By the looks of things, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will once more disappoint Queen Elizabeth II.
However, this time around, Kate Middleton and Prince William will join in to rain on the Queen’s parade.
Two royal experts have confirmed that neither the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge nor the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be able to spend Christmas with Her Majesty for the same reason — the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It was previously claimed that Harry and his wife and their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, had planned to fly from California to London at the end of the year.
Staff members were told to prepare Meghan and Harry’s Frogmore Cottage in Windsor because their arrival was imminent.
However, a source close to the royal couple explained to Vanity Fair that they would remain in California for the year-end festivities because of the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines in England.
The royal insider said that the novel virus has made traveling difficult for Meghan and Harry, who have a young child.
The source told the publication: “Global travel has been made very complicated by the coronavirus pandemic and at the moment, the Duke has no plans to travel back to the U.K., certainly not before Christmas. The problem is if he comes over, then he has to quarantine, and that makes things quite difficult.”
Royal author and Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl explained that the Queen will be disappointed not to see Harry and Archie for the holidays.
Nicholl had this to say: “With coronavirus cases rising in the U.K. and a possible ban on household mixing, all plans for the royals’ Christmas are also on hold. Nonetheless, the news that Harry won’t be coming home will likely be disappointing for the Queen, who is said to miss her grandson and great-grandson Archie, whom she has not seen for a year.”
Royal expert Camilla Tominey revealed that Kate, William, and their three children would not be with Queen Elizabeth for the festivities because of the coronavirus.
She shared: “Most likely, the Queen will return to Sandringham for the holidays. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are likely to be the first to opt-out of joining her and Prince Philip due to being a family of five and will instead spend the festive season at their nearby Anmer Hall home.”
Royal fans are hoping that 2021 will tell a different story.