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Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are thought to have invested this Xmas at their dwelling in Montecito, California. This yr marked their daughter Lilibet’s to start with Xmas. She was one particular of 4 royal infants the Queen referenced in her speech yesterday — the some others currently being Princess Eugenie‘s son August, Princess Beatrice’s newborn lady Sienna and Zara Tindall’s third infant Lucas. Her Majesty used Xmas Working day at Windsor Castle after cancelling programs to go to her Sandringham home. 

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She was joined by Prince Charles and Camilla, as properly as Prince Edward, Sophie and their two kids.

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge put in the working day at their Anmer Corridor residence with their three children and some of the Middleton household.

This year marks the 3rd consecutive Xmas that the Sussexes have expended absent from the relaxation of the Royal Relatives.

Past yr a travel ban prevented a return even if they experienced desired to, although they invested the Xmas of 2019 in Canada with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.

They experienced invested the past two years at Sandringham with the relaxation of the royals.

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Prince Harry and the Queen

Prince Harry’s rude Christmas current to Queen: ‘Ain’t daily life a b****’ (Impression: GETTY)

The Queen

The Queen took Harry’s gift remarkably well. (Image: GETTY)

As portion of the Sandringham festivities, gifts are exchanged on Xmas Eve.

Trestle tables are laid out in the Crimson Drawing Area at the Norfolk residence, with sections of the tables marked off with tape exhibiting wherever just about every spouse and children members’ present should be.

Royals sneak down to the area to place their gifts on the table all over the afternoon, just before provides are opened at 6pm.

In previous a long time, Prince Philip would oversee the night.

Gifts, in common, are low-cost and comical. It is one particular of the royals’ unwritten festive traditions.

Prince Harry and the Queen

Harry has a very excellent relationship with his grandmother. (Image: GETTY)

Harry, according to unearthed accounts, is specifically very good with his offers.

He enjoys a shut connection with the Queen and seemingly is aware exactly where he can and simply cannot press the boundaries.

Royal biographer Brian Hoey claimed he gave his grandmother a shower cap with the slogan ‘Ain’t Life a B****’ in 2013.

The Queen is thought to have loved the existing pretty much.

Harry went one particular far better a different 12 months, according to the authors of Harry and Meghan’s unofficial biography ‘Finding Freedom’.

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The Queen jokes with Harry and Meghan

The Queen jokes with Harry and Meghan in 2019. (Image: GETTY)

Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durard wrote: “Another time, he gifted his grandmother a Major Mouth Billy Bass singing toy that was stated to sit proudly in Balmoral.”

The singing toy worked so perfectly that Meghan opted for a little something identical several decades later.

In 2017, Meghan’s royal Christmas debut, she purchased the Queen a singing toy hamster.

Her Majesty, according to a report in the Every day Star at the time, laughed and explained: “It can hold my canines firm.”

A royal insider advised the newspaper: “Meghan bought a minor hamster that sings with a minor rope for Her Majesty.

Meghan and Harry with William and Kate

Meghan and Harry with William and Kate at Sandringham in 2018. (Graphic: GETTY)

“It was so humorous, primarily when the corgis experimented with to acquire maintain of the toy.”

The report also stated Her Majesty’s beloved corgis mauled the toy to items.

Harry later on opened up on Meghan’s initial Xmas with the royals when he guest-edited BBC Radio 4’s Now programme.

He explained: “She seriously liked it. The relatives beloved obtaining her there.

“There’s usually that relatives aspect of Xmas, there’s always that get the job done component as very well.

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“And I believe with each other we experienced an incredible time.”

One particular person who did not get the memo about the comical gifts, however, was Harry’s mom Princess Diana.

On her initially Christmas at Sandringham in 1981, she had not been instructed of the tradition and bought a sequence of luxurious merchandise.

She was mortified, but the rest of the Royal Family reportedly located it really funny.

Obtaining bought Princess Anne a Cashmere jumper, she acquired a bathroom roll holder in return from her sister-in-law.

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