Here comes the bride, ladies and gentlemen.
For the second time in just a few hours.
Indeed, not long after getting married in front of millions of people around the world, and then proceeding around London in a horse and carriage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on Saturday evening for a special reception in their honor.
It was hosted by Prince Charles and cameras caught the newlyweds as they embarked for a wild night of celebration.
Harry looked perfectly handsome in his tuxedo, of course, but all eyes were on Markle, who changed out of her Givenchy wedding dress and into a smoking hot and sleek white gown.
This one was designed by Stella McCartney and it featured a bespoke, lily white high neck and was made of silk crepe.
As you can maybe make out a little bit in the images above and below, Markle also donned matching white pumps from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh and baby blue soles.
She looked simply gorgeous.
Back in 2011, both Prince William and Kate Middleton also changed outfits for the night-time portion of their big day.
Elsewhere, keen eyes spotted a somewhat subtle tribute to Princess Diana as part of Markle's look:
She actually wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring on her right hand for this evening out.
It was visible to fans and photographers while she waved at everyone in the passenger's seat of the silver-blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Harry was driving.
Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine beauty to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997
You can see the accesstory pretty clearly here:
For those who missed a couple key notes from the Royal Wedding, Kensington Palace made official Harry and his wife's new titles via the following statement:
"The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.
"His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
"Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex."
The couple also kissed for the first time as husband and wife on the chapel steps, following a ceremony that lasted approximately one hour.
As for who attended and what everyone wore...
And as for the vows that were uttered, we have them both for you below:
MARKLE: I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God's holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
HARRY: I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God's holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
As for who wore her wedding dress better, Kate Middleton or Markle, you can vote HERE.
As for reaction across the globe to this wildly anticipated event, click around below and then join us in sending a hearty congratulations to the Royal Newlyweds!
As you've no doubt heard by now, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in an unforgettable ceremony at Windsor Castle this morning.
At this point, virtually every aspect of the royal wedding has been dissected on social media and in the tabloids.
There have been in-depth discussions about Meghan and Harry's celebrity guests; the moving ceremony that incorporated elements of the cultures in which both newlyweds were raised; and of course, the fabulous dress worn by the new Duchess of Sussex.
But some of the more subtle details of the ceremony have been largely overlooked.
For example, there's been little coverage of the moving ways in which Meghan and Harry paid tribute to his late mother, Princess Diana.
The most poignant tribute to the late Princess Di may have been the inclusion of her most beloved flower in Meghan's 16-foot veil.
"The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favorite flower," a statement from Kensington Palace read.
"The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day."
For her second outfit of the day (pictured above) Meghan combined her something borrowed with her something blue by sporting an aquamarine ring from Princess Diana's private collection.
Meg also kept an unofficial British tradition alive by collaborating with a female British designer to craft the perfect dress, just as Di and Kate Middleton did.
As for Harry, his signals that his mother was on his mind were a bit more subtle but no less potent.
Royal watchers believe Harry's tendency to bite his lower lip was inherited from Diana:
"This is a micro-expression," human behavioral expert Susan Constantine tells Good Housekeeping.
"In this deeply personal moment, Harry is trying to conceal his emotions."
And that's not the only way in which Harry's body language spoke volumes, as royal experts noted that he flouted custom by watching Meg walk down the aisle:
"At a British wedding, the groom and his best man (or supporter) will face the altar as the bride walks down the aisle," says Myka Meira of Beaumont Etiquette.
"He won’t turn to look at her until she is beside him."
Those Brits, they're an understated bunch.
Check out more highlights from Harry and Meghan's big day in the gallery below:
Moments ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were married in an unforgettable ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Meghan looked flawless in a Givenchy dress, and Harry was dapper as always in his military uniform.
Which is all to the good, as the newlyweds had some A-list guests competing for the spotlight.
Royal weddings are typically attended by a few celebrities, but they're generally not as star-studded as Harry and Meghan's.
It's a testament to the strength of Meghan's Hollywood ties that some of the biggest names in the entertainment world made the trip to London for her big day.
For starters, the closest thing that America has to a queen - Oprah Winfrey herself - was in attendance.
Sadly, she didn't give in to the temptation to start handing out cars to the assembled dignitaries.
Of course, Oprah certainly wasn't the only A-lister on hand.
Among the few that publicly confirmed in advance that they would be attending were George and Amal Clooney.
Amal turned heads in a yellow Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical train.
The human rights attorney's connection to Meghan is a powerful one - sources say she advised the actress on London hairdressers shortly after Markle made her move to the UK.
Needless to say, ties don't get much stronger than that.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian were also on hand.
Alexis is a co-founder of the social media platform Reddit.
Serena, of course, needs no introduction.
Williams rocked a blush cocktail dress and got into the spirit of a royal wedding with some elaborate headgear.
Speaking of international sports icons, it wouldn't be a major UK social event if the Beckhams weren't in attendance.
Yes, Posh and Becks looked stylish as ever matching black ensembles.
Very subdued. Kim and Kanye would be proud.
Victoria might be pulling double duty today, as its being rumored that the Spice Girls will perform at Harry and Meghan's reception.
It's sort of unfair of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex to pull off such a baller event right at the beginning or wedding season.
Being a bridesmaid in your former dorm mate's ceremony next week just can't measure up, ya know?
Also in attendance were Elton John, Priyanka Chopra, Joss Stone, and of course, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Meghan's onscreen love interest - Suits star Patrick J. Adams - also made the guest list.
He posted a loving tribute to his former co-star on Twitter last night:
"Going to bed now and thinking a lot about the strange surreal and wonderful day my friend Meghan is going to have tomorrow. Meghan - wherever you are - we are so grateful to be here to watch you both take this monumental step together," he wrote, adding:
"Love deeply and live well."
Sound advice, and we're sure both Meghan and Harry took it to heart.
Well, folks, we're just hours away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Predictions for what you can expect as the global media continues to foam at the mouth include:
Yet another rundown of how terrible Meghan's family is; talking head-types pretending anyone actually watched the show Suits; and of course, painstaking second-by-second breakdowns of how the actual ceremony will play out, as though you've never seen a freakin' wedding before.
To be fair, tomorrow's ceremony is sure to be more interesting than royal weddings past, thanks largely to a last-minute curveball thrown by Meghan's lame-ass dad.
As you may have heard, Thomas Markle will not be attending his daughter's wedding for reasons that vary depending on whom you ask/believe.
The most likely explanation seems to be that Thomas is embarrassed that he was busted selling staged paparazzi photos to British media outlets, so he's decided to make the situation worse by bailing on the wedding entirely.
The decision created quite a stir, as Thomas was supposed to symbolically give Meghan away before she joins Harry at the altar.
Fortunately, it wasn't long before a suitable plan B emerged.
This morning it was reported that Prince Charles would walk Meghan down the aisle, but now it seems that's only partially true.
CNN is now claiming that Meghan will "make a bold feminist statement" by proceeding down the first stretch of the aisle "unescorted."
