Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Archie Are Spending Thanksgiving 2020 with Doria Ragland

The Sussexes will have a "quiet dinner" to celebrate "their first American Thanksgiving in the States as a family."

Since they now live in the United States, Prince Harry (opens in new tab) and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving in their Montecito, California home (opens in new tab) with their son, Archie.

A source close to the Sussexes (opens in new tab) tells BAZAAR.com, "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." The source continues, "They plan to enjoy a home-cooked meal with traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including recipes made with fresh vegetables from their garden."

According to People (opens in new tab)Meghan (opens in new tab)'s mother, Doria Ragland, is joining the Sussexes for the holiday, as she lives close by in Los Angeles. A source told the publication, "They are very happy ... Archie is thriving and growing quickly. As a family, they spend hours outside."

Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan relocated to Montecito (opens in new tab) in Santa Barbara (opens in new tab) with their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

While Meghan and Harry had previously planned to return to the United Kingdom for Christmas with the royal family (opens in new tab), they were forced to change their plans on account of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Royal correspondent Carolyn Durand recently reported for ELLE.com (opens in new tab) that the Sussexes are now "expected to spend Christmas in California," rather than traveling to see the royal family in England. As the U.K. is currently in its second nationwide lockdown (opens in new tab), international travel is much more challenging at the moment. Plus, Meghan's in-person trial with the Mail on Sunday (opens in new tab) has been delayed until fall 2021, meaning that travel is not a necessity.

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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.