Meghan Markle Will Spend Christmas with the Royal Family

Meghan Markle is breaking tradition by spending Christmas with Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family – even though the two aren’t married yet.

After weeks of speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Prince Harry’s fiancée’s holiday plans officially include the royal family. Kensington Palace confirmed to ET that Markle will be joining the royal family for Christmas festivities.

“You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day,” a Kensington Palace spokesman told ET.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on Wednesday saying “The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the Morning Service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church,” and Markle will also be attending the service.

Royal experts say the invitation is unprecedented. In 2010, Prince William and Kate were already engaged during the holidays, yet Kate did not attend the Christmas celebration.

With the wedding set for May 2018, it’ll be interesting to see which other traditions the newly engaged couple might break.