Inside Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Son Archie's Reported Christmas Plans in Montecito

A source recently told Closer Weekly that royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are excited to spend Christmas with Doria Ragland in Montecito.

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who tied the knot on May 19, 2018, are now settled into their new home in Santa Barbara with their 17-month-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

According to an insider, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are really excited about spending the Yuletide season with Markle's mother, former social worker Doria Ragland, 64.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images

"Harry and Meghan plan to spend Christmas in Montecito with Doria," the source revealed to Closer Weekly. The former actress is already thinking about Christmas decorations, the source added.

The source went on to say that the former "Suits" actress, who is the first person to hold the title Duchess of Sussex, is eager to be spending her first Christmas at their new home in Santa Barbara.

Since early August, Harry, Markle, and their son, baby Archie, have been living in their new mansion in the Montecito neighborhood. According to several reports, the property is worth $14.5 million.

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate on May 18, 2018 in Berkshire, England | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate on May 18, 2018 in Berkshire, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prior to their move, the royal family lives in Los Angeles. Harry and Markle's move to North America came after they stepped back from their responsibilities as part of Her Majesty's family back in January.

Before hopping around California and settling down in Santa Barbara, Harry and Markle reportedly moved from the United Kingdom to Vancouver, Canada.

The prince added that he thinks they had an amazing time together.

Prince Harry and Doria Ragland at Meghan Markle's book release event in November 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Doria Ragland at Meghan Markle's book release event in November 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Earlier this month, Vanity Fair reported that wherever Queen Elizabeth II spends the annual festival, the 94-year-old monarch will not be joined by Harry and his family.

Harry, the 6th in the line of succession to the British throne, reportedly told his companions that they are not prepared to return to the United Kingdom in December.

A source explained that at this stage, Harry, Markle, and Archie are truly making the most of their new life in California. The family is also enjoying their new home, the source added.

Meanwhile, on December 27, 2017, Harry was interviewed as part of his BBC Radio 4's Today program's guest editorship. During the interview, the prince revealed that his royal Christmas with Markle was "fantastic."

According to Harry, his then-fiancée really enjoyed the royal Christmas and that his family loved having her there. The prince added that he thinks they had an amazing time together.

Last Christmas, Archie had made his first appearance on Harry and Markle's annual Christmas card. The black and white picture shows the royal tot crawling towards the camera.

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