KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle said she loves to cook, so she will be preparing a meal on Thanksgiving
  • The Duchess of Sussex revealed they will just be at home and relax for the holiday
  • Markle said it will be their second Thanksgiving in their house in California

Meghan Markle will be cooking for her family this coming Thanksgiving. 

The Duchess of Sussex shared her plans for Thanksgiving this week. It will be Prince Harry and Markle's second Thanksgiving in the United States and their first with baby Lili. The royal couple welcomed their second child in June.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the holiday in their $14 million mansion in Montecito. Markle will be preparing her family's meal as what she revealed during her recent guesting on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. 

"I love to cook," she was quoted as saying on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" by Us Weekly. "We’ll be home and just sort of relax and settle in. It’s our second Thanksgiving at home in California. It’ll be nice, it’ll be really nice."

The talk show host and the Sussexes are neighbors in Montecito. In response to Markle's revelation, DeGeneres joked that the holiday invitation from the duchess may have gotten lost in the mail. So, DeGeneres asked, "What time should we show up?"

"Whatever time you want," Markle replied.

In the same interview, Markle shared what she and Prince Harry did for Halloween. According to the duchess, they saw DeGeneres and de Rossi that day, but they were busy with the kids as they wanted to make the event fun for Archie and Lili. However, their children "were just not into it at all."

Markle said Archie dressed as a dinosaur for five minutes. DeGeneres quipped, "Not even five minutes," and the duchess agreed saying, "Not even five minutes." Meanwhile, baby Lili dressed as a little skunk, like Flower from "Bambi."

Markle said she and Prince Harry celebrated Halloween together before their romance was made public in 2016. The duke flew to Toronto to spend the holiday with her and her friends. They were joined by Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at the time.

"The four of us snuck out in Halloween costumes to just have one fun night on the town before it was out in the world that we were a couple," Markle recalled. "No, [the people at the party didn’t know it was us]. It was a post-apocalyptic theme, so we had all of this very bizarre costuming on, and we were able to just sort of have one final fun night out."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on November 10, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images