Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly skipping Christmas with royals due to their alleged rift with Prince William.

A few weeks ago, there were rumors that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might not spend the upcoming holidays with the royal family. Buckingham Palace later confirmed that Prince Harry and Markle will extend their vacation in the U.S. and will be spending their Christmas there with Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland.

According to an insider, Prince Harry and Markle’s decision to skip the holidays with the Queen and the rest of the members of the Firm is due to their rift with the Duke of Cambridge.

“Harry and Meghan are having a small Christmas with just immediate family instead of spending it at Sandringham,” an insider told Us Weekly. “The rift between William and Harry is one of the main reasons behind their decision.”

The source added that the drama surrounding the couple has caused a huge amount of stress for them, so they have decided to distance themselves. Also, they want to make the event extra special for their son, Archie.

“As it’s Archie’s first Christmas, they want it to be super special. It’ll be just [Meghan’s mom] Doria [Ragland] and the three of them,” the source said.

Prince Harry has changed a lot since he and his wife, Markle, welcomed their firstborn. The duke has become more in touch with his emotions. Prince Harry is kind-hearted and will do everything to protect Markle and Archie.

A source said that Prince Harry still enjoys having a few beers with his pals. But “his party days are well and truly behind him.”

Prince Harry and Prince William’s feud reportedly started when the latter advised his younger brother to slow down with his romance with Markle because they did not know her that well. Another source also claimed that Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s two sons no longer get along after Prince Harry married the former “Suits” actress.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Markle reportedly don’t get along well. The four royals just play nice for the cameras. Also, Prince William reportedly felt that Prince Harry changed since he met Markle.

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Prince William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Eddie Mulholland