Meghan Markle’s Dad Fears He Could Be Kidnapped in Mexico

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Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, believes he could be kidnapped and ransomed by criminal gangs in Mexico.

Mr. Markle is leading a peripatetic life, checking in and out of multiple motels and staying with friends as he battles with anxieties over the dangers his new high profile could expose him to.

The Daily Express reports he fears he is a “sitting duck” at his retirement home in the ramshackle seaside resort of San Antonio Del Mar, just 13 miles south of the notorious border city of Tijuana, where more than 1,700 murders and multiple kidnappings were recorded last year.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by

The pup of Sussex finally has a name. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopted a dog, reportedly a Labrador Retriever, at the end of August—and their new addition will go by Oz, PEOPLE has confirmed. A source also shared that the dog has been joining them at their country getaway in the Cotswolds area and Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.

It’s unclear what exactly the inspiration for the dog’s name was, but perhaps it’s a reference to the couple’s first official royal tour, which will take place this fall. They’re heading to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. Australia is also the location of the next Invictus Games, a Paralympics-style event that Prince Harry, 33, created for wounded and injured service members. The name could also have literary origins: a famed 1818 poem by Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias,” explores the fate of Egyptian ruler Rameses II and contains the line, “‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings.”

Meghan, 37, is a known dog lover. Before moving to London, she had two rescue pups at her home in Toronto; one of whom, a beagle named Guy, relocated with her across the pond. The other, Bogart, was gifted to friends. Guy, meanwhile, has been embedded into Meghan’s new royal life, and was at her feet as she sat for her hair and makeup on her wedding morning.

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Harry and Meghan’s move mirrors that of his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton, who got Cocker Spaniel Lupo shortly after their wedding, settling him into life with them in Anglesey, North Wales.

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The newlyweds recently made their first public appearance following their summer break. They attended a special West End performance of the smash musical Hamilton to raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale, which he set up alongside his friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The couple, who previously saw the hit show during a night out around Valentine’s Day earlier this year, were guests of honor, alongside Hamilton creator and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. As well as seeing the show, the trio met the cast and crew on the stage of London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

Upcoming events for Prince Harry and Meghan include the annual awards night on September 4th for Prince Harry’s charity WellChild, which works on behalf of seriously ill children and their families and caretakers, and on September 6th, the 100 Days to Peace gala, an evening of music marking the centenary of the end of World War I at Central Hall Westminster.

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GET THE LOOK: Meghan Markle’s “Hamilton” Tuxedo Dress

Meghan Markle showed up to a charitable West End performance of the hit musical Hamilton channeling the revered style legacy of her infamous mother-in-law. The Duchess of Sussex used the occasion to have a date night with her doting hubby.

She wore a short black tuxedo style sheath with classic black pumps finishing the look off with small gold hoop earrings and one of her signature clutch style purses.

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Meghan Markle’s Givenchy Wedding Dress to Be Displayed at Windsor Castle

ROYAL FROCKS: Earlier in May, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made royal and fashion history. The Royal Collection, which houses the largest collection of noble artifacts, will launch a special exhibition titled “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” later this year where the couple’s wedding outfits will be on display.
The exhibition will be part of the Windsor Castle tour from Oct. 2018 to Jan. 2019. The outfits will then be displayed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from June to Oct. 2019.
The highlight on display will be the Givenchy Haute Couture dress Markle chose for her big day, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Cut with a bateau neckline, the minimalist, fuss-free design was made from an exclusive, double-bonded silk cady, developed by Waight Keller, and features a triple silk organza underskirt.
Markle’s silk tulle veil is hand-embroidered with floral embellishments that represent each of the Commonwealth countries — a reference to her and Prince Harry’s dedication to their new roles. The team of embroiderers spent over hundreds of hours crafting the veil, washing their hands every 30 minutes to keep the tulle and silk threads in pristine condition.
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Duchess Meghan Is ‘Still Anxious’ Over Her Father Thomas Markle

Duchess Meghan still worries about what her father, Thomas Markle, might do — or say — next.

“She is still anxious wondering if this will go on forever,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “She’s worrying about when it will stop, or if it even will.”

Ever since Thomas, 74, got caught staging photos with the paparazzi ahead of Meghan and Prince Harry’s May nuptials, the former lightning director has made numerous comments bashing the British royal family, including calling his 37-year-old daughter’s relatives “cult-like” and “like Scientologists or the Stepford family” earlier this month. Thomas, who did not attend the royal wedding, also claimed in July that Meghan looked “terrified” and had a “pained smile” during her outings with Harry, 33.

An insider told Us last month that Meghan “lives in fear” that Thomas will “leak” their conversation if she was to reach out to her estranged parent.

“Meghan is so upset over Thomas. She’s upset for a couple of reasons. She doesn’t even know how to communicate with her dad without knowing he won’t exploit her,” the insider revealed on July 20. “She would like to speak to him, but there is no trust there anymore. And it doesn’t seem like it could ever be rebuilt. The damage is done.”

While Meghan may still have issues with her dad, the first source tells Us that her relationship with Harry is “incredible.”

“Her and Harry are truly madly in love,” the source says. “He’s so supportive of her.”

The source adds that the duchess “is still trying to get used to her life there,” but she was prepared for her responsibilities to change when she and Harry wed.

“Her life is dedicated to the monarch – and she knew that going into this,” the source explains. “She doesn’t have much time for anything else.”

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Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, with the Markle side of her family causing her more drama than most royals will endure in a lifetime.

From her father Thomas Markle’s repeated involvement with the press to multiple estranged relatives from Tyler Dooley to Samantha Grant cashing in on her title, and using it to pursue careers in reality TV, Meghan has had a rough time of it, and it’s safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex deserves a holiday.

Luckily, it looks like that time is here, with Meghan reportedly jetting off to her old home of Toronto on a solo trip, but that’s not her first holiday this year.

Yes, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s honeymoon destination still remains secret, it has been revealed that the couple have gone on a star studded holiday this year – spending some time at George and Amal Clooney’s luxurious Italian villa.

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That’s right, according to Italian magazine Chi, the newlyweds had a mini holiday in Italy this year, reportedly staying at the couple’s Lake Como villa for three nights – and the couple’s twins were even there too.

Now that is one holiday that is definitely giving us FOMO.

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Meghan Markle has just arrived in Toronto solo amid family drama

But what is the Duchess set to do there?

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Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.

Ongoing drama has surrounded her father, Thomas Markle, since before her wedding, with the 74-year-old coming under fire for his repeated involvement with the press, this week even comparing the royal family to scientologists for their ‘cult-like’ behaviour.

Throw in Meghan’s estranged nephew, Tyler Dooley, landing his own MTV series after naming his cannabis company after her, and her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, rumoured to be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in the coming weeks, and it’s safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex deserves a holiday.

Luckily, it looks like that time is here, with Meghan reportedly jetting off to her old home of Toronto on a solo trip, with The Mirror reporting that she flew Air Canada, adding that the airline was asked to protect her privacy.

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But what is Meghan doing in Toronto, and why isn’t Prince Harry with her?

Well, it would make sense for the Duchess to return to her old home to see her friends and family, especially considering she will be off soon on her first big royal tour with Prince Harry, set to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga next month. It is therefore thought that the former Suits actress will spend the time now catching up with her friends and old cast mates.

It is unlikely that Meghan will be catching up with family while she’s there however, especially considering their most recent actions, but we’ll have to wait and see.

We hope Meghan gets the time off she needs and deserves.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be delaying having a baby for this reason

And we kind of get it.

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Ever since Prince Harry showed off his parenting skills, jokily scolding a little boy for pulling his wife’s hair and then catching two-year-old Emily Henson stealing his popcorn at last year’s Invictus Games, fans have been waiting for the 33-year-old prince to become a father himself – and it seemed like it wasn’t far off.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle explained in their engagement interview last year that they were taking ‘one step at a time’ on the family front, with Harry explaining, ‘Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future’.

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But how long in the near future? Well, people thought it could be right now with Prince Harry fuelling baby rumours that the Sussex family was about to grow, after he put his car up for sale.

Yes, the 33-year-old may have owned his Audi RS6 Avant for just over a year, but he has already put it up for sale, with rumours that he might be upgrading his sports car for a more family-friendly model.

But it looks like we can all calm down, as it has reported that we probably won’t be seeing any Meghan-Harry babies for a while, with the couple thought to be delaying having a baby.

Why? Well, it’s all to do with their impending tour.

According to a source, the newlyweds are waiting to expand their family until after the tour, hoping to avoid a difficult trip around Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and The Kingdom of Tonga.

A royal tour sounds like hard enough work anyway, but throw in morning sickness and a long list of dietary requirements and nutritional no-nos that come with pregnancy, and it’s virtually impossible.

Hopefully it won’t be too long to wait until we hear the pitter patter of tiny Sussex feet however, with royal correspondent Katie Nicholl reporting to Entertainment Tonight that it’s only a matter or time.

‘My sources are saying that Prince Harry, particularly, is very keen to start a family, pretty soon after the royal wedding,’ Nicholl explained. ‘He’s made no secret about wanting children.’

She continued: ’I think that moment [for Harry] really kicked in when his brother, Prince William, of course, settled down with Kate Middleton. That has definitely gotten Prince Harry pretty broody.’

‘The reason he wanted Meghan to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte was so she could see that — this would be hopefully replicated by them, that they would go on to have children. That you marry into the royal family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a regular family with cute children, and here are George and Charlotte to show that that can happen. That was really important to him.’

It looks like the Duke and Duchess are going to have a busy year.

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Meghan Markle’s Father Believes She’s ‘Terrified’ Of New Royal Duties

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This dude has got to be the most unsupportive father of all-time. We’re referring to Thomas Markle, father of newly crowned Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle – who continues to fire off threats and accusations about his daughter and the Royal family.

In a new interview, he let it rip about how he really feels about the Royal Wedding, his staged paparazzi pictures, and Meghan’s transition from American actress to Duchess.

Thomas, 73, believes his daughter is terrified and overwhelmed with her new duties:

“My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. This one isn’t even a stage smile – this is a pained smile…That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure,” he said.

He also believes Meghan’s new dress code is outdated.

“Meghan seems like something out of an old movie…Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?”

Thomas feels he’s being shunned as punishment for making a profit from the press.

“The reason I am being shunned is because I made a profit on the staged pictures. Anyone who makes a profit off the Royal Family becomes shunned.”

 

He continued: “But I could have made well over $ 100,000 by just doing a talk show…So if I moved to London and started selling cups with my daughter’s face on, would they shun me? The Royal Family is living by rules that are outdated. Half of Great Britain seems to make a fortune selling pictures of my daughter and her husband. Are they shunned? I have already apologized to the Royal Family. I honestly think that if the Queen took the time to think that she would not see me because I did some stupid photographs, that is ridiculous.”

On his Royal Wedding absence, Markle said, “Every time I see or hear about that wedding, I am paying for it. It’s not easy. Anytime anyone comes up to me and says, ‘So sorry, your daughter looked beautiful’. For the rest of my life I’ve got to live that down.”

Adding: ” I should have been there. Everyone was saying I was too terrified to walk her down the aisle, but I was ready to do it. I had a speech written. Meghan looked absolutely beautiful.”

Thomas explained that his disappointment that Meghan’s family wasn’t made a priority at the Royal Wedding:

“…Harry and Meghan have friends who are high rollers. They are all stars. But in a way it would have been nice if some of her old friends and wider family were there. I thought it was wrong to have Doria seated by herself…There was no reason why she couldn’t have been with the royals.”

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England on May 19, 2018.

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This is the bedtime rule Meghan Markle has to follow when staying with the Queen

And it’s not what we expected

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Being a royal, like most jobs, has both its advantages and drawbacks.

While having a royal title gives access, opportunity and of course the luxury of living in a palace, there is also a lot of duty that comes with the role.

