Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Take 'Extended Family Time Off,' May Spend Thanksgiving in the US

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be spending Thanksgiving in the United States. 

A royal source tells ET that the "Duke and Duchess are expected to take some extended family time off starting in November."

The couple -- and their young son, Archie -- will spend some time "with Meghan’s mom" and "split their time between the U.S. and U.K.," which could see them spending the November holiday in the U.S. 

Meghan and Harry are still expected for the traditional family Christmas at Sandringham in Norfolk, England, and will bring along Baby Archie for the first time. ET has reached out to reps for Meghan and Harry for comment. 

News of Meghan and Harry's holiday plans come amid their battle with British tabloids. The pair announced their decision to take legal action against Associated Newspapers -- owners of the Daily Mail, MailOnline, Metro and more -- on Oct. 1, with Harry slamming their treatment of his wife.    

The royal couple open up about the pressures of the media in a new ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. 

"Any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you are really vulnerable, so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, and especially as a woman, it is a lot," the Duchess says.

"So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed, I guess thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I am OK," she continues. "But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind-the-scenes."

In the same interview, Harry also addresses rumors that he and Meghan could move to Africa.   

"I don't know where we could live in Africa at the moment. We’ve just come from Cape Town. That would be an amazing place to be able to base ourselves," he says in the film, which premieres Sunday in the U.K.

Meghan and Harry just wrapped up their 10-day tour of Africa, and are set to make appearances at other royal engagements through mid-November. While Meghan has made several trips to the U.S. over the past year, her reported upcoming getaway with Harry and Archie would mark the little one's first visit to the states. 

A source previously told ET that while Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland lives in the U.S., the couple is determined that she has a large role in Archie's life. See more in the video below. 


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