Of course, actual solitude is for peasants, and royals are never really alone, even when they're "alone."
So when CNN says "unescorted" they really mean Meghan will be joined by her bridesmaids and page boys, "with a senior church figure walking ahead."
The Donald's favorite news network also points out that Charles is no stranger to the task of walking blushing brides down the aisle.
In 2016, he escorted Alexandra Knatchbull during her wedding to Thomas Hooper - and who could forget the famed Knatchbull-Hooper wedding?
Just kidding, we have no idea who these people are.
Anyway, it's cool that Meghan is using her time on the world's biggest stage to make a statement that's sure to inspire other young women.
But our favorite part of this story might be the fact that Harry's grandfather, 96-year-old Prince Philip, will be in attendance less than two months after undergoing hip surgery.
We're sure he'll be there primarily to support his grandson and new granddaughter-in-law.
But we like to think he's at least partially motivated by a desire to make Thomas Markle look like a little bitch.
In case you somehow haven't heard by now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be married on Saturday with their loved ones looking on.
Meghan's family won't be there, of course, but we assume they'll check it out on TV if there's nothing else on.
Anyway, the ceremony is sure to feature all the glitz and glamor and bedazzled, horse-drawn carriages that have made previous royal weddings so memorable.
But this time there's a giant elephant in the room in the room, and he's wearing a diaper.
Just ten weeks after she says "I do," Meghan will turn 37.
That's certainly not old, by any means, and anyone with functioning eyeballs can see that Meghan is a gorgeous woman who could convincingly play a character a decade her junior.
Unfortunately, it's a sad fact of human anatomy that the uterus is incapable of fooling a casting director.
That's our very idiotic way of saying that if Harry and Meghan want kids, they better work quickly.
And according to a new report from Radar Online, they're planning to do exactly that.
“Harry and Meghan want to get pregnant as quickly as possible after their wedding,” a source tells the site.
“They both know that as Meghan gets older, it can get increasingly harder to conceive – and they are both keenly aware of her vulnerability to health complications and the chance of miscarriage the older she gets.”
And, of course, they're both well aware of what's at stake.
If Meghan produces a male heir within the first year of marriage, her family will be gifted with four stout pack mules and a fowl of their choosing.
If she fails, she'll be locked in the Tower of London, where she'll remain until a knight of virtue true slays the two-headed hydra.
We haven't looked any of this stuff up, but we feel perfectly comfortable putting it out on the internet because we never learned how to be responsible.
In all seriousness, the insider adds that while there's "no chance" that Harry would have held off on marrying Meghan if she couldn't bear children, the couple has already consulted with a fertility expert who has assured them that all systems are go.
“Meghan has always looked after herself by eating healthily, and doing a lot of exercise including yoga,” says the source.
“Being in optimum health increases any woman’s chances of conceiving, and someone in Meghan’s shape should especially have no problem in that area," the insider adds.
“The only issue is that she knows she is heading for the big 4-0, so knows the sooner she gets pregnant the better.”
As you've probably heard by now, Meghan's siblings and father are all terrible, so it's comforting to know she'll soon have a family of her own.
They say the best revenge is living well.
And the second best revenge is having ridiculously photogenic children.
Good news Royal Wedding fans, it’s only a week until the world watches The Working Actress marry Obergruppenführer Harry. The spectacle of it all! I’ve heard from reliable sources that Harry will be wearing a traditional suit and tie and not a Nazi officer’s uniform, much to the disappointment of The Sun’s editorial staff.
Not in attendance at the wedding will be Rihanna, because why would she be? Apparently Access thought she might be because she had met Prince Harry once. Meghan Markle’s family isn’t going but maybe this singer is, right?
— Access (@accessonline) May 11, 2018
Rihanna makes a good point, having met someone once doesn’t mean you’re going to be invited to their wedding. My girlfriend once bumped into Lucy Lawless on the street, but Xena isn’t coming to my hypothetical wedding. Which is unfortunate, when I was younger I always imagined my wedding night would involve Xena in some way.
Also not in attendance will be Meghan Markle’s father, so why the hell would Rihanna be there? Markle’s father was slated to give the bride away, but he’s unable to travel after having a heart attack last week. Under normal circumstances you’d delay a wedding when that happens, but that isn’t really an option when the entire nation of Great Britian is involved.
Access will be sending reports out all week asking random people if they’ll be in attendance at the royal wedding. I hear that Hugh Laurie and Prince Harry once shopped at the same Sainsbury’s, so maybe he’ll be invited.
Well, the big day is almost upon us.
In just over a week, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle before the eyes of the world.
In many ways, it'll be just like every other royal wedding - loaded with pageantry, tradition, and probably a few dozen powdered wigs.
But we don't need to tell you Meg is not the typical royal bride.
She's American; she's a former actress; and - perhaps most controversially - she's been divorced.
In fact, unlike some of her more prim and proper predecessors, Meg has a rather extensive romantic history ...
1. Young Meg
2. What's the Deal?
3. Suit Up
6. Meghan's Men
We're just over two weeks away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and for the most part, everything is falling into place.
The royal invitations have been sent out; the menu is set, and Meghan's gown - which is sure to be extravagant - is reportedly in its final stages of preparation.
Of course, anyone who's ever planned a wedding knows there's no way to prepare for every eventuality.
All anyone can do is take precautions wherever possible, so as to minimize the likelihood of a disaster.
And the happy couple did exactly that by snubbing Meghan's brother and sister.
Actually, Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Markle are Meghan's half-brother and sister, but as they've repeatedly shown us in recent weeks, they're full-blown opportunists.
Samantha penned a tell-all about Meghan, even though she reportedly hasn't spent any time with the princess-to-be in over a decade.
As for Thomas, he accused Meghan of tearing her family apart in a hilariously over-the-top interview.
And the melodrama doesn't end there.
Today, In Touch Weekly published an open letter from Thomas, in which he implores Harry to call off the wedding before it's too late!
“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” the 51-year-old writes.
“Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”
He goes on to accuse Meghan of basically conning the Royals:
“I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees,” Thomas argues.
“Meghan’s attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old."
Thomas then repeats one of the most damaging - and demonstrably false - claim about Meghan, insisting that she used her father for his money and left him destitute:
"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," Thomas says.
“It’s very apparent that her tiny bit of Hollywood fame has gone to her head,” he continues.
“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.”
Like, she's becoming a princess, so it's almost literally a fairytale wedding - but is Thomas aware that that's generally considered a favorable description of a nuptial ceremony?
When people object to a wedding, it's usually because they're pregnant with the groom's baby or something, not because the whole thing is too reminiscent of a Disney movie.
But hey, maybe Harry will heed Thomas' warning and call off his wedding 17 days before the ceremony.
Just kidding, he's more likely to have Thomas beheaded as part of the after-dinner entertainment.
We're just weeks away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and royal insiders say the preparations are proceeding apace.
Of course, not everyone is pleased with the news updates coming out of Kensington Palace.
