Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘snub Christmas with the Queen’ and will spend it in USA

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to spend Christmas abroad. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may not return to Britain for the festive season, according to reports.

The pair, who wed in May 2018, welcomed their baby son Archie earlier this year and could spend Christmas in the U.S. Reports suggest the duo are deciding instead to spend it in America with Meghan’s mum.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'snub Christmas with the Queen' and will spend it in USA

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading to California to spend time with Doria Ragland.

The trip will come as part of a six-week break away from royal duties to allow the couple and their six month old son Archie to spend some “much-needed” family time together.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'snub Christmas with the Queen' and will spend it in USA

The news comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to meet volunteers who have given their time to help people in crisis.

William and Kate will attend a volunteer celebration event with the charity Shout, meeting people from across the UK who give their time to the text service.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'snub Christmas with the Queen' and will spend it in USA

Since the charity launched in May this year, 1,500 volunteers have had 145,000 text conversations with people in crisis, exchanging a total of six million messages.

Six months ago, to mark the charity’s official opening, William and Kate, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, appealed to the public to give their time to the charity, and since then more than 13,000 people have registered an interest.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'snub Christmas with the Queen' and will spend it in USA

Since its founding, 75% of people who have contacted Shout have been under 25 and the most common issues raised are suicide, depression, relationships, anxiety, isolation and self-harm.

On shift, volunteers access the service from computers in their own homes, so the event will provide an opportunity to meet other people giving their time to the charity.

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