The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reunite with King Charles. Royal expert Ingrid Seward said that the couple “need the King and his blessing far more than the King needs them,” and feels they will be seeing him. Ingrid also said: “Obviously King Charles wants to see his son and his grandchildren, and last summer he invited them to Balmoral, which they turned down.”
Meghan and Harry enjoyed a family Christmas at home in California. According to sources, they had a lower-key holiday than the Royal family.
The former royal spoke about his first Christmas without his family in his tell-all, Spare, released earlier this year. He explained his and Meghan’s first Christmas away from the royal family back in 2020 and how the pair bought a “magnificent” tree for their Montecito home.
The last time the Sussexes spent Christmas with the Royals was in 2018 before they had Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Harry and Meghan are said to have joined the late Queen Elizabeth II for her annual lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 19 that year. It came seven months after the couple had got married in their Royal Wedding.
Princess Diana’s confidant Paul Burrell exclusively told The Mirror in September that there was no chance Harry would visit his dad King Charles III without permission.
Burrell said Harry “knows the rules” and won’t try to see his family without a formal invitation. “He knows the regulations, he knows the protocols,” Burrell says. “He knows that even though he could probably drive up to Kensington Palace and go through the police
because he’s a prince. And he could probably knock on Kate and William’s door. But he knows that’s not what he should do. Because he won’t go anywhere near a royal residence and he will not bother the Royals unless he’s invited in.”