Check out details to find out more!

“Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland,” according to Buckingham Palace.

It’ll be a non-royal Christmas for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are skipping the annual holiday festivities at Sandringham — including their public walk to church on Christmas morning — with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” Buckingham Palace said, “Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”

The palace didn’t specify where they will be ringing in the holiday, but a source tells PEOPLE that they will not be spending it in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, where Doria lives.

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