American traditions Duchess Meghan may pass on to her royal baby

By Meaghan Wray

The Duchess of Sussex has officially been British royalty for more than a year now, but many know she comes from American roots and that her mom Doria Ragland raised her in Los Angeles. While it’s certain Baby Sussex will join Meghan and Prince Harry in celebrating British traditions, there’s no doubt US holidays will also be passed down to her kids.

Leading language learning app Babbel shed some light on the traditions the upcoming Royal Family member is likely to encounter over the coming years...

Mother's Day – May 12

Baby Sussex has yet to be born, but there’s no doubt the child will make their debut well before US Mother’s Day. It will be extra special for Meghan and her bundle of joy, as the former Suits star will celebrate as a first time mom!

Independence Day – July 4

Red, white and blue fireworks! The duchess is very likely to take this day – the official birthday of the United States – to educate her child on American history. It’s a huge event on the other side of the pond, after all, and the Sussex family may take this opportunity to mark the occasion with their British and American friends... Could they perhaps set off some fireworks at Frogmore Cottage? Let’s not forget their wedding reception spectacle at Frogmore House.

Meghan held a carved pumpkin over her face in one of the photos she shared to her now-defunct Instagram account. Photo: © Instagram/@meghanmarkle

Halloween – October 31

The 37-year-old is known to be a huge lover of Halloween, and was even rumoured to have attended a party at Toronto’s SoHo House with Prince Harry. The costumes would have let them enjoy time together incognito! The British don’t go to the same lengths as Americans with this spooky holiday, but perhaps Meghan will show her first child the joys of carving pumpkins, dressing up and painting faces.

American Thanksgiving – November 28

Thanksgiving is definitely one of the most American holidays out there, and one Meghan will likely love to ring in with her child – given her favourite past time of cooking full turkey dinners for her friends in Toronto! Luckily, the Sussex family won’t have to travel too far to enjoy some quality time with family while giving thanks. Rumour has it, Doria is already in the UK.

The duchess loved to cook full turkey dinners for her pals in Toronto. Photo: © Instagram/@meghanmarkle

Presidents’ Day – February 18, 2020

This holiday was started to celebrate George Washington, America’s first president, and has since been expanded to celebrate other former American commanders-in-chief, too. There aren’t any huge celebrations associated with Presidents’ Day, but it will be another great opportunity for Meghan and Harry to give their little one an American history lesson.

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