People: Amal Clooney ‘helped’ Meghan Markle settle into London life

Amal Clooney, George Clooney arrive for the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Windsor Castle

It’s been more than a week and a half since the Royal Wedding, and I’m still mystified about the inclusion of Amal and George Clooney on the guest list. They were invited to the church wedding, the Windsor Castle reception, and the Frogmore House after-party. It felt like the Frogmore House afterparty had some kind of low-key sponsorship by Casamigos Tequila, which would partially explain the Clooneys presence, even if the idea of a tequila brand sponsoring a wedding party is tacky AF. Some people insisted that Amal Clooney and Meghan Markle were good friends, because something something United Nations. No. I still don’t believe that. But according to People Magazine, Amal and Meghan have “known each other for a while” and they grew closer when she moved to London last year. Huh.

Amal Clooney is more than just a wedding guest to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — she’s the new royal’s confidant.

“Meghan and Amal have known each other for a while [and share] many interests,” an insider tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on stands Friday. The two were introduced by a mutual friend and got closer after the Suits star, 36, moved to the U.K.

“Amal has been helping Meghan settle into London life,” the source continues. “It was a very natural friendship from day one.”

[From People]

The rest of the People article is about how Amal and George are going to decamp to Lake Como, Italy for the summer, so I guess Amal won’t be there to advise Meghan personally in her first months as a duchess. Personally, I still think this whole issue is suspicious as hell. Of course there are connections – Amal and Meghan using the same hair stylist, Princess Eugenie’s fiance being a brand ambassador for Casamigos – but those connections really don’t explain the Clooneys prime seating in the chapel and A-list invitations to every part of the wedding day. Plus, I just have my doubts in general that Amal has, like, been secretly advising Meghan for months. It seems like a cover story for a royal wedding sponsored by tequila.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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  1. Really says:

    Look again. These 2 are more alike than you think.

    • KLO says:

      They are
      They even look alike.

      They just are who they are. Two thin, brunette ladies in their thirties with great hair, pretty successful in their careers who like fashion and being famous, and landed a prominent guy to marry.

      I don`t mind either of them.

    • Des says:

      This is a great point!

    • Elena says:

      I still side eye Amal for what she did at Met Ball

    • daisie-b says:

      I would suspect that Amal and Meghan became acquainted early on in her relatinship with Harry. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Harry reached out to Amal and George on how to avoid a media frenzy. Also, George, an American actor and Amal a lawyer who managed to hide their relationship until they were certain it was the real deal could guide them through with the utmost discreion. Meghan could have gotten coaching for he career as well as for a relationship in very unusual circumstances.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Maybe they are friendly (or actual friends) but their inclusion at all the events just seems so weird. Like out of left field. Being invited? fine, sure, okay. Being invited and given prime seats and scoring an invite to the relatively small evening reception? They are THAT close?

    I kind of enjoy the mystery around it though lol. It’s one of those things where we may never know and that kind of adds to the fun of it, ha.

    • KLO says:

      I have become super close to people within a month when we went through some stuff together. Time means nothing. If it is really true that they are good friends, I am happy for them.

      • Shannon says:

        True. I met two guys (gay, married, liberal in this mind-numbingly red town that I didn’t even grow up in) because I was their waitress about a month ago. We friended on FB and now we all talk all the time, I’m going to the gay pride parade w/ them in Lexington, I actually now consider them my closest friends here in this town. And they really seem to care about me and my little family as well. Time isn’t a factor really; when you’re meant to be friends, it can happen quickly.

        Either that, or it was a royal wedding funded by tequila, and I’m OK with that LOL

      • Arabella says:

        I was going to say the same thing. I’ve connected with people instantly before and have been either invited to or invited them to intimate gatherings.

      • Becks1 says:

        I didn’t say anything about time 😉

  3. Meg says:

    The Clooneys are nauseating.

    • tracking says:

      I’m starting to think that, too, though I do admire Amal’s commitment to human rights issues. I’m trying to stick with the strategic “PR is good for publicizing her causes” line, but it’s getting harder.