There’s a hefty rulebook for the Windsors to follow, from wearing tights to not wearing black, with Meghan, now Duchess of Sussex, having to comply.

Now Meghan is taking princess lessons – brushing up on all royal rules and guidelines – put into practice mainly when the Queen is present.

No garlic, a shellfish ban when travelling and even if Meghan gets pregnant she can forget about wearing tracksuits.

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This week we discovered another rule that the now Duchess of Sussex has to follow, and it’s to do with her bedtime.

Yes, really.

According to Sir William Heseltine, a former private secretary to the Queen, Meghan will now have to follow the family rule when it comes to bedtimes at the Queen’s residences – not going to bed before the Monarch herself.

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That’s right. Apparently the members of the royal family are discouraged from going to bed before the Queen has absented herself – a rule that he explained was ‘agony’ for Princess Diana.

‘For Diana the long royal evenings were agony,’ he reportedly explained. ‘There’d be an hour or so in the sitting room of everyone sitting around making conversation, and nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did. And Diana was driven to such extremes that she’d excuse herself and go to bed, which was thought to be rather bad form, going to bed before the Queen.’

Just another thing to add to the itinerary for Meghan’s princess lessons!

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Princess Eugenie just borrowed Meghan Markle’s fave accessory

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It seems that even the Royals can’t escape the Meghan Markle effect, and who can blame them? After all she’s mastered that tricky transition from Hollywood premieres to strict Royal dress codes (well, Prince Harry has been giving her a little fashion advice).

So we can’t blame Princess Eugenie for borrowing the Duchess’ favourite pair of shoes for an event celebrating what would have been the late Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in London.

The Princess wore a vibrant green Osman dress, which she paired with the same nude suede courts by Aquazzura Meghan wore to announce her engagement to Prince Harry.

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At the time, Meghan paired hers with a white Mackage coat and an emerald green dress, and you know what, I can see why they both went for this particular style, it literally goes with everything.

It’s also worth pointing out Meghan chose Aquazzura for her wedding reception shoes (she’s been a fan of the brand since her Suits days), so it’ll be interesting to see of Eugenie opts for them on her big day in October too…

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Prince Harry And Meghan Visit Mandela Exhibit In London; Meghan’s Father Speaks

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela.

Peter Hain, a former anti-apartheid campaigner and chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, said it was “very fitting” for the royal couple to visit because Harry does charitable work in southern Africa, and Meghan has said that Mandela is one of her heroes.

 

 

Harry has visited sites associated with Mandela, including his Robben Island prison cell, and a former Mandela aide has said that Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed a solid friendship with the South African leader.

Meghan chose a sleeveless beige trench coat-inspired dress by Canadian brand Nonie for the occasion.

The exhibition, curated by the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, is opening Tuesday at London’s Southbank Center.

Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle has been making news of his own lately. He told The Sun in Britain that he hadn’t talked to his daughter since the wedding but feels like she is struggling in her new role. (Royal watchers have remarked on her obvious weight loss since the ceremony.)

My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile,” he said. “I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile — this is a pained smile.”

Markle said his daughter is no longer picking up the number he had for her and he “doesn’t have her address.” But doesn’t everyone know where she lives?

Markle, who still has not visited Britain, missed his daughter’s wedding with a heart ailment.

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All the times Meghan Markle dressed like Princess Diana

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Call it a coincidence or not, but Meghan Markle has taken a leaf out of Princess Diana’s sartorial book more than once since she started her official Royal duties. There was the time she wore the late Princess’ ring on her wedding day, and when she was inspired by her for her Trooping the Colour dress.

Just yesterday, Meghan was spotted wearing a button-down dress for the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony, which resembled an outfit Diana wore at the Order of the Garter ceremony back in 1992. So we thought it was about time we’d look back at all the other times Meghan copied Diana’s style.

The button-down skirt suit

Meghan wore this chic suit for the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony, while in 1992, Diana wore a similar dress for the Garter Ceremony. While Diana wore a hat and Meghan didn’t, both dresses had cream buttons down the front, and a belt to accentuate the waist.

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The Royal Ascot dress

For her first Royal Ascot appearance, Meghan opted for a chic monochrome look. The embroidered shirt dress was by Givenchy, and she accessorised with a Philip Treacy hat. In 1985, Princess Diana also opted for black and white in a chic skirt suit with matching hat.

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The pink off-the-shoulder dress

For Trooping the Colour, Meghan broke Royal protocol by showing off her shoulders in a chic Carolina Herrera dress with buttons down the front. This was reminiscent of the Catherine Walker gown Diana wore to visit the Berlin Opera House in 1987, don’t you agree?

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The blue floral dress

In June, Meghan and Harry attended the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece, and whether on purpose or not, Meghan went for a floral Oscar de la Renta dress which was remarkably similar to a Catherine Walker tunic worn by Diana in the Gulf States in 1986. The bride, Celia McCorquodale, also wore the Spencer tiara (the one Diana wore on her wedding day) for the first time since Diana died.

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The white coat

You’ll remember how Meghan wore a wrap coat by Canadian brand Line the Label for her engagement photocall, prompting their site to crash. Diana was also a fan of oversized white coats, and she wore this Versace number in London in 1996.

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The striped dress

Meghan wore this cute pinstripe dress for one of her first official engagements, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018. Meanwhile, Princess Diana wore pinstripe suits many times, and we love this dress she wore in Australia in 1985.

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Meghan Markle makes her royal ascot debut in style

OHMYGOSSIP — Exactly one month after the world watched the royal wedding, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise appearance in England Tuesday for the Royal Ascot opener. Queen Elizabeth II, her family and her guests will arrive at 2 p.m. each day during the royal procession, where they’ll be driven in horse-drawn carriages down the race track and into the pageant ring, E! Online mediates.

It’s the first time Meghan has attended the annual event, which began in 1768. She wore a Givenchy dress—the same label she wore for her wedding day—and a Philip Treacy fascinator. She likely impressed Queen Elizabeth II, who signs off on every detail, including the dress code.

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in the first carriage, joined by Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Lord Samuel Vestey. Princess Beatrice, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie and Camilla Parker-Bowles sat in the second carriage; Meghan and Harry joined Prince Edward and Countess Sophie in the third carriage; and Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Lord de Mauley Rupert Ponsonby and Lady de Mauley Lucinda Ponsonby sat in the fourth carriage. Prince William, meanwhile, was busy exploring the International Business Festival in Liverpool, and Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall welcomed Baby No. 2, a girl, Monday in Stroud.

Before the Royal Ascot, Kensington Palace announced Meghan and Harry will visit Dublin, Ireland on July 10 and July 11, at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. “The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to learning more about Ireland’s history and experiencing its rich culture,” the palace said, “as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country’s future.”

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This is the one time Meghan couldn’t break the fashion rules

Meghan Markle is known for shaking up the sartorial rules a little (see her sheer engagement dress and her Trooping The Colour dress), however Royal Ascot was one occasion where she had to abide by the Royal fashion etiquette.

The Duchess of Sussex today made her first appearance at Royal Ascot, alongside Prince Harry and The Queen, and chose to wear a design by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy for the occasion.

It’s the third time she’s gone with the French fashion house, after her wedding dress of course and the cream dress she paired with The Queen’s earrings just last week on their first outing together.

As we all know, Royal Ascot rules are super strict, and Meghan’s white shirt dress ticked all the right boxes (though there was no sign of that special name badge all the Royals have to wear).

Traditionally, dresses should be of modest length, and shoulders should be covered by a strap that’s at least one-inch wide straps.

Plus, any old fascinator won’t do, as you have to have a base of at least four inches in diameter, which again Meghan’s hat more than covered.

She also kept her midriff covered (another big no no) with a chic black belt, which gave the traditional lace pattern a bit of an edge. Because Meghan is a maverick after all.

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Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Oscar de la Renta Dress Edition

Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world’s eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We’ll be following the Meghan Markle Effect™ with our column, “Meghan Markle Wore a Thing.” Looks like Meghan Markle has started her summer off like many of us commoners do, by …

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The Duchess and the Queen! Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth Step Out Together for First Time

The Duchess and the Queen have arrived!

Meghan Markle stepped out in northwest England on Thursday morning alongside the ultimate royal companion: Queen Elizabeth herself. The monarch wore a lime green suit dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, while Meghan wore a light beige pencil dress with a cape top by Givenchy (her wedding dress designer!).

The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, and the Queen, 92, disembarked in Cheshire, some 200 miles from London, via the royal train in Runcorn after spending the night aboard. The train is a favored travel option for the Queen and other senior royals because it allows them to work and relax en route.

Not even a month since Meghan married Prince Harry on May 19, this is the first occasion the Queen has taken her new granddaughter-in-law on an official visit. The joint outing is “happening at triple speed” compared to Meghan’s predecessor, Kate Middleton, royals author Ingrid Seward previously told PEOPLE.

First on the pair’s agenda: the Mersey Gateway Bridge, where Meghan and the Queen met architects, planners and community representatives. They also watched a performance by local school children before Elizabeth formally opened the bridge.

Their next stop is the Storyhouse in nearby Chester, where they were set to meet a Syrian settlement group, watch a performance by the Fallen Angels dance company and catch a medley of songs from a current production of A Little Night Music.

Their last appointment is set to be a lunch at Chester Town Hall with locals brought together by the council.

The outing is seen as the Queen’s way of helping immerse Meghan into public royal engagements. “It is the way of the royal family—all part of the training and getting used to being in public life and under public scrutiny,” Elizabeth’s former press secretary, Charles Anson, tells PEOPLE. “Showing people the ropes is a high priority for the Queen.”

Seward, author of the recent biography of the Queen and Prince Philip, My Husband & I, adds, “The Queen knows the potential pitfalls of not giving a guiding hand. She can’t expect Meghan to know everything without being shown. I’m sure she feels Meghan needs a steadying hand in these early days.”

Meghan returned to public royal outings shortly after her secret honeymoon with Harry, when she joined in the annual celebration of the Queen’s birthday, Trooping the Colour, on June 9.


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Meghan Markle made her first ever appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony this afternoon, following the celebrations for the Queen’s birthday, known as the Trooping of the Color.

Meghan, who married Harry just three weeks ago, showed she is a not going to be bound by royal precedent after she flouted tradition to wear an off the shoulder dress in the company of the Queen.

The little pink dress by Carolina Herrera was paired with an elegant Philip Treacy fascinator.

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Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Trevor Engelson Engaged to Nutritionist Tracey Kurland: Reports

Meghan Markle, Trevor EngelsonJust two weeks after the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson has popped the question to his girlfriend Tracey Kurland…

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Here’s where all of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding gifts end up

Members of the royal family are not allowed to accept gifts from businesses that may “exploit” them later on.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly received over $ 9 million worth of wedding gifts for their May 19 nuptials — but most of them are going back to the likely luxurious businesses…

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For Less Than $1500, You Can Get Meghan Markle’s Wedding Gown

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Meghan Markle had the fairytale wedding many have dreamed of since childhood. And while you may not be marrying a prince, you can definitely look like a princess on your wedding day thanks to Floravere.

Floravere helps to facilitate shopping for bridal gowns by sending a ‘bridal box’ directly to you with gowns to try on. This is perfect for the busy bride or the woman that doesn’t really like a lot of fuss. It’s affordable too, each sample gown only costs $ 25 to try on.

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The company is making luxury gowns more accessible and affordable to women and just released their ‘M. Markle Gown‘ inspired by the Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy wedding gown.

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The dress costs $ 1475.00 and as mentioned earlier, you can try it on for only $ 25.00. The dress isn’t exactly the same and features hand sewn bridal buttons down the back. The dress is more fitted than Markle’s and features shorter sleeves that have more of an off the shoulder look.

