E!: Meghan Markle has already had two dress fittings for Pippa’s wedding

The 4th Annual Global Gift Gala

As we learned yesterday, Meghan Markle has been invited to participate in every part of Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Previously, it was believed that Meghan was being told that she should just wait at the hotel during the church ceremony and that she could only attend the reception at Middleton Manor. But now Pippa is letting Meghan come for all it, and many people are more excited to see Meghan and Harry together rather than the bride. According to E! News – which has so many suspicious exclusives about Meghan – Meghan knows that Pippa’s wedding could be a big, splashy affair with lots of interest and lots of photos. So Meghan is focused on fashion:

Here comes the bride Meghan Markle! Now that The Suits actress has secured a coveted invite to Pippa Middleton’s upcoming wedding to James Matthews, one question remains: How is she preparing for the big day?! Well, despite the obvious pressure that comes with attending such a major event, it appears as if Meghan is handling the next step in her relationship with Prince Harry with stride.

A source close to the brunette beauty tells E! News she’s already had not one, but two, separate fittings in Toronto for her ensemble. No word yet on what color hue Markle has decided on, but our insider shares her look will include a hat for the formal ceremony portion of the festivities.

Which brings us to yet another wildly discussed topic: What portions of Pippa and James’ nuptials will Meghan attend? As E! News previously reported, the couple will exchange vows on Saturday, May 20 at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, close to sister Kate Middleton’s hometown, Bucklebury. Guests will then reportedly gather for a reception at the 18-acre Georgian Grade II-listed manor home of Pippa and Kate’s parents, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. And much like Kate and Prince William’s 2011 wedding extravaganza, the celebration will continue with an after-party that evening, usually reserved for the newlyweds’ closest family and friends.

We’re told Meghan will attend all three different events with Prince Harry, who confirmed his relationship with the actress last November. And to make the most of her trip across the pond, our source reveals Meghan is set to touch down in London four days before the event around May 16. This, of course, is to ensure the Toronto-based star can enjoy plenty of alone time with Harry.

[From E! News]

I think E! News’ scoop is probably right, and I would go one step further and say that Meghan only came to England for a few days this past weekend, then she flew back to Toronto, and she’ll fly back to England on the 16th, next week. As for the fashion update… from what I’ve seen of Meghan’s style, she knows what she’s doing. She already lives in a world (the actress’s world) where she has access to stylists, makeup and hair people, tailors and incredibly designers. But it also helps to have a good eye for style and I think Meghan has that. I can’t wait to see her in a hat or fascinator. I can’t wait to see wedding photos of Meghan! And yes, I’m also a little bit interested in seeing Pippa’s wedding gown too.

Here are some blurry photos of Meghan at Harry’s polo game this weekend:

Meghan Markle at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park

Meghan Markle at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park

Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.

Related stories

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

217 Responses to “E!: Meghan Markle has already had two dress fittings for Pippa’s wedding”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Nicole says:

    These stories are so thirsty. Her publicist should really take it down a notch and let it play out.

    • seesittellsit says:

      Where’s the point of an actress catching a member of the BRF if she can’t milk it for all it’s worth? After all, if the marriage didn’t go through, or didn’t last, she has upped her public profile to the nth degree. So it’s a win-win for her.

      Is it true that Pippa is requiring guests to bring two dresses, one for the church and another for the evening’s festivities? (I saw it on the Telegraph.)

      • Nicole says:

        I wouldn’t put anything past Pippa tbh. The wedding sounds like a mess.
        Its true though no one knew her name before this relationship but she’s permanently part of culture now.

      • Lady D says:

        I’m sorry, what? Requiring guests to bring a change of clothes? One of the most bizarre things I’ve ever heard of. Has anybody here ever received a wedding invitation that said bring a change of clothes for the reception? Where would you even put that on an invitation?

      • MostlyMegan says:

        It’s normal to wear a fairly conservative shift/column dress for the church with a modest neckline and structured jacket/fascinator etc, then change into a more racy/sexy dress with a low neckline etc for the evening. Sexy dresses at the church are hella tacky, but useful for drunken wedding dancing. It makes sense.

      • LAK says:

        I think it’s tacky to make that specific request.

        Within reason, everyone understands standards of dress for various events from morning to evening.

        It’s enough to signal whether event is formal or not. No need to ask guests to bring change of clothing unless events are to be themes which should be clear on the invitation.

      • MostlyMegan says:

        I doubt she specifically said to bring a change of clothing! There were probably 3 or 4 different invites (wedding/evening/next day brunch etc) included in the envelope with dress codes specified on each. Not tacky, just how it’s done.

      • Lady D says:

        Okay, that makes sense.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s not that abnormal. I’ve attended a few weddings where the bride and guests and bridal parties changed clothes. There’s dresses for church and ceremony. To accommodate a location. And then there’s the dance floor dressing and accessories.

      • Kaz says:

        MostlyMegan explained this well – I don’t know why the press made such a big deal about this. It is not unusual to have a multi-part wedding including eg church, lunch reception, dinner, party and dancing. So OF COURSE invites specify dress codes for each and OF COURSE what you wear to the church and lunch would be different to the evening dance party!!

    • Jeesie says:

      Yep. There’s enough interest that she’s going to get loads of coverage anyway. She doesn’t need to act thirsty and leak exclusives to attract extra attention, she’ll have plenty.

    • Andrea says:

      At this stage she doesn’t need a publicist to leak anything, and she is not thirsty, just like someone who worked at the polo club leaked to tumbler she was going to be there so do people who do fittings it’s par for the course. She gets accused of everything

      • WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

        I know, right? People act like they are PR people and they know for a fact that she plants all these dumb stories in the papers. Get real folks.

      • lobbit says:

        This could be pure speculation from E, but it could have come from her stylist–or someone on her stylist’s team–as well. There’s no way to tell.

    • Mimi says:

      She is going to be gossiped about any way, so what does it matter? It kills me that people try to act like Meghan has to be saintly and pure and shun the spotlight to prove herself worthy of being a part of the British royal family. GTFO here with that. I would absolutely try to control as much of the narrative as I could if I were her. That’s not thirsty; that’s smart.

      • Olenna says:

        ITA. I’d have more appreciation for the “thirsty” commenters’ opinions if they’d just come right out say “I can’t stand her”, which is what it sounds like every time they say “thirsty”, instead of pretending they know her publicist’s strategy.

      • DTrain says:

        All. Of. This.

      • Lilly says:

        Yep and thanks for the smile Mimi.

    • Whaaaaaaatttt? says:

      This story is becoming such a beat down – it’s just a wedding, not the Oscars. And it seems a lot of the stories are now exclusive to E! News – sounds like she has a partnership with them now.

      • artistsnow says:

        According to Lainey Gossip – US Magazine was purchased recently and all the good reporters left. The ones with the Kate M. contacts.

        Lainey said to lookout for E News and People having more coverage about the Royals.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m starting to feel like this one will fit in well with her sister in law to be.

    • suze says:

      I don’t read her as being thirsty. This story is about fittings for heavens sake. It would be a long shot if she or her publicist were involved.

      In general, I think she’s ambitious and unafraid of public scrutiny, and to me that’s a wholely admirable quality to have if you are going to marry into the royal family.

  2. Nina says:

    Good for her! I’m more excited to see her outfit than Pippa’s wedding dress (which will no doubt also be nice). I’m also jealous and wish that I could have dresses custom made/tailored for every fancy event! That would be the life.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I am excited to see all the outfits and HATS even if people I don’t know are wearing them! I look forward to these aristo weddings or (movie stah weddings) because clothes are fun, fun, fun, especially if they are inappropriate or just ugly! Fashion commentary, whooooohooooo!

