Will Meghan Markle spend Thanksgiving in LA, or with Harry in the UK?

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British people: are you jelly of Thanksgiving? You should be! Thanksgiving is awesome. Thanksgiving in America involves turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes and parades and football games (if you’re into that). It involves a day off from work, or maybe even a long four-day weekend. Thanksgiving also means family arguments about politics, but sometimes you luck out and you agree with your family about politics and so the only argument is about gravy, or whether the turkey is done. As we know, British people don’t have Thanksgiving. Maybe some day, when she’s a duchess, Meghan Markle will bring the gift of Thanksgiving to Britain. Until then, she’s just going to spend the holiday with her mom in LA. E! News posted this story on Friday:

Meghan Markle is heading to California for the upcoming holiday. The Suits actress and Prince Harry’s leading lady is going to Los Angeles to spend Thanksgiving with her mom, Doria Radlan. Early next week Meghan “is planning to fly to L.A. to spend Thanksgiving with her mom,” a source tells E! News exclusively.

Markle is currently in Toronto filming Suits, but “today is the last day on set for the entire cast” for the seventh season, according to the insider. This might explain why Markle couldn’t make it to pal Serena Williams’ wedding Thursday in New Orleans. “Meghan was supposed to wrap by the end of Wednesday but, for whatever reason, she ended up having to work Thursday morning in Toronto,” the insider tells us. “So I think that’s why she didn’t show at Serena’s.”

After enjoying some time off for the holiday, the insider shares “it’ll then be time for Meghan to move to London and into Harry’s place.” In early October, a source told us that Markle and Harry are “as good as engaged.”

“While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it’s fair to say they’re as good as engaged now,” the insider shared with us. “They’ve spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already!”

[From E! News]

Well, there you have it. That’s the timeline for the engagement rollout and the move to London. Meghan is going to spend one last holiday with her mom in LA before she heads east for a grand duchess-y adventure. I bet Meghan’s last Thanksgiving with her mom will be very special – anxious, exciting, but also a little bit bittersweet. It will be just another reminder of what Meghan is leaving behind for love. GRAVY! Pumpkin pie and gravy and turkey and parades.

Okay, so I wrote all of that up and now it turns out that some people saw Meghan flying into London? Is she already in London and will she spend the American holiday there? NO TURKEY???


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  1. Lucy says:

    Not quite related but I just started season 2 of Suits. Really enjoying her character so far, even if she hasn’t had that much to do just yet. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes.

  2. Harryg says:

    I’m getting a bit tired of this. Just marry already.

  3. Jillian says:

    Did we get this many articles when William and Kate got together? Or when Kate’s sister got engaged? I don’t remember

    I’m getting tired of hearing about their every move. Just elope and Meghan promote the last of her Suits career.

    I’ve also decided not to read Dailymail anymore. It’s a relief

    • notasugarhere says:

      William and Kate were together for 10 years before they married. There was plenty of tabloid fodder and discussion about them for that decade.

    • Eliza says:

      The press after Will & Kate got engaged was insane and over done. I hated the morning updates: “Kate’s doing her own makeup” “They’re having flowers at the wedding!” “Her dress will be traditional!” “He’ll be in uniform”

      They were together off and on 10 years, so not the same fevered pitch until after their engagement as now with Meg & Harry

      Im over this are they/aren’t they. Wake me up when it’s confirmed.

    • perplexed says:

      There were articles, but I don’t remember the gushing happening until after the engagement. When she was the girlfriend, people speculated about marriage, but I don’t remember a lot of praise (not even for her thin-ness and hair). That happened after she became princess/duchess/royalty-by-marriage. I don’t remember any comparisons whatsoever to Diana before she got married. Maybe the comparisons were there, but I also don’t remember people avidly following them as fans or anything like that. The press, of course, did. But the fan worship thing seemed to happen after the engagement.

    • HoustonGrl says:

      There were a lot of the “as good as engaged” articles after Kate and William went to the Seychelles following their reunion, I think that language comes from the palace. That was about 2 years before they actually announced an engagement.

    • island_girl says:

      William and Kate aren’t nearly as interesting.

    • LAK says:

      It was this frenzied. Especially in the early post-university years. To extent that 2007 was declared the year of engagement and stores started selling engagement memorabilia. As we know, they famously broke up.

      After they got back together, articles became snarky. That’s when the waity Katie moniker appeared. Lots of less than complimentary articles about Kate and her wait juxtaposed with Middleton PR to sell her as the perfect princess in waiting.

      The morning of the engagement, the blanket media headline was, ‘Waity no more’.

      After that Palace PR took over, negative articles were scrubbed, her back story polished, less than complimentary contemporaries, ex-work colleagues gagged, and Kate presented as the best royal bride ever. The engagement press was so ridiculously over the top that it’s no wonder so many people are disappointed by Kate.

      The woman spent close to a decade showing us who she is, and without establishment / Palace gag in palace, the media was much more honest about who she is.

