Did U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Snub Prince Harry in His Christmas Video?

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Christmas video may have been misinterpreted.

On Monday, Sunak shared a humorous video on social media showing him in the rare situation of being alone at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister. Taking advantage of the situation, he pets Larry the cat, plays a game of knocking over juice cans in the hallway, watches Dwarf and toasted marshmallows. But then the phone rang.

“Uh, press office number 10,” Sunak said hesitantly answering the call. He then raised his eyebrows and said, “Harry, you have the wrong number,” before hanging up.

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Some social media users believed he was referring to Prince Harry, who stepped down from his role as a working member of the royal family and moved to California with wife Meghan Markle in 2020.

However, it is unlikely that Sunak was trying to troll the Duke of Sussex. Instead, most believe Sunak was referring to Harry Cole, the British journalist who wrote about the leak of the prime minister’s personal phone number. (Given that Sunak has a weekly meeting with King Charles, I doubt he would want to make such a joke.)

Following tradition, the royal family went to church on Christmas Day. King Charles and Queen Camilla lead the way, followed closely by Kate Middleton and Prince William with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

King Charles and Queen Camilla lead the royal family for Christmas 2023.

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Meghan (42) and Prince Harry (39) spent Christmas privately, and in 2017 and 2018 they celebrated it with the royal family.

The 2017 holiday outing came as a surprise as it came just a month after the couple announced their engagement, but in years past significant others didn’t join the royal celebration until after their nuptials.

In Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghanpublished last year, the Duchess of Sussex recounted her first Christmas with the royal family.

“I remember the first Christmas at Sandringham so vividly,” Meghan said. “I call my mom, and she says, ‘How are you?’ And I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing.’ ”

“It’s like the big family I’ve always wanted,” she added. “And there was constant movement, energy and fun.”

At dinner, Meghan sat next to “H’s grandfather,” Prince Philip.

“And I just thought it was so wonderful. And I said, ‘Oh, we were talking, and it was so great. And I was talking about this and I was talking about this,'” she recalled, though she said Prince Harry later informed that she “had his bad ear,” meaning Prince Philip likely couldn’t hear parts of their conversation.

Meghan said: “I thought, ‘Oh, well, I thought it went really well.’ ”

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Christmas church service at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Christmas Day 2017 with the Royal Family. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

After marrying in May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan went to Sandringham again that December for a traditional royal Christmas. At the time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child, and their son, Prince Archie, was born in May 2019.

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In 2019, the couple decided to spend their first annual vacation as a family of three privately in Canada.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet NATO Joint Force Command and families from Italy and the Netherlands during day five of the Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in September 2023.

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Since moving to Meghan’s home state of California, the family has spent Christmas privately with their two children: Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2.

Last month when Meghan hit the red carpet in DiversityAt the Power of Women event in Los Angeles, she was asked about her favorite holiday traditions. “That’s a great question,” she replied. “Our little ones are small, and we enjoy every moment.”

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