      • LAK says:

        Wedding hats are the last bastion of fun fashion. Everyone is so wedded to stylists who have anointed only a few styles with no danger of personality or edge.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I agree LAK, hats are where it’s at and what makes the aristo events superior to the Hollywood events. I also kind of feel like that’s why it’s fun to look at the “no names” cause they are less likely to have stylists.

  3. K says:

    I can’t wait to see what Meghan wears!

  4. Mar says:

    Well I hope what she is being fitted for looks better then the black potato sack of a black dress she has on here.

  5. guest says:

    Her PR team really likes to talk.

  6. Cherise says:

    Haha. Can we all just agree now that they are secretly engaged and in the midst of a rollout? I love it because I called it from day 1. Shes the one, Harry. Lock it down.

    • AlmondMilk says:

      Lmao +1
      I love these two. She makes Harry even sexier.

      • Jaii says:

        +2 I love them together, and your right she does improve Harry’s sex appeal.

      • All About Eve says:

        Going by her first husband I don’t think Meghan is necessarily drawn by looks! I do think that she likes tall men though & Harry fits this. The chef she dated before Harry has been the best looking of her beaus!

    • DTrain says:

      +3 Nailed it with your post. He is sexier with her!

      • FrenchB says:

        +1000…When I saw them kissing,I was wondering how can she kiss him with his red face….ugh he was ugh(the photo with Luke Wilson and the cup…)

      • Mimi says:

        I thought the same. Eww! He cleans up well but let’s be real about his looks: he is balding, hairy and all Windsor in the face. People who say she is not good enough for him are delusional. He should be on his knees thankful she even gave him a second glance. She could do way, way better.

      • FrenchB says:

        So true Mimi….her ex,the chef,is sooooo sexy…Harry is certainly not at the same level…

      • Andrea says:

        I think he knows how lucky he is which is probably why he’s protective, I think he knows he’s no painting and to find a woman with beauty and brains who truly loves him( I think they r ga ga over each other) is like a dream. I also thinks he likes showing her off

      • FrenchB says:

        Waw Andrea….did u read my mind?..lol

      • Sarah says:

        Harry is hardly a good looking guy. Especially when he gets all red. Not attractive. Ugh.
        And the fuzzier pics of Meghan make her look just like Pippa!!
        Meghan will fit in with Kate with so much emphasis on clothes and fittings etc. I know you all think she is going to be a workhorse, but I think she will be a typical pampered aristocrat if she ends up with Harry. Where has all of her charity work been? I haven’t heard of any at all recently. Just trips to Scandinavia, a trip to Jamaica, months lounging around Harry’s apartment, cooking roast chicken.
        This is a woman committed to charity? Nah. She certainly doesn’t look it.

      • Mimi says:

        No one claimed the woman was Mother Theresa, just that she had an established interest in humanitarian work that pre-dates her involvement with Henry.

        Sometimes I wonder if some of her critics have ever actually been in a relationship. She has a job and a boyfriend who lives overseas. It is normal and natural for her to want to spend her free time with him, given the newness of their relationship. If she is doing this five years down the road, then you have something to complain about.

      • Sarah says:

        Mimi, haha! I am married 30 years this year, and if I was a true humanitarian, i might go be a humanitarian rather than lounge around Harry’s apartment for a month, as everyone here claims she did. You cant have it both ways. If she is with him every free moment, she must have abandoned her charities.
        She is a saint, according to most people here. In my view, she is a smart woman, with a mildly successful career that she is definitely aging out of, who hooked a “prize” in her view and suddenly lost all interest in those charity projects. I’m not saying she wasnt interested, I am saying she sure lost interest quickly when she caught the eye of a rich, famous man.
        I think she was a dilletante in humanitarian work. I never saw AJ drop her charities to go play with Pitt and they are close in age.

      • Olenna says:

        @Mimi, sometimes I wonder what makes older women envious or skeptical of younger women who have successful careers, personal relationships or the time and opportunity to take on social causes. I see the same negative energy still being directed at Angelina Jolie, who also had to get her career established before she could get actively involved in humanitarian work. Some people are still butt-hurt that she was made an honorary dame.

      • AllAboutEve says:

        Going by her first husband I don’t think Meghan is necessarily drawn by looks! I do think that she likes tall men though & Harry fits into that. The chef she dated before Harry has been the best looking of her beaus!

      • All About Eve says:

        You’re right Andrea. I think Harry knows how lucky he is cause he’s definitely punching above his weight! If you look at Chelsy she had a hard face & Cressida while pretty looked dowdy most of the time. Meghan looks sophisticated & elegant which is so unlike the women he has dated in the past

    • African Sun says:

      THIS. They are slowly milking the official annoucement but he has asked her, she has said yes. Bring it on. She’s bad as hell

      • Dolittle says:

        +100

        I don’t feel they want to make an Official announcement before pips wedding to give carol pips middeltons the feel of non wedding hold any grain of importance to royal plans – or feed into carol pips middleton narrative of ‘ no ring ‘.. nonsense.

        Royals rule and make their own plans! But announcement is coming – the Express has a piece about Prince Harry Meghan can marry at Westminster….

  7. Alleycat says:

    I’m not sure why we think Megan’s team leaked this “story”. There is literally nothing in it but that she had fittings, and I would been able to tell you that. Let’s save the complaints of thirst until we actually see it?

    • WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

      Hahaha, I know! I’m going to laugh hysterically when she doesn’t even show up to the wedding in the first place!

      • Dolittle says:

        Yes, gosh yes!

        I hope this is all nonsense…why is PH even attending or Meghan after all the nonsense PR about not invited tothis none public duty person ‘private small ‘ middleton wedding – who gives a ….
        Prince Harry Wales should not attend reception at that property considering the way waity carol treat the POW, BRF – excluding Harry from charlotte’s christening.

        on another event – It was wonderful to see Lady Louise driving a carriage to honour her grandfather – she was beautiful, mature and regal at the Windsor Horse Show. Eeen more endearing to watch the closeness of the cousins – Peter Autumn Philips daughters hugging cousin James Wessex – hugs all around!

    • Deedee says:

      Yes, I could’ve written this story, from a cubicle thousands of miles away and with no sources. “She’ll wear a hat! Or a fascinator!” “No one knows what color yet, but she’s had fittings!” Let me guess at another one: “She”ll wear shoes!”
      For all we know, this could’ve been leaked by Carole Middleton.

  8. Megan says:

    Did she change at the polo event? She was photographed in a blue dress and white jacket, but in the pics today she is wearing a tan coat and white shirt?

  9. Andrea says:

    The white shirt, tan coat was Sunday, so was all the pda

  10. Lucy says:

    This girl is a WARRIOR. Who else could infiltrate the BRF and knock aside the Middleton family in a couple of months?

    • tanya says:

      She knows the media game plus being friends with lainey has helped her.
      She is an even better social climber than Middleton sisters for sure. And any gf of Harry gets relentless coverage so she is not really a warrior…just lucky to be a foreigner..American no less, so the american media gives her more positive coverage.

      • Mimi says:

        Lainey has made it clear that she and MM are not friends and don’t know each other. They were at the same dinner table once (she explains how that happened in her latest podcast) and that is the extent of their personal acquaintance. They obviously have mutual friends but I believe Lainey when she says that there is no relationship between the two of them.

