메건 마클 has happy memories of her first Christmas with the royal family.
“I remember so vividly the first Christmas at Sandringham,” 메건, 41, 말했다. “Calling my mom, 그리고 그녀는 마치, ‘How’s it going?’ 그리고 나는 말했다, '이런, it’s amazing.’ ”
“It’s just like a big family like I always wanted,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “And there was just this constant movement and energy and fun.”
At dinner, Meghan sat next to “H’s grandfather,” 필립공 — and thought their conversation went well.
“And I just thought it was so wonderful. 그리고 나는 같았다, '오, we chatted, and it was so great. And I talked about this and talked about this,’ ” she recalled — although she said that 해리 왕자 later informed her that she “had his bad ear,” 의미 필립공 likely couldn’t hear their entire chat.
메건이 말했다, “나는 같았다, ‘Oh — well, I thought it went really well.’ ”
Meghan’s appearance was a departure from typical protocol, 같이 unmarried partners of royals had previously not been invited to Sandringham 큰 날을 위해. (같이 윌리엄 왕자‘s fiancée back in 2010, 케이트 미들턴 did not attend Christmas services with him.)
Following their May 2018 혼례, 해리 왕자 and Meghan headed to Sandringham for a traditional royal Christmas again that December. 당시, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child, 그리고 아들 아치 해리슨 was born in May 2019.
에 2019, the couple decided to spend their first holiday season as a family of three privately in Canada.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” Buckingham Palace said in a 십일월 2019 성명. “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.”
1월 2020, 메건과 해리 왕자 announced their intention to step back as working members of the royal family. They relocated to Meghan’s home state of California later that year, staying in Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles home before buying a home in Montecito.
“올해, 2021, 우리는 우리 딸을 환영했다, 릴리벳, 세계로. Archie는 우리를 '엄마'로 만들었습니다.’ 그리고 '아빠', Lili는 우리를 가족으로 만들었습니다.. 우리가 기대하는 대로 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families — from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave,” they said in their holiday card.