Prince Harry will miss out on the traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot with his brother Prince William at Sandringham to avoid upsetting his animal-loving wife Meghan.
Their father Prince Charles will be at the shoot and Prince William’s son George may go along to catch the spectacle.
Harry, 34, has taken part in the family event for more than 20 years, but Meghan, 37, strongly opposes blood sports and refuses to wear fur.
Harry and Prince William have enjoyed hunting together over the years and it has provided them with the opportunity to strengthen their brotherly bond.
Now Royal watchers fear that Harry’s absence will only serve to deepen the reported tensions between the siblings and their wives.