      • Bitsy says:

        Tanya ITA! I don’t know why anyone thinks social climbing is exclusive to the Midds. Megan is just better at it because her climb is aided by her job and lifestyle. In my opinion, anyone who gets serious with a male royal wants the lifestyle. There is so much to deal with just to date them and I’m sure plenty od concessions made on their behalf. It seems men who marry into the family don’t have quite so hard a time.

      • tanya says:

        the friendship need not be a 4AM-got your back- sort of friendship, nor a ‘play it in front of cameras’ friendship..it may just be a mutually beneficial arrangement and Markle definitely is close friends with Lainey’s business partner, this is a known fact. And lainey posted a lot of Markle related stuff (esp the blind hinting at Kate refusing a ride with Markle, when going shopping to the same store). How would she get that information?
        Markle’s got game and Harry is dumb. She is the best he can get as he will never attract a woman of calibre and substance like Queen Letizia/Rania etc.

      • Olenna says:

        @tanya, IMO neither of the queens’ you mention are of any higher calibre or substance than Meghan. All three women are well educated but chose different career paths. All three are/were commoners. Two are divorcees. Two married royalty. Should we consider the latter two to be social climbers as well?

      • CdnMagician says:

        Social climber is more of a British thing. I would just call Megan an outsider.

      • tanya says:

        @Olenna: Meghan doesnot compare with Letizia and Queen Rania. Letizia was at the top of her career and worked until the day of their engagement announcement. That coupled with the fact that the Spanish press is extremely all-out in their attacks on royals and they really went after her..she had to bear all that. . Unlike Meghan who got the love shield (Lainey’s name of harry’s letter) right at the beginning. Also bear in mind Spain is a Catholic monarchy and Letizia being divorced was a serious issue for them. Despite all that Letizia has been nothing but dignified and hard working. And Queen Rania has done so much specially for women in Arabic societies. And when she married her husband was not even the crown prince so she was never marrying him to be the queen. It was on the king’s deathbed that he made Abdullah the next King and overnight Rania’s role changed too. And Rania’s use of social media too is so appropriate and wonderful..no spooning bananas on her page!
        There is no comparison in their education, accomplishments with Meghan, she is just an actor on Suits which is not even a top rated show. So does not even compare to them, hence I never did compare her, I spoke of Harry. Even a law student like Chelsea didn’t stick around , a working lawyer never might!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Letizia has a masters degree. As far as I know, Rania and Meghan both have undergrads. Harry did not attend college. You may not think it is valuable, but she’s been on a show that is 7 years strong. As I wrote yesterday, there are thousands of actors and actresses working as wait staff who would love to have a successful television career like Meghan Markle.

        No one knew Felipe and Letizia were dating until they announced their engagement. They’d never been seen together, aside from one event where he visited a flooded area and she was reporting on it. No one knew they were an item. The moment the engagement was announced, she was moved in to the Palace. Yes, she has taken it on the chin for years and been criticized for no reason. But all of that came AFTER she was moved into the Palace and put under the royal PR protection.

        Rania was working in marketing for a computer company (apple, microsoft), but wasn’t the most successful career woman, top of the heap. She was working hard at her job, as Meghan Markle works hard at hers, and she happened to fall for a royal prince. They got engaged after only dating for 4-5 months, and I’m not sure anyone knew they were even dating until that announcement.

        Rania’s social media accounts are her professional ones that she uses as a member of a royal family. Comparing that to Meghan Markle’s account, which is a mix of work and personal of a private citizen, doesn’t make sense.

      • HappyMom says:

        Tanya-you’ve clearly you decided you don’t like her. You also misspoke about her background. She’s a graduate of Northwestern University-which is a top tier school. She co-majored in International Relations and worked at the American embassy in Buenos Aires after graduation. She’s been a working actress for years and is on a television show. She clearly travels in elevated circles since she met Harry at a social event. From all reports, she’s intelligent, well spoken, has a good sense of humor and a real interest in charitable causes-from way before she met Harry. I’m not sure why you think she’s not good enough for him. From where I sit, he’s lucky to be dating her-not the other around.

      • Olenna says:

        @tanya, in all that lengthy and bewildering defense of two women who dated and married royalty (Abdullah was born a prince and I believe he’s held the “crown” title at least twice), my question–should we considered Letizia and Rania to be social climbers as well– still went unanswered. So nevermind.

      • Sarah says:

        Come on, let’s be real. Meghan is a smart woman, but has worked on a low rent cable show. Please. To compare her to Letizia, a top journalist, is preposterous. Maxima did financial work, and is brilliant. I don’t know much abiut Rania so I cannot speak to that.
        Of course Meghan’s job is better that waiting tables if you aspire to act, but to say she is as accomplished as Letizia and Rania is just absurd and intellectually dishonest.

      • notasugarhere says:

        sarah, it is dishonest to pretend that Rania’s charity work and success didn’t come about after her marriage. She has an undergrad and was doing basic marketing work when she met Abdullah. How is that supposed to be better than Meghan, who has been successful in her field for at least 7 years? Again, you may not like the show, but yes it does matter that she has been steadily employed in a very competitive field for 7 years.

      • All About Eve says:

        Not sure what you mean by social climber. Isn’t anyone from humble beginnings allowed to better themselves or should they all know their place? She went to university & has been working steadily for the last few years. She has worked hard to get where she is & that is not the same as social climbing.
        Also you can’t say she is worse as neither of the Middleton sisters have held down steady jobs.

      • All About Eve says:

        What does it matter if a woman is a journalist, financier, doctor, teacher, actor, or IT expert? They are all careers & we shouldn’t be snobbish about it. What would you say about women who have to hold down jobs as cleaners, waitresses & factory workers just to pay the rent & to look after their families? That just because they are not financiers that they are somehow lesser or not as hard working? I get that some people don’t like Meghan but she has had a steady job for a number of years which pays her a decent salary & using her profession as a way to belittle her I think is a weak & lame argument.

      • Dolittle says:

        Princess Henry in waiting dont need to climb or self promote – she seem to have the real McCoy – HRH Prince Harry Wales, who wants and seem to need her – by way of royal approved LETTER to the world!

        Don’t forget carol the middeltons PR tabloids connections, started with home court advantage – plus a decade of prepping.

    • FrenchB says:

      @Tanya,and so what if she is a social climber?What does it change in your life?Why are you saying all these nasty things about her?What is your problem if Meghan is a social climber and Harry dumb?What does it change in your life???!!!

      • LAK says:

        The beauty of this forum is that we are allowed different opinions. You can disagree with Tanya, but there is no need to get aggressive with her orbring up her real life.

      • FrenchB says:

        I’m not aggressive maybe it’s my exclamation point that gives you the vibes but no I’m not aggressive just wondering why she needs to say such mean things to her.

      • LAK says:

        Tanya is not saying mean things to or about MM. She’s commenting on the media game. Having media game doesn’t mean a person is bad or good. If anything, for anyone high profile, it’s a good thing to have media game otherwise you can’t survive because you will be torn to shreds. Plus, how else to get the public to love you?

        Further, we call out the media game of many famous people, Middletons included, why should MM be exempt?

        Calling out someone’s media game doesn’t mean the poster hates them or is being mean. Just pointing out the construction.

      • lobbit says:

        Meghan is media savvy, and pointing that out is no insult. What is insulting, though, is the idea that she’s taking “poor dumb oblivious Harry” for a ride. Because Prince Harry has plenty of media game of his own, and while he may covet his privacy, he seems to thoroughly enjoy the limelight – just like Meghan does. So if we can see Meghan’s media prowess, ambition, and love of the limelight then Harry can, too. And either he doesn’t mind those qualities or perhaps he recognizes them for the assets that they are.

