Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, memorably broke protocol past year by inviting Meghan as the first fiancée to attend Christmas with the royal family before her wedding to Harry in May. In light of all the pre-wedding drama caused by Meghan Markle's father, Doria was poised, collected, and there for Meghan (as the mother of the bride should be). Her attendance at this event is notable because while the families of people who marry into the royal fam are welcomed at big events, (like weddings and christenings), they do not have the privilege tag along for royal engagements.
The source added: "It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family".
The 62-year-old was the only relative of Meghan's to attend her grand wedding to Prince Harry in May at Windsor Castle. While the Duchess of Cambridge's family has been invited to join the royals for Christmas festivities at her and Prince William's home at neighboring Anmer Hall, the Queen's Sandringham House has previously been reserved only for immediate members of the royal family.
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Just days ago, Meghan Markle delivered a powerful speech about women's suffrage, and many are speculating whether the USA citizen practiced what she preached on Election Day Tuesday. Every year Queen Elizabeth II invites at Sandringham, and it seems that in December at the holiday table for one more.
Something tells us the Duchess of Sussex won't get dinged for this slight departure from tradition, though.