Thursday was Meghan’s day on her pal Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, as the Duchess of Sussex helped welcome a surprise guest, went to the studio lot to troll vendors, and revealed she’ll be preparing Thanksgiving dinner herself.
Meghan said, “I love to cook. 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.”
Ellen DeGeneres, who lives near Meghan and her 37-year-old husband, joked that the hers and Portia de Rossi’s holiday invites could have been misplaced in the mail. “What time should we show up?” she quipped, to which the duchess answered, “Whatever time you want.”
Meghan said in a throwback shot on her now-deleted Instagram in 2016 that she had made the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, when the self-proclaimed foodie relived the glory of her culinary success.
She captioned a photo of herself next to a beautiful turkey, “Oh, that time I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey! The question is, can I do it again? The pressure is on!”
The Duchess shared recipes on The Tig on a regular basis, and Thanksgiving was no exception. Her menu also includes oven-roasted chicken breast with mushroom and leek sauce, as well as roasted acorn squash wedge salad and nut butter nibbles as side dishes.
Meghan also told Ellen DeGeneres about their Halloween traditions as a family.
She said, “We wanted to do something fun for the kids, but the kids were just not into it at all. Archie was a dinosaur for maybe five minutes…”
She also said that Harry has adjusted well to the California lifestyle in Montecito.
“Well, we moved here during lockdown, exactly when things shut down, so we’ve just been able to spend a lot of time at home and creating our home, but I think it’s just the lifestyle and the weather is pretty great,” the mother of two explained. “But we’re just happy.”
The couple, who have two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, five months, confirmed their retirement from key royal positions in February. An informant disclosed a month ago that the couple has been “thriving” since migrating to the United States.
“Harry doesn’t have any regrets about leaving the royal family whatsoever and is really happy in Montecito,” a source said in January. “He and Meghan are enjoying their new life in California — being a normal family and having the freedom to make their own decisions without anyone watching over them.”