      • tanya says:

        Thank you LAK for being the voice of reason as always :)
        @FrenchB: I am not saying anything mean, just highlighting her media savviness.
        This forum also scrutinises Duchess Kate which does not mean people critiquing/commenting have a life-altering experience due to the Duchess :)
        And Meghan aside, in this century being a social climber through marriage is so sad given everything we women have gone and continue to go through. So that is never a positive trait so to say.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There’s a difference between admiring her ability to deal with being in the public eye and being media saavy vs. claiming she is friends with powerful media types (which has been debunked) and being convinced she was playing games and toying with Harry fans on social media (as in, get over the banana post already kids, it wasn’t aimed at you).

      • lobbit says:

        You’d think Meghan had sold her story to the Nat’l Enquirer with the way people bang on about those stupid bananas. How dare she post a cutesy pic to her insta? Spooning bananas – the horror!

      • D says:

        Are you from the States? Are you familiar with Northwestern University? It is Ivy League caliber. Watch her speak at the UN. She is very clearly as intelligent as her resume reads.

    • Joannie says:

      Anybody dating Harry.

    • Sarah says:

      How has she knocked the Middletons aside? Wait until the british press really set their vicious sights on her. She may wish she were back in Toronto. They went after Fergie, Eugenia, Beatrice, the spare is never safe. Plus, she is American, and it seems like lots of Brits hate that.

  11. MinnFinn says:

    I need more convincing that Harry will be at Pippa’s wedding. I will not be surprised if Harry does not attend. If that does happen then I will conclude that Pippa’s PR person planted stories that Harry was attending as well as the stories about the ‘no ring no bring’ problem of Meghan.

  12. Lainey says:

    ” the couple will exchange vows on Saturday, May 20 at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, close to sister Kate Middleton’s hometown, Bucklebury.”- Such an odd sentence, I’m pretty sure Pippa and Kate have the same hometown. Not gonna lie wouldn’t be surprised if this was a Middleton leak. Following Kate and Will’s wedding by having three seperate parts to it, asking guests to bring a change of clothes. Why not use Meghan’s name to try and get attention. Not like they haven’t done it before. And at this stage they’re getting desperate.Nothing else is working.

    • punkprincessphd says:

      The writing is all-over atrocious (not as though I expect much but still …). “Handling with stride”?! What in the fresh hell is that supposed to mean? They couldn’t come up with “taking in stride”?

  13. Clea says:

    I have a feeling they’ll break up this summer for some reason.

  14. Bridget says:

    So wait. She’s wearing 2 different outfits and got them properly fitted? That’s news?

  15. Maria says:

    I hope she doesn’t overshadow Pippa. She is a beautiful woman, but it is Pippa’s big day. Let her have it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I always look side-eye at brides who are obsessed with it being only the bride’s day. Why isn’t it “their big day”? It is a ceremony in front of friends and family between two people. Are you there to share your happiness or are you there to show off how much money you can spend making yourself the sole center of attention? Those who make it all about ‘me me me’ make my eyes roll.

      • Maria says:

        Agree Nota, but I can just see everyone craning their necks to see Meghan and Harry, meanwhile Pipa floats down the aisle and no one pays attention. Hopefully that won’t happen.

      • Lady D says:

        Yup. I really don’t understand the bridezilla thing myself, at all. It’s your big day, so act like a childish little biotch to everyone you care about, and everyone who tries to help you create your dream. Lack of maturity might have something to do with it, too.
        (Unplanned emotional breakdowns are still allowed)

      • Deedee says:

        Pippa and the Middletons could’ve had a quiet family wedding, but the photo ops and the Middleton PR machine are running day and night. If MM being there with Harry ups the price of the wedding pics, then the Middletons are all for it.

      • Adele Dazeem says:

        Agreed, nota. One of top two reasons I eloped. I don’t get the bridezilla thing. It doesn’t excuse bad behavior.

      • Disco Dancer says:

        @Nota, I think for Pippa it’s more the latter. Based on the months of publicity, Pippa wants to make sure that this wedding day is seen as HER DAY! The man in question, James Matthews, seems more like an after thought at this point. Pippa is getting married to her idea of a rich luxury life, not getting married to the love of her life

      • LAK says:

        Pippa was/is not interested in a quiet wedding with no media. Whether or not Carole is behind the media manipulation (paying for thst publicist), the fact remains that Pippa has been playing to the public and media since her engagement.

        The wedding media games started when she allowed paps into the private courtyard of her house to photograph her engagement ring on multiple days.

        Grrl is thirsty on top of Carole’s thirst.

      • Sarah says:

        Really?? It is the bride’s big day because marriage is a big deal. Hopefully, it is her only wedding. It doesn’t mean a bride has the right to be a Bridezilla, but is there even one account of Pippa doing that?
        I dont get all of the love for an actress who is new to the scene and who we know nothing about, really, except that since hooking up with Harry, Meghan seems to have dropped every single charity she was associated with to lounge around his apartment for months, and the pure vicious hatred for Pippa, who seems to be the only decent Middleton.
        Really, why all this glee at Meghan supposedly getting all the attention on Pippas wedding day? sheesh.

      • notasugarhere says:

        “It is the bride’s big day because marriage is a big deal.” Proving you missed the point. It is THEIR big day, the bride and the groom.

        Meghan Markle has been connected to WorldVision for several years, and went on a trip to India for WorldVision earlier this year. Left from London where she’d been staying with Harry, returned to London where she stayed with him. As those trips seem to be once a year, she clearly hasn’t changed up the schedule or stopped working with them.

    • lobbit says:

      I just don’t want Meghan and Harry to be cut down by the media for upstaging the bride. Because a bride IS always center of attention on her wedding day, she is the focus of all the wedding activity – that’s just how weddings work. It’s the media that’s going to hone in on Meghan.

      • addie says:

        Isn’t the choice and use of photos ultimately at the discretion of the editor, who works to the publisher’s directives eg pro-royal, republican? Depending on what is chosen, size, angle etc you can then accompany the images with a narrative of your choice. Much of this mad hatter event could be avoided if Pippa actually had the wedding she claimed she wanted and was having: a small, family wedding.

    • All About Eve says:

      Who would have thought it a few months back that a relatively unknown actress would end up stealing the limelight from the Middleton’s! The tables have truly turned that no one is even bothering talking about Kate who is the sister of the bride & what she is going to wear. This must be Carole’s worst nightmare that both of her daughters are being overshadowed! And if anyone thinks that they are not quietly pi*sed about it all you’d be wrong!

      Let’s face it if Meghan attends the church hand-in-hand with Harry this will be the front page news on every media outlet because clear pictures of the two together are still gold dust. And as cute as George & Charlotte are, I’m willing to bet that H&M will generate even more headlines.

  16. QQ says:

    Im here for Meghan Utterly and absolutely, Meghan Fashions Meghan Showing up to work All of it If he doesn’t propose and Soon, I’ll shoot my Shot

    • Izzy says:

      THIS. He needs to lock it down soon. She will be the true star of the BRF.

      • suze says:

        She’ll be popular in gossip blogs, the Daily Mail and certainly in the American press. Hopefully she will bring some interest into British royal family fashion, too, and I am hoping she takes up a couple of serious patronages that are separate from Heads Together and Harry’s Invictus and Senteble efforts. Something of her own.

        Within the royal family firm she will always be a secondary player after the entire Cambridge family. That’s how that family rolls.

  17. Maria says:

    And wasn’t Harry fed up with all the press attention at the Jamaica wedding? This is going to be ten times worse. Almost better if they skipped it or just went to the reception where there won’t be so many pics.

