How Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry smiling at the Invictus Games 2020

Turkey Day has arrived, and royal fans may be wondering how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are choosing to celebrate. While Meghan was born and raised in The U.S., Prince Harry hails from a continent where Thanksgiving is not celebrated at all. However, now that the royal couple has permanently relocated to Southern California, they seem to have developed a few traditions for the holiday.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent the last two Thanksgivings at home

Prince Harry, Meghan, and their two kids, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, live in a sprawling mansion in Montecito, California. The Archetypes podcast host had been open about just how much peace the multi-million dollar home provides her and her family. In fact, Meghan was thrilled to spend Thanksgiving 2020 and Thanksgiving 2021 at home.

Meghan loves to cook and once made the perfect Turkey for Thanksgiving

While on The Ellen Show in 2021, Meghan revealed that she planned to have a quiet Thanksgiving with Prince Harry and her kids. “I love to cook,” Meghan revealed. “We’ll be home and just sort of relax and settle in. It’s our second Thanksgiving at home in California, so it will be nice.”

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It seems Meghan is more than equipped to whip up a solid Thanksgiving meal for her family. Back in 2016, the Suits alum revealed via her since-deleted Instagram that she managed to make the perfect Turkey for the holiday. “Oh, that time I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey!” the Duchess of Sussex penned. “The question is, can I do it again? The pressure is on! Let the brining begin.” 

The Duchess of Sussex has a Thanksgiving tradition that involves charity

But Meghan’s Thanksgiving traditions don’t just center around Prince Harry and her immediate family. Charity also seems to be a big part of how she has celebrated the holiday in the past. In her since-deleted blog, The Tig, the former actor explained that service was a huge part of her upbringing. She also shared she was raised to help out those in need, especially around the holidays.

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“Despite the contrast of my two worlds growing up, there was a powerful commonality: both my parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot – buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to patients in hospice care, donating any spare change in their pocket to those asking for it, and performing quiet acts of grace – be it a hug, a smile, or a pat on the back to show ones in need that they would be alright,” Meghan penned.

It seems that despite their royal status, Prince Harry and Meghan have had fairly normal Thanksgivings thus far. This is especially …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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