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Meghan Markle to celebrate Christmas with royal family at Sandringham estate

Meghan Markle will spend her first Christmas as Prince Harry’s fiancée with the Queen at Sandringham.

It means the newest ‘member’ of The Royal Family will be seen walking to church on Christmas morning.

The senior members of the family traditionally attend Morning Service at Sandringham Church - which is the one public event they complete on Christmas Day.

They then return to the Sandringham Estate with the Queen and spend the rest of the day in private.

In 2010, the Duchess of Cambridge, as Kate Middleton, did not spend Christmas at Sandringham when she was engaged to marry Prince William.

Last year, the Duke and Duchess spent the day with Kate’s parents at their home in Berkshire and went to St Marks Church with their children on the private Englefield estate.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are not expected to attend the service in Sandringham this year and will stay at their parent home at nearby Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Harry and Meghan announced their engagement two weeks ago and plan to marry at Windsor Castle in May.

Ms Markle has already met the Queen prior to her engagement and in their engagement interview the couple spoke of how Meghan connected with the Queen’s corgis.