  18. PrincessK says:

    I would prefer if Harry and Meghan both kept away from this wedding because they are the two people of the moment and do not need to launch themselves as a public couple at this wedding. Having said that any opportunity to see the lovely Meghan would be welcomed by me.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They’ve already been out publicly on dates, to his friends wedding, and to polo. There will be photographers in the pre-selected press corral wanting to get their picture, but it won’t have the cachet of being the first pictures of them together or together at an event. If they’re smart, they won’t enter or exit the church anywhere near each other. Give no one the chance to take pictures of them together.

      • lobbit says:

        I agree. If they can avoid being photographed together, then they should. I don’t think that’ll happen, though.

    • FrenchB says:

      I totally agree:it’s better for them if they or she didn’t go because it’s Pippa wedding and everybody is waiting for their photos(even me…lol) but I don’t think all this attention is good and I fear that Pippa will resent Meghan because it’s her day and as we say in France:Pour vivre heureux,vivons cachés….

      • notasugarhere says:

        If the Middleton family followed that motto, we’d know as little about them as we do about Sophie’s family. These folks hired a Beckham PR hack to direct the spin about the wedding. They are friends with a DM editor who spins pro-Middleton stories for them. They’re not big on staying out of the limelight and living quietly.

    • CdnMagician says:

      But maybe the Middletons want her to come? That’s my current thought. They want the attention she and Harry will bring since this wedding is kind of a bust so far, in the presses.

    • Nic919 says:

      KP announced he was going though so the Middletons and KP created this. It wasn’t a secret that Harry had been dating Meghan for months so to announce his attendance would certainly lead to speculation about Meghan attending. Maybe this is all part of Carole’s plan, but if she and Pippa really wanted Pippa to be the centre of attention, then you don’t invite any more royals than you need to. And beyond Kate and William and the kids, no one needed to be invited.

    • All About Eve says:

      Even though I would love to see Meghan’s dress I’m hoping she will just attend the evening reception away from the prying eyes of the media. This way she will not be accused of trying to steal the limelight.

      However, the press release from KP & inviting the media to take photos on private property means that the Middleton’s are entirely to blame for the circus this has become. Also I’ve never gotten the sense that Pippa was particularly close to Harry but he was only invited so that the Middleton’s could claim bragging rights by having both princes there. Now their plans have backfired spectacularly because Meghan is all everyone is talking about. The Middleton’s have become an afterthought at their own wedding!

  19. PrincessK says:

    I am not sure if this is an old piece of gossip doing the rounds but it has been said that Camilla does not like Meghan. This I believe to be untrue and the story has been twisted to make it look like that. But Camilla is to be blamed for this slant because she allegedly feels peeved because Ms Markle has had a very swift and easy entree into the RF compared to her, despite the fact that Meghan isn’t even British. If Camilla said this she must be deluded if she thinks there is any remote comparison between her and Meghan, apart from the fact that they are both divorcees. Camilla’s role in the history of British royalty will not be a favourable one. But apart from this showing that Camilla has really failed to understand her own behaviour it also tells us that Meghan has very probably met all the senior royals, including the Queen and that Harry has already proposed and they are just waiting for the right time to make a public announcement.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I wouldn’t put any faith in those reports; there’s always someone trying to blame Camilla for something or try to make her look bad. I don’t think she cares whom Harry marries, as it won’t reflect on her either way. We have no idea which members of the BRF Meghan has or hasn’t met.

      Camilla and Charles are doing fine in their roles, like their current visit to Northern Ireland. By many press accounts (from royal reporters and photographers), Camilla is friendly, engaging, and does well in her royal work. One hundred years from now, if the BRF is still around, no one is going to care that Charles III had a bad first marriage. They’ll care if he meddle in legislation and how the country fared after Brexit. They aren’t going to care who did what to whom in which royal bedroom when.

    • LAK says:

      That sounds like a piece of gossip straight out of the pages of the globe. A tabloid so off base it makes the National Enquirer AND Star look like the New Yorker.

      There is no basis for such a story, but people are ready to believe these fanfictions about Camilla.

      • PrincessK says:

        The source seemed a bit obscure to me, quite unlike the Enquirer type gossip. The phrases used were very English, muted and not in the foghorn style of the sheets you have mentioned. I am not trying to make Camilla look bad, nobody needs to because she has has already irrevocably done that to herself. But I say no smoke without fire on this particular rumour, and the most important part of this ‘rumour story’ is that Meghan has successfully scaled more hurdles than most people think, leading to the happy outcome most of us have predicted for a long time.

      • LAK says:

        It’s easy to mimick english phrases. Doesn’t make them true.

        Saying there is no smoke without fire is ridiculous in the face of this untrue fiction.

        You might as well say she eats babies since her evil has been established, no?

      • notasugarhere says:

        This “source” sounds like the articles claiming Camilla is a raging, abusive alcoholic or that she has tried to murder the Queen. As in, no truth whatsoever to any of it.

        There were at least three people involved, many more if we figure in Kanga, all of Diana’s pre-and-post divorce lovers (married and unmarried), and two meddling grannies (Queen Mum and Lady Fermoy). Camilla doesn’t get to shoulder the blame for 1) Charles marrying a likely aristo candidate and 2) Diana marrying her idea of a Barbara Cartland prince whom she personally went after aggressively because she thought he could never divorce her.

      • LAK says:

        Nota: Do you remember the person banned from every royal forum for writing fanfiction who then started their own blog of fanfiction that was actually quoted by buzzfeed?

        If this rumour didn’t start with the globe, it sounds like that person and her blog of fanfiction.

      • PrincessK says:

        @ Lak, how do you not for sure all of this is untrue? I have admitted that it is gossip/rumour but surely you know that sometimes gossip and rumours have elements of truth. Many very big events started off as rumour. I don’t want to get into the a long discussion on the marriage of Charles and Diana but I have read many books and accounts of what happened and there are many players who made bad decisions but overall the finger is usually left pointing in Camilla’s direction. Charles was the only person Diana really loved. Charles only listens to what he wants to hear and Camilla, although not highly intelligent otherwise she would never have got herself embroiled in such a mess, was very crafty and manipulative and got what she wanted.

      • notasugarhere says:

        PrincessK, you’re basing it all on heresay and Diana’s PR. She was no picnic, her own family admitted it. There were many, many people involved and Camilla is no where near the most culpable. Got what she wanted? She didn’t want to marry Charles years ago, and I’m not convinced she wanted to marry him in 2005. Pressure from the Archbishop of Canterbury helped make that marriage happen.

        LAK, the one that comes to mind is one from RoyalGossip who started her own Royal Gossip Psychotic blog. Either that or the racist guy who writes Royal Foibles. I’m of two minds about her. She’s been open that she’s struggled with mental health issues, and I think writing helps that. She seems to feel good when she’s writing and people praise her for it, but what she writes often struck me as way beyond “acceptable” when it came to her attitudes about women especially.

      • LAK says:

        PrincessK: we’ve all read the books regarding Camilla, Diana, Charles, not to mention the other mistresses airbrushed from history. Quite a few of us lived through that period too.

        Camilla’s character has been dissected every way and then some, her machinations and how she operates laid bare.

        Regardless of what she did in the CD marriage and what that revealed about her character,she is not and has never been loose-lipped about any member of the family, and ESPECIALLY about any aspects of her stepsons and whomever they might be dating.

      • LAK says:

        Nota: i read royal foibles once. Never again. Plausibly written and completely wrong. Bitchy, vicious, racist, mysoginist etc. I still shudder at some of the content.