    • C says:


  4. Jan90067 (aka Imqrious2) says:

    Sorry, I just can’t with Amal. I just want to smack the smug off her face in every picture. I know Clooney wants her to be a “thing”, but GEEEZ….she was a JUNIOR barrister, (with horrible clothing taste), not some hoi poloi with her own international company when they met. Her client “choices” are questionable as well (Assange flee rape chargers??). Please…. take that damned unicorn horn down from the middle of her forehead and make her stop prancing in front of every camera lens she sees. She does Meghan no favors by association IMO.

    • Tina says:

      Ha! Technically she’s still a junior barrister, her year of call was 2010 so silk is not happening any time soon. LMAO about your other points. Geoffrey Robertson and Amal make a perfect pair, IMO. They’re good advocates and all, but they’re much better self-publicists.

      • Lady D says:

        Tina, can you please tell me what ‘year of call’ means?

      • MrsBump says:

        Well clearly Amal has done nothing with her life. She has shockingly even defended Julian Assange, which obviously makes her guilty by association because as we know, barristers only defend the good guys.

        Why on earth would Meghan, tv actress who married up, want to associate herself with an oxford educated human rights lawyer who has defended the likes of the Ukranian Prime Minister, surely Amal is far beneath her.

        And to make matters worse, she likes to smile to the photographers, now that really takes the cake.

        Off with her head!

        Its really wonderful to be amongst real feminists here, whose who know how to distinguish the women that need to put taken down a peg or two.

      • Jen says:

        She was called in New York in 2002, and prior to her UK call, she clerked at ICJ and for Justice Sotomayer (as an appeal court judge, but still…). Her credentials are legit, even if she has slowed her career down since marrying Clooney (which isn’t abnormal either – lots of lawyers take less demanding jobs when they have kids).

        Lady D – “year of call” is the year someone became licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction.

      • Tina says:

        LadyD, year of call, for a barrister, refers to the year you were called to the bar of England and Wales. To be a QC (Queen’s Counsel), or senior barrister, you have to have at least 15 years’ call, and submit a lengthy application, supported by many eminent people. Her US experience is irrelevant for these purposes.

        And Melissa, barristers are self-employed, unlike solicitors (the vast majority of US lawyers are more like solicitors, even the litigators). Most barristers have to earn a living so work a lot, but that’s clearly not a concern for Amal. Her chambers thrives on publicity, so they don’t need her to take multiple cases. Anything she does is a bonus to them.

        Is she a good lawyer? Yes, she seems to be. Is she as senior or as eminent as many people seem to think? Not by a long shot. Am I being a bit bitchy? Yes, probably. But think about what website you are on. 🙂

      • noway says:

        Tina you crack me up, and you are spot on. I just never got the reason for all the fluffing of Amal’s accomplishments. Her career seemed pretty good with what she really did, just not the unicorn they present her as. My favorite is they mention Enron, like she worked against them. No she worked for the firm trying to get them off, and for Assange trying to get him out of the rape charges, not any freedom of press charges.

        Now her in bright yellow looking preening for the cameras at the Royal wedding did make me ill. I think the unicorn believes her press too much.

      • Bluehair says:

        Yes, year of call is a term applied to barristers going to the bar; i.e., starting their career as a barrister. No, you’re not being bitchy. I’ve said this from the start: Clooney PR is all about making her into the most incredible lawyer of all time and they end up looking naive and desperate by taking that line. There is no such thing as a unicorn in the law profession. It’s a staid, conservative, and structured profession. Everyone has to know their stuff and you have to specialise for years and years to become a QC/SC (barrister) or partner in a big firm (solicitor). She was successful like thousands of others are but is seriously “falling behind” now. Having articles and books published and doing a bit of guest lecturing is also pretty common for lawyers.

    • Cerys says:

      Agree. I can’t warm to her at all – Amal, not Meghan.
      Associating with “celebs” will not endear Meghan to the grey suits of Buck House.

      • KLO says:

        @Cerys, I would disagree with Buck House being mad about Meghan being good with celebs. I think they are DELIGHTED that she is good at attracting celebs and press.

