There, they celebrate both Christmas and the New Year together. The source also says that Melissa was one of Markle's closest aids.
The unusual claim checks out, with the royal family's official website also reiterating the point.
"The Royal Family lay out their presents on trestle tables and will exchange their gifts at teatime [on Christmas Eve]", the Royal Household states online.
Sad, but least sympathetic to the Royal family, the British people think of Prince Andrew.
"The royals are of German descent so they weave in German traditions to their celebrations", McGrady told Express on Tuesday, noting Germans typically open presents on December 24.
According to royal expert and CNN commentator Victoria Arbiter, Markle was on a separate balcony because of her rank within the royal family. Markle's husband, Harry, is now sixth in line to the throne.
In Somalia, the attack took place, killing 20 people
Guards at the Sahafi hotel and the adjacent CID office opened fire after two suicide auto bombs went off on Friday afternoon. Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia's government, claimed responsibility for the attack.
This isn't the first time that Meghan Markle's stood a little to the side during high profile royal occasions, as many noted she stood slightly behind Kate, the Queen, and Camilla during Trooping the Colour.
It's been reported that Prince William and Prince Harry are planning to "split" Kensington Palace into two separate courts for their growing families. According to People, there was a pretty practical reason for it. Just last week, for example, she was spotted horseback riding on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The Prince of Wales led the rest of the nation in honouring the country's war dead on Remembrance Sunday, taking the role historically held by his mother Queen Elizabeth for the second year in a row.
Middleton, whose family can be traced back to Brian Boru in Ireland, wore her emerald green coat dress with a velvet collar, along with a fuzzy headband with statement studs. "It was so amusing, especially when the corgis tried to take hold of the toy".