Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate first Thanksgiving in US


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will celebrate their first Thanksgiving dinner in the US with a ‘quiet and cosy’ home-cooked family meal featuring fresh vegetables from their garden, royal expert claims

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex will enjoy their first Thanksgiving together in the US
  • Couple will prepare a ‘quiet dinner’ at their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara
  • Omid Scobie claims they’re ‘looking forward’ to celebrating holiday in the States

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will enjoy their first Thanksgiving dinner in the US as a family complete with fresh vegetables grown in their Californian garden, a source has claimed.

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, will spend the traditional American holiday having a ‘quiet’ affair at their $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, having stepped back from their royal duties in March. 

This week the couple received an outpouring of support following Meghan’s devastating revelation that she suffered a miscarriage over the summer. 

Omid Scobie, co-author of the explosive biography Finding Freedom, wrote on Twitter that a source close to the couple informed him they would be sharing a ‘cosy’ Thanksgiving together with 19-month-old Archie.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured hosting their TIME100 talk, will enjoy their first Thanksgiving dinner in the US ‘as a family’ complete with fresh vegetables grown in their Californian garden, a source claims

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, (pictured in South Africa in 2019) will spend the traditional American holiday having a 'quiet dinner' at their $14 million Santa Barbara mansion

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, (pictured in South Africa in 2019) will spend the traditional American holiday having a ‘quiet dinner’ at their $14 million Santa Barbara mansion

‘They are going to have a quiet dinner at home and are looking forward to celebrating their first American Thanksgiving in the States as a family,’ Scobie tweeted.

‘They plan to enjoy a home-cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden.’ 

Last year, Harry and Meghan are believed to have celebrated Thanksgiving privately with close family, spending the holiday in Canada with their son and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.  

It’s also likely that Meghan will be cooking for the family as she did last year, with royal correspondent Katie Nicholl telling OK! last August that the mother is a ‘talented chef’ who loves to provide meals for her family. 

It's also likely that 'talented chef' Meghan will be cooking for the family as she did last year. Pictured, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the garden of their Santa Barbara home

It’s also likely that ‘talented chef’ Meghan will be cooking for the family as she did last year. Pictured, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the garden of their Santa Barbara home

She said: ‘Meghan loves being in the kitchen. She’s a talented chef and takes great pleasure in bringing people together over a family meal.

‘There won’t be any staff helping her – she’ll definitely be wearing the apron.’ 

In a powerful essay published yesterday in The New York Times, the Duchess revealed she lost her second child after feeling a ‘sharp cramp’ while changing her son Archie’s nappy in July.

In the piece entitled ‘The Losses We Share’, Meghan described falling ill at home in Los Angeles and being whisked to hospital where she ‘watched her husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine’ while they grieved for their baby. 

The Duchess wrote the powerful essay entitled 'The Losses We Share' for American newspaper The New York Times

The Duchess wrote the powerful essay entitled ‘The Losses We Share’ for American newspaper The New York Times 

Writing in the New York Times yesterday Meghan described being in hospital watching her husband Harry's 'heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine' while they grieved for their baby

Writing in the New York Times yesterday Meghan described being in hospital watching her husband Harry’s ‘heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine’ while they grieved for their baby

Describing the tragic moment she realised ‘something was not right’, she recalled: ‘After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. 

‘I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.’

After the article was shared, Prince Harry and Meghan received a flood of support, with author Matt Haig and television star Lorraine Kelly among those inspired to share their own stories of loss.

Meghan’s NYT article also described a year of ‘breaking points’ for the world, including the one million-plus global Covid-19 deaths as well as the ‘social isolation’ of lockdown and the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the US. 



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