Meghan and Harry and Kate and William have been exchanging gifts

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been exchanging gifts to mark Christmas time before Christmas Day next week.

Representatives were sent “back and forth between the whole royal family”, People reports, as they prepare to experience their first Christmas because of the pandemic.

Meghan, Harry and their 19-month-old son Archie will be enjoying their first Christmas at their new home in Montecito, California, which the family has been “extremely happy to decorate for Christmas”.

Kate and William are said to be unsure about their Christmas plans after the Queen canceled the royal family’s traditional Christmas meal in Sandringham this year.

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It is unknown if they will stay at Kensington Palace, or travel to their home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, on the Queen Sandringham estate.

“It’s so sad,” said William recently during a royal train journey across the UK with Kate. “We’re still trying to make plans. It’s hard to know what you can do for the best.”

The 94-year-old monarch and Prince Philip, 99, will stay at Windsor Castle for the Christmas period, where they moved again during the two locks in March and November.

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This year marks the first time since 1987 that a monarch has spent Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of Sandringham.

“They are lucky to spend Christmas with their family every year, but they realize that their family will have competitive demands over the Christmas period and they are content to have a quiet festive time this year. , “a source added to the publication.

It is believed that Charles and Camilla – who recently released their 2020 floral Christmas card – will be visiting the Queen and Philip over the Christmas holidays, but it is unknown if the Kate and William and their children – Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, also join.

The Cambridge family released their Christmas card last week, which was picked up at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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