This Christmas is a special one for the royals. With Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, royal tradition is being broken.
Usually, only members of the royal family are invited to partake in royal festivities, and they take this very seriously. When Kate Middleton was engaged to Prince William, she was not allowed to attend the dinner. However, Markle will be attending this year's celebration, despite not being married to Harry yet.
“In 2010 Kate was not invited to do so after her engagement to William nor was Mike Tindall after his to the Princess Royal's daughter Zara Phillips and only spouses and close family are usually invited," Richard Fitzwilliams, a Royal expert, said. “However Harry and Meghan will be living together at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and her family are in the United States."
“The monarchy relies heavily on precedent and tradition but it also makes its own,” he said.
Meghan will be attending church with the family, and also their traditional Christmas dinner. So what does she have to look forward to?
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