Reports from the UK have said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with little Archie, will now spend the Christmas break in Canada.

Harry and Meghan with their newborn son, Archie, in May 2019. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

Announcements earlier this year have said Harry and Meghan would not be joining Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie, we’re all wishing you a quiet and blessed stay in Canada. You’re among friends, and always welcome here.

The Duke and Duchess are taking a six-week break from official duties during November and December, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Duke and Duchess will spend the holiday this year as a new family, with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

Harry and Meghan are expected to resume royal duties in the New Year.

Their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on 6 May 2019, at 5.26 am, in London’s Portland Hospital.

The couple admitted they found it difficult to cope with the media spotlight whilst carrying out their official duties in the ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired in October in the UK and Australia.

Many, including Australian broadcaster and Sky News host, Alan Jones, condemning their comments as self-indulgent, considering they had just visited many underprivileged people during their recent tour of South Africa.

A spokesperson from Buckingham Palace has said, ‘The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both.

‘The Duke of Sussex has been a frequent visitor to Canada over many years, and it was also home to the Duchess for seven years before she became a member of the Royal Family.’

‘They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.’

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems rather chuffed by the news and posted the following message on Twitter:

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