Meghan appeared on The Ellen Show and we have a recap of the show with all the fun details!
The two discussed the time Meghan, Harry, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (Eugenie’s now husband) went to a post-apocalyptic themed Halloween party in 2016 dressed in full costumes in Toronto before the couple’s relationship went public.
“The four of us snuck out in Halloween costumes to just have one fun night on the town before it was out in the world that we were a couple,” she explained.
“We were able to just sort of have one final, fun night out,” she said.
Meghan said they had low-key Halloween at home this year with Archie and Lili but things didn’t exactly go as planned.
From People —
We wanted to do something fun for the kids, and then the kids were just not into it at all,” she said with a laugh in a clip of her chat with the host.
Meghan said that Archie had a dinosaur costume but only wore the outfit for “about five minutes.”
“Not even five minutes,” DeGeneres, who spent the holiday with Meghan and Prince Harry, chimed in. “Finally Harry talked him into putting the head on.”
Meghan said that Lili was dressed up as a skunk, “like Flower from Bambi,” as she described it.
Watch the clip below —
Meghan and Ellen’s friendship began years ago with a chance encounter at a dog shelter, where the former actress was debating whether to adopt her first pet, Bogart.
More from People —
“Now, I don’t know her, but Ellen goes ‘Is that your dog?’ And I said, ‘No,’ and she’s like, ‘You have to take that dog.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m deciding.’ And she’s like, ‘Rescue the dog!’ ” Meghan recalled in Best Health. “It’s sort of like if Oprah tells you to do something. I’m sitting there holding him and she’s like ‘Have you thought of a name for him yet?’ And I said, ‘Well, I think I’d name him Bogart,’ and she’s like ‘You’re taking the dog home.’
Meghan continued, “And she walks outside to get into her car but instead of getting in she turns around and comes and taps on the window glass and she yells ‘Take the dog!’ And so I brought him home. Because Ellen told me to.”
Below, photos of Meghan with Bogart, graduating from puppy training school from Meghan’s now defunct Instagram account.
Ellen had a copy of Meghan’s book ‘The Bench’ and touched on that as well. The Duchess said that Archie loves the book gets very excited when he sees their dogs and chickens in the the first few pages. A photo of Archie was shared on the screen behind them.
The two further discussed Thanksgivings plans – Meghan said they are looking forward to a very relaxed time at home where she will cook dinner for the family.
One highlight of the show was when Ellen had Meghan go out on the Warner Bros. lot for one of her pranks. Meghan and the vendors alike, were such good sports about all of it.
Below is the clip —
Towards the end of her visit to the show, Ellen and Meghan surprised a member of the audience, Brittany Stark.
The single mom from Nashville had made a Facebook post at the beginning of the school year asking if any kids needed their hair braided thinking it would only be a few kids. Instead she ended up with 50 requests.
From People —
“I know how hard it is,” Sparks, who has professional experience braiding hair, says. “Then I realized that we are in a pandemic, and it’s not only single parents that need help. I opened it up to any struggling parents.”
She wanted to help parents out financially and also wanted to braid hair to boost kids’ confidence and self-esteem as they headed back to school in person.
More from People —
“I know how my daughter feels when she gets her hair done,” Starks says. “It boosts her confidence, and it just makes her feel good about herself. She has an awesome day afterward.”
Brittany decided to launch a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the costs for enough hair supplies to serve everyone interested. She asked for $15,000 and to date has raised nearly $42,000. She is now devoting her time to launching a nonprofit she plans to call A Twist of Greatness, which will hold monthly hair-braiding events.
Ellen and Meghan had a surprise for Brittany — Ellen partnered with Tisbest, a charity gift card organization and presented her with a check for $20,000. Meghan then surprised Brittany with a check for $20,000 from her and Harry’s foundation, Archewell. The two thanked Brittany for her hard work and efforts.
See the full clip below —
At the end of the show, Meghan revealed one last gift for the audience… Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways tickets.
Longtime friend and celebrity make-up artist, Daniel Martin, helped perfect Meghan’s beauty look, while hairstylist Jason Low added the finishing touches to her hair along with products from Highbow Hippie.
More from Yahoo News —
“We were backstage the entire time,” Martin told People magazine. “It’s really fun and Ellen really pulled out Meghan’s goofy, funny side, which everyone will be able to finally see.”
Our complete look at what Meghan wore is included in yesterday’s post here. We will recap it below.
For the vendor prank segment, Meghan wore a pink top and skirt with a white long coat.
Her coat is from Anine Bing — ‘Hunter’ coat in white, $699. It is crafted in a wool and cashmere blend fabric.
The tote bag was provided by The Ellen Show containing some props.
Meghan also had on the same hammered disc pendant she was wearing on Veterans Day. We found one from Monica Vinader that is similar however after speaking with them, their Ziggy disc is not as textured as the one Meghan is wearing. We’re now thinking that is may be the Jennifer Meyer hammer disc necklace which was the other one we had found.
We show the image of Meghan wearing the necklace on Veterans Day below, left and the Jennifer Meyer Hammered Disc Pendant necklace, $875, right.
Below is a recap of her outfit that she wore on the show. Meghan wore an Oscar de la Renta blouse (shown below).
Her black trousers appear to be a cuffed ankle jogger style. She had on a black belt with a gold buckle. None of these items have been identified yet.
The Duchess wore a black belt with a gold buckle which we have not yet identified. We have a few ideas but we will need to do some more searching. We’re thinking it might be from Gucci with possibly their tiger head or similar.
We think her shoes are the Gianvito Rossi black 105 satin pumps, $695, she wore back in September for Global Citizen Festival in NYC.
Meghan had on a gold pinky ring which we were not able to clearly see. At one point we thought maybe it was her Karen Walker ring from the Australia tour.
Another thought is that the ring is from Mateo – 14kt Gold Zodiac Coin Ring, $2,050, as she recently wore another piece from the jeweler.
Meghan also had on her staple pieces – Princess Diana’s Cartier Tank watch in 18k gold, the Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet and Jennifer Meyer 18k gold bezel tennis bracelet ($3000).
For those interested, Archie’s rain boots are the Hunter Peppa Pig style, $70.
ID UPDATE! We have an ID update on the bypass bar earrings Meghan wore to the World Health Organization in New York back in September.
We were originally thinking they might possibly be from Adina Reyter, however the brand confirmed with us that they are not from their collection.
After some searching, we think the Duchess wore this pair by New York-based jeweler Mateo — The Mini Diamond Bar bypass studs in 14k gold, $325. You may recall she wore the jeweler’s Eye of Protection bracelet during her NYC visit last week for the DealBook event. They are also available at Amazon here.