The Latest Tabloid Headlines Prove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Never Win Against the British Press

So many royal fans are being critical of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They’re saying that these two are overreacting over their unfair treatment in the press and that serving the tabloids with a lawsuit was so over-the-top. But based on the latest headlines about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, these two have every reason to be upset.

The couple recently announced that they’d be taking a weeks-long break in advance of the holidays after a whirlwind summer of royal engagements and a big trip to Africa. Fans assumed the couple would be back to celebrate the holiday in London with the family, just like all royals usually do. But it turns out that’s not the case.

We recently found out that Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie will be spending Christmas in the United States instead. But here’s how the tabloids got it all wrong.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

The papers insist Meghan Markle is snubbing Queen Elizabeth

When rumors of the Sussex family spending Christmas abroad started leaking, the press immediately started speculating on where they were going instead. One thing they all agreed on? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were bound to infuriate Queen Elizabeth, who looks forward to hosting her entire family at Sandringham Estate for the holidays. Certain news outlets alluded to Meghan Markle “snubbing” her grandmother-in-law by skipping the event.

This is the exact kind of damaging speculation and gossip that led the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to serve a lawsuit in the first place. And perhaps most importantly, it’s not true.

Harry and Meghan have the queen’s blessing to celebrate Christmas elsewhere

Anticipating the backlash, Buckingham Palace issued a statement to clarify the rumors. In it, they explicitly stated that Queen Elizabeth gave her “support” of the decision.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” the palace statement said. “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.”

“This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen,” it concluded.

This line most likely refers to the time Prince William and Kate Middleton skipped Christmas at Sandringham after they were married in 2011.

Meghan Markle isn’t afraid to make her own rules

Perhaps celebrating holidays separate from the royal family isn’t too common. But ultimately, it makes sense for the Sussex family to go visit Meghan Markle’s mom, who is an important figure in their lives. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are making it clear that the royal family isn’t more important than her side of the family.

If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can spend the holiday with their other set of in-laws without insulting the queen, then surely Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can do the same.