Every year, Queen Elizabeth invites family members to celebrate Christmas at one of her homes and a long-standing rule has been that only spouses of the family are invited. However, this year, the Queen allegedly broke tradition and invited Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s new fiancée, to join them.
The UK’s Sunday Times reported Prince Harry reportedly asked his grandmother to make an exception and invite his 36-year-old bride-to-be to the family’s celebration.
Prince Harry and Markle announced their plans to marry last week and said they became engaged earlier this month after an 18-month-long relationship. The couple will have a May 2018 wedding at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle outside of London.