      • notasugarhere says:

        So much this. Continues to today. We now have Richard Palmer doing pro-Kate Middleton PR and losing out to twitter users.

  4. Beth says:

    I wonder if the couple knows as much as this “insider” does about their relationship and future plans together. Why are people so interested and excited about this couple?

    • Addie says:

      I doubt whether most people give it more than a passing look. Palace PR exaggerates public interest to keep the myth going that the BRF enjoys massive support, hence the control and placement of all manner of cleaned-up narratives about their lot. Media needs to make dosh and royals of any shape and stripe are still a curiosity to folk, especially Diana’s sons.

    • CutIt says:

      I don’t think anyone really cares about them as much as it seems here. This website has a bit of a royal gossip edge so that’s why it seems they’re on here a lot but honestly? I don’t see much coverage of them other than the occasional magazine cover out in the world. Royalty is dead and other than the wedding/dress, I don’t think people much care. I doubt they’re engaged yet but it’s probably coming and people should stop pressuring them. It’s tiresome.

    • Maren says:

      When Richard Palmer reports on royalty on Twitter, he gets about 10 LIKES and 3 comments. Sad!!

  5. peace says:

    Loooool. After the Daily Beast story (planted by Carole and Kate Middleton, lol) of them not being engaged and may possibly live for a year together was published, it seems some people (Not Meghan or her PR people, because, hell no, she didn’t read the DB story and can’t possibly want you all to know that she and Harry’s relationship is still on course) are obviously trying sooo hard to make us believe they are engaged. But being “As good as engaged” is ABSOLUTELY not the same as being “engaged”.

  6. AV says:

    Meh, it’s only Monday. She might be flying back out on Wednesday. Think Harry will join her? I can’t imagine him not accompanying her for a family holiday. What a cute couple. People can trash talk all they want, but it’s objectively cheered me up to read about them. They’ve gotten me excited about my own wedding plans (something I have simply refused to even think about for the last two years). I think they’re cute. And my god, she is so *bleeping* beautiful!

  7. Rosalee says:

    If Suits is shot in Canada and she lives in Toronto why would she have Thanksgiving now? We Canadians had our turkey and gravy festival in October.

    • Eliza says:

      She’s American and her family is in California. Wouldn’t be hard for her to fly back if filming is over.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve been suckered into doing double turkey, honestly. I’m not much of a turkey person to begin with – though I like making thanksgiving style poutine. Or having turkey sandwiches. But we had our big family do in October, and my husband’s basically begged for more turkey next weekend. He’s pointed out that I work for an American company and that a good chunk of both of our families came from Massachusetts – and more importantly agreed to help with this turkey making.

      I’m more of a holiday ham type person. Give me a baked ham with pineapple sauce and I’m in heaven.

  8. Clare says:

    We DO have Turkey here, you know, Kaiser! ;)

    In fact most American/Thanksgiving-y things can be found at Waitrose.

  9. Karen says:

    Daily Mail says she flew to London.

  10. PIa says:

    A. Am all for Turkey and gravy, but “Thanksgiving’s” origins suck.

    B. LOL at your food listing in the article, I think Meghan does Tofurkey tbh.

  11. BrandyAlexander says:

    Even if they get married, why on earth would it have to be her last Thanksgiving? Is she expected to totally cut her mother out of her life?

    • Erinn says:

      Or that she suddenly is unable to celebrate whatever holiday she wants? I find it actually kind of hilarious. She could fly her family out and have a big dinner with them and Harry regardless of the location. It’s not like Turkey’s are only available for one weekend a year.

    • CutIt says:

      This. She is AMERICAN. There is no reason she should give up her roots and her family and her American ways just because she’s marrying a British guy.

  12. Citresse says:

    I don’t know about Thanksgiving but if Markle attends the 70th wedding anniversary party of HM, then I’d be very surprised.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Agreed. Unless they were officially engaged I really doubt she’s going to be there.

      • Citresse says:

        Actually I just heard global news Toronto report Markle is attending the anniversary party. Harry must be ready to announce the engagement soon.

      • Maria says:

        I heard that too. She left for London Saturday.

      • Citresse says:

        Looks like global got it wrong. DM says Markle didn’t attend.

      • Princessk says:

        I think she will attend but not be seen coming and going? She is part of the family and not a stranger she knows them all now. The Queen and Prince Philip adore Harry.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        @Citresse-DM has photos of the car going to Windsor for the party show Kate, William and Harry together. No Meghan.

      • Princessk says:

        If she does attend there will definitely not be pictures of her going in and coming out.

      • whatever says:

        How is she supposed to get in and out of the party without any of the paps seeing her?. Are they going to hide her in the boot of the car lol? If so that’s very demeaning.

  13. raincoaster says:

    People in London don’t miss Thanksgiving because people in London get far, far more time off work than Americans do. Six weeks a year is standard.