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Meghan Markle Is Receiving A Christmas Perk That Kate Never Did

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Christmas is a magical time of the year, and after you become engaged you're ready to celebrate!

As they bask in the glow of their engagement news, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have started to make plans for the holidays. As their first Christmas as a newly engaged couple, and the only one before they become husband and wife, Meghan is getting ready to settle into the UK and spend some quality time with the royal family this Christmas.

It is believed that Prince Harry and his bride-to-be will secure an invite to the traditional festivities, following their engagement announcement last week. This includes joining the Queen and the rest of the royals at Sandringham this year.

The Sandringham traditions including daily visits to church and several changes of dress during the visit to the 20,000-acre Norfolk estate.

Daily Mail

Everything that happens during the three-day event is strictly timetabled, including meal time, when they walk the dogs and when they go to bed. Even lunch on Christmas Day is penciled in for just 50 minutes.

The entire event is deeply traditional and personalized for the royal family. It includes "cheap and cheerful" gifts given on Christmas Eve and a game of charades at which the Queen who is a superb mimic, always shines.

The men in the family wear suits, while the women wear smart silk dresses for lunch on Christmas Eve. In the evening, however, they change into black tie and glamorous gowns. It's the one time the women also wear their most expensive jewelry, which almost always includes tiaras.

On Christmas morning, Prince Philip will lead the family on a 330-yard walk to the 16th Century church of St. Mary Magdalene, where they will spend 45 minutes attending a service. The Queen, however is driven, and receives Communion privately in the morning.

Express

The Royals open Christmas crackers and everyone wears paper hats, except the Queen. They often play party games, as well as cards.

Meghan attending these collection of events however, would be a break from tradition.

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