See where Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and the royals will celebrate Christmas

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Prince Harry helps heavily pregnant Meghan Markle slipping out of the service.

The mother-of-three chose a glittering off the shoulder Jenny Packham gown for the VIP event, a reception honouring the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace; but most of the attention was on her choice of tiara.

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A friend of Mr Markle, 74, who has not spoken to her since her May wedding to Prince Harry, said he told him: "How could they be so cruel and heartless?" The royal couple, whose marriage has dominated headlines ever since, officially announced in October that they're expecting their first child together in the spring of 2019.

Royal Family members arrived at Buckingham Palace in all their white tie finery on Tuesday evening for an annual reception hosted by the Queen. "They need more room and hope Frogmore Cottage will be ready in time for when they have the baby". While it denied that specific argument never ensued, the palace made note it would not speak on other reports of growing tension between Markle and Middleton.

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An insider told Daily Mail that the queen felt as though the invitation was meant as a "thoughtful gesture" for Meghan. "That is what Charles and Diana did through third parties and it brought the monarchy to its knees".

The news comes after Julia recently insisted she wouldn't call herself a "film actor" because she's just interested in great roles, no matter what platform they might be on. Add Royal Family as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Royal Family news, video, and analysis from ABC News. And that's why she's the ideal woman to give Meghan a little heartfelt advice. But, Markle was so stressed out, bossy, and emotional during Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress fitting that Kate ended up in tears.

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While Sandringham will have taken delivery of this year's trees too, the Royal family's website reveals that it is the royals themselves who will, "usually put the final touches on their Christmas tree".