Harry and Meghan's invitations were sent out last week, and while estimates on the size of the guest list have varied widely, sources concur that several members of Meghan's immediate family were snubbed.
Meghan's sketchy half-sister, Samantha Markle, has already complained that she didn't receive an invitation.
Although we can't imagine that came as much of a surprise, as Samantha has basically been making a career of trash-talking her sister ever since the world learned Meghan was dating Harry.
And unfortunately, she's not the only sketchy Markle sibling.
Meghan has a half-brother named Thomas Markle Jr., and he's also been throwing shade for anyone who cares to listen.
In fact, his assessments of Meg might be even more brutal than Samantha's - but remarkably, Thomas still believes his invitation is in the mail.
"She’s clearly forgotten her roots. It’s torn my entire family apart," Thomas recently told The Daily Mail.
"Meg likes to portray herself as a humanitarian, a people’s person and a charitable person but she is none of those things to her family."
Thomas went on to claim that Meghan is a master con artist who has successfully pulled the wool over the Royal Family's eyes:
"She is giving the greatest performance of her life. She is acting phony," Thomas says.
"I’ve read that Meg wants to be like Diana. Diana was worshipped by everyone in the world. She was loved for the right reasons. That’s what Meg wants, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. She’s not genuine like Diana."
At this stage, we'd like to remind you that despite repeatedly trashing his half-sister in the press, Thomas Markle still believes he'll be rubbing elbows with royalty next month:
"I haven’t got an invite yet but I do expect to get one," he said.
"It would be really nice [to get an invitation] and it would mean a lot. I do expect one and I’m looking forward to going. I don’t see why not. It is what it is. I am family, estranged or not.’
Markle Jr’s ex-wife Tracey Dooley and son Tyler, 26, have already spoken with the press and revealed that they were snubbed.
They might want to have a talk with Thomas and help him manage his expectations.
I’m not sure I really understand the fascination with the British royal family, especially in this day and age. The role of Sovereign is mostly ceremonial, the actual government is headed by the Prime Minister. There’s really no reason to care about anything the Royals get up to, and yet we’re constantly fascinated with them. You’re as guilty of this as anyone, I know you watched The Crown on Netflix.
If there was ever a reason to abolish the monarchy and make the U.K. a republic, it’s that Meghan Markle, one of the stars of Suits, is leaving and taking her television husband Patrick J. Adams with her, because princesses can’t act. If we work fast, we can have those two back on the lot in time for Suits season 8. Adams can’t even go and join the cast of Legends of Tomorrow, he’s already been killed by Eobard Thawne.
Despite her exit from Suits, Markle is a popular figure with almost everyone aside from her actual family and those weirdo white nationalists who are scandalized with the way she’s marrying Prince Harry while also being black. Some of them have even tried to convince themselves Markle is unattractive, which… c’mon bro, look at her.
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Markle’s family, aside from her parents, have been famously bitchy about the attention and love she’s been receiving, and the latest person to come out of the woodwork to shit on the soon-to-be royal is her brother Thomas.
“She is giving the greatest performance of her life. She is acting phoney. Once she got into Hollywood she turned into a different person. She’s clearly forgotten her roots and her family.
“Maybe the normal American family she has is embarrassing to her because we’re not producers and executive producers.
“There’s a whole different side of her that has started to surface and it’s ugly to see.
“I’ve read that Meg wants to be like Diana. Diana was worshipped by everyone in the world. She was loved for the right reasons.
“That’s what Meg wants, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. She’s not genuine like Diana.”
That seems hurtful. Thomas seems to be angry that his sister didn’t say a word to him after he went to bat for her against her other sister, Samantha, accused her of being a crown-digger and only marring Harry for the title.
He said: “All I can say is like it all started with Samantha. That’s how I got involved in this, coming to Meghan’s defence.
“But trying to put a lid on Samantha and get her to be quiet backfired and started a rift of insults. It has torn my entire family apart.
“None of us has heard a word from Meg and what with all that has been said no longer do I speak to Samantha or my two sons. I had hoped Meg might have appreciated the support I gave but it’s meant nothing to her, it would seem.”
Ouch. Thomas went on to say he’s reached out at least three times to try and get back in touch with his sister, but she’s ignored all three attempts. Let’s just hope she doesn’t have him beheaded after the wedding. The royals can still do that, can’t that? They each get a few public beheadings still, surely.
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We're just over three months away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
As expected, royal obsessives the world over are already giddy with anticipation.
Sadly, just as unsurprising is the fact that opportunists and con artists are coming out of the wood work hoping to exploit Meghan in her remaining days as a civilian.
And some of them are members of her immediate family.
It all started when Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Grant, threatened to publish a tell-all.
Amazingly, it looks like she managed to land a publisher, but it sounds like the book won't be loaded with the bombshell revelations the public is hoping for.
Meghan and Samantha reportedly haven't had any contact with one in well over a decade, and sources say they weren't close with one another for several years before that.
So unless you're hankering for some insights into Meg's high school study habits, the book probably won't do much for you.
Just last month, the sketchy sibling started going by Samantha Markle and managed to score a deal with TLC to produce a special about Meghan.
And now it seems she's not the only member of the Markle clan who's looking to line their pockets.
Apparently, Meghan also has a half-brother named Tom Markle Jr.
In addition to having a name that sounds like an anagram for a Harry Potter villain, Tom is apparently even more shady than Samantha.
Rather than threatening to share Meghan's secrets with the world, he took the more direct route of asking Meg for money for a personal security detail, and then publicly calling her out for abandoning her family when she refused.
In a recent interview with In Touch, Tommy Marks shared the contents of the email he received from Meghan's lawyers that basically told him to go do his panhandling elsewhere.
"My lawyer had a phone meeting with her lawyer, and he emailed me some of [Meghan’s] direct words. She said, ‘That’s distant family and I don’t know those people,'" Tom told the tabloid.
"That’s pretty harsh," he adds calling the email "a slap in the face" and "below the belt."
"I spent a lot of time with her growing up," Tom says.
In the emails, Tom asks Meghan and Buckingham Palace officials to “take some action to protect [him]," which apparently meant not only security services but protection from what he claims are inaccurate media reports.
“There was a time where people were following me around at work, taking pictures and posting horrible stories about me and my family saying I’m a white supremacist, a drug addict and a dealer, all this crap that just isn’t true,” Tom tells In Touch.
"My attorney was reaching out to her people and the palace to basically [help us] try to get a retraction for all these false stories in [countries] where there are different laws."
Reps for Harry were apparently more polite than Meghan's lawyers, telling Tom, “We are so sorry to hear you have been having a tough time with the media."
Of course, they still didn't offer him any sort of assistance with the problem.
We're assuming Meghan is currently being trained in how to tell someone to shove off using proper royal decorum.
Being a princess requires sacrifice. It’s not all mice making clothes for you and singing with tigers. One of the biggest sacrifices is you can’t exactly be an actress, it’s not really something a member of the royal family does, even if said royal is already an actress.
