Queen Elizabeth II is supportive of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plans of spending Christmas in the U.S.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not spending the holidays with the Queen and the rest of the members of the royal family. Royal correspondent Omid Scobie confirmed in a tweet that Archie and his parents will be holidaying in Los Angeles with Markle’s mom Doria Ragland. The family of three will extend their vacation in California and will spend Christmas there.

“Buckingham Palace: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month. Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria,” Scobie’s post read.

“This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen,” the spokesperson added.

According to Scobie, for security reasons, the palace will not be sharing further details about Prince Harry and Markle’s holiday schedule. Even if the couple will not be spending their holidays with the royals, the Queen is reportedly supportive of their plans.

However, according to royal biographer Ingrid Seward, Prince Harry and Markle’s decision hurt the Queen. But Her Majesty is very gracious to let her disappointment show or be known.

This isn’t the first time Prince Harry and Markle snubbed the Queen’s invitation. The couple also turned down the monarch’s invitation to fly over Sandringham and join her last summer which left Her Majesty disappointed.

Many royal fans were pleased to hear the news because they believed that the couple deserved it. Also, some believed that it’s better for everyone especially that Prince Harry and Markle were rumored to be feuding with Prince William and Kate Middleton. One royal fan said that it was “good for them.”

“That’s good news to hear, they deserve a nice holiday break, and it’s nice to see that Doria, Meghan’s mother will spend Christmas with her first grandchild. Thanks for the news Omid,” another social media user wrote.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London.  Getty Images/John Stillwell