Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first Thanksgiving in their new California home

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Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a "quiet dinner at home" for Thanksgiving.
  • The couple, who moved into their new home in Montecito, California earlier this year, also had Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland over for supper.
  • A source said the couple was planning to have a "home-cooked" dinner "made with fresh vegetables from their garden".


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie spent their first Thanksgiving in their new home in Montecito, California.

The US celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, and the royal couple reportedly had a "quiet dinner".

"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 Sussexes told Harper's Bazaar prior to the holiday.

"They plan to enjoy a home-cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden."

People reported that Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, would also be joining them for the occasion.

"They are very happy," a source said of the couple in this week's issue of the US publication. "Archie is thriving and growing quickly. As a family, they spend hours outside."

The family's Thanksgiving celebrations come just days after Meghan Markle revealed she suffered a miscarriage back in July, in a heartbreaking opinion piece on grief and loss for the New York Times.

Meghan wrote in her piece, reflecting on 2020: "So this Thanksgiving, as we plan for a holiday unlike any before — many of us separated from our loved ones, alone, sick, scared, divided and perhaps struggling to find something, anything, to be grateful for — let us commit to asking others, "Are you OK?"

"As much as we may disagree, as physically distanced as we may be, the truth is that we are more connected than ever because of all we have individually and collectively endured this year." 

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