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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already in Canada for the holidays.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said the couple is spending”private family time” in precisely the same state where Markle spent decades making USA Network’s Suits.
The couple will not be with the remainder of the household, a decision that is contentious in Harry’s household.
“As was reported, their Royal Highnesses, the Duke, and Duchess of Sussex are spending private households in Canada,” the spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight Friday.
“The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the significance of this Commonwealth nation to both.”
Harry is a”frequent visitor to Canada over several decades, and it was also home to the duchess for seven years until she became a member of the royal household,” the spokesperson continued.
“They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian individuals and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.”
A resource also advised ET who Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is currently in Canada and is expected to spend Christmas with the couple and their son, Archie.
Before Markle wed Harry in May 2018, she spent many years filming Suits in Toronto.
Her close friend, Jessica Mulroney, also resides in Canada with her husband and four children.
Harry has also visited Canada several times. The country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, a group.
The statement from the couple’s spokesman comes about following The Sunday Times reported in October that they planned to devote a portion of the vacation in Los Angeles.
It will be the time Archie visits with his mother state.
Some members of the royal household are allegedly not happy that Prince Harry will not be spending Christmas at the U.K. together with his loved ones, especially with his grandparents, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, in their 90s.
“Many members of the family think the couple should have contemplated queen and Prince Philip’s advancing age,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
“After all, at 93 and it being Archie’s very first Christmas, neither Her Majesty the Queen nor Prince Philip is going to be around indefinitely.”
Philip, 98, was taken into a London hospital Friday as a”precautionary measure” to get a”preexisting condition” and is expected to remain hospitalized for a couple of days.
Friday, Markle and Harry didn’t mention their vacation plans in their Instagram webpage.
Rather, they posted photos from their trip to the Brinsworth House, a nursing care home run by the Royal Variety Charity, in 2018.