Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time in their California home in Montecito’s Santa Barbara community. The couple had an intimate family celebration together with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison.
According to E! News, the couple’s Thanksgiving menu will include traditional dishes as well as lots of fresh vegetables which they harvested from their own garden. Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, is expected to join the couple on their first Thanksgiving in their home.
It’s more of a bittersweet celebration for them because they only went public about Meghan’s miscarriage recently. The Duchess of Sussex penned a touching piece published by The New York Times wherein she described the whole experience of losing their second child last July. Meanwhile, their respective families were informed about the sad news when it happened.
She recalled, “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?'”
The experience made her and Harry realized just how common miscarriage is. She encouraged women who’ve experienced the same thing she did to share their stories, too.
Meghan and Harry started 2020 with a bang by stepping down from their royal duties as senior members. They decided to pursue their passion instead which includes media literacy, gender equality, and social justice.
In September, the couple signed a deal with Netflix to produce both scripted and unscripted programming for children. They also had many speaking engagements these past months where they shared their views regarding global issues.
The British royal family isn’t celebrating Thanksgiving but Princess Eugenie took to social media to express her gratitude. She wrote on Instagram, “I’m thankful to all the front liners this year for your incredible dedication and perseverance,” she shared. “I’m thankful for all the companies and charities who donated as much as possible to those in need. I’m thankful for my husband Jack. I’m thankful for the love of family and animals that keep us strong. And I’m thankful for nature and all it gives us – a constant in 2020 when things have been so uncertain. Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating it today.”