So, Meghan Markle is giving up acting to marry Prince Harry, and we’re getting a look at what that means, exactly, from a piece in The Sun. Markle’s career was just about to take off in a major way, to say the least, and she was on the short list of candidates to be the next Bond girl.
A film source said: “Meghan fits the role of a Bond girl perfectly. She’s glamorous and sexy and a good actress.
“The role more recently has gone to actresses deemed to be rising stars, and Meghan certainly was seen as that before her relationship with Harry became public.
“The brief was to find a glamorous rising star, specifically someone American or Canadian.”
Basically, Meghan Markle was a princess before she ever met Prince Harry. Which is good, because marrying a prince doesn’t actually make you a princess, it makes you a duchess, probably, it’s up to Her Maj what title you actually get, at least in England. Grace Kelly got to be a princess, but Meghan Markle, like Kate Middleton and Lady Diana, will never actually be a princess.
In addition to not being a Bond girl or a princess, Markle is also leaving her role as Rachel Zane on Suits, and will be retiring from acting altogether so as not to interfere with the traditional job of the royal family, which is being seen at places and waving.
As Markle and Prince Harry head towards their wedding day, a bit of controversy has arisen in the USA. You see, Meghan and Harry are friends with Barack and Michelle Obama, and they want to invite them to the wedding. But they don’t want to invite America’s racist uncle, Donald Trump, to a function that isn’t a state event. It’s also considerate, because Trump probably has an important golf game that weekend anyway. But people sure are mad at the prospect of old Donnie being snubbed from the wedding of people he doesn’t know or like in favor of someone the bride and groom are friends with.
Personally, I think it’s probably hard enough for Markle having to sacrifice her acting career, one where she could have been the next Hollywood It girl, for the sake of her husband. We really shouldn’t add the indignity of having Donald Trump at the ceremony on top of that.
Feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton?
In honor of Christmas on Monday, the former USA Network actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
This marked the first time all four have been seen in public since Markle and Harry announced their engagement.
And we're got the photos to prove it!
1. Royal Foursome
2. Off to Church
3. A Very Happy Christmas
4. The Mark and the Midd
5. Fan Favorites
6. A Classic Couple
Your Royal Highness?
Based on the following official engagement photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's really more like the following:
Such royal hotness!
The British muffin of stud and the former USA Network actress have posed for a series of breathtaking pictures that are taking the Internet by sexy storm.
They've been unveiled by Kensington Palace, whose Twitter account left the following simple message on the wake of these wonderful portraits:
"Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release official photographs to mark their engagement."
The two main snapshots were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor.
One is color (above), one is black and white (below) and a third has also been posted on social media as a sort of thank you to the public for showing such enthusiasm for the first pair.
In the above photograph, Markle leans on her fiance's leg as they pose on a set of stairs, the beauty donning a black gown and the hunk sporting a blue suit.
They're holding hands, with Markle showing off her engagement ring very clearly for the camera.
Directly above, meanwhile, the Royal and the soon-to-be Royal nuzzle in close together and appear to be laughing over something.
Perhaps over those silly rumors that Markle is feuding with Kate Middleton.
“It was an incredible honor to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another,” Lubomirski through the Palace, adding:
“I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”
Have you ever seen a happier, better looking couple?!?
Due to the overwhelmingly positive responses to these pictures, Kensington Palace was kind enough to release a third image.
"As a way to say thank you, [Harry and Meghan] have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you," read the caption to the following photo.
Simply glorious, right?
The public release of these pictures comes just a day after Markle joined her man and other senior members of the royal family for Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.
She is also scheduled travel to Sandringham with Harry to join the royal family for Christmas.
We guess things really are serious between these stars.
Following weeks of rumors, Harry and Markle got engaged a few weeks ago and have already announced that they will wed on May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
We hope to be invited.
In the span of just a few short years, Meghan Markle has gone from Deal or No Deal "briefcase girl" to star of a USA network legal drama to future royalty.
It's a trajectory that's sure to inspire both misty-lensed Hallmark Channel romances and 99 cent erotic e-books with titles like The Finger Prince.
We don't blame the public for being fascinated with Meghan's story.
We all like to think we'll be saved from our desperate, mediocre lives when someone with tremendous power and influence recognizes how special we are.
Basically, Meghan is Harry Potter and Harry is Dumbledore and ... well, we won't get into the importance of knowing how to work a wand in both stories, but you get the idea.
The point of that confusing and oddly profane metaphor is that Meghan and Harry's romance is the stuff of bestsellers.
But it won't be J.K. Rowling telling the tale.
No, it appears the first to cash in on the international Harkle obsession will be British writer Andrew Morton, a provocateur who's previously authored biographies on Tom Cruise, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie.
Somehow, not having not been smothered to death by the avalanche of smug that came from researching those three, Morton lived to tell tell the tale of Harry's mother, Princess Di, in a bestseller titled Diana: Her Story.
Despite the fact that the book was based largely on a secretly recorded conversation between Diana and a friend, Morton was able to secure the late princess' approval of the project.
In other words, this is a dude who knows where the bodies are buried, and now he's coming for MegMar:
“I was a fan of Meghan’s long before she met Prince Harry,” British writer Andrew Morton wrote to Fox News.
“She has star quality, what some have called ‘the Markle Sparkle.'"
As a man who has the sack to use the phrase "Markle Sparkle" publicly, you can bet that Morton won't shy away from all the gritty details of Meghan's 36 years.
Or, he'll just engage in 400-plus pages of ass-kissing, because the royals have basically made his career.
Based on his comments on the project, we're guessing it's the latter:
"Confident, groomed and camera ready, she is a dramatic contrast to the blushing, coy royal brides of recent history," Morton recently told Fox News
"The warmth and affection Meghan and Harry displayed during their engagement interview years is light years away from the stilted ‘whatever love means’ conversation with Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.”
“Meghan is an exciting and genuinely charismatic addition to the royal family – she makes the House of Windsor seem relevant again. Hers is a fascinating story and I can’t wait to tell it.”
Basically, it sounds like dude is a living Instagram filter.
His version of Meghan has a flower crown and shoots out rays of angelic light when she smiles.
So yeah, you may have to wait a bit longer for Markle to get the warts-and-all treatment.
Or you can just go ahead and download The Finger Prince to your Kindle.
We're not here to judge.
Before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry and became future royalty, she was just another Los Angeles-based model and actress with dreams of success and stardom.
Sure, she enjoyed some pre-Harry success and lived out every young girl's dream of starring in a USA Network legal drama, but like so many others struggling to make it in Hollywood, Meghan had to pay her dues.
And in her case, that meant holding a briefcase and pretending to be amused by Howie Mandel.
Fortunately, Deal or No Deal was taken off the air due to a government probe into the inhumane demands of its producers.
Or it was canceled because everyone got sick of watching a super-elaborate version of "guess how many fingers I'm holding behind my back."
We forget which.
Whatever the case (pun fully intended), there's been a resurgence of interest in the show now that one of its former models is soon to become a royal.
