Prince Harry Opens Up About His 'Fantastic' Christmas With Meghan Markle

He also hinted about inviting former President Barack Obama to his wedding.
12/27/2017 09:02am ET | Updated December 27, 2017

In a bold break from tradition, Meghan Markle spent Christmas with the British royal family at their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. Prince Harry opened up about their “fantastic” holiday together during his guest editing spot on BBC Radio 4′s “Today” program on Wednesday.

“The family loved having her there,” Harry said. “There’s always that family part of Christmas [where] there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an amazing time. We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.”

The royal added that Markle enjoyed meeting all of his relatives. She spent time with the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and many others, in addition to staying with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children.

“I think we’ve got one of the biggest families that I know of, and every family is complex as well,” Harry said. “No, look, she’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend Christmas morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

During his spot on the radio show, Harry also spoke about the guest list for his upcoming nuptials. One of the presenters inquired as to whether Barack and Michelle Obama might be attending.

“I don’t know about that, we haven’t even put the invite or the guest list together,” Harry said, before cheekily adding: “Who knows if he’s going to be invited or not? Wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”

It feels like May 19 can’t come fast enough.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the royal family's Christmas Day service.