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The dress is so affordable, worried about quality? Well, the material is matte satin and sourced from Japan. Floravere is able to offer runway quality bridal gowns at affordable prices due to their direct to consumer model. It takes 2-3 months for the dresses to be created and if you buy one, the $ 25.00 try on fee is waved. Another thing I love about this dress is that it goes up to a size 24! Yes, for including plus-size brides!

This is undoubtedly a timeless and classy dress. Beauties, what do you think about Floravere’s Meghan Markle dress dupe? Would you wear for your big day? Tell us in the comment section!

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Even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fans of these best-selling scented candles

Aren’t we all?

Just like us, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are big fans of one of the most popular fragrance brands.

We already know that both Meghan and Harry wore a unisex fragrance created by Floris on their big day, but they went with a different perfume house to scent the venue.

The couple chose French perfumer Diptyque to scent their wedding and, although we don’t know the exact fragrance, its reported the couple chose a selection of fresh and floral scents.

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A spokesperson for the brand has said, ‘We would like to express our sincere congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding.

‘We were delighted to help scent their special day.’

The Sussexes aren’t the only Duke and Duchess who love a luxury candle, though; Kate Middleton and Prince William reportedly chose for Jo Malone candles to scent Westminster Abbey for their wedding back in 2011.

Kate’s fragrance of choice is reportedly the brand’s ever-popular Orange Blossom; an excellent choice, we might add.

It just goes to show that nobody is immune from a scented candle addiction…

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What will Meghan Markle be learning in her six months of Princess lessons?

Watch your back Mia Thermopolis.

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Meghan Markle has fitted seamlessly into the royal family from the moment she started dating Harry, from bonding with the Queen’s corgis to getting an early invite to spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Windsors.

And now that the couple have tied the knot, Meghan is officially a royal, with the Queen giving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the titles, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as a wedding present.

The newlyweds made their first public appearance as Duke and Duchess at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace this week, with Meghan nailing Duchess chic in a Goat dress and Philip Treacy hat.

But while she is proving herself to be in the know on royal protocol, wearing tights to public engagements and curtsying to both the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth on the regular, it has been revealed that Meghan will be undertaking Princess lessons.

Yes, really. The former Suits actress is set to attend six months of princess lessons to perfect her approach to the role – everything from lessons about Ascot to banquet etiquette. and while unlike Mia Thermopolis, she won’t have Julie Andrews to turn to, one of her royal aides is set to stand in and teach her all things royal.

But what will she study?

‘In terms of etiquette, there may be some advice on “British” traditions such as tea parties and formal banquets,’ The English Manner Chief Executive Alexandra Messervy explained to InStyle of Meghan’s princess lessons. ‘There will be discussions on Royal Ascot and key events in the royal year, public outings, garden parties – which she did yesterday with aplomb grace and looked super—and I don’t think much else. Her Royal Highness has already shown she has film star poise and grace.’

Happy studying, Meghan.

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Five Prominent But Lesser-Known Black Dignitaries At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and now, Meghan Markle, Dutchess of Sussex, had the world’s attention over the weekend. For about 15 minutes, The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry’s impassioned speech on love captivated hearts, too. Even more talked about were some of the black celebrities in attendance, such as Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, and Serena Williams.

Also in attendance were some high-ranking black notables who work in different sectors of British and American societies:  

Rose Hudson-Wilkin

For years, Hudson-Wilkin had been tipped to be in the first cohort of women to become bishops in the Church of England. Since 2014, the 64-year-old priest has been Priest-in-Charge of St Mary-at-Hill, City of London. She also holds the roles of Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, priest vicar at Westminster Abbey, and the first black female chaplain to the queen. She was previously vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Dalston and All Saints Church in Haggerston.


Colleen Harris

Harris held a senior communications position in the Prime Minister’s Office before being appointed Press Secretary to the Prince of Wales. She handled the media for the prince during some of the most turbulent years, and also media-managed the emergence of Princes William and Harry into the public eye. Her career has included senior posts in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office, as well as in non-departmental public bodies. She has worked in Britain and abroad as a consultant with private companies, non-profit organizations and U.N agencies, including the World Health Organization.

Bishop Michael Curry

Michael Curry made history in 2015 after his installation as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop over its 1.8 million members—becoming the denomination’s first African American spiritual leader. Having been on the job for less than a year, Curry took a public stance supporting gay marriage, a move that earned the Episcopal Church a three-year sanction by the Anglican Communion. Anglican leaders then stripped the Episcopal Church of any role in deciding doctrine or determining how the Anglican Communion operates for three years. Curry was born in 1953 in Chicago to Dorothy Curry and Rev. Kenneth Curry, who was a Baptist before becoming an Episcopalian priest. He said his father became part of the church after he and his mother had been allowed to drink from the same chalice being passed among white parishioners in racially segregated Ohio. Bishop Curry became the talk of social media with his heartfelt sermon at the royal wedding. 



Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Along with an orchestra made up of instrumentalists from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Sheku Kanneh-Mason played three songs during the couple’s Signing of the Register. At just 19, Kanneh-Mason is the first black cellist or musician to ever win BBC’s Young Musician of the Year award in its 38-year history. He reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, and he was a member of the Chineke! Orchestra, the first professional orchestra in Europe that is made up of mainly musicians of color. His sister Isata, and brother Braimah are also members.  


Tessy Ojo 

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Tessy Ojo (Photo courtesy of the Diana Awards)

Tessy Ojo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Diana Awards, the only charity that bears the name of the late Princess Diana of Wales. Established in 1999 to recognize young people for extraordinary work in their local communities, the charity benefits from the support of The Royal Highness, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as the UK Prime Minister. Ojo is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Directors. She was awarded The Precious Award, Inspiring Leader in 2015, Women in Business Rising Star, and Excellence Award from Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Foundation. Prior to joining the Diana Award, Ojo worked in the corporate sector for over 10 years and helped implement the operational planning systems for IBM UK and Borders UK. Along with her role at Diana Awards, Ojo is on the boards of two charities and sits on the governing board of a chain of academies in London.

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Meghan Markle has the sweetest nickname for Prince Harry

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot last weekend at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in quite possibly the most star-studded ceremony in history.

But it wasn’t the royal wedding guests or Elton John’s surprise mini concert that got everyone talking. Instead it was Meghan Markle’s speech.

Yes Meghan broke royal protocol on the big day, not only walking herself down the aisle after her father pulled out, but also delivering a speech at the reception.

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That’s right. It was a watershed moment at the Queen’s luncheon reception, when guests who were expecting speeches from Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles, were treated to a few words from the bride.

According to reports, she nailed it, being the first to stand up and speak at the third part of the wedding day, delivering an affectionate speech to her husband and thanking the royal family for looking after her and being so welcoming.

It was one particular slip of the tongue however that really made viral news, as Meghan reportedly referred to the 33-year-old as ‘My Prince’ in her wedding toast.

‘This was a real breach of tradition. Usually the bride doesn’t talk. It is, of course, the father of the bride, but seeing there was no Thomas Markle, Meghan decided that she would speak,’ royal expert Katie Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight. ‘When it came to her new husband, Harry, she said, “I finally found my prince.”’

She continued: ‘It was very romantic and very sweet.’

Congratulations again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Did you notice this surprising detail about Meghan Markle’s bridesmaid?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a touching (and star studded) ceremony at St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle.

But while there were A-list royal wedding guests in attendance and a Pinterest-worthy reception, it wasn’t either of those that got the world talking this week, with the official wedding photos getting all the attention instead.

That’s right, Kensington Palace’s Instagram account released three official photographs from the day, taken by photographer to the stars, Alexi Lubomirski, especially selected by the couple to capture their special day.

But the photos didn’t just give us all the feels, with Meghan and Harry appearing happier than they ever had, they also revealed some things about the day that the public had missed.

Firstly there was Prince Harry’s tribute to his late mother Princess Diana, sitting on the same sofa for the photos that she did for his christening portraits.

The hidden detail that’s getting the world talking today however, surrounds four-year-old bridesmaid Ivy Mulroney, daughter of Meghan’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney.

In the images released by Kensington Palace, the little bridesmaid is photographed without a bouquet, and on closer inspection, it looks like she never had one at all, walking down the aisle without flowers and instead holding hands with fellow mini bridal party members, Rylan and Remi Litt.

The bridesmaid, who also stood out from the others as she didn’t wear a flower garland, shared three-year-old Florence Van Custem’s bouquet for the official photographs, with the two girls posing with the same flowers.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,’ announced a Kensington Palace spokesperson. ’They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.’

There’s no word yet as to whether Ivy not having a bouquet was a conscious decision or whether it was down to a mishap on the big day, but luckily it looks like despite being bouquet-less Ivy still had a wonderful day.

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Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends

Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends


Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends

Despite the rumors you may have heard, Meghan Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, get on famously. Not only are they friends, but a recent overture from Prince Harry’s new bride has led us to believe that their friendship is next-level, aka they are best friends.

According to People, Markle gifted her closest pals a custom-made “Kensington” bracelet ahead of the royal wedding. The Zofia Day piece, a simple gold chain anchored by a matching flattened disc, is also now available for purchase — meaning you can be one of Meghan Markle’s best friends, whether she likes it or not. It’s no diamond tiara, but we think the delicate chain is enough to make us commoners feel sufficiently royal (or, you know, royal-adjacent).

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The bracelet was given to six of Meghan’s closest friends, including Benita Litt and Jessica Mulroney, whose respective children served as bridesmaids and page boys during the ceremony.

Sisters-in-law, sisters in royal life. Does the Kate-Meghan friendship not read like a network series pitch? C’mon, ABC, you got this.

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Meghan Markle Has Brits Flying the Biracial Flag, But Will Americans Do The Same?

A lot has been made of the potential for Meghan Markle to disrupt the status quo for women, and black women, in particular.

No sooner did we learn her new title – the Duchess of Sussex – than she was playfully nicknamed the Duchess of Success. But success for whom, I wondered? Resulting in what?

Meghan Markle and the Larger Scale 

In the midst of #MeToo #TimesUp and the unapologetic return of feminism in full force, it felt oddly off kilter – all this fuss over a very traditional wedding hyped in fairytale talk of a “commoner” bride being elevated by marriage to a prince. So, like many, I was skeptical. What would Markle’s marriage into the royal family really mean on a larger scale, if anything? Wait and see, I thought. Well, yesterday, I did.

From the first glimpses of Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, riding toward St. George’s chapel together, there was nothing common about the bride or the way she showed up. At 36, a child of divorce who was previously married herself, I was struck by her composure and self containment, and I was transfixed by the whole affair.

Why was I suddenly so caught up? Not because it was lovely (although it really was) but because the surprises abounded, from the bride’s “something blue” being the soles of her Aquazurra shoes, to far more compelling notes that made this royal wedding something strikingly new.

I was moved by the image of Ragland, beautiful, solitary, and clearly emotional, over her daughter’s shoulder as she recited her vows. Who could resist the children, the pageantry, the Kingdom Choir, the brilliant young cellist? But what impacted me most in the midst of #BlackRoyalWedding was how the bride was consistently referred to as biracial – as if it was a normal, everyday thing. Except that it was not. At least, not before this wedding. And certainly not in this country, the good ol’ USA.

In America, You Have to Choose

Biracial was not an acceptable descriptor of choice when Barack Obama made history as the first black American president. Nor when Halle Berry was hailed for being the first black woman to win an Oscar for a lead actress role. Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mariah Carey, both of whose mothers – like Berry’s and Obama’s – are white, are also routinely referred to as black. In both cases, it wasn’t where they began when their celebrity status first hit. (At one time, being Samoan, was more Johnson’s public focal point.) But it’s how they’ve evolved. Because, in America, you have to choose.

Drake, Misty Copeland, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams, J. Cole, Jussie Smollet, Faith Evans, Sade, Bob Marley… the list of prominent celebrities who are biracial but identify as black is long. The list of biracial “commoners” is longer. Why must they self-select into one race and, in so doing, out of their other?

