Meghan Markle is breaking royal protocol by spending Christmas with Prince Harry

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Engagement Announcement, Kensington Palace, London, UkOne of the most charming anecdotes to come out of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first sit-down interview last week was about Queen Elizabeth II’s band of corgis. According to Prince Harry, the dogs are typically temperamental and take a while to warm up to new humans; however, they took an instant liking to Meghan Markle, cuddling up on her leg as she sat down with the queen for tea. Dogs are pretty excellent judges of character, TBH, so it’s no wonder Meghan was fully and warmly embraced by the royal family in such a short period of time. When you have the corgis’ seal of approval, everything else is a piece of cake.

Including scoring an invitation to the Queen’s Christmas party. According to Us Weekly, the annual gathering has historically been “spouses only,” but the queen bent the rules for Meghan. “Attending as a fiancée is a first for the family,” a source tells the magazine. “Given that Meghan doesn’t have family in the U.K., it’s only right that she spends Christmas with Harry and his.”

Just imagine: Had the queen not granted permission for Meghan to attend, she would’ve spent her first Christmas in the U.K. alone. What would she have done? Watched old Suits reruns? Done a private reenactment of her Hallmark movie Sparks Fly? Royal protocol, man. It gets in the way of everything!

“To be able to meet [the queen] through [Prince Harry’s] lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother, all of those layers have been so important for me,” Meghan said in her sit-down interview last week. “When I met her, I had such a deep understanding and, of course, incredible respect for being able to have that time with her.”

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