Duchess Meghan stepped out with Harry for a baseball game in London

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees match in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the big Major League Baseball game in London on Saturday. Prince Harry was scheduled to make that appearance solo, but I guess Meghan was feeling up to leaving the baby with the nanny for several hours. There are several sports which Americans love and I’ve always wondered why they don’t have a huge history in Europe especially – basketball has gotten a lot more popular in Europe, but why wasn’t it always? Basketball is fun to watch. But I’ve always understood why baseball isn’t popular in Europe: it’s boring AF. Sorry to all the baseball peeps out there, but yeesh… I feel bad for Meghan if she was tasked with explaining baseball and its popularity to a bunch of Brits. That being said, this game was in support of the Invictus Games Foundation, which is why Harry and Meghan were there. It’s so smart that MLB paired their first foray into “regular-season games played in Europe” with a prince’s signature charity.

Before the game, Harry and Meghan very diplomatically greeted the Yankees and the Red Sox separately. Both teams gave the Sussexes gift bags complete with baseball hats and baby-sized personalized jerseys for Archie. Meghan was delighted with the jerseys for Archie. She also seemed delighted with the baseball players in general – some of the guys even got hugs from the duchess.

As for Meghan’s fashion, she wore a simple little black dress by Stella McCartney. It’s cute enough, and I like that’s going for a more fitted look even though she’s still carrying some pregnancy weight – she knows the haters and nitpickers would have a field day no matter what, so she decided to forgo the sack-dressing. She looks cute. And of course she wore her new eternity band and her revamped engagement ring too. Omid Scobie at Harper’s Bazaar had an update on both.

After weeks of speculation about a new diamond on Meghan’s wedding finger, BAZAAR.com can reveal that Harry helped create the piece with renowned jeweler Lorraine Schwartz as a gift to mark the couple’s wedding anniversary—and their growing family. While creating the bespoke conflict-free diamond eternity band, Harry paid tribute by having Schwartz add birthstones for Meghan, Archie, and himself on the underside of the delicate piece.

“Meghan was touched,” a source says of the May 19 anniversary surprise, which features a flawless green emerald for Archie, a blue sapphire for Harry, and an olive-green peridot stone for the duchess. “A lot of thought went into it,” the source reveals. Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love.

While working closely with the famous Los Angeles-based jeweller, the prince also took the opportunity to have Meghan’s engagement ring—which features two stones that once belonged to Princess Diana—resized and reset with a new delicate diamond band.

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

Clever clever clever. The British media and assorted royal commentators have been excoriating Meghan – and Meghan alone – for being such a DIVA and demanding that her HISTORICAL ring be changed, in addition to demanding an expensive push present. Scobie presents the whole thing as Harry’s idea, and Harry wanting to give Meghan a special gift for their anniversary and oh yeah, maybe it was Harry’s idea for the engagement-ring-band to be changed too. Now the British media’s take will be “Harry is whipped by diva Meg!”

PS… Please don’t threadjack with other royal stories. Trust that we will cover those stories tomorrow and throughout the week.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch the Red Sox vs Yankees game

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch the Red Sox vs Yankees game

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch the Red Sox vs Yankees game

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch the Red Sox vs Yankees game

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Those shoes are really cute. She’s supposedly distantly related to Red Sox player Mookie Betts, who she hugged.

    • FoundCat says:

      YEs! Viva los comfortable shoes and hugging is healthy!

    • Wisca says:

      Their connection is through American enslavement & it’s a beautiful story of Black thriving & resistance. Imagine. Their ancestors lived in cabins next to each other on a plantation in antebellum Alabama.

      • nikki says:

        Thanks for letting us know this!

      • adastraperaspera says:

        I just surfed over to read the Boston Globe story and other details on how they’re related–great research involved. I love watching Mookie play. Wonderful that they’ve now met one another!

      • Myra says:

        Please don’t glorify slavery. It was dehumanizing and brutal. It is known as America’s original sin.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Truly, I don’t think anyone is glorifying slavery, Myra, though of course you’re right that it should never be glorified or romanticized. What I think this first meeting/reunion of cousins represents is a celebration of human survival and endurance after the most horrific and dehumanizing treatment their ancestors were subjected to.. To think they are both descended of slaves who were related is really pretty amazing.

      • Himmiefan says:

        I think he’s just thrilled that he’s related to Meghan. I would be too.

      • Wisca says:

        How fu*#ing dare you? I glorified RESISTANCE. Learn how to READ.

      • h3Rh1GHN3SS says:

        That’s amazing, and why history & KNOWING your legacy is so important. I’m sure by resistance you meant their ancestors did not give up. I am a proud black woman. blackity black black.

      • Myra says:

        Wisca: you asked us “to imagine their ancestors living next to each other in cabins” ….it was slavery. They lived a brutal existence. Told what to do, how to do it and beat into submission. You write as if you don’t understand the brutality of slavery. Stop trying to romanticize a terrible time in American History, it’s an insult! Next time don’t ask someone “to imagine” something so horrific! Would you tell us to imagine Jews living next to each other in concentration camps? Not trying to be mean, but your comment was terrible!

  2. Coco says:

    They look adorable and I’m glad she felt up to joining him.

    Baseball is boring to watch on tv but fun to listen to on the radio or watch live at the ballpark. Go Giants!

    Side note: now I’m curious what these other royal stories are after that last comment! Looking forward to these future posts…

    • MrsBanjo says:

      I 2nd everything you said, coco (except about the Giants. A’s all the way. 😉). Baseball is really the most fun to watch when you’re at the game.

    • Olenna says:

      Yes, adorable couple and that little jersey is just too cute. I was a radio baseball fan as a kid (Go, Big Red Machine!) and got a little chill reading your comment and recalling the anticipation and excitement the announcer would create with each pitch, hit and run. