The Princess of Wales is reportedly hoping to avoid a reunion with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and is said to be "anxious" about the possibility of Harry and Meghan being invited over for Christmas.

According to insiders, the Princess of Wales "wouldn't put it past" Meghan Markle and her family to arrive at Christmas uninvited for a royal "showdown." Recent reports have revealed that the former Suits actress is "desperate" for Prince Harry to patch things up with his father and brother, and Kate is worried the time will come over the festive period.

The source said: "She's made no secret of the fact that she’s also concerned they may effectively try to gate-crash the family festivities. If that happened, she’d be furious.

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"The plans are all so up in the air and they're not sure what's happening, which is naturally creating a lot of unsettled feelings and Kate is feeling stressed and on edge about it all," they told Closer. "Kate just wants a peaceful family Christmas without drama and she knows that if Harry and Meghan show up it will ruin it and they'll be forced to endure yet more conflict and upset."

The source admitted that Prince William is "just as anxious" and has "no desire to see his brother" but would "love to see his niece and nephew." It was previously revealed that King Charles was "unlikely" to invite the Sussexes to England for the festive period.

However, he could invite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to New Years celebrations in Scotland, according to a public relations expert. Speaking to The Mirror, Lynn Carratt said that if the Sussexes do end up spending Christmas in Sandringham, "it would be a PR dream" and would make an "incredible story".

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"A fractured family reunited on Christmas Day, photographed for the world to see, would feel heartwarming, especially during the festive season," she noted, before adding how the last time the couple spent Christmas with the Royal Family was in 2018 when Harry, Meghan, and the Prince and Princess of Wales were coined the fab four.

Lynn noted that in 2018 "it seemed the future of the British Monarchy was in safe hands; little did we know what was around the corner". She went on to add that while relations may have "thawed" recently between King Charles and Harry after he spoke to his father on his 75th birthday, "he is reportedly still estranged from his brother William".

She went on: "But according to friends of Meghan and Harry, they are keen to return to the family fold to see more of Charles allow their children Archie and Lilibet to spend the festive season with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, which they have never done before."

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