      • Doc says:

        Ha! MrsBump 😀

    • pimo says:

      How is Meghan better than Amal? I don’t like either of them very much, for very similar reasons, but Meghan is Amal times 100. At least I can respect Amal’s accomplishments and the work she is doing. I haven’t watched Suits and all her charity work is tiny and smells of celebrity PR. Also I dislike Goop, I am not going to like the goop-wannabe. And Meghan has just become part of my country’s royal family so her actions, words, etc do have a legitimate reason to get on my nerves.

      This Meghan worship is really putting me off her even more.

      • veronica says:

        Well, both Meghan and Amal are always looking for the cameras, but Meghan is a bit more subtle about it. So she is more accomplished in that way. 🙂

  5. Capepopsie says:

    At least George managed to wear a tie, which pleased me.

  6. Nelll says:

    I still find it very odd that people who were not even related to them (Oprah, Amal, George etc) all came from outside the UK, yet not ONE of DORIA’s relatives attended the wedding. I find it very strange. Not even one.

    • Fa says:

      May be she wanted star power in her wedding, like she wants people to think she belong to A listers which she wasn’t and it’s all publicity for her.

      • Lady D says:

        I thought it was because H & M were trying to build a donor list for their charities, hence the not only celebrities, but really rich celebrities?

      • I liked it because MM expanded the definition of family from people who are related to you to people who support you.
        As a person who moved countries i quite like this definition of family.

    • Heather from California says:

      I can’t help but agreeing. And Meghan’s uncle on the Markle side who got her her first job at the UN seems normal and hadn’t done anything to embarrass her. Why was he not invited? It’s not my family and I obviously don’t know what is going on, but it just seemed odd to have all these celebrities and just one family member for Meghan, combined with
      Harry’s second cousins getting the cut, too (children of the queen’s cousins). They see those people multiple times a year and they are family who wouldn’t embarrass Harry….and there was room at the ceremony at least.

      I hope they are happy and wish them well, it was a gorgeous wedding, but it also struck me as odd.

      • Bea says:

        Meghan’s uncle that got her the job still spoke to the press. Maybe that’s why he wasn’t invited or perhaps she’s not close to him anymore.

        Harry had the most guests with the family that attended. Inviting even more for family compared to Meghan’s guests would’ve been overkill, IMO.

      • Heather from California says:

        Yes, maybe that was the thought process. Obviously their call and I am sure they put a lot of thought into it!

      • Rachel says:

        The uncle who got her the internship has sold her out she bashed her to the press. That in itself is enough not to invite him. Besides he’s her uncle on her dad’s dad and that side are toxic and crazy. I don’t know why people are hung up on him getting her an internship 20 years ago, when there’s no evidence she’s even had a relationship with him for 20 years. By all accounts she was trying to make things work with her awful dad and his toxic family when she was a teenager, and realised they were toxic and cut contact later on. It’s quite possible Meghan has not even spoken to that uncle in decades. Funny how he didn’t care that he wasn’t invited to her first wedding, but runs to the press to attack her over not being invited this time.

    • Bea says:

      Maybe Doria is not close to her relatives and Meghan follows her mother’s lead.

    • tracking says:

      It’s almost like she just invited the kind of people she wanted to be friends with, but who wouldn’t have given her the time of day before. Weird.

      • KLO says:

        someone said that the guests invited were to be their “future friends”.

      • Vanessa says:

        Meghan invited all of her close girlfriends and cast members from suits and their spouse we don’t know how some celebrities come in contact with each other . It is possible that Meghan has meet some A listers celebrity before hand people on this sites kept saying there’s no way that Megan a a star from a low budget cable television series and was friends with Serena Williams everyone kept saying it’s oblivion Serena is a friend of Harry not Meghan . Come to find Meghan and Serena had been friends for four years

      • magnoliarose says:

        Celebrity friendships aren’t obvious to the public and many friendships aren’t even known. Plenty of lower tier celebrities are close to A listers and so forth. You can’t say who knows who or how they know them. Most of the reality of a celebrity’s life is never reported or papped or put out there for public consumption. There are connections that are only known to their circle. They date people that no one ever hears about and hook up with each other and it is never gossiped about. Once you are in that orbit it is easy to strike up unlikely friendships.
        Meghan could know Clooney from way back and there is no way any of us would know that.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Magnoliarose:

        This X 1,000,000%. I’m not sure why people feel like they know the ins and outs of other people’s personal relationships.