And this week, the retroactive ogling has taken on a seasonal tone, thanks to this photo of Meghan wearing a sexy Santa outfit.
Unlike the other girls, Meghan seems to be genuinely enjoying Howie's antics in this pic, which is a testament to her acting ability.
It's also a reminder that Meghan is the opposite of a stuffy royal, which is probably exactly why Harry was drawn to her.
And of course, like the now-famous photo of her in college, this pic reminds us that Meghan hasn't aged, and presumably will never age.
That's also a pretty nice bonus for ya boy Harold.
In a way, we suppose being a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal is pretty good preparation for life as a royal.
You have to spend a lot of time standing around and pretending you're not bored out of your mind.
You have to feign joy whenever the peasants get all excited.
And of course, you have to await the deaths of those more powerful than yourself, so that you can move up the briefcase girl line of succession.
We're pretty sure that's how it works.
The important thing is, Meghan proved that the always-questionable sexy Santa get-up can work under certain circumstances, and for that, we thank her.
Unless you've been living under a rock - like, WAY FAR DOWN under a rock - then you are likely aware of the major news this week:
The very long-gestating rumor is now an even more exciting reality, as the Royal Family itself released the following statement on Sunday evening:
His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family.
Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.
In the subsequent 24 hours since this announcement was made, the Internet has been blowing up with congratulatory messages, quotes from various British people and enticing tidbits of information.
Did you know Harry proposed over a roasted chicken dinner, for instance?
Or that Markle's engagement ring is partly comprised of diamonds once worn by Princess Diana?
Or even that Markle's pet corgi apparently loves Harry?
The beloved couple opened up about these pressing pieces of information, along with plenty more, in their first-sit down interview as an engaged couple.
And now Markle and Harry have revealed two more major bombshells:
- Their wedding date.
- Their wedding venue.
At a special briefing at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, official Royal sources confirmed the Wedding of the Decade will take place in May at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
During said briefing, the couple’s Kensington Palace spokesman added that the soon-to-be newlyweds are “extremely grateful following the warm public response” to their new status.
Added this spokesperson:
“Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year.
"They are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives as a married couple.”
Look for Queen Elizabeth to be in attendance at the event, which will be treated like a national holiday across Great Britain.
The day will be “shaped so that members of the public” feel like a part of it, the Palace explained, saying:
“This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy and reflect the characters” of both the bride and groom.
Markle, meanwhile, will be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England prior to the nuptials.
She's already going through the process of becoming a British citizen.
In a wide-ranging interview with BBC News, Markle confirmed yesterday that she is basically retired from acting.
The couple also said they were set up by a mutual friend and that they've been taken aback by some of the racial harassment that has stemmed from Markle's mixed heritage.
"At the end of the day I am proud of who I am and where I have come from," said Markle, adding:
"We have never put any focus on that, we have just focused on who we are as a couple."
As for what other Royal family think of the engagement?
“William and I are absolutely thrilled,” Kate Middleton told reporters today at the Foundling Museum in London.
“It’s such exciting news. It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.”
Middleton, of course, is expecting her third child with Prince William in April.
What a spring it will be for our friends across the Atlantic!
Price Harry, who looks nothing like his father or older brother but suspiciously like his mother’s lover James Hewitt, is expected to announce his engagement to Meghan Markle, star of the USA law drama Suits soon.
The couple have been dating for about a year and a half, and have reportedly asked the rest of the Royal Family to choose a date that would be convenient for them to announce their engagement.
Here’s a bit of interesting lore for you about the Royals, both of which you’ll know if you’ve been watching The Crown on Netflix. King Edward VIII was forced to abdicate the throne after marrying an American divorceé, Wallace Simpson. The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, was unable to marry the man she loved, Peter Townsend, because he was divorced. These were both, at the time, huge scandals that rocked the nation. And now, just over 80 years after King Edward’s abdication, his great grand-nephew is marrying an American divorceé and no one cares at all. King Edward will either be smiling upon their union or they’re going to have to take out poltergeist insurance on Buckingham Palace.
I suppose it helps Harry that Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew are all divorced as well. His uncle Edward is the only person in that family other than his grandmother who has been able to keep a marriage together.
Once Harry and Markle are married, they’ll be given a peerage, probably the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and they’ll have one job, which will be not embarrassing Harry’s brother William by doing something stupid like wearing a Nazi uniform to a fancy dress party or running around Las Vegas bare-ass naked. In other words, there will be a bit of a learning curve.
Well, it looks like we have some bad news for the star of the USA network’s third best-loved series behind Mr. Robot and, um … is Burn Notice still a thing?
Clearly, we didn’t really think that joke through, but the show we’re talking about is Suits, and the star we’re referring to is reigning Ms. Much Too Hot For Basic Cable, Meghan Markle.
As a human who exists on planet Earth, or perhaps a super-smart ape with an abiding interest in celebrity gossip (we don’t judge), you’ve no doubt heard by now that Meghan is dating Prince Harry.
In fact, you’ve probably caught wind of one of the many rumors that Meghan and Harry are engaged!
Obviously, there’s been no official word on that front, but the consensus amongst insiders is that a royal announcement should be happening any day now.
However, according to one clairvoyant, Meg shouldn’t waste any time picking out a wedding dress:
“My spirit guide is showing me that Prince Harry will propose to his girlfriend Meghan Markle November/December time, I am told that the engagement is already planned and she’ll say yes but they’ll break up before any wedding can take place,” psychid Lyndsay Edwards reported on her website today.
“My spirit guide tells me that Meghan is not the right partner for Prince Harry and that there is someone better suited who will come into his life not long after he splits up from Meghan Markle.”
Daaaay-um! Sorry, Meg.
Hope you didn’t go pledging those Suits residuals to Unicef or anything nutty like that.
First rule of dating a prince:
Don’t start acting spoiled until he makes you a royal.
You young folks might want to write that one down.
Anyway, in keeping with the proud tradition of psychics throwing shade at Meghan by suggesting that Princess Di would totally hate her, Edwards hints that Harry’s next girlfriend will be chosen for him by a solicitous ghost:
“I get the strongest sense that this next relationship for Prince Harry is somewhat planned on spirit’s part and I would question if she’s been chosen for Harry by a loved one in the spirit world who is going to ensure that Prince Harry and this girl cross paths,” she writes.
“I am shown when the two of them meet and it appears that Prince Harry isn’t looking for anyone in that way but is taken by surprise and caught off guard by his immediate attraction to this girl who I am told is really sweet and polite.”
Having apparently mistaken her own psychic prediction for a roast battle, Lindsay adds:
“She looks quite petite and very natural in her appearance – totally different from Meghan and more similar in appearance to girls he’s dated previously.”
Clearly, Lindsay’s predictions are ridiculous, but to be fair, she’s using her reputation as a psychic in the most effective way possible–by telling other people that they’re fat and they’re soon to be dumped by their significant others.
