As the holiday season nears, bringing with it festive music and traditions, a hint of royal intrigue has emerged, starting a bit earlier than usual this year.
According to recent reports from the Sunday Times, despite existing tensions, associates of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Sussexes, are open to celebrating Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham.
A friend of the Sussexes commented that they would likely not refuse an invitation to spend time with King Charles, though no official invites have been extended yet. Buckingham Palace has not commented on these speculations.
The issue at hand seems to be mutual distrust. Prince Harry has expressed concerns about the royal family leaking stories, while the royals are adapting to his role as the second son.
The Daily Mail reports that King Charles may be considering inviting the Sussexes to Scotland for New Year’s, potentially easing the tension of a direct family gathering with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
An anonymous source suggested that a New Year’s visit to Scotland could serve as a diplomatic gesture, offering an olive branch to Harry and Meghan while avoiding complications with William and Kate.
There’s growing speculation about whether the Sussexes will receive a Christmas invitation, with the possibility of a New Year’s gathering in Scotland seeming more likely. However, as noted by another insider, with Harry and Meghan, unexpected developments are always a possibility.