The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan are enjoying a special Thanksgiving at their new home in Montecito, California, with Meghan’s mom Doria.
“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,” a source close to the couple shared with ELLE.com.
The couple and their 18-month-old toddler Archie, who is now walking and toddling around, spent last Thanksgiving in Canada before moving to Los Angeles. Meghan and Harry told Malala just last month that they have been able to enjoy all of Archie’s milestones. Harry shared they “were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything,” with Meghan adding: “And it’s just fantastic because I think in so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow and in the absence of COVID, we would be traveling and working more externally, and we’d miss a lot of those moments… So I think it’s been a lot of really good family time.”
Meghan is an incredible cook and you can bet she’ll be trying out some of her favorite dishes, possibly some from her Together cookbook.
“They plan to enjoy a home-cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden, “ the source told ELLE.com
The couple have recently settled into their beautiful home overlooking the Pacific near Santa Barbara, and have been spending plenty of time with Doria, who is also incredibly close to Prince Harry.
The Sussexes have been incredibly busy setting up their Archewell non-profit but have also have been actively giving back to the community, many of whom have been struggling due to COVID-19 pandemic. On Easter Sunday, the Duke and Duchess handed out meals to the vulnerable community in West Hollywood with Project Angel Food, many of whom are home bound and have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Duchess was aware of Project Angel Food’s work from growing up in the area, and has always been inspired by the incredible impact they have on the community. Her mom, who is a frontline worker herself, had mentioned that they were in great need of support during this unprecedented time,” a source told ELLE.com at the time.
Doria influenced Meghan early on, and it has inspired her in her humanitarian activities. Meghan and her mom would volunteer at soup kitchens in Los Angeles to help the needy and homeless, and the Duchess carried on that work at the St. Felix Centre in Toronto while she was an actress on the TV show Suits.
More recently, Harry and Meghan were again handing out school supplies and food to those in need nearby the community in Los Angeles where Meghan grew up.
The couple have had a challenging year since stepping back as senior working members of the Royal Family at the end of March to lead a more private life. Just yesterday, Meghan revealed in a very personal, very brave essay that she and Harry tragically miscarried in July.
This will no doubt be a bittersweet Thanksgiving for the family, but the couple will certainly be creating special new memories with Doria and a growing Archie.
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