MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are “loving life in California”, a friend has revealed.
Meghan is said to have wanted to make “Christmas special for everyone”, as the Queen said on the same day how much she missed her late husband Prince Philip.
Meghan’s pal told PEOPLE how she has been “gearing up for the holidays” and added: “They are loving life in California.”
Another insider commented: “It’s Harry’s second Christmas away from England, and Meghan wants to make sure it’s special for everyone.
“They are creating their own traditions at their new home.”
In her Christmas Day broadcast, the Queen made an emotional speech about how she misses his “mischievous twinkle” and his ability to “squeeze fun out of any situation”.
This Christmas is the first for 73 years the monarch won’t be spending with Prince Philip, after he passed away aged 99 on April 9, 2021.
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Meghan and Harry welcomed Lilibet on June 4, 2021, and they said in their Christmas card that she “made them a family”.
The sweet card also gave royal fans a first glimpse of their daughter in an adorable family snap that also featured their son Archie, two.
They said: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world.
“Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave.”
Meghan and Harry spent 2017 and 2018 with the Queen and royal family at Sandringham, but took son Archie to Canada for the 2019 holidays.
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This is the second year in a row that they have spent Christmas in California.
A close friend previously told PEOPLE: “They are so happy.
“This baby solidifies that they are creating roots here in the States.”
We shared how the Queen gave a heartwarming nod to Lilibet in touching Christmas Day speech.
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Here is the Queen’s Christmas Day speech in full.