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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry take a break from royal duties

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking a much merited break from imperial obligations after a couple of difficult months in the public eye. Rather, the couple is investing energy with their child boy, Archie Harrison, who they were blessed with in May.

On Thursday morning, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wished their 9.9 million followers a very happy thanksgiving on their joint royal account.

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Not only does this mean that the Duchess of Sussex is upholding an American tradition in her household, it also marks the first Thanksgiving for baby Archie Harrison.

While it’s not actually clear where the royal family is spending the holiday, it was rumored that they would head out to the U.S. and spend time with Meghan’s mother. The couple is certainly enjoying their break from royal obligations.

Last month, The Sunday Times reported the pair would take a six-week break for “family time.” It appears their personal time will last up until the Christmas period. Besides, Prince Harry and Meghan have chosen to skip Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas celebrations.

Around this time, a royal source affirmed to NBC News, “The Duke and Duchess have a full timetable of commitment and responsibilities until mid-November, after which they will take some truly necessary family time.”

Things being what they are, how did Harry and Meghan observe Thanksgiving this year? Agreeing to The HeirPod podcast, facilitated by royal expert Omid Scobie, the couple invested energy with “close family” over the holiday.

“As we record this, the Sussexes are away, they are on their time off until Christmas,” Omid shares. “I comprehend that they observed Thanksgiving secretly with close family, which is lovely.”

The drama surrounding the couple has caused an enormous measure of pressure. They’re making their family their No. 1 need at this moment.”

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