        I remember initially, commenters on the DM kept criticizing her quite heavily for not inviting her either her brother or sister. Now, they’re all “ Ooohhhhhhhh. NOW we see why these lions were not invited”.

        Well, maybe we should try and trust her to decide who to celebrate her life with, even if they are “celebrities”. (Aka scum of the earth).

    • Vanessa says:

      How is odd that Doria didn’t have any Relatives at wedding Doria was close to her mother who unfortunately passed away so now it is Megan and Doria . I don’t know why people keep bringing up Doria side of family not everyone grow ups with a ton a family members. Its like people keep trying to Insinuate that something has to be wrong with Meghan just because she doesn’t have relatives that she close with beside her mom and niece .

      • KLO says:

        I read that Doria`s father was a messy playboy and had children with several women. I think the family dynamic has been messed up for generations on both sides before Thomas and Doria even met.

        It is not a crime to want to disassociate yourself from that.

      • tracking says:

        True, there are a number of possible reasons. Mr. tracking is an only child, and the son of two as well. People on my side thought it was weird that his mom was his only family at our wedding, but his mom was his only living family member. He has no other immediate or extended family.

      • Sherry says:

        True. I was very close with my mother’s side of the family, but rarely had any contact with my father’s side other than my grandfather and he passed away when I was in 9th grade. When I married my husband I moved to Tennessee and over the years my connection with my mother’s side of the family diminished, especially after she passed away. Nothing shady, just time and distance.

        My husband has no relationship with his family on either side. Not even his brother who is an alcoholic.

        Because of those reasons, my children really don’t have a relationship with any extended family and I highly doubt will invite any of their distant relations to their weddings.

        It’s probably the same for Meghan.

      • ennuisha says:

        Thank you! My mom was an only child, and my dad had two sisters who never married and died young. As a result, I have no cousins, aunts, or uncles. No longer do I have grandparents, and only one parent still alive — and I’m about Meghan’s age.

        My only family on this planet are my husband, in-laws (eck!), and my pops.

        It happens.

      • Rachel says:

        Exactly. I’m an only child, my parents were both only children, and all four of my grandparents died either before I was born or when I was a child. My parents both died a few years after I finished university. Since my parents deaths I’ve actually become close to a few distant relatives (two of my mother’s first cousins, and I’ve met my late grandfather’s two brothers who are both in their 90s which was a very special and emotional thing for me). But I have no immediate family. It’s not that weird.

    • Rachel says:

      Does she have any relatives? Her parents are both dead and she was raised an only child. I believe she has a half-brother but no idea whether they are close or even know each other.

  7. Nina says:

    Where they sat at the wedding was truly bizarre. I am sorry but I do not buy into the fact that Amal and Meghan are bffs.

    • El says:

      I thought the same thing, the whole guest list seemed ‘off’ and I found it telling that on Meghan’s side she had no one there (apart from Doria) who had known her longer than her move to Canada (2011).

      • Carrie1 says:

        Telling of what?

        All I’ve read is her former best friend took the side of Meghan’s ex husband and spilled to the press, publicly criticizing and insinuating negative things. With friends like that…

        I think Meghan has a difficult background and has worked hard to build a life safely and on her own terms. Nothing wrong with that imo.

      • Peeking in says:

        That’s not true, El. The actress who worked on True Blood has been friends with Meghan for 15 years. She also had her college friend there.

  8. Ann says:

    But why would Harry and Meghan need a tequila sponsor for their wedding? I mean, surely the cost of tequila would be a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of the whole circus, luxury food, wedding dress, etc. It’s not like the 200 guests at Frogmore would consume endless amounts of tequila. It’s a pretty specific drink and not everyone’s taste. The cost of wine and champagne must have been much higher.

    • Jan90067 (aka Imqrious2) says:

      Good Will motion for their newest “brand ambassador”, who shockingly (said no one ever!) is Eugenie’s fiancé. Guess she couldn’t marry a plain old bartender.

    • The Original G says:

      And why would this sponsorship be of any marketing value to Casa Amigos? It’s a ridiculous premise from both sides.

