You can take the girl out of America, but you can’t take America out of the girl. Meghan Markle is proving that to be true as she gets ready to celebrate her first Thanksgiving as a member of the royal family. “She is planning to host an American style Thanksgiving feast at her new Kensington Palace apartment,” a friend of the Duchess told Hollywood Life. “And she’s going to be making it all from scratch.” So impressive!

Meghan, 37, “loves being a newlywed and loves spoiling [Prince] Harry,” the friend revealed. “She’s an amazing cook and loves making big holiday dinners. Since Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in England, there are no plans to have a dinner, so it’s the perfect chance for her to host something.”

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Since tying the knot with Harry in May, Meghan has stressed the importance of continuing some of her American traditions. As this marks her first holiday as a royal, the friend says Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will not be in attendance as “that would be way too much pressure.”

Don’t gasp too heavy yet! Kate Middleton and Prince William will supposedly be there, along with their three adorable kiddos, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, six months. Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will also be present at the festivities, as well as “a few of Harry’s good friends and their wives and kids” who Meghan plans on inviting. “It’ll be a proper Thanksgiving feast.”

According to the insider, mom-to-be Meghan will allegedly be fixing up all the traditional Thanksgiving goodies. In 2016, the Duchess shared to her now-deleted Instagram, a picture of a delicious turkey on a barbeque. “Oh, that time I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey! The question is, can I do it again? The pressure is on!” Meghan wrote in the caption.


Though it sounds extremely intimidating to be hosting a foreign holiday for your in-laws and family for the first time, we have no doubt that the Suits alum will nail it.  Despite Harry, 34, apparently being “a bit worried about her overdoing it, her being pregnant and all,” Meghan is “full of energy” and “very excited to be doing this dinner for her new Royal family.” Plus, if all goes well, maybe Meghan can host dinners more often considering she has dished about how much she is “a big fan of Sunday suppers.”

“The idea of gathering for a hearty meal with friends and family on a Sunday makes me feel comforted,” she told Today in 2016. By looks of how much she loves family dinners, it’s not surprising that Meghan wants to keep this holiday celebration as a tradition. We sure hope the Duchess enjoys her first Thanksgiving as British royalty, because next year, it’ll be her first Thanksgiving as a mom!

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