The reasons behind it are ancient and current, complicated and painful, as is everything in our country involving race. Which is why we avoid confronting those reasons – still – even in a year when it seems everything is being thrown on the table as the call-out culture revs.

Markle has never been confused about her identity. As she married a white prince on the most public day of her life, she rather boldly celebrated her innate blackness but she does not refer to herself as black, or white. Even as a child, she resisted the pressure to choose one of her races over the other, and she’s been crystal about the reasons why.

In a 2015 Elle magazine article, Markle recounted her first confrontation with having to check a racial box on a form in the seventh grade. Her teacher told her to check the Caucasian box. “Because that’s how you look, Meaghan,” she said. “I couldn’t bring myself to do that,” Markle wrote, recalling the sadness she knew her mother would feel if she did. Instead, she drew a small question mark then put down her pen, devastated.

When Markle told her father about it, his instructions were liberating: “If that happens again, you draw your own box.” And so she has, steadfastly refusing to be labelled as anything more limiting than what she is, a mixed race, or biracial, woman.

It seems so obvious. In an age of heightened sensibilities about micro-aggressions, in an era when #representationmatters and we have created new nomenclature for people to self-identify a full range of previously unacknowledged gender and sexual preferences, how ridiculous is it that we can’t get comfortable with people owning all that they are racially?

The sad truth is, particularly in American culture, where white and black have been at odds for so long, and where the dividing lines have in some ways deepened in recent years, nothing is as simple, as rational or right as it should be.

Perhaps that’s why yesterday’s royal wedding was the perfect platform for this moment. Because on such occasions, even the most cynical among us tend to get drawn into the shimmering beauty and hopefulness of it all. And because it didn’t take place on American soil.

Markle gave us a storybook wedding, but her handling of the details, shows her keen awareness of its larger impact. She knows that monarchies and their marriages are all about safeguarding the future of the lineage and this lineage will now be definitively multi-racial. She is doing her part to create room for her biracial children to have a different experience than she has.

Whatever else Markle has achieved in her life so far, it is no small feat that the massive worldwide press bowed to her will yesterday, embracing her multi-racial identity, and labeling it as precisely that.

Her newly royal status offered her the ability to compel that shift in a way that even her celebrity, frankly, never had, and she seized her giant moment on the world stage to make it happen. Perhaps Duchess of Success is already a fitting moniker, afterall.

 

 

 

 

 

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The touching Meghan Markle moment you probably missed from the carriage drive

Sky news presenter, Sarah-Jane Mee was at the heart of the action…

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The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Carriage Procession, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 19 May 2018

You may think you have gleaned every. single. detail from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s (AKA the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) glorious wedding day, from the secret to Meghan’s wedding hair, to those now immortal words Prince Harry whispered to Meghan at the altar in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (that resulted in two billion people across the globe becoming overnight lip-reading experts). But chances are, you weren’t actually there, on the front line where the action was playing out in real time.

Thankfully for us, Sky news presenter, Sarah-Jane Mee was, for the entirety of the celebrations, and has given us these behind-the-scenes tidbits that will have you reliving the Royal wedding for the billionth time (and no, we’re not sorry about it…).

‘The first glimpse we caught of Meghan was her arrival in the car to huge cheers in her Givenchy dress by designer Clare Waight Keller, it was a choice nobody predicted, her veil embroidered with flowers from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth and her Queen Mary diamond tiara was on loan from the Queen.

There was some rather amusing scenes amongst the Royals, as American Bishop Michael Curry delivered his sermon – the Queen looked a little bemused, the Duchess of Cornwall looked highly amused, Meghan looked thrilled. His style was loud and passionate, far from the quiet restraint we usually see at Royal weddings. The crowds outside loved it and he got a huge round of spontaneous applause.

Plenty of celebrity guests were in the Chapel including Carey Mulligan and her husband Marcus Mumford who is a great friend of Harry’s, Tom Hardy, Serena Williams, the cast of Suits and Idris Elba who secured an invite through his involvement with the Princes Trust charity – he said if it wasn’t for a grant from the Prince’s Trust he wouldn’t have got his start in acting… imagine that!

As they left the Chapel, we saw the couple kiss at the top of the steps… as they made their way to the bottom a cheeky member of the crowd shouted “how about another one!”, Harry laughed and looked at the crowd as if to say you’ll have to wait for that!

Following them out Prince Charles took both the arm of his wife the Duchess of Cornwall but also Meghan’s mother Doria, a lovely touch to show she is now part of the family, too.

The couple’s procession was infront of 100,000 strong crowd – fans had flown over from Canada, California, Malaysia as well as from up and down the UK.

Meghan pointed out a homemade sign from teenager Ayesha who had made a sign saying ‘Congratulations from Sussex’ to Harry as they went past. Also, Meghan’s old drama teacher was watching on the Long Walk, and Meghan spotted her saying ‘oh my god!’.

Elton John performed at the lunch reception and there were speeches from Prince Harry and his father. Guests like Serena Williams, the Clooneys, the Beckhams and Oprah Winfrey enjoyed bowl food of Pea and Mint risotto and Windsor Pork Belly.

Meghan choosing to speak at the more intimate evening gathering of 200 friends and family – a modern end to a traditional with the best of British and American – a perfect blend for a happy couple and very happy crowd.’

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In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity.
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Meghan Markle’s second wedding dress is possibly chicer than her first

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We can all agree that Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding dress was well worth the wait, as it was revealed this morning in all its modern elegant glory.

However she might just have topped it with her evening wedding dress, a sleek number created by Stella McCartney (so half the wedding dress designer rumours were true at least).

The white silk evening gown featured a chic high neck and soft flowing skirt and small train, which Meghan held up as she got into a vintage sports car with Prince Harry to head to their evening reception.

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This gave us a glimpse of her pointed Aquazurra silky satin and nude mesh heels with baby blue soles.

A statement from the Palace read, ‘The Bride’s evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe. The Bride is wearing shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue.’

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In comparison, Kate changed into a second McQueen dress for her evening do in 2011, and it was a very princessy strapless ballgown with jewelled belt.

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Well it’s a tough call, they’re both beautiful, so the jury’s out on that one.

 

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Meghan Markle’s something blue is a beautiful, massive diamond that belonged to Princess Diana

Meghan Markle’s something blue is a beautiful, massive diamond that belonged to Princess Diana


Meghan Markle’s something blue is a beautiful, massive diamond that belonged to Princess Diana

As if we weren’t already almost quite literally blinded by Meghan Markle’s beauty, the newlywed stepped out in a jaw-dropping second wedding dress (a high-neck halter gown by British designer Stella McCartney) complemented by a piece of jewelry we can’t peel our eyes from. The Duchess of Sussex gave a wave as she hopped into (well, not really hopped, but more like elegantly floated into) the vintage Jaguar that she and Harry rode to Frogmore house, where the evening reception is taking place, and we couldn’t help but feast our eyes on the massive aquamarine cocktail ring she wore on her hand.

This, friends, is how you “something blue.”

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Diana apparently wore the ring — part of a set that includes a bracelet and matching pearl earrings — to a charity auction at Christie’s in 1997, according to the eagle-eyed editors at People.com.

The piece is ostensibly a gift from Meghan’s new husband, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, as it seems to be royal tradition for the groom to gift the bride with a sentimental piece of jewelry. Prince William gave Kate Middleton Diana’s diamond and sapphire wedding ring to have as her own (and a pair of Diana’s earrings to match, according to Town & Country), while Prince Philip gifted Queen Elizabeth II with a bracelet featuring stones from his mother’s tiara.

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This wasn’t Meghan’s only bit of blue embedded in her wedding look: her Aquazzura shoes featured blue soles, which we imagine as intentional, considering Meghan’s pointed attention to detail. That attention to detail was beautifully on display at the wedding ceremony that happened in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle earlier on May 19th: from the forget-me-nots in memory of Diana in her bouquet (and flowers Harry picked himself around Kensington gardens), to the emotional inclusion of black culture throughout the ceremony, our girl Meghan did this whole royal wedding thing so. much. justice.

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Now excuse us while we watch the royal wedding again and continue to ugly-cry over how beautiful, inside and out, this couple is.

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Meghan Markle Asks Prince Charles to Walk Her Down Aisle in Absence of Her Dad: ‘It Was Her Wish’

Meghan Markle will walk down the altar with her future father-in-law, Prince Charles.

Kensington Palace announced Friday that Meghan, 36, has asked Charles, 69, to carry out the duty. Meghan had planned on having her father, Thomas Markle, by her side, but she “sadly” confirmed on Thursday that he would not be attending the royal wedding as originally planned.

“Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” the palace statement said. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”

The royal bride-to-be asked Charles to take over the duty in the last 24 hours, since it was revealed that her father was not able to attend.

“It was Meghan’s wish and she is grateful for the Prince of Wales to be doing it,” a royal source tells PEOPLE.

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For the earlier part of the procession through the Nave of St. George’s Chapel, Meghan will be accompanied by her 10-strong squad of bridesmaids and page boys, which means she will walk down the greater part of the aisle without someone by her side.

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The Dean of Windsor David Conner will lead the way, followed by Meghan and her little bridal party, which includes Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.

A royal source says that it was always part of the “choreography” that the children would be with her for the first section of the walk through the Nave of the chapel, and then her father would take over for the final steps through the Quire (the last section of the church, where the immediate members of the royal family and close relatives will likely be seated). Now, Charles will greet her at the Quire to continue the final portion of her walk to the altar, where Prince Harry will be standing.

On Thursday, Meghan and Harry, 33, took part in a rehearsal with Prince William and Kate Middleton, George, Charlotte and other bridesmaids and page boys.

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also at the rehearsal, where she met William and Kate and their children.

Until earlier this week, the plan was in place for Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, to walk her down the aisle, Kensington Palace had confirmed on May 4.

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But then on Monday, that plan came to a halt after Thomas told TMZ that he had decided not to attend the wedding after it was revealed that he worked with a paparazzi agency to stage several photoshoots, featuring him reading a book about Great Britain, looking at photos of Meghan and Harry online and being fitted for his wedding outfit. He said that he didn’t want to attend and embarrass Meghan or the royal family. He also said that he had suffered a heart attack the previous week, but had checked out of the hospital in order to attend the wedding.

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On Tuesday, Thomas backtracked on his statement and said that he would try to attend the wedding, pending any further medical issues. His change of heart came after Meghan reportedly contacted him and stressed to him how much she wanted him to be there. But then later that day, he said he wouldn’t be able to attend after all, because he needed to have surgery on Wednesday. He told TMZ that the surgery had been successful on Wednesday evening.


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Meghan Markle: Dad Can’t Come to My Wedding

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After a chaotic week of swirling and often contradictory rumors, Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

In a brief statement issued Thursday by Kensington Palace, Markle said: “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. 

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

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Meghan Markle’s father overshadows wedding to Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Meghan Markle’s father overshadowed his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry by sowing confusion about whether he would walk her down the aisle or snub the British royal family by pulling out of the intricately planned celebration at the last minute.
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This is reportedly who is now walking Meghan Markle down the aisle

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The royal wedding is days away, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to wed on Saturday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

While the average wedding run up is stressful enough, Meghan Markle is having to deal with much more than most, with her father Thomas Markle caught in controversy this week as it was reported that he had colluded with photographers in a series of publicity stunts.

It was even reported that the father of the bride had pulled out of the wedding – four days before the nuptials – due to embarrassment over the scandal, with Kensington Palace issuing a statement asking for ‘understanding and respect’.

‘This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,’ announced a palace spokesman. ‘She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.’

With Thomas seemingly set to be absent, speculation was surrounding who would be filling his shoes and walking Meghan down the aisle, with rumours that it could be her mother Doria Radlan or brother-in-law Prince William.

According to recent reports however, it looks like Thomas Markle might be attending after all, with Mr Markle reportedly telling TMZ that Meghan had changed his mind.