        Yes, Royal Gossip Psychotic blog. That’s the one. Banned from all royal forums, even the ones that hate the royals and are rude about them. She clearly doesn’t understand how the royal household works which is a glaring red flag. In terms of each blog post, they read like a summary of speculations from various royal forums. She writes very well and i think that’s why she’s given the benefit of the doubt.

        ETA: i didn’t realise she had mental health issues. If writing helps her, then good for her.

      • Sarah says:

        I love Camilla. She works hard for the BRF, from all accounts she is friendly and accessible, she loves to knock back a cocktail with old men anywhere they visit, and she apparentky has made Charles content..
        Kate, Meghan or anyone else who marries into this family would have to do a ton of work with a smile like Camilla does to even begin to do as much good for the BRF as Camilla does.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Made the mistake of reading one article on Foibles about Maria-Teresa (I’m a big MT of Lux fan). Incredibly nasty and racist, haven’t been back. I wish d’Artagnan, a poster on Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, would write a royal blog. He always has interesting historical bits to add to the discussions on there.

    • Mimi says:

      I could be totally wrong but Camilla comes off as a lot more down to earth than most of the royal crew. She probably would be the one most likely to welcome Meghan, not shun her.

      • PrincessK says:

        You have misinterpreted my comment. It looks to me that Camilla just made a casual remark that Meghan seems to have been very swiftly accepted into the firm, unlike herself who was kept out in the cold by many people, principally the Queen, before she was welcomed into the fold. According to this ‘rumour’ Camilla did not say she did not like Meghan but it seems that she can’t understand why one American divorcee is welcomed quickly and she a British divorcee was not. (If Camilla actually said this she must be so blinkered). The ‘rumour’ goes on to say that certain sections of the Palace machinery are making sure that no obstacles are put in Meghan’s pathway to becoming a royal Duchess. The more I think about it all of this is ringing true.

      • Maria says:

        It must have occurred to Camilla that she did have a lot of hurdles to overcome when she joined the BRF. After Diana’s death, people hated her, and Charles waited eight years before he married her. She has acquitted herself well, and Charles has a right to be happy, after that disaster of his first marriage. Camilla can’t really think that there is any comparison, because the two situations ar very different.

      • LAK says:

        Beyond her contribution to various documentaries about the Queen or Charles, Camilla has never, ever made any public comment on any member of the royal family, nevermind the people they are dating.

        Not only that, but she has never, ever commented publicly on her situation beyond her marriage vows in St George. And only the parts scripted by the priest that Charles had to repeat as well.

        Whoever told you that she said any of what you are claiming she said is lying, and has a really good, if implausible, imagination.

      • PrincessK says:

        @ Maria I agree with you that the two situations are wildly different but I am only repeating a ‘rumour/story’……Anyway we have a long way to go with ‘Meghan in the House of Windsor’, and it often takes a long time for such stories to be confirmed. I don’t know why LAK is so sure its all lies?? Several years before it became common knowledge I was told by an insider that the Diana/Charles marriage was on the rocks but I didn’t believe it, social media was not around then and their relationship looked so happy.

      • LAK says:

        PrincessK: i guess we shall have to agree to disagree since you insist on believing an implausible story about Camilla.

        Regarding the CD marriage, my mother was a very strong royalist, and she knew about Camilla before Charles married Diana.

        Later,circa 84-86, she would make comments about how the marriage was a sham given how often Charles holidayed in iceland with mistress no 2 who wasn’t Camilla. She always said that if the news said Charles had visited Iceland, that was code for Mistress no 2. Not to mention the hints in the society pages written by Nigel Dempster. She was completely shocked when Diana was seen lunching with mistress no 2 who was still seeing Charles. And when Diana went to Liveaid concert wearing a dress designed by mistress no 2.

        The media continued peddling the fairytale marriage until 1991ish.

  20. Amy Tennant says:

    For some inexplicable reason I read this headline as two “ass” fittings, and it made me think of Pippa’s dress at Kate’s nuptials!

  21. Carey says:

    Meghan is very pretty and poised but her personal style is super boring. That’s probably a good thing if she’s joining the BRF but not very interesting to look at. As for her thirst, anyone joining that family had better love the spotlight and attention or their lives will be a living hell. I hope she goes all in on the charity work. It would be great for her profile and would force Wills and Kate to get off their asses.

    • Sarah says:

      Almost all actresses are in love with the spotlight. Which may be why an intelligent, educated woman like Meghan would even consider dating an unaccomplished, much less educated, somewhat lazy person like Harry.
      Cause we give him so much credit for “all” his work, but really, add up the days, including his charities. He is certainly not a workhorse in any way. I think those who would expect Meghan to be out there doing great work for the BRF all of the time will be disappointed. If Harry isnt working, Meghan won’t be. Just like Wills and Kate.

      • addie says:

        I think you are absolutely right. The rot set in years ago with Diana’s lads. Even if Meghan wanted to jump right in, she’d need to persuade a reluctant Harry who would repeat his well-oiled vow made to his poor, dead mother to support William which somehow translates to doing even less work than his comtatose brother. So it’ll be another dilettante couple living high on the hog, doing a bit of this and a bit of that, but, God forbid, nothing of substance. Just like William and Kate, but with more superficial charm.

  22. FrenchB says:

    Maybe I’m being super naive but I wonder why Meghan or her PR team(although I doubt she had any because if so they are not doing a super job)… would link these stories because she has getting already so much attention and there are so many stories like this one about Camilla,the one about how Serena have a party this weekend in Florida but she preferred to go see Harry and that Serena was disappointed,….and so on…everyday there are stories about her…things that I believed about her,things she wroted or she did tell on interviews and the photos which don’t lie…anything else is totally made up for me…I don’t doubt she likes attention(she won’t be an actor…) but all this wrong attention is no bueno and I don’t think she likes it(I even heard that she is paranoid now and that she deleted all her contacts…How can I blame her?because of the man she loves,there are so many stories written about her….)….but who knows?Maybe I’m totally wrong and naive….and that’s how Hollywood works…

  23. LC says:

    I kind of don’t get the criticism of her being thirsty. Anyone that’s married a royal, but especially those hoping to join the BRF has either personally or through family, had to scheme a little. From Anne Boleyn to Prince Albert to Kate Middleton there was scheming involved. You think Kate (or more likely Carole) didn’t slip things to the press lol. Carole probably told Pippa to let Meghan attend her wedding because that means more press. Meghan is an actress so her connection is ENews rather than the Daily Mail. It is what it is. I do hope he marries her. I actually watch Suits so I’m one of the few who knew who she was and they seem well-matched.

    • FrenchB says:

      Me neither,I don’t understand the “thirsty” thing(maybe I’m naive)…she is an actress and loves attention,it’s necessary…and Harry’s others girls didn’t like this scrutinity and that’s explained why it didn’t work and now he has a girl who is used to it but they didn’t like it neither…they just didn’t like him happy…I don’t know if they gonna marry but it’s a nice couple and Meghan seems to be a nice girl….and I don’t think that she is the kind of girl who links things but maybe I’m wrong…

  24. Reece says:

    I never understood the speculation behind this tidbit.
    Not inviting Meghan would upset Harry, which would upset William, and if Bill isn’t happy then Kate (Carole) isn’t happy. Sooo she always gonna be invited. Plus the PR of it all for the Middletons not just Meghan.

    • addie says:

      More than likely Kate and William asked Harry to come. And since he folds pretty easily, it was done. Meanwhile things hot up with Meghan. What to do if you’re a Middleton? Perhaps Harry said, No Meghan, No Me. They relented not only because of that but because M will bring more attention to the wedding and people are not that interested in old Pippa, as the mountain of PR articles attest.

