Meghan and Harry are apparently going to spend this Christmas at home and won’t be attending the ‘family Christmas’ at Buckingham Palace on the big day. Thoughts? Here’s mine…

Dear Meghan and Harry

First of all I want to say good on you for having the balls to tell your family that you won’t be spending Christmas with them. Do you know how many of us actually want to do that but never have the confidence to actually do it???

GOOD ON YOU.

You have had a hard time of things since getting married, and this is your first Christmas with baby Archie – you understandably want to spend time together just the three of you, and that time is precious. PLEASE TRY AND ENJOY IT now that you have made this decision and ignore any media talk about how you should be over at the Palace.

YES YOU ARE PART OF THE ROYAL FAMILY BUT YOU ALSO HAVE YOUR OWN FAMILY. YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU FEEL IS RIGHT FOR THAT FAMILY NOW…

People all around the world struggle with this issue… hands up anyone who is reading this who has ever wondered ‘do I really have to go and stay with my parents this Christmas?? Hand me the bottle of whisky now someone!’ That of course was in no way aimed at MY parents.

AND LET’S NOT GLOSS OVER THE FACT THAT HARRY, YOU ARE APPARENTLY AT ODDS WITH WILLIAN IN THE PRESENT MOMENT…

Which is none of OUR business, it is yours, but if that is the case, then the last thing that either you or Meghan needs right now, is to spend time in an atmosphere where you may not feel welcome, or where you feel pressured to brush things under the carpet, simply because it is Christmas…

That never works does it, and often ends in an argument.

Meghan... YOU have had one hell of a year haven’t you, and you’re a new Mum who is still adjusting to this – you only get this time with Archie once, so enjoy every moment of it, and stand tall, be proud to be a strong wife and mother who has done what women all around the country have sometimes thought about doing….. putting their needs and the needs of their family first!

Have a great one guys and just zone out the media hoo-ha. Its Christmas.. a time to be at peace with yourselves.

And you can always see the family on Boxing Day….

Chris 

 

Christmas is a time where we can all feel pressured – how much to spend, who to spend time with, how much to eat… and social anxiety and stress in general can really be an issue for some of us. In the run up to Christmas I am going to share advice and support guides to help you get through all of it……. I am here for you.

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