It’s safe to assume that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful for their idyllic life in California today.
Since he first met his future wife, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has celebrated Thanksgiving every year. Their young children, Archie and Lilibet, also have their own customs for the occasion.
This is due to the fact that the couple has celebrated Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, ever since Archie was a baby.
The family, who were still working as royals at the time, celebrated quietly with Doria in Canada when Archie was six months old in 2019.
The family reunited with Doria to celebrate the US holiday the following year, but this time they were living in the country for the first time following their relocation.
They were going to “enjoy a homecooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden,” a source told HELLO! at the time.
Meghan and Harry celebrated their first Thanksgiving as a family of four in 2021 after welcoming Lilibet in June.
Meghan said to Ellen DeGeneres about her favorite Thanksgiving activity last year: “I love to cook, we’ll be home and just relax and sort of settle in.”
Since she lives close by, Doria will undoubtedly spend Thanksgiving with the family once more this year.
The Duchess previously discussed her own childhood Thanksgiving customs on The Tig.
“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,” the author wrote. “They chose to buy turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, deliver meals to patients in hospice care, donate any spare change in their pockets to those asking for it, and perform 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 okay