The Royal Family, Dutchess Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie are planning ahead for a much needed holiday vacation, splitting time with family between Thanksgiving and Christmas in both the U.S. and the U.K. The family will take six weeks off from their royal duties to relax and recoup.
A royal source said the duke and duchess would like all of the family to enjoy their 5-month old son Archie’s first Thanksgiving and Christmas. Prince Harry and Meghan plan to spend Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with Meghan’s family, before returning to England for Christmas with the Queen.
The source said, “The duke and duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time.” The news comes just one day after a clip from the forthcoming documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey showed the duchess opening up about how difficult new motherhood has been under such intense media scrutiny.
Meghan said, “Look any woman especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn … And especially as a woman, it’s really, it’s a lot. So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed. And also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
They definitely deserve the break!