Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Christmas away from the royals, and are set on creating their own traditions with their son Archie. People reports that they were joined in their new $14 million Montecito manse by Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
“It's Harry's second Christmas away from England, and Meghan wants to make sure it's special for everyone,” an insider told People. “They are creating their own traditions at their new home.”
They include shopping for their own tree and decorating. “They both love Christmas and have been decorating with Archie,” the source told the magazine.
They spent 2017 and 2018 with Queen Elizabeth and Co. at Sandringham, and spent last year in Canada.
Harry and Meghan are also seeking an extension to their “Megxit” agreement with the Queen. The 12-month extension would allow them to continue as non-working royals in California. They are reportedly hoping to meet with senior royals over Zoom in the next few weeks, ahead of Harry’s planned return visit to the U.K.
They are both hoping to extend their patronages and Harry wants to recoup his military posts stripped from him during Megxit.
Their current deal is set to expire on March 31st.
Meanwhile, Meghan is keen on expanding her skillset from actress, campaigner, podcaster and producer … to novelist. The Daily Mail reports that she is on her way to securing legal protection that will allow her to write novels through Archewell, the foundation she and Harry set up.
An insider tells the Mail: “Meghan has some experience as a writer and used to have a popular blog called The Tig before she met Harry that covered health, travel, food and fashion.”
They add: “Fiction is something she has always wanted to try her hand at, and she could be assured that anything she writes would sell well, regardless of its quality. Fiction, be it children's books or adult, would be a powerful way of conveying the messages of their woke brand.”