Meghan Markle may be a member of the British royal family, but she still knows how to cook the perfect American Thanksgiving feast!

By Erin Hill
November 28, 2019 08:18 AM
Meghan Markle in 2016
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Meghan Markle may be a member of the British royal family, but she still knows how to cook the perfect American Thanksgiving feast!

Just two yeas ago, the Duchess of Sussex was celebrating Thanksgiving with her mom, Doria Ragland, in Los Angeles. Days later, she was back in London, where she and Prince Harry announced their engagement to the world on November 27, 2017.

Now, she’s spending Thanksgiving with her new family, as she and Harry prepare for their first holiday season as parents to son Archie.

Meghan, who incorporated American touches throughout her royal wedding ceremony last year, will likely find a way to celebrate one of her most-loved holidays this year with Harry and their newborn — she can’t let her proven turkey skills go to waste, after all.

In 2016, Meghan revealed she cooked the perfect Thanksgiving turkey in the past in a throwback photo on her now-deleted Instagram. The former Suits star relived the glory of her cooking conquest and admitted to feeling pressure to repeat it.

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Posting a shot of herself beside a picturesque turkey, Markle wrote, “Oh, that time I roasted a pretty perfect Thanksgiving turkey! The question is, can I do it again? The pressure is on!”

Judging from the post’s hashtags, it appears she brines her turkey before roasting — an easy yet time-consuming technique of soaking the bird before cooking that’s known to make it juicy and flavorful. “Let the brining begin.” Markle said.

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Meghan has previously opened up about her Thanksgiving traditions and her passion for charity. In a post on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig, she wrote: “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 – buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to patients in hospice care, donating any spare change in their pocket to those asking for it, and performing 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 alright.

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