Meghan Markle will spend Christmas with Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth & the royal family: Palace confirms

Meghan’s Christmas Prince! After weeks of speculation about Meghan Markle’s holiday plans, Kensington Palace confirmed to ET on Wednesday that Prince Harry’s fiancée will officially be joining the royal family for Christmas festivities.

“You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day,” a Kensington Palace spokesman tells ET.

This is a break in tradition for the royal family, who in the past have only extended Christmas invites after a couple is officially wed.

See photos of Meghan and Harry together:

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Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Meghan Markle with her engagemnt ring during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring whilst they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Meghan Markle shows reacts as she poses with her fianc� Britain's Prince Harry in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle arrive to pose for photographs in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring whilst they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Sandringham House is Queen Elizabeth's private estate in Norfolk, England, where the family tends to spend the holidays. Last year Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip skipped their annual trip there as they were suffering from heavy colds. 

The family goes to church at the St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, as they did in 2015, so there’s a chance they will be photographed there in their holiday best!

Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement last month after more than a year of dating. The couple plans to tie the knot in May 2018. They will reside at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where their neighbors will be Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and the future royal baby.

On Tuesday night Harry and William attended the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in London together. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince Harry is pictured with a Stormtroppers helmet as he attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is pictured with a Stormtroppers helmet and Eloisa Lerner, 8 yeard old, as they attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actors Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Daisy Ridley (left) and Mark Hamill attending the european premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi held at The Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein / WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actress Laura Dern attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actress Kelly Marie Tran attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Gwendoline Christie attending the european premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi held at The Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Daisy Ridley attending the european premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi held at The Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: John Boyega attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Kelly Marie Tran attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actor Adam Driver attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actor John Boyega attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actors Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actor Mark Hamill attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
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