Given that his health improves – he is apparently suffering with a heart condition – he should be there on Saturday to walk his daughter down the aisle.

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‘Meghan Markle used to give us a shout out on Instagram!’

Missoma founder Marisa Hordern on the Royal and collaborating with one of the biggest bloggers around

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Jewellery brand Missoma needs little introduction. If you hadn’t heard of it as one of Meghan Markle’s favourite fashion brands, you’ll probably have seen it all over your Instagram thanks to a super cool collaboration with influencer Lucy Williams.

So how do you go from collecting crystals to selling out within minutes? Marisa Hordern, the Founder of Missoma, reveals all.

How did the brand start?

You could say it was born the minute that my mother gave me my first crystal at five years old. Having spent all my pocket money on gemstones, it developed into something far more than just a childhood collection or hobby, as I started making jewellery around her kitchen table encouraged by my mother Michele and assisted by my sister Sophie. I then started sourcing gemstones from around the world from Hong Kong, Thailand, India and the US.

Founder Marisa Hordern. Photo: Missoma

Fast forward 10 years and I am now the Founder and Creative Director of Missoma. It’s a story which shows us that if we pursue what we love with dedication, perseverance and passion, exciting things can happen.

You’ve got a cult celeb following, how did that come about? Was this quite organic?

Over the years we have built up quite an amazing and varied group of women who wear Missoma in their own way, playing with their pieces and interpreting them with their own style. It’s one of the joys of fashion, seeing how people wear your designs. We have slowly made a name for ourselves as your perfect ‘every-day’ jewellery brand, and any Missoma owner knows, once you put it on, you’re hard-pushed to take it off.

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Margot Robbie was recently snapped at a Pre-Oscar party layering up her Lucy Williams x Missoma Necklaces, and the next day she was also spotted at the airport still wearing the pieces… The likes of Claudia Schiffer and Meghan Markle have been wearing Missoma for years – way before we were well known! And over time we have seen the cult following grow in a hugely organic.

‘Meghan Mania’ is in full swing, did you notice a massive difference when people became aware she was a fan of the brand?

Meghan has been wearing Missoma for a number of years, the beady-eyed will spy us in early Suits campaign photos. She has always been supportive of us as a British brand and used to shout out to Missoma on her Instagram wearing her personalised Gold Bar Necklace engraved with her name.

We are thrilled to see Meghan continues to rock her Missoma her way. She loves a stacking ring, and Missoma’s Interstellar Ring (£45) is a winning piece for its delicate style and entry price point for customers.

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It also highlights her down-to-earth personality and loyalty to the brands she has loved and worn for years. Whilst the Interstellar Ring has always been a strong seller for Missoma, we have certainly seen a great uplift in sales and conversation around the piece since Meghan wore it on her trip to Scotland, just as we did when she wore the infamous ‘H’ ring last year! On both occasion the rings sold out and went on pre-order, and we are confident will continue to sell well.

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With the rise of Instagram and influencers, has your business model changed slightly?

With increased investment into our own online shop our brand model has definitely changed from a largely wholesale business to an online retailer. Instagram is our main social media channel, with 70% of all sales being attributed back to the channel at some point in their journey. Indeed in the first quarter of 2018 our Instagram following has grown by 20%, and we see a higher engagement rate than many much larger global jewellery brands.

Instagram Stories has also allowed us to further engage our customers in a behind the scenes glimpse of the brand, meeting the team and seeing what we are up to on a day to day basis, ultimately making the whole journey more personal for our followers. With this in mind, we treat our Instagram with a real lifestyle feel, we share a lot of user generated content, shoot our own images ‘in house’ and of course share content from our loyal influencers who over time have become great friends.

Talk us through your Lucy Williams collab.

Our long standing collaboration with Lucy Williams has definitely introduced us to a new audience, but even this was organic. Marisa and Lucy met through a mutual friend and formed a great friendship, and three years down the line with three collections under their belt, the collaboration is still going strong. The collab sees the coming together of Lucy’s much sought after style, Missoma’s distinctive design and finish, and allows the wearer to interpret it their own way. It is the perfect harmony of concept, creation and curation. More than anything, our customer and Lucy’s following have responded to its authenticity as a collaboration, which is testament to it’s continued covetability.

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How would you describe the Missoma customer?

Whilst our biggest audience is between 25 and 34, girls and women of all ages love and buy the brand and I think this comes down to its simple every-day style, perfect for every generation. The Missoma girl is cool, ecclectic and cultured. Engaged in current affairs whilst might also be spotted at Coachella. She also has a love of travel but works hard too.

The Lucy Williams collab was a big hit, anything else exciting in the pipeline?

Loads of really exciting things in the pipeline for Missoma. We are currently working on some new creative collaborations … the rest you’ll have to keep an eye on Instagram for.. I’m afraid we can’t give away too much or else it will be all over Instagram!

How should we wear our jewellery for SS18?

SS18 is all about layering your necklaces, and at Missoma we have no less than 20 difference chains available across 4 different styles and 5 different lengths in yellow gold, silver and rose gold.. so the possibilities are endless! We just like to see you having fun with your jewellery and making it personal to you. There are no rules!

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Meghan Markle’s Parents To Visit Queen, Have Wedding Roles

Meghan Markle, right, watches the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games with her mother Doria Ragland in Toronto. 

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle‘s divorced parents will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and other royals before her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry and will have special roles in their daughter’s wedding, a palace spokesman said Friday.

At the wedding, the royal couple also plan to honor the memory of the late Princess Diana, Harry’s mother, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Officials didn’t predict the weather — springtime in England can be glorious or horrid, sometimes on the same day — but they outlined plans for a celebration designed to spread from the privileged environs of Windsor Castle throughout Britain and the world, via television and the internet.

Here are some of the plans disclosed by Harry’s press secretary, Jason Knauf, during a briefing at Buckingham Palace:

MEGHAN’S PARENTS TO MEET THE QUEEN, TAKE PART IN WEDDING

Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, will arrive during the week before the May 19 wedding so they have time to meet Harry’s family.

Knauf says they will visit with the queen, her husband Prince Philip, Harry’s father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and with Harry’s brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Kate.

Ragland will travel with her daughter by car to Windsor Castle on May 19 and Thomas Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel for the ceremony.

Knauf says Markle is “delighted” that her parents will be by her side. He did not say whether Markle’s half brother and half sister will attend the wedding.

The Scottish State Coach, which will be used in the case of wet weather, for the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 

PRINCESS DIANA’S FAMILY WILL HAVE A ROLE AS WELL

The press secretary says Harry is “keen to involve his mother’s family in the wedding” and that all three of Diana’s siblings will be present. One of Diana’s two older sisters, Jane Fellowes, will give a reading during the ceremony to represent Diana’s family.

NO MAID OF HONOR

Markle, an American actress who came to prominence in the TV series “Suits,” will not have a maid of honor during the ceremony.
Harry has chosen William as his best man.

YOUNG BRIDESMAIDS AND PAGE BOYS

Knauf says all the bridesmaids and page boys will be children. That may mean a role for Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, the children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. But don’t bother looking for Prince Louis — born in late April — as the youngest prince will not attend the wedding.

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DON’T ASK ABOUT THE DRESS

Palace officials are determined that the style and designer of Markle’s wedding gown will be kept secret until the moment she gets out of the car to walk into the chapel. They say this tradition is very important — but that won’t keep speculators from trying to guess who has received the most important dressmaking assignment of the year.

SEPARATED THE NIGHT BEFORE

The press secretary says Harry and Markle will spend the night before the wedding apart. They have been living together in recent months since announcing their engagement. They will spend their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle.

GOOD WISHES FOR PRINCE PHILIP’S HEALTH

Palace officials say they’re hopeful that 96-year-old Prince Philip, Harry’s grandfather, will be well enough to attend the wedding festivities . The queen’s husband has been recovering from hip replacement surgery and has not participated in any public events since being discharged from the hospital in mid-April.

FOLLOW THE WEDDING AT HOME

The palace plans to publish the Order of Service on its website the morning of the wedding so people watching it on television will be better able to follow what’s taking place inside the church.

DELAYED HONEYMOON

Knauf would not reveal where the newest royal couple will spend their honeymoon, but he said they won’t be leaving right after the wedding. Instead they plan to make their first public appearance as a married couple during the week following the ceremony. In the past, they have traveled in Africa together.

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It’s easy to see why Meghan is a devoted fan of the style. With spring in full swing, you’d be hard pressed to find an outfit these kicks couldn’t pair with. From distressed jeans to floral dresses, they go with everything — and make a cool (and comfortable) alternative to traditional flats. Plus, they’re an ultra wearable way to get in on the chunky “dad sneaker” trend, without actually looking like your dad.

And best of all? They can easily be dressed up or down – they look as polished with Markle’s skinny jeans as they do with her high-end bag, which is why they’re a favorite for everyone from celebrities to regular girls who want to look cute on a Saturday without being held back by their shoes.

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OHMYGOSSIP — Meghan Markle’s half brother has urged Prince Harry not to wed the actress.
Thomas Markle Jr. has penned an open letter to the flame-haired royal, telling him that Meghan is “obviously not the right woman” for him.
In the letter, shared with In Touch Weekly, he wrote: “As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history. Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you. I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees. Meghan’s attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old.
“What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he’s bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts. And when it’s time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him. It’s very apparent that her tiny bit of Hollywood fame has gone to her head. Not to mention, to top it all off, she doesn’t invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding.
“Who does that? You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it’s too late. Meghan is still my sister. She is family. So whatever happens is up to her, whether she wants to forget knowing me or the rest of her family, family comes first. Also, you would think that a royal wedding would bring a torn family closer together, but I guess we’re all distant family to Meg.”
Thomas Markle Jr. has not seen his sister since 2011 when they both attended their grandmother Doris’ funeral. He also claims he has not been invited to the royal wedding, which takes place on May 19.

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Royal fashion etiquette is a law unto itself, from dictating which kind of bag Kate Middleton should wear to whether or not Princess Diana was allowed to wear gloves. So it comes as no surprise that the Royal wedding has a very strict dress code.

The wedding invites went out earlier this month, and the formal dress code was set: day dresses and hats for the women; uniforms, morning coats, or lounge suits for the men. But there are a few other rules wedding guests are expected to follow, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, so here’s a breakdown which will especially be handy for non-Royal and non-British guests – well, we wouldn’t want a sartorial faux pas from Meghan’s Suits castmates now, would we?

Female guests should wear hats and day dresses for the day

Beatrice and Eugenie didn’t just wear hats to become the meme of the year (well, pretty sure that wasn’t their intention either), they had to. Ladies must wear hats in church as a sign of respect, and the bigger and more jovial the better. However, hats aren’t recommended for the evening, as that’s when the tiaras come out. For the day, dresses are expected to be on the conservative side (it’s a church wedding after all), and colour is encouraged, though of course black and white are discouraged.

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For the evening, expect guests to wear fancier and longer dresses.

Male guests should wear uniforms, morning coats or lounge suits

According to Town & Country,  military men are encouraged to wear their uniforms, but failing that, a morning coat and all the trimmings is a must. Think tail coat, waistcoat, tie etc, though if that’s not their bag, a lounge suit, which despite the name is really just a nice suit, is allowed. However it’s deemed ‘inappropriate’ for men to wear hats, and polished black shoes are a must.

Prince Harry will probably wear a uniform

When Prince William married Kate, he wore his uniform, and as Harry was in the military too, it’s likely he will follow suit as it’s traditional for Royal men to do so.

Meghan Markle’s bouquet will have myrtle

According to Bustle, it’s a Royal tradition to include myrtle in the wedding bouquet, as it symbolises love. It all started when Victoria included a sprig in her bouquet, and it has since been grown in the Royal garden. Princess Diana, Kate Middleton and the Queen all had it in theirs.

Meghan Markle will have a classic manicure

No bold colours for Meghan, as only neutral manis are allowed for Royal events.

