Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres ppears with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. via AP)
The Duchess of Sussex has said she and her husband Prince Harry are "happy" in California as she spoke about daughter Lilibet's teething troubles in a television interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Meghan is appearing on The Ellen Show eight months after her controversial sit-down with Oprah Winfrey which left the royal family in crisis.
When they were keeping their relationship a secret, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, snuck out to a Halloween party. pic.twitter.com/8TD3xT8NBU— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 18, 2021
Doing this hidden camera piece with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, was one of my favorite things in 19 seasons… pic.twitter.com/rZc2lERzIb— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 18, 2021
DeGeneres, a friend of the couple who lives near them in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, asked what Harry loves about California.
"We're just happy," the duchess replied.
Of the Sussexes' five-month-old daughter, DeGeneres said: "Lili's now teething," at which Meghan put her hands to her mouth, saying, "Anything to relieve that".
The talk show host quipped, "Tequila, anything", People magazine reported.
Meghan replied: "That's Auntie Ellen for you".
DeGeneres has previously described the Sussexes as "the cutest couple, so down to earth" and defended them when they faced criticism after taking a series of flights on a private jet.
Eighth in line to the throne Lilibet, who the couple have so far not released public pictures of, was born in the US in June.
She was named after the family nickname used for the Queen, but has yet to meet her great-grandmother, grandfather the Prince of Wales, or Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate in person.
Meghan Markle showing Archie with his chickens on Ellen is PRECIOUS 🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/M8SSLjl5Mv— Chloe Davies (@chlodavies97) November 18, 2021
In the trailer for The Ellen Show, the duchess, in a white blouse with cut-away detail on the sleeves, chatted about how she used to drive to the same Warner Brothers site for auditions.
"To drive in today was very different," she said.
Meghan said she drove a "very, very old" Ford Explorer and the key stopped working in the driver's side door.
"I would open the trunk and climb in and then pull it shut behind me and crawl over all my seats to get out, that's how I would come to and fro," she said.
Meghan Markle on Ellen show tomorrow u guys 😭 can't waiiiiit 😍❤😍❤😍pic.twitter.com/MCQB4cbs9P— Selwa 🌸 سلوى 🌸ⵙⵍⵓⴻ (@w_selwa) November 17, 2021
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