Despite buying a Christmas tree together, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reportedly be spending Christmas apart

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be apart for Christmas.

The 32-year-old royal and the 35-year-old actress – who have been dating for around four months – will reportedly be spending the festive period with their own families with Harry heading to Sandringham and Meghan heading back to Toronto, Canada, to spend the holidays with her loved ones.

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On Wednesday (14.12.16) the loved-up couple were spotted enjoying a date for the first time in London.

The ‘Suits’ star and the flame-haired hunk headed to the Apollo Theatre in the British capital for a last minute trip to see ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’.

A close pal of Harry’s said: “Harry has said his privacy is important to him but they are clearly not afraid to be seen in public together.

“They are clearly crazy about each other and have told friends they are very much in love.

“As an actress, Meghan loves the theatre so this was an obvious date to go on.”

And on Monday (12.12.16), the couple surprised staff when they paid a visit to Pines and Needles in Battersea Park, south London, and walked away with a 6ft Nordman fir Christmas tree.

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Sam Lyle – who set up the stall with his brother Josh in 1996 – said: “We have looked after some of Britain’s highest profile names for nearly 20 years but you could have heard a pin drop – or a needle – when Prince Harry and Meghan walked into the store.

“They were completely charming together and blissfully unaware that our jaws had hit the floor. They chose a gorgeous Nordmann Fir and walked away after exchanging Christmas pleasantries.

“We hope we can add them to our list of illustrious names who buy from us each and every year. There would certainly be a rush from our staff should they ask us to decorate it, too!”

The couple spent around 15 minutes browsing before they chose and paid £59.05 for their tree, and donated an extra £1 to charity, and are thought to have taken it back to Nottingham Cottage, Harry’s home at Kensington Palace.

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A source said: “They arrived in a car and picked up a tree – they were there for about 15 minutes browsing and then having a look, then they selected their tree and Harry carried it on his shoulder once it was netted up, back to the car.”

Source: femalefirst co uk