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The bride’s wedding ring must contain Welsh gold

Another tradition, started by the Queen’s parents. When they got married, they got given a gold nugget from a mine in North Wales, and a bit has been used for each Royal bride since.

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will be by a British designer

This isn’t official, but since Queen Victoria, The Queen, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton all wore British designers, it’s safe to assume Meghan will follow suit. Which ties into the whole Erdem designing the wedding dress very nicely indeed.

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People Thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Ridiculously Cute in Matching Outfits for the Queen’s Birthday

Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle were matching in navy blue at Queen Elizabeth’s star-studded birthday concert Saturday night — and people on social media took notice.

Markle wore a navy Stella McCartney caped dress with matching navy suede heels by Manolo Blahnik and carried a clutch by Naeem Khan. Prince Harry wore a smart navy blue suit. The two stepped out together for this event a little more than a month out from the royal wedding on May 19.

Queen Elizabeth, who turned 92 on Saturday, wore gold to her celebration at Royal Albert Hall.

 

The event was attended by most of the royal family — with one exception being Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting her third child on Monday — and members of the public who could snag a ticket. (For those who couldn’t, the concert was broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.)

The lineup fit for Her Majesty included Sting and Shaggy (who recently released an album together), Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and more.

The event concluded with Queen Elizabeth acknowledging the crowd with a wave, but not before she gave a coy smile (and maybe an eye roll?) during a speech made by her son Prince Charles after he addressed her as “Your Majesty” and then “Mummy.”


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Meghan Markle Shouldn’t Pack This for Her Honeymoon—Here’s Why

According to Travel + Leisure, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be heading to Namibia on their honeymoon. While everyone is eagerly anticipating Markle’s wedding dress, we’re also dying to know what she’ll be packing for her getaway. Thanks to a little help from our Who What Wear market editor, Nicole Akhtarzad, who honeymooned in Tanzania, we know something Markle shouldn’t pack.  

The resort Akhtarzad and her husband stayed at, the Singita Faru Faru Lodge, has some helpful packing advice on its website if you’re considering going on a safari. “Your safari suitcase, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience,” the resort explains. “Cotton clothing in neutral colors is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colors for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs.” Who knew that certain colors should be avoided on a safari? Let’s hope Markle and Prince Harry are in-the-know about the style suggestions. Scroll down to shop our picks for what Markle should pack for Namibia. 

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Meghan Markle’s White Dress Features a Trend That Isn’t Going Anywhere

The world is anxiously awaiting the reveal of her wedding dress next month, but in the meantime, Meghan Markle just stepped out in a white dress that’s perfect for daytime spring and summer occasions that are a little more low-key than a royal wedding. After months of cold weather in the UK, we’ve gotten used to seeing Markle bundled up in sweaters, trousers, and coats, but since spring is in full swing, we’re finally getting a glimpse of the future royal’s warm-weather style.

The dress that Markle stepped out in today for a reception with Prince Harry is by Altuzarra, and she accessorized it with a crossbody bag, pumps, and a blazer draped over her shoulders. The pinstriped and belted dress features a trend that we think is classic enough to ensure that it’ll be around for awhile: big buttons. (For context, this detail is currently adorning tons of tops, dresses, outerwear, skirts, and even swimwear on the market, but it was Khaite that really set the trend in motion.) We love that Markle certainly isn’t a slave to trends, but she does seem to want to embrace ones that are more subtle and timeless than, say, the vinyl and PVC trend.

See Meghan Markle’s latest look and shop the trend below.

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What will Meghan Markle’s royal title be after she marries Prince Harry?

And why aren’t the public happy about it?

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The royal wedding is fast approaching, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to wed on 19th May at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle.

With just a month to go until the big day, there’s plenty of wedding prep for the royal family to busy themselves with – everything from finding the perfect Philip Treacy-style fascinator and buying the newlyweds a fitting wedding present to creating a coat of arms for Thomas Markle, Meghan’s father – a traditional royal gift to the father of the bride.

Something that needs particular thought ahead of the big day however is the Queen’s gifts to the royal couple, with the monarch set to give Prince Harry not one but two royal titles as a wedding gift – expected to also bestow a royal title on his bride, Meghan.

But what will Meghan’s royal title be?

Meghan’s post-wedding title has reportedly been decided upon already, but to the dismay of the public it looks like despite technically being a princess of the UK, she won’t be given an actual princess title, most likely being given a Duchess title instead.

There are reports that Prince Harry is likely to be made the Duke of Sussex on his wedding day, in which case Meghan would be made the Duchess of Sussex – much like Kate and Wills’ titles, known officially as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

What will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal titles be?

There is a lot of speculation surrounding potential royal titles for Harry and Meghan but the top choices seem to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke and Duchess of Clarence and Avondale, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught or the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

It looks like we’ll have to wait till May 19th to find out!

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Here’s what Meghan Markle’s onscreen fiancé is giving Prince Harry

And it’s lovely. 

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Announcing their engagement last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed next month on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor castle.

With just over a month to go until the big day, there’s plenty of wedding prep for the royal family and its guests, from finding the perfect Philip Treacy-style fascinator to buying the newlyweds a fitting wedding present – what to get the couple who has everything!

Someone who doesn’t seem phased by the daunting task is Meghan’s Suits co-star, Patrick J. Adams, playing the future royal’s fiancé on the popular US show.

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‘We were trying to choose between like a blender or bread maker,’ he explained in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. ‘You know something classy, like a good blender. Like a Vitamix, yeah. She’s gonna need a Vitamix for sure.’

Meghan and Patrick are both leaving Suits after this season, with their characters, Mike and Rachel, set to wed in a two-hour season 7 finale on April 25th – just six days after her actual wedding to Prince Harry.

When asked whether he’ll be attending the royal wedding, Adams replied, ‘Whether I’m there or not, the Vitamix is going to the wedding.’

It looks like we’ll have to wait and see.

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Kensington Palace has announced Meghan Markle’s full list of bridesmaids

Here’s who will be following Meghan down the aisle

With just under two months to go until their big day, fresh details are emerging about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. The first invites have been sent out and the couple’s quirky choice of a lemon and elderflower cake from Hackney’s Violet Bakery has been revealed.

Now Kensington Palace has announced who will be joining Meghan Markle’s bridal party on 19th May. Markle has a wide circle of high profile friends, including tennis star Serena Williams, actress Prianka Chopra, stylist Jessica Mulroney and fashion designer Misha Noonoo – who introduced her to Harry – but much like the couple’s decision to open up their wedding to 2600 members of the public, Meghan’s list of bridesmaids is unusually inclusive, reflecting some new friendships she’s formed since meeting Harry.

Here’s who will be joining Meghan when she walks down the aisle on her big day:

Jessica Mulroney

Few will be surprised at Meghan’s choice of Mulroney as a bridesmaid. The pair have been best friends since Markle was introduced to Mulroney after relocating to Canada to film Suits. As the daughter of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and a stylist to Justin Trudeau’s wife, Mulroney will be the ideal wingman to Markle on her big day.

Serena Williams

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A good friend of the tennis ace, Markle attended Williams’ wedding to Alex Ohanian last year. The pair first met at a charity game of flag football in 2014. ‘We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girly stuff,’ Meghan wrote about Williams on her former lifestyle website The Tig, ‘so began our friendship.’

Made In Chelsea‘s Frankie Gaff

Gaff recently announced on Twitter that she was leaving Made In Chelsea to pursue other projects. MIC fans are now speculating that her part in the royal wedding could have influenced this decision.

Matisse, the dog from Britain’s Got Talent 

An unconventional choice, but one that makes sense given Harry and Meghan’s shared love of animals. Harry has been close with Matisse since his victorious performance at the Royal Variety Show in 2015 and introduced the 7-year-old Border Collie to Meghan shortly after their relationship began last year.

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33-year-old Lindsay Walsh hit it off with Markle over the barriers when the couple attended an event earlier this month in Northern Ireland. ‘We talked for at least five minutes. Some of the other people waiting got a bit annoyed with me’ Walsh says of the encounter, ‘I’m now really looking forward to getting to know her better.’

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Regent’s Park swan Laura Matthews was delighted to get the call up for the royal wedding. ‘It makes a change from gliding about hissing at small children’ she said.

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Not Just Meghan Markle: Here Are 6 Royal Black Women Around the World

Since the announcement of her engagement to British royal family member and unlikely heir to the throne—he’s sixth in line—Prince Harry, the microscope has been on Meghan Markle.

Every detail is being inspected about her life including her family life. She is the product of a white father and black mother—a social worker who lives in the mostly African American L.A. suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills (incidentally, one of the wealthiest black suburbs in the country).

After the royal wedding, set for May 19th, Markle will be addressed as “Her Royal Highness” and becomes not only a senior royal but a duchess, according to The Telegraph. 

It’s been a constant source of buzz—the first woman of color to become part of the British royal family. Yet, there are other black women royalnistas around the globe:

 

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

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Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.

 

 

Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco

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de Massy is married to Christian Louis Baron de Massy who is Prince Rainier of Monaco’s nephew. The fashionable beauty of Caribbean descent is a prominent fixture among the who’s who of Monaco’s social scene and is also involved in philanthropy, serving as president of Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo, a charitable organization in Monaco.

 

Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland

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The first of 30 children of King Mswati III of Swaziland, this princess is more than a pretty face, speaking out to raise awareness on issues such as AIDS and poverty that affect her country. With interests in the arts, this 30-year-old studied drama at the University of Biola in California and was featured in publications as one of the top hottest young royals.

 

 

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

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A former model, spokesperson, and actress, Omilana adds brains to beauty as a businesswoman. The Inglewood, California native started Wonderful Brand, a multifaceted business incorporating fashion, television, and web, with her husband, Kunle, a Nigerian prince. Known as the “Pantene Girl,” Omilana is cited as the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials.

 

Countess Mary Von Habsburg of Austria

 

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Habsburg, a native of Sudan, is the wife of Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg of Austria. The couple wed in August 1999, hosting their ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, and have three children, all born in Nairobi. Their marriage was seen as controversial among the public and in royal circles, because of her class as a commoner and her ethnic background; but the head of the Habsburg royal family, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, reportedly declared all Habsburg marriages “equal.”

 

Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda)

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Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, this regal woman married King Kabaka Mutebi II in 1999, after a career working in various U.S. sectors including public relations, international nonprofits, and healthcare and human services. A graduate of New York University and New York Institute of Technology, the queen also advocates for public service, having worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and has worked as a consultant to bring resources to Uganda’s entrepreneurs and the business community.

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Apparently Meghan Markle’s style evolution will take cues from Princess Diana

And Kate’s been helping her out

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Ever since Meghan Markle stepped into the limelight, the actress and humanitarian has been racking up major style points for her simple yet effortlessly cool sense of fashion. It’s a refreshing change to see her around town rocking a messy bun and one of her famous Meghan Markle coats, a welcome departure from the stuffiness of the past. However, a source has revealed that her sense of style is going to gradually start changing – and more specifically, in Princess Diana’s direction.

The source told Entertainment Tonight, ‘Like Kate, expect Meghan to make the occasional nod to her husband’s fashion icon mother. Both Kate and Meghan will no doubt honour Princess Diana with designs that reflect her likes and style.’

It’s not out of the ordinary for Kate to take style pointers from Princess Diana’s iconic style, from her powder blue suit in a royal Christmas card to a Prada pussybow dress she wore to visit the royal’s memorial garden.

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Kate Middleton’s engagement ring was also a gorgeous sapphire hand-me-down from the fashionable royal herself and future sister-in-law’s followed suit, as Meghan Markle’s engagement ring was crafted by Prince Harry and included two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.

Meghan’s laidback style seems to be clearly influenced by Los Angeles’ easy casual chic vibe, however in recent weeks she’s stepped up her fashion game. She’s come a long way since the ripped jeans of her Invictus Games appearance and her looks are a little more polished now, which is apparently thanks in part to Kate.

