Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas plans might result in hardly any festive cheer for King Charles, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex skipped out on merry festivities with the royal family last year, and according to royal expert and historian Tessa Dunlop, the couple will be looking to sit out a trip to Harry’s home soil again this year.
“Christmas is coming and we want Meghan and Harry to inject the Windsor brand with a bit of transatlantic tension,” Dunlop told the Mirror.
“But don’t hold your breath, just as Harry was a no-show at Balmoral this summer it is unlikely that he’ll grace Sandringham with his presence.”
“Far from buying a penthouse near London, it doesn’t even look like King Charles will get a Christmas cuddle with those absent grandchildren,” she added, referring to the couple’s kids Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured with the royals in 2018, skipped out on Christmas festivities with the royal family last year.
Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, now have no official place to stay in the UK after the King served them an eviction notice from their former royal residence, Frogmore Cottage.
Dunlop believes that the pair will “branch out and buy somewhere of their own” in what she calls “a mission-driven by homesick Harry.”
The couple will be looking to sit out a trip to Harry’s home soil again this year, a royal expert has claimed.
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King Charles won’t see his estranged grandchildren Archie and Lilibet if the Sussexes decide to stay in the US for the holidays.
“As with so many Sussex rumors, the subtext here is marital tension,” she continued. “Meghan is just fine in California with her celebrity chums, hot new agent and pending return as an influencer. Not so Harry, who is often pictured looking, well, spare.”
Dunlop also noted that the couple will now have to fork out additional spending on their security when visiting Britain.
“I’m sure Harry would like a bolthole in London — it’s his home city after all — but it makes no sense for the safety-obsessed Sussexes to invest in a private property when they can bunk up with cousins on the Windsor estate or stay in one of London’s working palaces where the security brief is on-tap,” she went on.
“Rather it is we the British public who are missing Harry. Let’s face it, this new more discreet Duke and Duchess who keep themselves to themselves in America, popping up occasionally to do good works is a bit boring.”
The Post has reached out to reps for the Sussexes for comment.