DeGeneres, who is the couple’s neighbor and close friend in Montecito, joked that she was coming over for Thanksgiving.
Meghan Markle also took the time to advocate for paid family leave in the United States—one of her signature causes—speaking on “how critical it is, in those first few months, to be together as a family.”
Meghan Markle Opens Up About Archie, Lilibet, and Prince Harry on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Megan Markle opened up about her young children, Archie and Lilibet, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show—one of the few times she has done so in public since leaving the royal family.
First she spoke of their Halloween costumes. Archie was a dinosaur, but that lasted “about five minutes,” said Meghan Markle. It’s also Seems Ellen DeGeneres spent the holiday with the Sussex family, as she countered that it was “not even five minutes,” and that “Harry talked him into putting the head on.”
The audience also learned that baby daughter Lilibet is teething and Archie “loves to dance.”
“Someone told H (Prince Harry) and I, when you have one kid, it’s a hobby; when you have two kids, it’s parenting,” joked Meghan Markle.
DeGeneres asked how the family was settling into California—especially Prince Harry. “He loves it,” Meghan Markle responded. “We’ve just been able to spend a lot of time at home, and creating our home.”
“We’re just happy,” she added.
Then, since this is DeGeneres we’re talking about, they had a little fun. The talk-show host sent the duchess out on the studio lot to interact with some vendors who had set up small outdoor gift shops. The twist? She had an earpiece in, connected to DeGeneres, who humorously dictated her every move. She made Markle rub crystals against her head while chanting, don cat ears, and taste-test hot sauce samples. (“Mommy wants some heat,” Markle was forced to tell the salesman.)
At the end, Meghan Markle together with Prince Harry and Archewell foundation donated $20,000 to Twist of Greatness, a nonprofit started by Nashville woman Brittany Starks, which offers free hair braiding to schoolchildren whose families otherwise cannot afford the service.