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The source revealed Kate ‘has also been advising Meghan about royal fashion, what protocol is expected and how she may have to adapt in the future. She has provided Meghan with names of some of the favourite UK go-to-designers on everything from dresses, coats and the all-important British hat.’

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Given that Kate Middleton’s hats are a thing of beauty, Meghan’s definitely in good hands – especially if she’s getting the down low on Kate Middleton’s favourite fashion brands. Though, the source speculates that somebody else may also be helping Meghan step up her style game in accordance with royal protocol.

They said, ‘It looks very much to me as if there is someone behind the scenes helping her to dress more royally. She certainly seems to be opting for more conservative designers and really stepping up to the plate in terms of royal dressing and presenting herself as a future princess.’

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Meghan Markle baptized by archbishop ahead of wedding to UK’s Prince Harry: paper

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain’s Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday.
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We are ALL getting this present on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day

It’s no bank holiday but it’s probably the next best thing…

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The countdown to the royal wedding is officially on, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to wed on May 19th at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The past few months have been consumed by what we can expect from a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding, with updates on everything from who will be Meghan Markle’s dress designer and how the couple are deciding on their seating plan to who will be performing at the reception – it’s looking like Elton John.

In fact, we know so much about how the royal couple and their guests will be spending the day that we’ve completely forgotten to work out how we will be marking the occasion ourselves.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton married on Friday 29th April 2011, the day was declared a bank holiday as a result, allowing us all to celebrate with street parties up and down the country. It seemed plausible therefore that we might get a day off work for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.

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Unfortunately, for, well, everyone, the couple have chosen to get married on a Saturday so there’s no chance of a day off or a bank holiday, but as a consolation the government has decided to give us all a present to make celebrating easier.

According to the Independent, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that pubs across the UK will have their licensing hours extended over the royal wedding weekend – giving us more time to ‘join together and celebrate’.

‘As shown by the support for the proposal to extend licensing hours, it’s clear that the public back the idea of having more time to raise a glass to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a day of national celebration,’ she announced.

Well that’s something we suppose.

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This £30 ring keeps selling out because of Meghan Markle

And you can finally order it again

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You just can’t argue with the Meghan Markle effect. Before she got engaged, she wore and posted a ring on her Instagram feed, and it’s been sold out ever since. Until now.

The intricate design is by American brand BaubleBar, and comes at the bargainous price of $ 42, which is roughly around £30.

We can see why Meghan picked the ring too, as she loves the outdoors, and the design is inspired by nature, featuring crystal covered vines that delicately wrap around the hand.

 

Shop now: Peacemaker ring for around £30 from BaubleBar

The ring keeps selling out as a result of Meghan posting it on her now-deleted Instagram feed, but you can pre-order yours now. It only comes in two sizes but is adjustable.

The brand also delivers to the UK though you may need to pay some extra charges on top, but it’s arguably worth it.

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What Will Meghan Wear? Royal Wedding Dress A Top UK Secret

LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it’s the burial place of monarchs?

Everyone at London Fashion Week — and elsewhere — is dying to know.

With only three months to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s May 19 wedding at Windsor Castle, both the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for.

It’s no wonder: There’s not been a bigger royal wedding since Harry’s brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 in an extravaganza broadcast around the world. Seven years later, Kate’s lacey, long-sleeved Alexander McQueen gown is still influencing bridal designs today.

“It’s going to be the greatest fashion commission of 2018. There’ll be millions of eyeballs on it,” said Jade Beer, editor at the British edition of Brides magazine. “It’s her major fashion moment.”

“She’ll definitely need an upgrade from the dress she wore for her first wedding,” Beer added, referring to the simple strapless white gown the American actress wore at her 2011 Jamaica beach wedding to film producer Trevor Engelson. The couple divorced in 2013.

While the design — as well as the designer — of the dress is a closely guarded secret, many are positive that Markle will choose a British designer.

Kate wasn’t the only bride in Britain’s extended royal family sticking with a British designer. Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II’s second-eldest grandchild, wore royal couturier Stewart Parvin. In 1981, then-Lady Diana Spencer — the late mother of groom Harry — surprised many when she chose David and Elizabeth Emanuel, a pair of designers fresh out of college.

Front-runners for Markle’s choice include British-Canadian Erdem Moralioglu, known for his elegant, feminine styles; Ralph & Russo, the couture designers Markle chose for her engagement dress; heritage fashion powerhouse Burberry; as well as McQueen and Giles Deacon, who designed the wedding gown for Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Victoria Beckham has denied rumors that she’s been asked. French designer Roland Mouret has also been cited as a possible pick.

“I mean, she could surprise us all and choose a Canadian brand — she was so loyal to them while she was filming up there,” said Miles Socha, editor-in-chief at Women’s Wear Daily, referring to the time Markle spent in Toronto filming the TV series “Suits.” ”But probably we would have to place our bets on a British designer.”

Some are hoping Markle will pick something less traditional because she has more leeway. After all, Harry is only fifth in line to the throne — and will be sixth after Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to her third child in April. In addition, their wedding venue, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, is less imposing than St. Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey in London.

“I really expect something different from her. Her style is so clean, really modern, and bridal has been so traditional in the past few years,” said London-based bridal designer Naomi Neoh. “I think — I hope — it would be clean, simple with beautiful detailing.”
Neoh hopes Markle will choose a dress that celebrates her individuality.

“Meghan’s very different from the English tradition. She’s got her career, she’s half-black,” she said. “She’s not going to be queen. It has to be respectful and appropriate of course, but it can be a bit more exciting with the cut and the lines. I think maybe a high neck, low back — that’d be demure enough.”

Still, it’s a dress that needs to live up to the grandeur of its surroundings. St. George’s Chapel is intimate only by royal proportions. It seats 800 guests and has a very important place in British history as the resting place of scores of kings and queens — including both of the queen’s parents.

“She’s going to be walking over dead monarchs on the way up the aisle,” said Beer. “There’s a huge sense of occasion.”

Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge stand outside Westminster Abbey after their Royal Wedding in London.

Markle has already signaled a break from the conservative styles that dominate British royal wardrobes, ditching stuffy frock coats for sleek trousers. Many admired the sharp trouser suit she wore to match Harry’s outfit at a recent official event.

The actress herself has offered some clues about her dream wedding dress.

In March 2016, before she met Harry, she told Glamour magazine that she favored “classic and simple” styles with “a modern twist,” and that she preferred “wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.” She named Ellie Saab and J. Mendel among her favorite designers, and said her favorite celebrity wedding dress was the simple slip of a gown that Carolyn Besette Kennedy wore in 1996.

Circumstances have changed since then — but whatever style she picks, Markle’s choice will soon be seen in bridal salons everywhere.

Referring to Kate’s gown, Neoh said: “Literally the next day, everyone wanted long lace sleeves — the year after getting lace was impossible. It was bananas.”

Many say with Markle’s looks and the young royals’ popularity, she could get away with nearly anything.

“I think everybody here loves her so dearly,” said designer Jasper Conran. “She can wear a dishcloth and people won’t mind.”
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In today’s day and age, social media reigns supreme. Nowadays, we communicate through selfies, we slide into DM’s, and we even throw a dog filter on top of our whole lives – and the world doesn’t bat an eyelid. With the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram filling up our time, it’s easy to believe that we’re all connected in one way or another. After all, how else are we supposed to keep track of our favorite celebrities and see how the other half live? By scrolling through our Instagram feeds, we can keep up with the Kardashians, we can be like the Beckhams, we can view the Vergaras (Sofia is of course our favorite), and apparently we can even watch the Windsors! Well, a soon-to-be Windsor. Of course, we’re talking about Meghan Markle, who will this year get hitched to the royal bachelor, Prince Harry. With a new family to impress, we bet the Queen won’t be happy with these deleted Instagram posts of Meghan Markle’s life before her engagement…


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Thanks to social media, us ordinary folk can watch as our favorite celebrities go about their daily lives. We can check out their epic (and expensive) car collection, we can see them at work, we can get a sneak peek into their Hollywood mansions, we can witness their girl gangs in action, and we can even get the scoop on a new celeb couple. The opportunities for social media are endless, and luckily, many of the most famous celebrities are more than happy to update their fans on their activities. With a race to get the most followers – can anyone beat Selena Gomez’s 132 million Instagram followers?! – celebrities post photo after photo and video after video, and we lap it up. Naturally, there are some celebrities who are more popular than others, but right now, we’re totally crushing on Meghan Markle.

In July 2016, the rest of the world went about their business, while the Suits actress, Meghan Markle, was introduced to Prince Harry by a mutual friend. After all, what else does a beautiful actress have to do on a Tuesday morning? After their initial meeting, the pair hit it off (we’d expect nothing less) and started secretly dating away from the public eye. In October that year, rumors began to circulate that the previously eligible bachelor was off the market, and a month later Royal Kensington Palace released an official statement that the duo was a couple. As if that wasn’t enough to make the whole of England and America swoon with excitement, their relationship was taken to the next level when they announced their engagement on November 27, 2017 – and now we eagerly await the royal wedding, and our invitation, which must have been lost in the mail…

However, with a new royal life ahead of her, we bet Meghan is probably regretting these deleted Instagram posts of her life before her engagement.

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The real Meghan Markle

Ever since her first appearance in Suits in 2011, Meghan Markle has been the source of much affection – and it’s not hard to see why. From her impeccable acting talent to her beautiful appearance and her celebrity status, the soon-to-be royal has amassed a whopping 3 million followers on Instagram. In the past, she has shared snippets of her life before her engagement to Prince Harry. Yet, sometimes she’s shared a little bit too much, and we can’t imagine ol’ Queen Liz will be too happy about this…

Staying hydrated

Like most celebrities, Meghan Markle spends most of her free time traveling the world and exploring new and exotic places – not that we’re jealous or anything. However, Meghan has always had an excuse. As the creator of her own blog, The Tig, Meghan used her travel opportunities to update her blog and her followers. During a visit to Greece, Meghan took this hydrating photograph of herself with the ocean in the background. We can’t imagine Meghan will be drinking any more of this stuff when she gets hitched. Tea and crumpets for you, Meg.

Slick selfies

One of the best things we love about celebrities is that we have all have something in common. After all, who DOESN’T love to take a selfie? Just a month before her fairytale meeting with Prince Harry, Meghan posted this slick selfie on her Instagram page, which resulted in a hefty liking spree from her followers. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing any more of these anytime soon, as it’s against the royal rules to take selfies. Apparently, the Queen thinks they’re ‘strange.’ You and us both, Liz.

Sleep tight

During her highest reign of popularity on Suits, Meghan was also reigning supreme on her blog and posted weekly updates on her life, her health, wellbeing, and even fashion and style. It’s no secret that Meghan is a woman of natural style and beauty, but we can’t imagine this look would go down well in Buckingham Palace. In fact, members of the royal family are never seen in casual clothing, as they are expected to be well presented at all times. Even Prince George has to wear tailored trousers around the house!

Tequila time

Thanks to her impressive net worth (allegedly around $ 5 million), Meghan Markle has been able to enjoy the finer things in life and has often taken herself and her friends on beautiful summer holidays to the likes of Ibiza. In August 2016, the Duchess-to-be did just that and spent the evenings on the White Isle drinking Tequila sodas with her best pals and watching the sunset in front of them. However, we reckon Meghan might have to change her tipple of choice, unless the Queen loves a good Tequila Slammer, of course…

A cheeky package

We love nothing more than getting home after a long day, getting into our pajamas, and sitting down to watch a good movie, and it seems Meghan Markle is no different. Nevertheless, it seems our pajamas of choice are a little different. While we get ours from the local Walmart or Target, Meghan seems to get cheeky packages from expensive brands. Somehow, we just can’t imagine this parcel turning up on the doorstep of their newlywed home in Nottingham Cottage.