After all, anyone claiming to have psychic abilities is 100 percent full of it, but anyone bashing their social betters in truly petty fashion is just giving you their version of the truth.
Damn, we’re just full of lessons for the kids today.
It's gonna happen, folks.
It's really, truly, finally, actually gonna happen.
Following weeks and weeks of endless rumors surrounding the status of their relationship, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at last prepared to tell the world they're engaged.
Numerous insiders have told Us Weekly that the handsome 33-year old quietly asked for his girlfriend's hand in marriage at some recent point in the past.
However, Harry supposedly wanted to "enjoy the [engagement] before word" leak out, which is why the pair has held off on telling anyone outside their parents.
Still, an official announcement will allegedly be coming soon.
This is approximately the 97th report we've found online this fall of Markle and Harry either being engaged or planning to be engaged.
For those wondering what the heck is taking so long, a source explains to this tabloid that it's actually a safety issue.
Markle is still filming Suits Season 7 and "it would be a security nightmare" if the public knew she was engaged to Harry while she was doing so.
“She’d be followed everywhere [in Toronto]," this friend says.
We guess that makes some sense.
But isn't she followed everywhere now?
How much difference would it really make if there's a diamond ring on her finger?
Heck, speculation about the future of Markle and Harry has grown so strong that jewelers are even on record with the type of engagement ring she'll be receiving.
After shooting on Suits is complete, “she’ll relocate to London for sure," Us Weekly writes, adding:
There, she’ll be on hand to help map out what one insider refers to as “a detailed media rollout.”
This is how this type of thing typically goes for The Royal Family.
It's not as if they just appear on the cover of a magazine and scream to the world, "SHE SAID YES!"
Many likely remember how Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their 2010 betrothal in a number of interviews a month after William proposed in Kenya.
We should be using that as an example of what to expect down the line.
Harry and Markle “will most likely hold a small photo call at Kensington Palace, with just one photographer and journalist invited,” says this insider.
“On the same day, they’ll do a TV interview that will be syndicated around the world.”
Don't be fooled by how quiet the stars have been over the last couple months, either.
They know this is a big deal. They know what they want to do for the announcement and even for the wedding.
“These things are planned early in advance," Us Weekly concludes.
For about a year now, the world has been wondering when Prince Harry will pop the question to Meghan Markle.
Naturally, there were engagement rumors during Harry's previous longterm relationships with Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, but they were never quite this persistent.
And while there's been no official announcement thus far, Harry and Meghan keep giving subtle indications that an engagement is on the way.
In fact, there are many who believe it's already happened, and the royal couple is simply keeping the news to themselves for the time being.
Back in August, Harry and Meghan traveled to Africa as part of a celebration for her 36th birthday.
Many thought that Meghan would return from the trip with some new bling to flaunt, but alas, she arrived back London ring-less.
Last week, Harry and Meghan headed to Toronto for the Invictus games, and again, Royal watchers were convinced Harry would seize the opportunity to propose.
After all Toronto is Meghan's adopted hometown, and several members of her family live there.
It seemed like a safe assumption that Harry would take advantage of the setting to ask Meghan to be his wife.
It doesn't seem like it played out that way, but those who know the couple best say Meghan is not concerned.
"Toronto was an amazing experience for Harry," a source close to Harry tells E! News.
"Everything to do with Invictus went according to plan and without hiccups. An uplifting and positive week spent doing what he loves most surrounded by good friends and the most important woman in his life."
The insider adds that Harry spent a great deal of time with Meghan's mother while they were in Ontario:
"This week wasn't the first time that Harry met Doria," says the tipster.
"They actually met late last year so they're very close now. Doria sees Harry as one of the family and he sees her like family too. Harry is has become close with all of Meghan's closest friends ... these are people who have welcomed him with warm and open arms and he's really felt the love and protection."
The source says that while Harry has yet to get down on one knee, the engagement is basically a done deal:
"While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it's fair to say they're as good as engaged now," the insider claims.
"They've spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already."
A different informant takes things a step further, telling Us Weekly:
"I think it's already happened but they're holding the news back until she has finished on Suits."
"I've never seen them happier. It's amazing," the source adds.
Of course, as many who have waited on a concrete sign of commitment from a reluctant partner can attest, "as good as engaged" isn't engaged.
If only there were someone who could offer Meghan advice on how to wait out a royal proposal with dignity. Hmmm...
Just joshin' with ya, Kate!
Perpetual rumor has turned into enthralling reality:
KATE MIDDLETON IS PREGNANT WITH HER THIRD CHILD!
No, really: KATE MIDDLETON IS PREGNANT WITH HER THIRD CHILD!
You've likely read that sentence so many times in the past that you started to doubt whether it would ever be legitimate.
But it wasn't a supermarket tabloid making the gigantic announcement on Monday morning... it was Kensington Palace!
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” the statement read, referring to Kate and Prince William and adding:
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Middleton once again is suffering from a condition that causes severe morning sickness, just as she did during her first two pregnancies.
As a result, she approved the reveal of this news early (Middleton is not even three months along) and was forced to cancel an appearance in England on Monday.
Explains The Palace:
“As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
"Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.
"The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
We can't say for certain when Middleton or William will speak on the pregnancy themselves, but Prince Harry has officially become the first family member to do so.
"Fantastic, great, very, very happy for them," Harry said in a video shared by The Daily Express' royal correspondent several hours ago.
When asked how Kate is doing, Prince Harry responded as follows:
"I haven't seen her for a while but I think she's okay."
A Clarence House spokesman, meanwhile, has said that Prince Charles and Camilla are "delighted" with the news.
Kate and William are already parents to a precious four-year old named George and an adorable two-year old named Charlotte.
Despite the young ages of these children, fans have been wondering for months and months just when Middleton would get pregnant again.
The impending birth will relegate Prince Harry down to sixth in line to the throne.
But he doesn't seem too bothered over that fact, does he?
At this point, we do not know when Kate is due or whether she'll have a boy or girl.
We don't know whether the beloved couple will even find out the gender ahead of time or not.
And we definitely do not know the names Middleton and William are considering.
But do you have any suggestions? What about Clarence for a boy and Roxanne for a girl?
Share your ideas below!
Let's forget the silly rumors for a second, shall we?
Let's focus instead of something far more real and serious: The death of Princess Diana.
The Royal Studs sat down for an interview with BBC One as a part of the upcoming documentary Diana, 7 Days, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of this icon's tragic death on August 31, 1997.
About a month ago, for a different TV special, her sons opened up about their final conversation with their beloved mother.
In Diana, 7 Days, they think back to learning about her death for the first time.
"One of the hardest things for a parent to have to do is to tell your children that your other parent has died. How you deal with that, I don’t know," Harry says in a released clip from the program, referring to his father, Prince Charles.
It was Charles who told his kids that Diana died in a car crash after he vehicle was chased down by members of the paparazzi.
"[Our dad] was there for us - he was the one out of two left, and he tried to do his best and to make sure that we were protected and looked after," Harry adds.
"But he was going through the same grieving process as well."
