Meghan Markle & # 39; s guide to preparing the perfect Christmas dinner table

If you dream of treating your guests to a festive dining table that is suitable for a duchess, these suggestions from Meghan Markle can be very useful.

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While working on legal drama Suits, the former actress led her website and lifestyle blog The Tig – named after Tignanello, one of her favorite wines – where she often shared snapshots of her beautiful home.

In a recent interview with Grazia from 2015, Meghan revealed her flair for design in a series of tips for organizing the perfect Christmas with friends.

In addition to confessing that they are always & # 39; way too much & # 39; made food, she also gave advice for presenting an elegant & # 39; table-scape & # 39 ;.

If you dream of treating your guests to a festive dining table that is suitable for a duchess, these suggestions from Meghan Markle can be very useful. Shown on Christmas Day in King & # 39; s Lynn in 2017

If you dream of treating your guests to a festive dining table that is suitable for a duchess, these suggestions from Meghan Markle can be very useful. Shown on Christmas Day in King & # 39; s Lynn in 2017

Meghan recommends & # 39; keep it simple and crispy & # 39; by using a completely white tablecloth, runner and napkins.

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She proposes to accentuate your dining table with gold-plated plates and napkin rings and a & # 39; stylish set of cutlery & # 39; to use.

& # 39; All white flowers in the low vases are the perfect centerpiece, & # 39; adds them, suggesting that & # 39; mint julep cups & # 39; or Moscow mule mugs can act as low vases instead of drinking cups.

Her preference for white flowers was evident on her wedding day with Prince Harry in May of last year; the duchess opted for sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, as well as the favorite forget-me-nots of Princess Diana.

Meghan proposes to accentuate your dining table with gold-plated plates and napkin rings and a & # 39; stylish set of cutlery & # 39; to use to draw off the white tablecloth. Shown: stock image

Meghan proposes to accentuate your dining table with gold-plated plates and napkin rings and a & # 39; stylish set of cutlery & # 39; to use to draw off the white tablecloth. Shown: stock image

Meghan proposes to accentuate your dining table with gold-plated plates and napkin rings and a & # 39; stylish set of cutlery & # 39; to use to draw off the white tablecloth. Shown: stock image

Meghan also advised buying silver trays, bowls and nut bowls from flea markets or Etsy to add & # 39; formality to hors d & # 39; ouevres passing & # 39 ;. Shown: stock image

Meghan also advised buying silver trays, bowls and nut bowls from flea markets or Etsy to add & # 39; formality to hors d & # 39; ouevres passing & # 39 ;. Shown: stock image

Meghan also recommended buying silver trays, bowls and nut bowls from flea markets or Etsy to add & # 39; formality to hors d & # 39; ouevres passing & # 39 ;. Shown: stock image

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In her old house in Toronto, the color white played a dominant role in the decor of Meghan.

She shared photos on her now closed Instagram page with a white couch in her living room, white dining room chairs, white walls, and white bedding.

In the Grazia interview, Meghan also recommends buying silver trays, bowls, and nut bowls from flea markets or Etsy to add & # 39; formality to hors d & # 39; ouevres pass & # 39 ;.

And her design inspiration does not stop at the table; the former actress also shared tips to give your hall or living room a festive makeover.

Meghan suggests that all white flowers in low vases are the & # 39; perfect centerpiece & # 39; to be

Meghan suggests that all white flowers in low vases are the & # 39; perfect centerpiece & # 39; to be

Meghan proposes to cut mirrors or paintings with festive garlands
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Meghan proposes to cut mirrors or paintings with festive garlands

Meghan suggests that all white flowers in low vases are the & # 39; perfect centerpiece & # 39; are (left), while she suggests trimming mirrors or paintings with festive garlands (right). Shown: stock images

Meghan & # 39; s preference for white flowers was evident on her wedding day with Prince Harry in May of last year (photo); the duchess opted for sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, as well as the favorite forget-me-nots of Princess Diana

Meghan & # 39; s preference for white flowers was evident on her wedding day with Prince Harry in May of last year (photo); the duchess opted for sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, as well as the favorite forget-me-nots of Princess Diana

Meghan & # 39; s preference for white flowers was evident on her wedding day with Prince Harry in May of last year (photo); the duchess opted for sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, as well as the favorite forget-me-nots of Princess Diana

She suggests taking the traditional concept of garlands or magnolia branches around handrails or draped over fireplaces and giving it a & # 39; turn & # 39; by using them to cut & # 39; the outline of a mirror or a beautiful work of art & # 39 ;.