      I’m no fan of George’s. But, it’s getting tiresome reading the drag on people who actually have worked, become successful in their fields and mega wealthy on their own. It’s truly sad that in this day and age there’s people around who still think born to leisure do-nothings are above associating with anyone else.

  9. Aud says:

    George has a permanent pained grimace these days.

    • Chaine says:

      He looks so frail and decrepit in these pics. Hard to believe he’s basically the same age as Tom Cruise and Woody Harrelson.

    • xena says:

      I think that has something to do with his back injury, he has this chronicle pain expression all over his face.

  10. EbonyS says:

    I think Meghan fancies herself as a true humanitarian.

    Amal’s thirstiness and style may rub people the wrong way, but when it comes to doing her work, she is a badass attorney for bringing crimes against women and children.

    Having her as a friend, giving her prime seating and invitations to all of the wedding events helps “legitimize” Meghan’s charity/humanitarian narrative.

    • Lisa Giametti says:

      If Amal is such a badass, crusading for women, why represent a man accused of rape?

    • KLO says:

      @EbonyS spot on.

      I had an icky feeling about the whole “saving the world” narrative (from Harry too, not only Meghan) since their engagement interview.
      I don`t mind it as long as they actually do something.

    • Peg says:

      I can’t remember Amal winning any of her cases.

      • Danielle says:

        She hasn’t they are show trails like that farce bringing a case against Isis its not like they are gonna show up

  11. boredblond says:

    Klooneys’ people have been dictating articles to people for decades..same old. The only real connection is probably that he dated one of her fellow briefcase models for a while…I forget her number..

  12. Ana says:

    I have a quick question…. were no other royals invited to the wedding? I know it was not a state affair, but aren’t royals from Europe all related? No invite for cousins and such? I only seem to find Hollywood celebs in pics from this wedding.

    • Anika says:

      The British royale are not really close with other European royals. They are not real friends and family ties are not that close. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark just turned 50 last weekend and royals from Sweden, Norway, Holland and Belgium attended his party.

  13. Lila says:

    Amal Clooney Is helping Meghan Markle Settle into London Life: They Have a “Natural Friendship” Really,like Meghan needs help from Amal. Funny, Meghan is a big girl and she seems to be doing fine. It is not like Amal hangs with the Royal family. This is just tabloid gossip.

    • KLO says:

      The “natural friendship” might come from the fact that they are in no way threatened by each other.
      Let`s be honest, they have both done well in life on all accounts and have plenty of things to be jealous about if you are into that kind of thing.
      It feels safe and nice when you have someone you don`t have to compete with all the time because they feel to be in some way better or lesser than you.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Harry and Meghan dates undercover for months before we even got a whiff anything was going on. They both travel in celebrity circles where us plebs have no idea they are interacting. It’s quite possible the Clooneys, being part-time London residents have met Harry, who introduced them to his lady love. Just as Oprah, being a member of Doria’s church, has interacted with Doria and Meghan a lot and is uber friendly with both.

      • veronica says:

        Can we stop with the fan fiction please?? Doria and Meghan are not uber friendly with Oprah. Please link to any articles proving that. And Oprah and Doria live far from each other, so if they go to the same church, someone is driving quite a distance.
        This is just silly.

      • Jack says:

        Let’s stop the fan fiction that Amal is friends with Meghan and is a ‘confidant’ to the Royals. Baria has been trying to pretend Amal is royalty since the big wedding. This is just Baria trying to push the narrative.

  14. Nelll says:

    I’m not even talking about other royals.Is DORIA a loner? Does DORIA not have siblings, relatives etc who Meghan could have invited? I’m surprised that anyone won’t find it very odd that Oprah, the clooneys, and even Princess Pushy all attended, but Doria was just alone on Meghan’s side without any of her relatives.

    • Suze says:

      Or at least a couple of old family friends. Usually you have to pry those folks off of wedding lists with a crowbar.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She may have wanted it that way. Families are complicated and can have some dark things lurking in their histories. We don’t know. I take it at face value that Doria is a grown woman with her own agency and so is Meghan. She made her choices for a reason.

