梅根马克尔 has happy memories of her first Christmas with the royal family.
“I remember so vividly the first Christmas at Sandringham,” 梅根, 41, 说过. “Calling my mom, 她就像, ‘How’s it going?’ 我说, '天啊, it’s amazing.’ ”
“It’s just like a big family like I always wanted,” 她补充说. “And there was just this constant movement and energy and fun.”
At dinner, Meghan sat next to “H’s grandfather,” 菲利普亲王 — and thought their conversation went well.
“And I just thought it was so wonderful. 我就像, '哦, we chatted, and it was so great. And I talked about this and talked about this,’ ” she recalled — although she said that 哈里王子 later informed her that she “had his bad ear,” 意义 菲利普亲王 likely couldn’t hear their entire chat.
梅根说, “我像, ‘Oh — well, I thought it went really well.’ ”
Meghan’s appearance was a departure from typical protocol, 作为 unmarried partners of royals had previously not been invited to Sandringham 大日子. (作为 威廉王子‘s fiancée back in 2010, 凯特·米德尔顿 did not attend Christmas services with him.)
Following their May 2018 婚礼, 哈里王子 and Meghan headed to Sandringham for a traditional royal Christmas again that December. 当时, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child, 和儿子 阿奇哈里森 was born in May 2019.
在 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 十一月 2019 陈述. “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.”
在一月 2020, 梅根和 哈里王子 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.
“今年, 2021, 我们欢迎我们的女儿, 莉莉贝特, 致全世界. 阿奇让我们成为“妈妈”’ 和“爸爸”, 莉莉让我们成为一家人. 正如我们所期待的 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.