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There is currently a question mark where Meghan, Prince Harry and baby Archie will spend this Christmas after it has been confirmed that they will not be in Sandringham with the Queen.

Royal sources claimed that the prince was in the dark about the festive plans of the Sussexes before calling her at Buckingham Palace last month to reject her open invitation – but supports her grandson's decision.

There is currently a question mark where Meghan, Prince Harry and baby Archie will spend this Christmas after it has been confirmed that they will not be in Sandringham with the Queen. Pictured with Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton last year

There is currently a question mark where Meghan, Prince Harry and baby Archie will spend this Christmas after it has been confirmed that they will not be in Sandringham with the Queen. Pictured with Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton last year

There is currently a question mark where Meghan, Prince Harry and baby Archie will spend this Christmas after it has been confirmed that they will not be in Sandringham with the Queen. Pictured with Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton last year

Their choice to spend Christmas outside the royal family has, however, been criticized, some being a & # 39; downer & # 39; for Her Majesty.

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Today a royal commentator claimed that the couple spent Thanksgiving last month & # 39; celebrating with close family & # 39; on a & # 39; long journey to the US & # 39 ;.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently taking a six-week break from royal duties, although it has not been announced where they will spend their time.

There have been weeks of speculation that the couple would spend their first vacation as a family of three in Meghan & # 39; s hometown of Los Angeles with her mother Doria Ragland (photo)

There have been weeks of speculation that the couple would spend their first vacation as a family of three in Meghan & # 39; s hometown of Los Angeles with her mother Doria Ragland (photo)

There have been weeks of speculation that the couple would spend their first vacation as a family of three in Meghan & # 39; s hometown of Los Angeles with her mother Doria Ragland (photo)

Speak about The HeirPod podcast, Royal Correspondent Omid Scobie revealed that the Sussexes & # 39; Thanksgiving celebrated privately with close family & # 39; on a & # 39; long time trip to the US & # 39 ;.

The news follows weeks of speculation that the couple would spend their first vacation as a family of three in Meghan & # 39; s hometown of Los Angeles with her mother Doria Ragland.

Omid said: & The Sussexes are gone, they have a break until Christmas. They celebrated Thanksgiving in private with a close-knit family, which is wonderful. & # 39;

He went on: & # 39; It's a long journey they make, I think we're really going to see them until Christmas as far as I know what's good for them. & # 39;

Last week, Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl told OK magazine that Meghan would probably cook for the sober family. Depicted on a previous Thanksgiving before she met Prince Harry

Last week, Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl told OK magazine that Meghan would probably cook for the sober family. Depicted on a previous Thanksgiving before she met Prince Harry

Last week, Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl told OK magazine that Meghan would probably cook for the sober family. Depicted on a previous Thanksgiving before she met Prince Harry

Meghan, pictured cooking for her Hubb Community Kitchen charity cookbook last year, is said to be in the kitchen
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Meghan, pictured cooking for her Hubb Community Kitchen charity cookbook last year, is said to be in the kitchen

Meghan, pictured cooking for her Hubb Community Kitchen charity cookbook last year, is said to be in the kitchen

It is known that Meghan is very close to her mother Doria, who was the only family member to attend the royal wedding in May of last year.

If the Sussexes were to join her home in LA for her vacation, this would be the first time Meghan had brought her son back to her hometown.

Last week, Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl told OK magazine that Meghan would probably cook for the sober family.

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She said: & # 39; Meghan likes being in the kitchen. She is a talented chef and takes great pleasure in bringing people together during a family meal.

& # 39; There will be no staff to help her – she will certainly wear the apron. & # 39;

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