  25. Andrea says:

    Like I was telling my friend about her and all the hate and my friend said if she walks on water they would say.,it’s not wet enough”

    • Mimi says:

      I know. It would be awesome if some of the pearl clutchers would have the balls to just say what they know they want to say–the problem they have with her is that she is biracial and they don’t want Harry dating someone with that background. We all know that’s what it’s about for 99% of them. Even some of the gossip columnists and royal reporters are getting fed up with the BS excuses from the internet trolls (as Harry called them) as to why MM is so unsuitable to date this unemployed, undereducated, thirtysomething man who still lives at home and is being supported by his daddy.

      • FrenchB says:

        Waw…burn….totally agree….

      • K says:

        Yup! I follow Meghan on Instagram, and there are some nasty posters who admit to not liking her because Meghan’s biracial. SMH. People are effed up!

      • tigerlily says:

        Thank you! You said what I’ve been thinking as I read the “thirsty” comments. Why don’t they just spit it out, it is so obvious.

      • kaiko says:

        Sorry Mimi, nope…not at all in my case at least. I think she’s thirsty and shallow but it has nothing to do with her race, more of an opinion based on listening to her in interviews…she’s so very Hollywood. I daresay she’s perfect for princessing and may just do a great job but even if that happens, it doesn’t change my opinion about her personality/demeanor. On a different note, just on the tidbits I’ve read her mother Doriah, she really seems to be a much more interesting person than Megan, ie single mom who got her degree to be a social worker, yoga teacher, design/teaches jewelry classes, and she’s a naturally beautiful lady as well.

    • Amie says:

      The fact remains that she’s a divorcee with nude pics – this is never going to go away.

      If William wasn’t allowed to marry even Isabella and had to settle for Kate, what are the odds Harry will be allowed to marry someone completely of his choosing?

      • LAK says:

        Those ‘nude’ pictures of MM are photoshopped.

        Isabella turned down William. She had no intention of dating him, nevermind marrying him. William had redhot passion for Isabella and if she’d agreed to date him, Kate would have been toast.

      • addie says:

        Everyone William was interested in turned him down. He not a nice guy. That left Kate.

  26. Disco Dancer says:

    Frankly Meaghan is using her dating Harry as a publicity opportunity, considering that her acting days are probably drawing to a close (she’s already considered old in Hollywierd standards and if she hasn’t made A-list by now, she likely never will). Ah well, if they break up, she’ll still have greater name recognition for being Harry’s ex girlfriend and if they get married, then she can give up her independence for a life of living in opulent luxury on taxpayers dime and getting dressed in couture.

  27. Pandy says:

    I’m betting she doesn’t wear anything too splashy. She won’t want to pull focus from the bride any more than she will just by attending.

  28. Avery says:

    SImone Biles ain’t got nothing on the gymnastics going on in these comments about MM being thirsty-an opportunist- a schemer-gold digger-social climber. I wonder what the motivation
    behind such negative comments could be???? Maybe she just loves the man…and even more shocking Prince Harry could just really be in love with her. Flaws and all.

    • FrenchB says:

      Hate is powerful and easy….saying mean things is easier to say positive things about other women…

  29. shelbylake says:

    Totally thought those blurry photos were Pippa 😮

  30. PettyRiperton says:

    Thirsty? She’s an actress for crying out loud she’s suppose to be PR savvy. I don’t blame her get all the publicity you can get. That way if he decides he wants to go back to banging blonde bimbos you’re a household name and got some royal pen. I didn’t knock Kate when she was hustling to get her prince. Just when you get the prize you were after do the work that’s it.

  31. corporate stepsister says:

    I’m fed up with the accusation that Meg is using Harry; the Windsors are known to leech off of rich friends and as for Meg, she has a right to look after herself. She has a right to better herself and move out of bad environments and has a right to cultivate herself. I am FED UP with how her choice of career is pilloried (at least she works and earns her own way) and she has a right to have a life of her own before she meets anyone, much less a prince.

    • addie says:

      Meghan’s done well in a career that spits women out after a nanosecond. Every time you turn around there’s a new starlet on the scene. There’s stacks of folk who earn a decent living in entertainment; they may not be stars but they nevertheless do just fine.

      The Windsor’s DO leech off the rich who slobber after them. Meh. Personally, I think Meghan could do a lot better than an unaccomplished ginger, even though he comes with a lifestyle, privilege and attention that one can only imagine.

  32. Izzy says:

    The headlines everywhere for the Harry/Meghan engagement announcement need to read:

    “Hardworking American actress Meghan Markle accepts proposal from unemployed Brit still living at home and being supported by his daddy”

    • K says:

      Ding Ding!!!!

    • Sarah says:

      LOL! Except with all of the weeks and months she reportedly was at Harry’s apartment, lounging around with nary a sight of her even out of the grounds (maybe one?) she doesn’t seem like she wants to be all that hardworking either.
      We shall see.

      • lobbit says:

        She was on hiatus, though. Suits films for 8 months out of the year.

      • notasugarhere says:

        You mean researching and participating in her India charity trip? And memorizing and rehearsing her scripts for the upcoming season? She may not have a 9-to-5 job, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t working when she’s out of the public eye.

      • Pandy says:

        Oh come on. She’s on hiatus from her job. She’s not allowed to hang with her boyfriend? In a palace?

      • Mimi says:

        Seems like they put that time together to good use. Meghan and Harry seem stronger than ever, which is amazing. It must really rile the naysayers that she is the definition of UNBOTHERED by their hate and envy. Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.

      • Sarah says:

        NOTA, so you know what she was doing at Harry’s? All sorts of research and hard work? Good to know.
        As I said, if they end up together, we will see if she is any harder working than Harry, who is no ball of fire, to be sure, or wills and Kate. Time alone will tell.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Given that she went on a WorldVision charity trip in the middle of her stay in London, and that when she returned to Toronto they immediately started filming? Not a stretch.

    • suze says:

      So freaking true.

    • Mimi says:

      Jinx! Said something similar upthread.

      All I know if I am taking off work the day the engagement is announced. I cannot wait to see some of the usual suspects’ heads exploding!

    • addie says:

      “Hardworking American actress Meghan Markle accepts proposal from unemployed Brit still living at home and being supported by his daddy”
      … and the UK taxpayers who have their pay deducted to keep him in splendiferous indolence.”

  33. Joannie says:

    That dress isnt doing her any favours. Or the severe hairstyle. Not sure why but I dont see her and Harry as a couple. They dont fit. Not throwing any shade its just an opinion. I’ve always thought Harry and Emma Watson would make a good match.

    • graymatters says:

      I don’t think Emma would consider Harry a good match intellectually. I think she is an A-list actor and would not be willing to forgo all the potentially meaty roles for adult characters that she’s just now aging into, however great a duchess she could be.

    • Andrea says:

      Joannie, just own it you have been throwing her shade for days now, why pretend? Just to be clear I’m a grown woman with grown kids, when I defend Ms Markle I defend an educated, self sufficient woman whose only crime is to be fabulous enough to attract a prince. You don’t have to see them as a couple, harry does, as a matter of fact he pursued her, and after almost s year, he’s still pursuing her and that’s what p off a lot of people. Btw Harry needs a woman with a edge. Girls like Emma would get chewed up by him

      • Joannie says:

        Andrea i really dont care how old you are or if you have children. I dont really know what the whole point of your comment is other than it reads like you feel your opinion has more weight than mine because you are old and have kids? Ok so youre a legend in your own mind. Awesome!

