On the other hand, if the Duchess were to attend the trial in person from January 11 to testify, under current government regulations, she would be required to arrive 14 days before it began and self-isolate.
This possibility has led many royal commentators to believe that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may return early enough to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family over the holiday season.
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If Meghan were to make it to the UK, she would have to leave the US by December 28 at the latest.
Speaking about the possibility of the Sussexes spending Christmas with the elderly royals, royal author Robert Lacey expressed a sharp point of view.
He told Newsweek: “People will be disappointed if their first arrival in Britain is seen purely in terms of a trial and I think people will expect some kind of family reconciliation.
“There have been enough snobs.
“It would make two Christmases in a row and a summer vacation when they snubbed family.
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“So yeah, I think they should see the family over Christmas. ”
Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent their first Christmas as parents privately in Canada, in the company of Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The move did not mark a royal first, as Kate and Prince William had decided more than once in the past to ditch Christmas at Sandringham and spend it with the Middletons.
Meghan and Harry also chose not to visit the Queen and Prince Philip in Balmoral during their summer vacation last year.
Another royal biographer, Ingrid Seward, said Meghan and Harry ‘were able’ to see the former royals and take Archie with them due to ‘Prince Philip’s fragility’.
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She said: “The Queen and Philip would be very sad not to see Archie.
“I think it would be up to Harry to make sure they see Archie and I think Meghan will push for that.
“They have to do it because of Prince Philip’s frailty.
“Meghan will make sure they take Archie to see their grandparents, absolutely sure, but not on Christmas Day. ”
If Meghan, Harry and Archie were to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, their meeting would have to be left behind.
Members of the royal family who visited the monarch and her husband at Balmoral Castle are believed to have kept a safe distance of two meters at all times.
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Archie left for Canada in mid-November last year, when his parents left for an announced six-week break.
Meghan and Harry returned to Britain twice in 2020 – but they never took their one-year-old son with them.
First, Meghan and Harry returned in January to visit Canada House and announce their intention to step down from public office.
The couple later returned to Harry’s homeland to make their last official royal engagement in March, before starting their new life in California as non-active royals.
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The coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for the Sussexes to stay in touch with their families in the UK.
The duo were due to return in June to attend the Trooping the Color parade.
However, traditional celebrations for the Queen’s official birthday have been canceled to avoid mass gatherings.
As a veteran, you might have expected Harry to attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph – but this event will now only take place in a stripped-down form.