At the time of Diana's death, William was just 15 years old and Harry was 12.
The kids were on vacation with their father and grandparents at the family's Balmoral Estate in Scotland when the accident took place.
"At the time, my grandmother [Queen Elizabeth] wanted to protect her two grandsons and my father as well," says William, adding:
"Our grandmother deliberately removed the newspapers and things like that so there was nothing in the house to read.
"We didn’t know what was going on. Back then there were no smart phones and things like that, so you couldn’t get your news.
"Thankfully, we had the privacy to mourn and to try to collect our thoughts and have that space away from everybody.
"We had no idea the reaction to her death would be quite so huge."
Diana was killed in a car accident as she drove through the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris while being chased by the so-called "press."
It was later determined that her driver at the time was drunk.
"One of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people who chased her into the tunnel were the same people who were taking photographs of her while she was still dying in the backseat of her car," Harry says in the documentary teaser below.
"William and I know that. We've been told that numerous times by people that know that was the case."
"She had quite a severe head injury, but she was very much alive on the backseat, and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying on the back seat.
"And then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country."
William, meanwhile, has speaks in the special about how herefused to let his mother's death "break" him.
"When you have something so traumatic as the death of you mother at 15 - which sadly many people have experienced, and no one wants to experience - it will either make or break you. And I wouldn't let it break me," William says.
"I wanted her to be proud of the person I would become...
"I didn't want her worried, or her legacy to be that William or Harry were completely and utterly devastated by it, and that all the hard work and all love and all the energy she put into us when we were younger would go to waste."
Diana, 7 Days airs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Meghan Markle has said almost nothing about her relationship with Prince Harry ever since she started to shag the Royal Hunk last spring.
She's given followers no reason to believe that she's in this relationship for fame, fortune or attention.
But a new report has critics wondering if their suspicions about the Suits actress have been accurate all along.
Might she really be using Harry to raise her public profile?
We can't help but ask this question after a representative for Channel 4 in Great Britain spoke to Marie Claire and said plans are underway to produce and air Meet the Markles.
The proposed reality show will be an hour in length and will document Markle's life, from early childhood to her breakout days as an actress to her ongoing charity efforts.
The program “also promises to delve into how Prince Harry and Meghan met, as well as use genealogical research to trace her ancestry," writes the publication.
Markle and Harry are not even engaged yet, of course.
(Although there have been incessant rumors for months that Harry could pop the question at any moment.)
So the idea of a reality show based around their lives seems a tad bit mature.
Oh, also also totally antithetical to everything this couple appears to stand for.
They are very private and respect the traditions of The Royal Family very much.
As much as we'd love to see Queen Elizabeth take on the role of a Kris Jenner-type from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we somehow doubt her Highness would be up for it.
For this reason, Marie Claire notes that the rumored reality show might not feature Meghan or Harry at all.
It might instead consist of friends or family members trying to take advantage of Markle's sudden rise in popularity.
Just recently, you may recall, Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, claimed to be writing a "tell all" about what it was like growing up with the actress.
The Daily Mail Online reports that Grant even claims Meghan’s philanthropic endeavors are "cheap' and that Markle lacks "basic human consideration."
It's worth noting, however, that Markle and Grant are 17 years apart in age.
They were not raised at the same time in the same house. They barely even know each other.
One insider even says Markle and Grant have seen each other a grand total of one time in 23 years.
So we don't know if Grant is behind the idea of Meet the Markles. We have no idea if it will even receive a green light and hit the air at any point.
As much as we appreciate the alliterative title, however, we caution readers not to believe everything you see on the show as it pertains to Meghan.
If you want to see this beautiful star on the small screen, just go watch Suits online instead.
Earlier today, we reported that Meghan Markle may be planning to quit acting in order to move to London and focus on her relationship with Prince Harry.
It's not easy to leave behind the glamorous life of a regular on a basic cable legal drama beloved by retirees and the unemployable alike, but Harry and Meghan seem to be the real thing, and marrying into royalty is a pretty sweet deal in its own right.
Some folks are still skeptical, given Harry's history of serial monogamy, but he and Meghan appear to be getting serious.
After all, they've only been together a few months, but they've already reached the "BS rumors pregnancy rumors" stage, with several outlets reporting last week that Markle is expecting.
But as many of Harry's forebears have learned the hard way, royal romances are tricky matters that require consent from far more than just the two principle parties involved.
According to Radar Online, one key member of the royal family is refusing to give Harry and Meghan the okay to take the next step in their relationship.
Prince Charles may not seem much of an authority on marriage (His first is synonymous with "unhealthy relationship."), but apparently, he and his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, see potential for disaster in the Harkle reunion that the rest of us are missing.
According to Radar the trouble began when Harry and Meghan traveled to Jamaica together for his friend's wedding.
It was their most public social occasion to date, and apparently, photos of his sun enjoying Meghan's company rubbed Charles the wrong way.
“This is the first time that she and Harry have socialized so openly as a couple and it’s a significant step in the relationship,” a royal source tells the site.
Charles reportedly shared his misgivings with Harry, and predictably, a royal row ensued:
“Harry was telling his father, Charles, to stay out of his life,” says the insider.
So why does Charles find Meghan so objectionable?
Well, according to the insider, Camilla pointed out to Charles what she sees as similarities between Meghan and infamous royal from the past:
“Camilla likens Meghan to Fergie, who triggered public scandals with her running around and was photographed topless having her toes sucked by a boyfriend while still married to Charles’ brother Andrew."
The basis of the comparison seems to be nothing more than the fact that Markle is divorced and Fergie became divorced from Andrew.
Someone sould fill Charles in on the fact that there are literally millions of divorced people in the world.
In fact, he doesn't have to look very far to find one.
Any room with a mirror will do the trick.
Congratulations are in order for Meghan Markle.
The actress is officially part of the Royal Family!
Because she and Prince Harry really are engaged and a wedding is being planned and all of Great Britain is about to shut down for the next several months?
Because Markle is finally the subject of wild pregnancy speculation.
And let's just say Kate Middleton can relate, many, many, many, MANY times over.
According to the latest OK! Weekly cover story, Markle may be expecting her first child with Harry.
(It would also be the rising star's first child overall.)
As you can see below, the front page of this issue screams “Meghan Tells Princess Kate: I’m Having Harry’s Baby!”
It claims that Markle made this “secret confession” during a “girls’ night out" to Middleton, which may be the hardest part of this entire story to believe.
Could Harry have knocked up his girlfriend?
Sure. They're probably having sex and mistakes happen.
But do Markle and Middleton enjoy drunken nights out alone? LOL, no!
According to anonymous source - who are totally real and not remotely made up by editors - Meghan and Markle managed to sneak into a London pub without anyone identifying them.
And, once they were inside, the alcohol and the conversation flowed freely.
“By the end of the evening, which the insider says stretched till 1 a.m., Meghan had confessed to Kate that she’s so in love with Prince Harry, 32, she’d have his baby tomorrow if she could!” writes the tabloid.