  15. Caroline says:

    ILU Kaiser but I really don’t think George “sponsored” this wedding w his tequila. Did he send over a few cases and did the press make a point to mention the brand when talking about his attendance? Of course.

    But NFW that Charles or Kensington Palace would go for a corporate sponsorship of any kind. The press just does George’s work for him by always mentioning it, which is why he has a deal in place with the company that bought it—he remains the face of the brand and they’ll pay him handsomely if they reach sales targets over several years.

    Re: Amal I’m not a fan but whatever. It’s not terrible that George traded in his bimbo of the week for someone like her, thirsty as she is. He could have done worse.

  16. Felicia says:

    My theory: Meghan knows she’s going to have to carve out a position for herself in the British public mind. And as a Royal, that generally means Charity work. Harry is actively and visibly involved with several charities. He also seems to have a deep attachment to Africa. Clooney has long been involved in charitable efforts in East Africa.

    My guess is that these two ladies likely have some sort of charitable foundation focused on Africa in the works.

    • Suze says:

      Meghan would be wise to establish a charitable foundation that focused closer to home. As a team, they already have Senteble. But I could see Amal being helpful in setting up something based in Great Britain.

    • MrsBump says:

      Please leave Africa out of this,

      An African

  17. Amy says:

    Kaiser, you’re 1000% correct that these two don’t know each other through the UN. I work for the UN and the work that they each did was in two completely separate areas through two completely separate agencies. The way these things work, there’s no way they would have crossed paths in that context.

    • ladida says:

      Plus their UN work is largely ceremonial. There’s very little day to day, it’s all photo ops.

    • KeWest says:

      It’s pretty strange that people just can imagine two people can’t randomly be friends. It’s not complex.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I know. Not all my friends make sense on paper but I love them. My husband has a friend that most definitely makes no sense but they have a history that is random but they really like each other. He is a celebrity in another area and has a persona that isn’t for everyone but is a sweetheart otherwise. He doesn’t tell people he knows him because then they ask a million questions but from the outside, it would seem surprising.

  18. Jussie says:

    I’m not sure why this surprises people so much. We’ve seen that the younger royals really, really like hobnobbing with celebrities. They all light right up when they get to do an event with or meet an A-lister, so it doesn’t surprise me at all that Clooney would get prime seating based on a fairly minor connection.

  19. Suze says:

    Never believed the UN connection. No photos of them together and the intersection there was tenuous at best.

    Amal and George are amazing networkers. Meghan knows they may be helpful in the future. I think that’s about it. The women are probably on good terms.

    Since he had front row seats to the entire shebang, I Just wish olde George had arsed himself to wear a morning suit.

    • Natalie S. says:

      I think that’s pretty much it. Amal and George will help vet and manage introductions so that Harry and Meghan don’t have do it themselves. And George will want to protect their image because it increases his own importance by association.

  20. Melissa Melissa says:

    I have a question or many questions actually. How does Amal manage a prominent law career but never seems to go to her office? Are her employers that accommodating or does she have her own firm? Lawyers work long hours and her career seems to picky and exclusive.

    • noway says:

      Apparently junior barrister don’t technically work for a firm in the UK like the US. You work for a chamber and it is more like freelance work in the US. As a Junior Barrister you do need to work long hours to get noticed, especially women, as it is full of sexist old men, but I don’t think that is an issue with Amal. Also, I think the senior lawyers or QC’s are using her for publicity for their chambers. She does get cases noticed, because of her celebrity.

    • Bluehair says:

      She works for herself, technically. When people talk about “her firm,” they mean her chambers, with which she has a tenant-like relationship and where she shares overhead costs with the other barristers. Barristers get work from solicitors’ referrals, made through the chambers’ clerks. She doesn’t seem to do a lot of cases – well, her kids aren’t even 2 yet – and she can work from anywhere, technically. She’s not obligated to turn up physically to her chambers every day.

  21. RoseMary says:

    I think this is about star struck Meghan. She wants access to A+ list Hollywood. Rumor is she sent invitations to A list Hollywood, who passed around the invasions and laughed.

    • Skylark says:

      I think you just made up that rumour, RoseMary, to pad out your ‘starstruck Meghan’ stance.

