Prince Harry and his family will be spending “private time” in Canada over the Christmas holidays, his office confirmed.
Harry, his wife Meghan and their seven-month-old son Archie will miss the Queen’s traditional Christmas gathering at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Palace officials confirmed on Friday night the family is in Canada but did not provide details.
Meghan lived in Canada for many years before she married Harry while she was filming the TV series Suits.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son with a tweet.
“Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie, we’re all wishing you a quiet and blessed stay in Canada,” he said. “You’re among friends, and always welcome here.”
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.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 21, 2019
The couple is taking a break from royal duties. Harry has said he and his brother Prince William are going in different directions at the moment.
He has also complained about intrusive press coverage of his young family.