Prince Harry & Meghan Markle won't join the Queen for Christmas this year

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be jetsetting over to the UK to attend a family Christmas, despite the Queen's wishes and her wavering health.

Last week it was reported that the Queen was hoping to do everything in her power to get her whole family together for Christmas, but Page Six has reported that her grandson Harry and his wife will not be there.

It will be the Queen's first Christmas without her husband Prince Philip by her side who passed away in April.

An invitation has been extended to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join the rest of the royal family at Sandringham for Christmas, but they will not be attending, Page Six is told by multiple royal sources.

“There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming,” one royal source told Page Six. “If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.

It’s believed that Harry and Meghan don’t want to cause the inevitable headlines that would come if they did fly over from their new home in the United States.

The Queen is usually joined at Sandringham, her country estate, by family including Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, who accompany her to a church service.