Meghan Markle reveals the special Thanksgiving plans she and Harry have for Archie and Lilibet

It's the first holiday they will share together as a family of four

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Salute to Freedom gala
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It's the first Thanksgiving holiday Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will share with both their childrenand the Duchess has now revealed their plans.

As well as a crazy sketch on the Ellen show, where Meghan wore a hot pink dress, and performed a cat impression, the royal also revealed some sweet details about life with Prince Harry in California.

The Duchess spoke about her Thanksgiving plans, which will be a family affair, and how Archie and Lilibet weren't 'into Halloween at all.'

Talking to Ellen about her and Harry's Thanksgiving plans she revealed, "I love to cook, we'll be at home and just relax and sort of settle in. It's our second Thanksgiving at home in California, so it will be nice."

Meghan is said to be an enthusiastic cook and previously used her lifestyle blog to reveal different recipes that she'd tried. While Meghan, who has been living in California with Prince Harry for nearly two years, also spoke about what they did, as a family, for Halloween.

She said, "We wanted to do something fun for the kids, but the kids were just not into it at all. Archie was a dinosaur for maybe five minutes…"

Ellen, who spent Halloween with Meghan and her family, then added, "No, not even for five minutes, finally, Harry talked him into having the head-on, but Lili was a skunk."

Meghan, laughing, then added: "She was a little skunk… like Flower from Bambi."

The royal also revealed, in the same interview, the adorable nickname she calls 5-month-old daughter Lilibet. In the show Meghan revealed that she and Harry call their daughter 'Lil' and 'Lili.' The adorable nicknames were also used by the talk show host as she revealed that the toddler has already started teething.

In the interview, Ellen revealed to the audience, "Lili's now teething." The clip then cut to Meghan with her hands up by her mouth saying, "Anything to relieve that."

And while it’s not yet been confirmed when the first picture of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor might be released, it’s thought it could possibly come at Christmas as part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s annual Christmas card. Last year’s Christmas card snap featured Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie surrounded by their dogs, just months before the couple announced Meghan’s pregnancy with Lilibet.

Sarah Finley

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