This source is then quoted as saying the following:
“Meghan told Kate that, as far as she’s concerned, they should start trying [to conceive] as soon as they’ve announced their engagement.
"She’s got baby fever!”
So, just to emphasize, OK! isn't actually reporting that Markle is pregnant.
It's claiming (falsely, we're sure) that she simply told Kate Middleton that she wants to get pregnant someday soon. That's a pretty big difference.
Markle should probably get used to these sorts of rumors.
As the likely future wife of Prince Harry, she'll be subjected to scrutiny that she'll probably never fully adjust to.
If she thinks Suits fans are passionate, wait until she meets Royal Family followers!
For now, Markle has managed to avoid any real scandal.
She hasn't really said anything in public, either, ever since her romance with Harry went viral late last year.
But those tabloids and newspapers continue to wonder and write anyway, even alleging that Markle and Middleton are engaged in some kind of feud.
And that pretty much explains what Markle is in for:
She's going out for drinks and sharing major secrets with Middleton... or she's engaged in a rivalry with the future Queen. There's really no way for Markle to win.
The best thing she can do is lay low, use protection when having sex until she really is prepared to conceive and simply enjoy her time with the man she loves.
It's only been about three months since we first learned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are dating, but it seems the couple is wasting no time in getting serious.
In fact, for weeks now, we've been hearing rumors that Harry and Meghan are engaged.
Normally, the idea of any royal moving so quickly in a new relationship would be absurd, but this seems to be a special case...
Radar Online is reporting today that Meghan was spotted wearing an engagement ring while out and about in London.
According to the site, the ring was nothing fancy, just a simple gold band.
Interestingly, however, it was engraved with a letter "H."
So what does it all mean?
Probably nothing - but possibly everything.
In most cases, a royal engagement ring is an extravagant, eye-catching piece, but Harry and Meghan have been so non-traditional up to this point that we wouldn't be surprised if they went with something simple and borderline hokey.
Perhaps Meghan wears the ring as a reminder that she and Harry are committed to one another, but she keeps it simple so as to avoid too much attention from the press.
Unfortunately for MegMar, she's in British tabloid territory now, and nothing she does will go unnoticed for the rest of her days.
Gone are the days of basic cable obscurity when only the elderly and unemployed knew her name.
Now, Meg has been pegged as a future royal, which means her every move is subject to scrutiny.
Amazingly, she and Harry still haven't made their official debut as a couple.
That's scheduled to happen at Pippa Middleton's wedding on May 20.
Yes, that means that even if they're not engaged now, there's still a very good chance that these two will be engaged before they officially come out as a couple.
Looks like Meghan won't be waiting around like Kate did for so many years.
Of course, if she thinks the British press' obsession with her personal life is bad now, just wait until Harry officially puts a ring on it.
She may wind up longing for the simpler days when she was just a regular on Suits.
Usually that's a longing reserved for people who are currently working for tips and memorizing lunch specials.
First of all, nice photoshop job.
This week's cover of OK! Magazine alleges that Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry have finally embarked on a "secret romance," since both parties are currently single and ready to mingle.
“It’s very easy for her to sneak in and out of the palace," a source claims. "Harry just sends one of his bodyguards to pick her up, and then she ducks down in the backseat so the paparazzi don’t spot her.”
Ah, just like when Diana was dating Dr. Hasnat Khan. He'd ride in the boot of someone's car for a Kensington Palace rendezvous.
After seeing Pippa in her skin-grazing Alexander McQueen bridesmaid gown, everyone who watched the royal wedding in 2011 wanted her and Harry to end up together.
The source told the publication that at the wedding reception, the Duchess of Cambridge "went to check her makeup and found them [Pippa and Harry] snogging in the bathroom!”
What a lark! Especially since Pippa was dating cricket player Alex Loudon at the time and brought him to the wedding.
"They’re trying to play it coy,” the source added, pointing out that Pipps and Hazza have held a candle for one another since the wedding.
“But there’s no doubt that this is developing into something serious. They’re truly sweet together and, in fact, seem very much in love.”
Pippa broke up with her boyfriend, Nico Jackson in October after three years together. She's been seen lately with ex-boyfriend, James Matthews, the brother of Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews.
Matthews hosted the Middletons (sans Catherine) at his family's St. Bart's hotel, Eden Rock in August, and on December 6th was photographed with Pippa and her mom, Carole outside a memorial Christmas carol concert.
"I know they’ve always been very close friends – well, they’ve had a close friendship for awhile," Spencer told me back about James and Pippa back in December 2012.
"And it seems that there might be something more there."
In the world of British royals, it’s Prince Harry who has the reputation for hard partying, but at the end of the day, this guy knows what’s important, and he uses his status to call attention to injustices and acts of evil. On his fourth day of his visit to Africa, Prince Harry visited Kruger National Park in South Africa. He was distraught to see rhinoceroses and elephants killed, their tusks missing, and chose to bring attention to the widespread problem of poaching in a sensitive, heartbreaking Instagram post:
Prince Harry has released this personal photo taken during his summer visit to southern Africa. Here Prince Harry shares his story behind the photograph… “After a very long day in Kruger National Park, with five rhinos sent to new homes and three elephants freed from their collars – like this sedated female – I decided to take a moment. I know how lucky I am to have these experiences, but hearing stories from people on the ground about how bad the situation really is, upset and frustrated me. How can it be that 30,000 elephants were slaughtered last year alone? None of them had names, so do we not care? And for what? Their tusks? Seeing huge carcasses of rhinos and elephants scattered across Africa, with their horns and tusks missing is a pointless waste of beauty.” Photograph © Prince Harry
This is far from the first time Harry has posted about poaching on the Kensington Royal Instagram account. His visit to South Africa has been filled with caring for animals who are fighting for their lives after having their tusks stolen and sustaining serious wounds. Harry has also been involved in “de-tusking” certain animals so that they will be undesirable to poachers who hunt them for their ivory.
Earlier this year, Prince Harry saw the wasted carcass of a rhino left to die on the savannah after it had been killed for its tusks, and was nearly speechless at the sight. But it did move him to action, as he proclaimed, “But these people will be caught.”
And not only is Prince Harry working to save animals, but he’s working to catch the poachers themselves. The Daily Mail reports that the prince was upset when seeing the damage poachers had caused, and that he said, “There’s good evidence there though, we have a water bottle and cartridges so we’re confident we will catch them.”
Harry was also shown cigarette butts the poachers had left on the ground, which are likely to carry DNA. DNA sampling subsequently took place. He also showed his knowledge of the subject, saying, “You have to try to get to the carcass a quickly as possible to suck up all the evidence before the wilds of Africa [...]
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Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry, who dated off and on for seven years, are reportedly back together again - and things are getting serious.
Even Kate Middleton thinks the blonde is royal wife material.
So what are they waiting for?! Will Harry come full circle with her, and will Chelsy be the one who finally corrals and tames the wild Prince?
Stay tuned. But get to know here a little in the meantime: