Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping out on Christmas with the Royal family in England to spend their first Christmas with Archie in Canada, Daily Mail reports.
According to outlet, The Duke and Duchess are on a six-week break in Canada where Markle’s mother, Doria, will later join the family as well as a few of the couple’s friends.
“As has been reported, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spending private time in Canada. The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both. Whilst this emails confirms the country they are taking their family time in, for security reasons we will not be releasing any further details and request that their privacy is respect,” the spokesperson confirmed to Royal reporter Omid Scobie.
“The Duke of Sussex has been a frequent visitor to Canada over many years, and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of the Royal Family. They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.”
The news comes on the heels of a video released today, December 20, showing Prince Harry dressed up in a white beard and red Santa suit for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a British charity that supports children who lost a parent serving in the British Armed Force.