Samantha Markle urges Meghan to ‘end the rift’ with their father

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When the duchess and Prince Harry released their first official holiday card together, she had some pretty terrible things to say about it. She tweeted, "Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned". They are expected to join the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the annual church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas Day.

Kate Middleton, along with her two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, stunned customers and staff when they walked into The Range, a popular discount outlet for some last-minute Christmas shopping. She participated in last year's Christmas celebrations, despite not being married to Harry at the time. "You don't expect to see royals shopping at The Range", one surprised mom told The Sun.

Each year, the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, invite their four children, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, and their families.

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Samantha Markle urges Meghan to ‘end the rift’ with their father

Well-placed royal sources previously told the Mail that there has been no major falling out between the two couples. "After afternoon tea, they open gifts on Christmas Eve, as is the German tradition".

The pair has rarely been seen in public together since the Royal wedding this year.

'It's the best of both worlds in that they can take part in all the festivities at the big house, while retreating into their own space when needed.

The family had shoppers in a frenzy at the outlet's Kings Lynn store - approximately 15 minutes drive from the Queen's Sandringham estate, where they will all be spending Christmas.

This month also saw Markle's estranged father Thomas and half-sister Samantha ramping up their criticism of the former Suits star.

Quick on the uptake, newcomer Meghan Markle gave the queen a singing hamster last Christmas which the British tabloids reported left her Majesty in hysterics.

'Dad has been trying to contact you and is very hurt because you are avoiding him. You gotta love those royal rules!