NEW YORK (AP) — It was the MeghanHour Thursday, on the talk-show of her friend Ellen DeGeneres, as the Duchess of Sussex helped welcome a special guest, hit the studio lot to prank vendors and said she’ll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner herself.

“I love to cook. We’ll be home and just sort of relax and settle in,” Meghan said of her second Thanksgiving in California with Prince HarryAnd now their two children.

Meghan and DeGeneres first met more than ten years ago at a pet-store. The two chatted about Halloween.Archie was a dinosaur and baby Lili a skunk), and more serious issues like Meghan’s work to push for federal paid family leave. She said Harry is adapting well to California, Montecito where Ellen lives.

Warner Bros. has released this picture showing the Duchess Sussex at a taping for “The Ellen DeGeneres Program” at their Burbank lot.
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“He loves it,” Meghan said. “We’re just happy.”

Meghan was Ellen-style funny when she wore an earpiece to allow Ellen to tell her what she should say as she browsed the products of three vendors at the studio lot.

Meghan mewed in cat ears, devoured hot sauce on crackers like a chipmunk and held a huge crystal to her face — all after a pretend assistant told the trio of sellers to treat her just like everybody else. They couldn’t help but laugh.

“Let Mommy taste some. My boo loves hot sauce,” Meghan told one seller with a table full of hot sauces. “Mommy wants some heat.”

Later on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Ellen and Meghan welcomed Brittany Starks, a Tennessee mother and hairdresser who gave back after being helped herself through hard times by braiding the hair of schoolchildren for free. A Twist of Greatness is her charity.

TisBest and the television show were philanthropic partners. They donated $20,000 towards her cause. Meghan and Harry doubled the donation with $20,000.

“We were so touched by your story,” Meghan told Starks, giving her hug.


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