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Christmas is one of the Queen's favorite times of the year, and a chance for her to host ever-growing family at Sandringham. for Harry and Meghan It is set to be a special Christmas and Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.
According to reports, Meghan's mother, who lives in Los Angeles, has been invited to join the Queen and the royal family at Sandringham in Norfolk, in what will be another royal first.
Usually only family members are invited to the Queen's Christmas table, but Meghan was an exception last year, when she joined the royal family for Christmas even though she and Harry were not yet married. Now the Queen has broken down the tradition by inviting to the family gathering, which is considered to be the ultimate act of courtesy.
The queen has invited two royal weddings, a royal baby, and a 70th birthday milestone. Sources close to Her Majesty, who is looking forward to extend her Christmas invitation to Meghan's mother so that Meghan is not in an awkward situation over the holiday season.
"Mrs. Ragland when they met," said a royal source. "The Queen knows that Meghan's family situation is complicated and that's the easiest way for Meghan and Harry to be together with Doria, which is what they want to do at Sandringham where there is plenty of space. It's not the norm but then things have changed quite a bit recently. "
The royals have gone out of their way to welcome Meghan since the beginning of her relationship with Harry. Prince Charles gave the couple the keys to Birkhall during the early months of their romance, while William and cottage invited the newlyweds to their home in Anniversary. Kate was pregnant with Louis at the time.
This year the Sussexes are expected to be guests at Sandringham along with other family members. The Queen is asleep as many of her seven great-grandchildren as possible to be there. "She loves getting the family together and it's so much fun with all those little ones," said a family source. "The Queen Hosted a very successful sleepover in the summer at Balmoral which she is hoping to repeat this Christmas."
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