The source added how His Majesty is "hoping they'll relent and come to visit more often as a family of four" since "he's hardly in a position whereby he can hop on a plane to California."
"Charles still loves Harry greatly, and it's his greatest hope that, at some point, they can put differences aside and move forward as a loving family," the source concluded.
This comes after another insider shared: "I can't imagine the Sussexes would decline an invitation to spend time with His Majesty. As of yet, there have not been any invitations for the holidays."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex last spent a Christmas at Sandringham in 2018, during the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The couple decided to spend the following festive season in California with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, and only a couple of weeks later, they announced their departure as senior, working royals. This Christmas will mark Charles III's second at Sandringham in Norfolk as the reigning monarch, and it is believed he wants his entire family present.
This follows news of the King and Kate, Princess of Wales, being named as two senior royals who allegedly questioned Archie's potential skin color in 2019. The claim was found in the Dutch edition of Omid Scobie's controversial book Endgame, which the author says he had nothing to do with. Still, there are others who question the rumors that the King would even want Harry and Meghan around him or the other royals this year.
"I doubt if there was any invitation to spend Christmas with the royal family. I would be very surprised. [The furor over Endgame] isn't going to help," marketing expert Pauline Maclaran dished.
As The Royal Observer previously reported, despite these insights, some believe that neither side would have considered an invite to Sandringham regardless of the new racism revelation popping up.
"So the story in The Sunday Times was that their friends are putting out that they really would quite like to be welcome or be invited to Sandringham at Christmas. I mean come on. This is no way to operate, is it?" royal expert Richard Eden told a publication. Some reports suggest the revelation in the Scobie book could be a ploy to divide Charles III and Prince William, which could be another reason for a potential snub.
The Daily Mirror reported on the insider revelations.