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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend their first Christmas with baby Archie in the US, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
“Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement.
Insider previously reported on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plan to have Thanksgiving abroad as part of a six-week sabbatical.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams previously told Insider that remaining in the US could portray the message that “they are seeking a separate identity” outside of the royal family.
Although the royal family typically spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen, it’s not uncommon for some royals to go elsewhere. 
For instance, Prince William and Kate Middleton alternate between Sandringham and the duchess’ family.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are swapping out the Queen’s Sandringham estate for Los Angeles this holiday season, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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