Like most people Meghan will almost certainly be recalling Christmases of the past when she was growing up.
“I have great memories of my childhood,” she said. “I am still very close to my mum, who is a really special person, and she is my best friend. We see each other or stay in touch all the time.”
Doria Ragland is clearly very proud of her daughter and offers her good advice.
“Whether it is Christmas or any other time of the year she is still my little girl and I know she keeps her feet on the ground. That’s good.” They will both be remembering past festivities – but so too will all those gathered at Sandringham. Zara Tindall said, “Having all the generations of my family together at Christmas is my favourite part of the season. It’s a time of year that is about being with people you love, great food, and loads of games to play.”
The Princess Royal laughs every time she remembers some of the joke gifts the family traditionally buy each other – you ask her! Meghan joined in last year when she nervously bought the Queen a toy singing hamster that everyone thought was hilarious.
Great start, Meghan!
the first time at Christmas, and I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I thought back to what would I give my own grandparents. And I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong. I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney. I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table.”
Meghan with mum Doria
An inspired gift