The couple will be in their second year of missing Christmas with the Royal Family as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Prince Harry do not plan to return to the UK in December. Last year, Sussex was reportedly on a festive holiday with Doria Ragland, mother of the Duchess of Canada, and their son Archie.
Prior to last year, the couple spent every Christmas since their engagement to the Queen at the Sunderingham Estate in 2017.
A source told Vanity Fair: “At this point they are really enjoying their new life in California and in their new home.
“They have no plans to return to the UK for Christmas.”
The source said that Sussex could not return as a result of reports from Prince Harry and Prince William.
The source added: “Let’s just say that after things got better between Harry and his brother, that’s not what it was, and I don’t think there’s any comfort now that the family is ready for Christmas.”
It comes after royal biographer Robert Lacey announced the release of his new book, Battle of the Brothers.
Mr. Lacey’s book distinguishes between Prince Harry and Prince William.
The author told the Daily Mail: “I don’t believe it when I start to see glimpses of this so-called feud between two princesses.
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“If this breach between the brothers is not cured in any way, it will stand with the abortion crisis and the death of Diana as a trauma to change the state.
“It’s time to dump her and move on. But at the moment, the palace is not working in that direction.”
In September, Sussex announced that it had signed a multi-year production agreement with online streaming giant Netflix.
The couple hopes to create content that “informs but also gives hope”.
The announcement comes after a senior member of the Sussex Royal family resigned earlier this year.
In a statement about the Netflix deal, the couple said: “Our lives, both separate from each other and as couples have given us the opportunity to understand the power of human consciousness, courage, resilience and the need for connectivity.
“Through our work to shed light on people and causes around the world with different communities and their environments, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
“As new parents, it’s important for us to do inspirational family programming, such as telling strong stories through truthful and related lenses.”
Shortly after the announcement of the production contract, Sussex revealed that they planned to pay in full the ৪ 2.4 million used to renovate their UK home Frogmore cottage.
Sovereign grant money was used to renovate Windsor’s home.