"I love to cook. We'll be home and just sort of relax and settle in," Meghan said of her Thanksgiving plans this year
Meghan Markle in 2016
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Meghan Markle may be the Duchess of Sussex, but she still knows how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving feast!

Just a few years ago, Meghan 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 of two to son Archie, 2, and daughter Lili, 5 months.

Meghan recently shared that she's planning a low-key celebration at their home in Montecito.

"I love to cook. We'll be home and just sort of relax and settle in. It's our second Thanksgiving at home in California, so it will be nice," Meghan told Ellen DeGeneres last week.

And the self-proclaimed foodie can't let her proven turkey skills go to waste. In 2016, Meghan revealed she cooked the perfect Thanksgiving turkey in the past in a throwback photo on her now-deleted Instagram. Meghan relived the glory of her cooking conquest and admitted to feeling pressure to repeat it.

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Meghan Markle and Archie
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Posting a shot of herself beside a picturesque turkey, Meghan 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." she said.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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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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