Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to bring baby Lilibet and Archie to UK for royal Christmas

Prince Harry Meghan Markle on Christmas Day at Sandringham in 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be preparing to bring their son Archie and newborn daughter Lilibet to the UK for Christmas with the royal family (opens in new tab), a royal expert has predicted.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven't spent Christmas with the royals in the UK since 2019, when they joined the Queen and the rest of The Firm (opens in new tab) for a classic monarchy Christmas at the Sandringham Estate.

Shortly after their last Sandringham Christmas, Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping back from their roles as senior royals (opens in new tab) and moving across the pond with their son Archie.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle arriving for lunch Christmas at Sandringham

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Having settled in their new LA home (opens in new tab), the pair have not returned to England together since the move. Meanwhile Harry has been home twice, for Prince Philip's funeral in April and for the unveiling of Princess Diana's memorial statue (opens in new tab) in July.

Harry and Meg are also now parents to their new daughter, baby Lilibet (opens in new tab), who has never been to the UK to visit her royal roots.

Now, a royal biographer has predicted that the Sussexes may make their way back to Blighty for the festive season, to enjoy the iconic Sandringham Christmas.

attends Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England.

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Journalist and royal pro Katie Nicholl explained, "When Harry and Meghan left, they made it clear they didn’t want to give up their home in Britain. They still have Frogmore Cottage and their plan was to come back to the UK.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she added, "Christmas is being looked at as an opportunity. There may be a softening, which could pave the way for a healing of the family rift."

Of course, due to the pandemic, Christmas 2021 is hoped to be a huge festive reunion for families across the UK and the royals will likely be no different.

The monarchy last came together as one in heartbreaking circumstances, attending Prince Philip's send off at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.

A Sandringham Christmas could be the perfect chance for Harry and Meghan to rebuild bridges with their royal relatives, join together in happiness with the family and introduce baby Lilibet to the likes of Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen.

"It’s certainly what the Queen wants. Prince Charles would like to see his grandchildren. A meet-up suggests they hope to move on and sort things out," Katie continued.

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).