The royal family – including Prince William, wife Kate and their three children – traditionally spend the festive period with the monarch at her Sandringham home.
The couple and their young son Archie are heading Stateside soon for a six-week break from both the limelight and royal duties.
They are expected to spend Archie's first Thanksgiving – which falls on November 28 – in Los Angeles with Meghan's mum Doria Ragland.
And it's thought they may just stay on and enjoy the tot's first Christmas in the States, too.
The duke and duchess may choose to spend the holidays with Doria this year.
A source told Hello!: "It's been a hectic year and they are ready to have some downtime."
They added: "The duchess was busy during much of her maternity leave, doing her guest edit of British Vogue and putting together The Smart Set capsule collection for the charity Smart Works."
The magazine comments that, while many royal watchers hope to see the young family return to the UK to spend Archie's first Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham, they may have other plans.
"The duke and duchess may choose to spend the holidays with Doria this year," it said.
It's thought the trip Stateside could trigger a longer-term move abroad for Meghan and Harry.
The pair spoke of their desire to live and work in Africa during their ITV documentary.
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