      • Olenna says:

        ITA, Andrea. Emma seems like an intelligent, nice young woman but I imagine she has an entirely different future mapped out for herself and it doesn’t include dealing with the pressures and restrictions of being a working royal’s spouse.

    • Mimi says:

      I know you think you know Harry because he has grown up in the public eye but you don’t know him at all. You have no idea who fits him and who doesn’t. This is not a fanfic that you get to write the ending to.

      • Joannie says:

        ?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Agreed, Mimi. We’re all outsiders looking in.

      • Joannie says:

        Mimi but you know me? There’s a key word in my comment…..”opinion”.

      • K says:

        @Joannie What’s your “opinion” based on? I’ve read enough of your comments to know that you dislike Meghan, but honestly would like to know why? No shade!

      • maggie says:

        Mimi,K & Andrea, guess you are the only ones allowed an opinion? You obviously have one. I’m in agreement with joannie. Mismatch!

      • Mimi says:

        Maggie, I’d love to hear your opinion actually. Why are they a mismatch? You obviously know something about them they don’t know, so please do share.

    • KatM says:

      I agree with you. I have a feeling that she enjoys the spotlight.

    • Mimi says:

      I have to confess that I was so excited when there were reports Harry was dating Emma Watson. That would have been my OTP and I am way too old for that. Just the rumor made me think more highly of him. That would have been awesome.

    • fiorucci says:

      Not to me i watched a few seasons of suits before all this. The way I see it and I could be wrong, pippas face is round, Megan’s is oval/long, and Megan’s features are bigger. Also Megan looks younger- she really looks young on Suits though I guess the episodes I watched are quite old now

    • KatM says:

      I noticed that as well.

    • Sussanna says:

      I don’t think so. Not in motion anyway. I would never mistake her for pippa in motion. Also her eyes are much darker and her skin tone is naturally ” tan” not orange fake tan like pippa.

    • All About Eve says:

      I don’t think they look alike. Meghan is much prettier & the shape of their face is different. Also Pippa has overtanned skin making her appear browner than she really is. With Meghan that is her natural skin colour.

  34. Amelie says:

    The sentence that mentioned Pippa marrying James–first James who came to mind was her brother! I was so confused for a second. I’ve gotten so used to this site calling him Terribly Wealthy James that I never made the connection he has the same name as her brother. I’m so oblivious!

  35. Iris says:

    There was a great article written by SHINAN GOVANI for the Toronto Star… He mentioned her inquiring about dresses for the wedding back in mid April. It’s full of other interesting tidbit too.

    I’m looking forward to seeing her outfit. She’s definitely pretty and dresses well

  36. Sussanna says:

    To the people who argue about Megan’s education. She has a double degree from a top university in the states. Let’s not forget Tom Hiddleston is often celebrated around here because he has a double degree from a top university in the England. So it’s seems a bit odd that people want to downplay her academic credentials. What’s the difference? They are both actors with a solid academic background. But Hiddleston is a guy and a celebitchy darling with many fans here. But let’s not forget meghans achievements to get into such a school as a mixed raced working class/lower middle class is actually appears more impressive than a white posh guy who was always sent to the best schools and had the best tutoring money can buy.

    • Olenna says:

      Sussanna, ITA, but some folks just don’t like her. Many of them disapprove of her race and her family, but complain about her career or divorce to avoid sounding racist. Others are envious. All of them seem to repeat the same comments about her being a social climber, a low rent, two bit actor on a low rent, two bit show, a thirsty celeb who leaks information, etc. The really bitter ones make juvenile or ill-informed retorts to others or flat out ignore the facts and don’t respond when asked to explain or back their comments up. In the end, however, it’s Meghan with Harry, not them or Emma or Cressida or Chelsy, and there’s nothing they can do or say to change that narrative.

      • alena says:

        @Olenna: LOL the way you are venting at anyone critiquing Meghan…are you her PR or herself? or may be a passionate fan ! I do not much care for Meghan and no I do not want to be with Harry. He (and William) lack the substance and vision I prefer in people. Even their own father is a better visionary when it comes to his work and has done wonders with his POW work. And yes Meghan is a social climber, she has been very smart about it though and wildly succeeded.
        You asked someone above if Queen Letizia is a social climber too…LOL She never even disclosed the fact that she was dating the Prince until the day of her engagement – and that despite the fact that she was a Top tier journalist and on Spanish News everyday. Even her family and close friends kept and respected her secret. That shows grace and substance (company you keep blah blah) and Letizia had faced enormous vitriol in the press in Spain and still carried on never even once playing the damsel in distress needing her husband-prince (now king) to defend her. Meghan on the other hand is smartly planning her retirement. She is not even the top3 billed actor on her show (She is infact quiet a poor actor from the episodes I saw) and she has shut her Goop-like site…so this exposure from Harry will be good for her and if a marriage happens then she also is set for life like Kate.

      • Olenna says:

        “alena says:
        May 11, 2017 at 10:35 am, @Olenna: LOL the way you are venting at anyone critiquing Meghan…are you her PR or herself…yes Meghan is a social climber…She is infact quiet a poor actor…”

        @Alena, so glad you singled me out cause I obviously have hit a nerve. You, with your unreasonable dislike of Meghan, have proven my point so well. So, now might be a good time to let go of your internet crush, snobbery, racism or whatever is fueling your rant, and grow up. Oh, and I’m done here, so feel free to “vent” and be as nasty as you want while doing it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Similar things happened with Cressida. All kinds of people coming out of the woodwork insisting that being a working actress and dancer, with two degrees, didn’t mean anything and wasn’t indicative of drive or intelligence.

  37. Dana says:

    Just cause they are dating doesn’t mean they are going to get married. Harry has had a couple of girlfriends and funny enough there weren’t leaks to them staying with Harry, what Harry got them when and where they could be seen so yes MM is either talking to someone or her Pr are milking the relationship for all they can. This will work AGAINST her Harry isn’t going to marry someone who keeps tipping of the press every time he visits or she visits. Cressida was an actress and hardly seen with Harry. Even if they do get engaged which I doubt there won’t be a big wedding she is divorced she can not get married like Kate did. It’s a registry office, blessing then a party IF they get that far which I doubt especially is someone keeps leaking whenever Harry visits her etc.

    • Lou says:

      No Cressida was not an actress when she was dating him. She’d done a dance course and wanted to get into acting.She had her first acting role after she split up with him.

    • Andrea says:

      No one knew about Cressida for 2 yrs he dated her, he didn’t take her and they would use their friends homes. They didn’t have a long distance relationship, and Meghan is the first and only woman he’s dated publicly. With the social media sphere we live in their is bound to be leaks and everyone with a cell phone is a photographer, it’s just interesting that she gets blamed for it

  38. artistsnow says:

    For the record, I think Harry is adorable, balding and red-faced notwithstanding.

  39. All About Eve says:

    People magazine also cited a source that said she would only be attending the evening reception & they’ve gotten some good scoops on Meghan as well.
    http://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-prince-harry-pippa-middleton-wedding/

    Meghan’s best friend also gave an interview with People not too long ago, so there’s an established relationship with this publication.
    There are a lot of conflicting things being said about her attendance which proves that not every source is legit or necessarily coming from people in the know. Either that or someone is deliberately trying to wrong-foot the media

  40. Idky says:

    I think Meghan is smart, has game and knows how to use the media to her advantage. She straddles the fine line of doing nothing and over doing. You can’t quite call her an attention whore but then again it’s not like she does hides from the media either.