Sleep Sweet

In an Instagram post in June 2016, Meghan Markle proved that she was not shy in front of the camera. Uploading a beautiful full-face selfie, Meghan showed off her natural glow and her glistening smile – but it seems Meghan will have to learn how to be more reserved as she enters into her new life with Prince Harry. As a rule, the Royal Family have to lead a relatively quiet life, which means she won’t be able to post selfies like this one, or even sign autographs for her fans.

A deleted photo

Although Meghan still has kept most of her Instagram photographs on her account, she did get in hot water when one of her co-stars posted a saucy picture of her…and quickly deleted it. In August 2017, Patrick J. Adams decided to post a throwback photograph of himself with his Suits co-star, Meghan Markle, on his Instagram page. According to the actor, he posted the old photograph of the pair of them on set, before placing his phone on silent and going to bed. However, he did not expect the backlash that ensued…

A quick peck

The photograph in question featured a selfie of both Patrick and Meghan and saw Meghan kissing her co-star on the cheek. On his social media page, Patrick captioned the photograph with the innocent ‘Ross and Rachel – the next generation.’ Unfortunately, fans of Meghan and the Royal Family were not impressed with his choice of photo, or his choice of words. Before too long, online trolls bombarded his post with negative comments and insults, and his post was taken entirely out of context.

An intimate relationship

Fans of Suits will know the intimate relationship Meghan Markle has with her co-star, but they’ll also know that it’s all for the cameras. On the show, Meghan’s character Rachel Zane has a heated relationship with Patrick’s character, Mike Ross – but in reality, they are just friends. As soon as Patrick posted the throwback photo, trolls were quick to believe that Patrick was in competition for her attention. To avoid all of the negative press and to avoid speculation around himself and Meghan, he deleted the photograph.

On vacation

Like the rest of the world, Meghan loves nothing more than unwinding from work, and chilling out with her friends and family – or even embarking on a solo trip to truly take her mind away from the hustle and bustle of set life. In this photo she uploaded to her Instagram page, Meghan made no secret of the fact that she was getting pretty into the vacation way of life. After all, a balanced diet is a glass in each hand! However, it seems these fun trips may be coming to an end as her Duchess duties take over.

Chilling out

Although The Tig is no longer up and running, Meghan Markle used her platform to check out new and exciting places around the world. In her blog, she wrote about travel and other topics and made sure she knew firsthand what she was talking about. For research purposes, of course. In one of the many travel-related posts on her social media pages, Meghan posted this chilled out snapshot of one of her trips. Could this be a honeymoon destination, perhaps?

A dog’s life

If you’ve been following Meghan Markle on Instagram for a while now, you’ll know that she’s a huge dog lover. For many years, Meghan has been the proud owner of two dogs – a Beagle named Guy and a Labrador-Shepherd mix, Bogart – and has posted numerous photos of herself cuddled up on the couch with them in the past. This love of dogs will come in handy when she visits the Corgis at Buckingham Palace! Let’s hope they like her.

Tucking in

As well as updating her fans on her vacation pictures, Meghan also likes to post about food – because really, who doesn’t? Although this looks like a yummy dish, it’s probably not what she’ll be eating for the rest of her life. With weird and wacky culinary rules to abide by, members of the Royal Family are under strict instructions at the dinner table. Noodles and pasta are off the Buckingham Palace menu, and it’s believed that once the Queen has stopped eating, EVERYBODY stops eating. Even if they’re mid crumpet.

Fruity fingers

Throughout her career, Meghan Markle has been known for her sense of humor, and her entertaining personality – and she has loved to show this through her social media pages. In this hilarious post a few years ago, Meghan topped her fingers off with berries and posed for a photograph. Although this was a way to get a few laughs, she might want to adopt this look in the future, if she ever wears dark nail varnish in front of the Queen…because dark varnish is a big no-no in the Windsor household apparently.

Sandy toes

After posting this snapshot of her vacation on Instagram, many people were wondering where she was, and where she was planning to go next. Although she was probably going back to her swanky hotel to get ready for a night of fun and laughter with her friends, there could always be the chance that she was going to have a quick power nap before the night began. Unfortunately, it was probably one of the last naps she had, as going to bed before the Queen is thought to be strictly forbidden…

Vacation envy

Over the course of her Instagram streak, Meghan Markle has made millions of us jealous thanks to her perfect vacation snaps. From the impressive backdrop to the crystal clear water in the background, the drinks on the table, to her outfit, it all looks absolutely magnificent. In the past, Meghan has taken trips by herself, but it seems she won’t be able to continue this after her wedding day, as women are not allowed to travel by themselves. What a shame!

Bedtime antics

Like most of us on social media, we often take photographs of random moments that make us happy. For the most part, we love to share these snapshots with our nearest and dearest, to give them a little insight into our lives, and spread a little joy. It’s believed that Meghan wanted to do the same when she shared this candid photograph on her Instagram page, while she sat in bed in a silky negligee. Unfortunately, we can’t imagine she’ll be posting any more of these photos anytime soon.

The royal treatment

Although many of us dream of marrying into a royal family and becoming a real-life princess, there is so much more to it than simply wearing a tiara and ball gown 24/7, and bossing people around! There are numerous aspects of the royal life that takes a lot of getting used to – but it seems that Meghan Markle is already getting into the spirit of things. In this quirky Instagram post, Meghan showed the world that she is ready to sit in her bedchambers and rule the world!

All black everything

It’s no secret that black is a hugely flattering color, and Meghan is no stranger to wearing black and taking suggestive photographs such as this one. With the high slit and the skimpy shoes, we bet this is the last time Meghan will wear such a dress – but she will definitely wear this color again. In fact, it is a royal requirement for every member of the Royal Family to have a ready-to-wear funeral outfit with them during every trip to prepare them for any sudden deaths. How lovely…

Snapchat filters

Like most people in today’s day and age, Meghan Markle is no stranger to Snapchat. In fact, she has often publicized her Snapchat name on her social media channels and wowed her adoring fans with beautiful filters – including the hugely popular dog filter. Meghan posted this dog selfie a couple of years ago, but we can imagine the Queen has since suggested that she delete the app from her phone. Unless she wants Meghan to snap pictures of her and her Corgis, which we would totally appreciate.

A sultry selfie

If you’ve been on Meghan Markle’s Instagram page recently, you would have noticed this photograph as her profile picture. Compete with a sultry pose, ruffled hair and some pretty white sheets; we can’t imagine that this selfie was not taken in the presence of Prince Harry, the Queen, or any other royal. This photograph has amassed nearly 50,000 likes – but we might not be seeing another photo like this in the future. In fact, we might not even see her Instagram page in the future…

The mirror selfie

Although it’s gone out of fashion slightly, the mirror selfie is still a firm favorite for those who love to take a good selfie, and Meghan has taken a fair few in her lifetime. With a pouty look, some fluffy slippers and a cool-looking apartment in the background, Meghan took the world by storm when she posted this selfie. However, with her wedding date looming ever closer, her time on Instagram may soon be coming to an end.

Always the bridesmaid

We all know the phrase, ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ but it seems Meghan’s bridesmaid days are behind her. Instead of donning a dress similar to this one, we can only imagine Meghan will be wearing a one-of-a-kind gown fit for a Princess for her big day. Although she will adopt a new name and lifestyle, Royal rules may mean that Meghan will lose her social media status forever. Yep, as soon as she marries into the Royal Family, Meghan will divorce her online presence.

Saying goodbye

We may still be graced with her Instagram page (although that isn’t confirmed), Megham will not have control over her own social media pages when she gets hitched. Instead, it will be run by a royal social media manager who will control every post and comment! According to sources close to the family, Meghan will join the likes of Prince Harry and William on the Kensington Royal social media channels. It seems this change is already in action, as Meghan hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since this photograph in April…

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British Politician’s Girlfriend Sent Racist Texts About Meghan Markle

Henry Bolton, a British politician, is in hot water after his girlfriend, Jo Marney, made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.

Text messages obtained by The Mail on Sunday, on Sunday, January 14, reveal that the former model reportedly said that Prince Harry’s “black American” fianceé will “taint” the royal family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” She also described the former Suits actress as “obsessed with race,” a “dumb little commoner” and a “dumb little ‘actress’ that no one had heard of” with a “tiny brain.”

After the person she was texting called her a racist, Marney responded, “lol so what. Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.”

Marney was immediately suspended from the United Kingdom Independent Party after the story broke.

Bolton, 54, who is in charge of the Ukip, was already facing criticism for his decision to leave the mother of his two children, Tatiana Smurova, for Marney, who he met in December. His new relationship with the 25-year-old has been the subject of scrutiny — and he is slated to attend a meeting to determine his future in the Ukip next Sunday.

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Henry Bolton walks on the beach following morning TV interviews at their autumn conference on September 30, 2017 in Torquay, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

In a statement to The Mail, Marney apologized and claimed her comments had been taken out of context, saying, “No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip, my friends, family and loved ones.”

This is not the first time Markle, who is biracial, has been on the receiving end of racism. In November 2016, shortly after they began dating, Prince Harry instructed Kensington Palace to issue a strongly worded statement in regards to a “wave of abuse and harassment,” that stated, “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with [Prince Harry] that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

Harry and Markle announced their engagement at the end of November 2017 and plan to wed at Windsor Castle in May.

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The girlfriend of the leader of the radical pro-Brexit British political party UKIP made a series of racist remarks about Meghan Markle, sending texts to a friend in which she said Prince Harry’s “black American” fiancée will “taint” the Royal Family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” Harry and Meghan are due to marry on May 19.

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Meghan Markle’s Half-Brother Blames Royal Engagement for Drunken Fight

Meghan Markle‘s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., is speaking out about a drunken New Year’s brawl with his fiancée and blames the royal engagement for contributing to the fight.

As previously reported, Thomas Markle’s fiancée, Darlene Blount, landed in jail and was charged with fourth-degree assault on New Year’s Day after an altercation with Thomas in Oregon.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Thomas, 51, initially said that Blount hit him in the face before insisting that his injuries were self-inflicted. He bailed his fiancée out of jail, paying her $ 1,000 bond.

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Thomas told the newspaper that he and Blount are both planning to attend alcohol and relationship counseling, but said that the stress of suddenly being in the public eye, in the wake of the Suits star’s engagement to Prince Harry, contributed to their issues.

“It hasn’t been easy. Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry has shone a spotlight on our family. It doesn’t help when you have issues and your sister is engaged to royalty. It adds a whole new level of scrutiny,” he told the paper. “We’ve been under a lot of stress because of all the attention. At some point you find yourself drinking too much to escape the pressure.”

Thomas, who has the same father as Meghan, 36, spoke with the Daily Mail last month about the royal wedding, saying he didn’t know if he’d be attending the nuptials at Windsor Castle in May.

“I don’t know if [Meghan] gets to invite who she wants,” he told the paper. “But she’ll reach out if she wants me there. She’ll call me. She knows where to find me. But that’s up to her, there’s no pressure. I wouldn’t mind seeing my little sister have the biggest wedding in the world. That would be incredible.”

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But all for a very good reason…

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A Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding is fast-approaching, with Kensington Palace announcing that the couple are set to wed at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

With the royal couple’s nuptials in sight, many have been wondering what we can expect on the big day – from potential celebrity guests to Prince Harry’s choice of best man – spoiler alert – it might not be Prince William.

One of the main questions however is who will be Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer, with the actress’ most recent photos adding fuel to the fire.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released their official engagement portraits yesterday, and the 36-year-old Suits actress surprised us all by breaking one of the Queen’s royal fashion rules, opting to wear a sheer dress by Ralph & Russo.

With this in mind people are starting to wonder whether the Canadian actress’ wedding dress may be more risqué than your average royal.

The modern look has certainly gone down well with the public, with Kensington Palace tweeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s response to their photo reception.

‘The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives,’ the palace tweeted before adding, ‘As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.’

We cannot get enough of these two.

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