      • The Original G says:

        No, Skylark. I heard ALL the A+ contacted RoseMary to fully endorse her anonymous trolling and chipped in for a $200 Harrod’s Gift Card at her suggestion. They all snubbed Oprah too.

      • Ollie says:

        Rosemary means this blind item:
        Many people think it’s about Meghan. Date and circumstances fit but blinds are blinds so who knows.

      • The Original G says:

        Well that settles it Ollie. Proof. Everyone knows that no Hollywood people would be interested in dressing up for a prestigious world stage red carpet.

      • Skylark says:

        CDAN, you say? Well that changes everything. *slaps wrist*

        You should have said that that was your source, RoseMary, cos CDAN, well, they’re 100% bonafide. ‘Reliability’ is their middle name. You only have to read the small print at the bottom of their site to be reassured of that. They would never ever make something up for opportunistic clicks.

        My apologies for doubting your rumour/source.

      • The Original G says:

        Yes, it entirely plausible that Megan and the palace spent their time sending invitations to random Hollywood Celebs they located on “Hollywood Movie Star Homes.”

      • Natalie S. says:

        CDAN is the worst. The most extreme rumors always seem to come from there. Wasn’t the yacht girl rumor about Diana from CDAN?

    • Vanessa says:

      Where did you hear this rumor because I seriously doubt that happen Meghan has never seen star stuck at all or desperate to be in a the ” A list circle ” . Did you think that maybe Amal and George personal reach to Harry and Meghan and asked to be invited because their wedding was going to big deal

    • noway says:

      Oh come on stop being mean. We all are speaking on rumors and gossip. She did say rumor is and CDAN does have a rumor which sounds like this so I think she, like all on here, chose the gossip that she could believe or finds interesting. Now unless someone on here really has connections to the royal family or Meghan and can really share we all are just gossiping.

      I mean the guest seating and list was a bit odd for a royal wedding or any wedding. One family member of the bride-(that was on Wikipedia so it must be true LOL) and some Hollywood celebs sitting in the close bride section who we didn’t know knew her and can’t figure out how. I’m okay with Oprah having a connection to the Mother of the Bride through church, but i’m with Kaiser on the Clooneys it still seems odd. Plus you get all this publicity about Amal helping Meghan now. I find this subject generally very interesting and gossip worthy. Honestly Meghan being A List hungry makes more sense to me than having George and Amal there as a tequila sponsor. Although, I wouldn’t put it past George, but I would think the royal family wouldn’t do that, but maybe who knows.

    • Natalie S says:

      Remember the LA stop at the end of Will and Kate’s first tour and all the celebs who turned up to meet them? I think the least believable part of the blind is that these A-list celebs didn’t go.

      • Aurelia says:

        I think the A lister Academy award winner and nominee who laughed and showed her friends the invite was Angelina Jolie. You just know meghan would idolise her for achieving what she could only dream of prior to harry. A list actress, married to brad pitt and total humanitarian with uber connections. Goop would be my other guess. Meghan would have loved

  22. Emmet says:

    Think this whole story was created by Baria to try and explain why they attended the wedding.

  23. Jenns says:

    If they were going to sit in the VIP seating area and be BBFs with Harry and Meghan, George should have dressed according to the dress code. He’s old and rich enough to do better. Get your staff together, Casamigos! 😉

  24. aquarius64 says:

    Eugenie’s fiance, Jack Brooksbank, works for George Clooney as ambassador for the Casamigos brand. If any royal wedding the Clooneys was expected to attend was theirs in October. I bet George wanted an invite to Harry and Meghan’s wedding because he knew there would be a lot of buzz about it (and not so much Eugenie and Jack) so he told his employee to put a good word in and George offers to have his tequila served at the reception as a wedding gift of sorts. Good publicity for the brand.

  25. Bluehair says:

    I think this is 100% from Amal’s side. The People article was mostly talking about her, even finishing up with a paragraph about her fashion, the twins, and how she and Grampa Clooney will be spending the summer in Europe.

    What would Meaghan gain from highlighting so-called HW connections at this point or suggesting Harry or someone else isn’t taking charge of helping her settle into London life? The Clooneys are so thirsty and transparent.