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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will break 6 royal traditions on their first Christmas without the royal family

INSIDER Logo By Mikhaila Friel of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 9: 
  The 
    Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to break some major
    royal Christmas traditions as they spend their first holiday
    season without the Queen and the rest of the royal family. 
  
  The couple have spent every Christmas since they got engaged
  in 2017 at the Queen's Sandringham Estate.
  
  This year, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son,
  Archie, 
    will spend the holiday with the duchess' mother, Doria Ragland,
    most likely at her home in Los Angeles.
  
  With a different location comes a new Christmas experience
  for the family, who will miss out on the monarch's annual
  Christmas Eve afternoon tea and exchange of gifts.
  
  Scroll below for a list of every tradition the family is
  expected to break this year, as well as some traditions they
  could actually keep while being in the US.
  
  
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  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to break some major royal Christmas traditions as they spend their first holiday season without the Queen and the rest of the royal family.
  • The couple have spent every Christmas since they got engaged in 2017 at the Queen's Sandringham Estate.
  • This year, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie, will spend the holiday with the duchess' mother, Doria Ragland, most likely at her home in Los Angeles.
  • With a different location comes a new Christmas experience for the family, who will miss out on the monarch's annual Christmas Eve afternoon tea and exchange of gifts.
  • Keep clicking for a list of every tradition the family is expected to break this year, as well as some traditions they could actually keep while being in the US.
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