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Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will take a break from their royal responsibilities following their Remembrance Day engagements in the coming week.

– They will spend the majority of their break in the United States.

– Other royals took the month of August off, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued their engagements.

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Remembrance Day festivities will mark Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s last public engagement until Christmastime.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to take time off from their royal duties following their working events in the coming days, which include a visit to The Field of Remembrance on November 7, the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on November 9, and the Remembrance Day Service on November 10.

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While official dates of Harry and Meghan’s break have yet to be confirmed, the couple is expected to return to the public eye around Christmas. (The royal family famously gathers for celebrations and church service during the holiday.) It’s customary for royals to take the month of August off, but since the Sussexes continued working during that time, their break begins next week.

They will also spend a majority of their time off in the United States. It was previously reported that they would spend their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s first Thanksgiving in Meghan’s home country.

A source tells, “They plan to spend time as a family for their first break this year.”

The decision follows an intense period of media scrutiny on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from giving emotional interviews during the making of a documentary about their South African royal tour to filing lawsuits against various British tabloids.

In an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby, Meghan expressed the vulnerable situation she finds herself in while being the target of tabloid gossip.

“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable. So, that was made really challenging,” she said. “And, then when you have a newborn, and especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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