Turkey Day has arrived and royal fans may be wondering how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating. While Meghan was born and raised in the United States, Prince Harry hails from a continent that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving at all. Now that the royal couple have permanently relocated to Southern California, they appear to have developed some traditions for the holiday.
Prince Harry, Meghan and their two children Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor live in a sprawling mansion in Montecito, California. That archetypes The podcast host has been candid about how much peace the multi-million dollar home offers her and her family. In fact, Meghan was thrilled to be spending Thanksgiving 2020 and Thanksgiving 2021 at home.
While on The Ellen Show in 2021, Meghan announced that she was planning to have a quiet Thanksgiving with Prince Harry and their children. “I love to cook,” Meghan revealed. “We’ll be home and just relax and settle in. It’s our second Thanksgiving back home in California, so it’s going to be nice.”
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It seems Meghan is more than equipped to cook up a solid Thanksgiving meal for her family. Back in 2016, the suits Alum revealed via her since-deleted Instagram that she’s managed to make the perfect turkey for the holiday. “Oh, I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey back then!” the Duchess of Sussex penned. “The question is, can I do this again? The pressure is on! Let the salting begin.”
But Meghan’s Thanksgiving traditions aren’t just centered on Prince Harry and her immediate family. Charity also seems to be a big part of how she’s celebrated the holiday in the past. On her now-deleted blog, The Tig, the former actress explained that service was a big part of her upbringing. She also shared that she was raised to help those in need, especially around the holidays.
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“Despite the contrast of the two worlds I grew up in, there was one strong thing in common: My parents both came from young families, so they chose to give a lot — buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, meals to patients in the Delivering hospice care, donating loose change in their pockets to those who ask for it, and performing silent acts of grace — whether it’s a hug, a smile, or a pat on the back to show those in need that they would be fine ‘ Meghan wrote.
It seems Prince Harry and Meghan have had pretty normal Thanksgivings so far, despite their royal status. This is especially true since they relocated to Southern California. Of course, only time will tell if Meghan will ever be able to recreate that “perfect” roast turkey from Thanksgiving’s past.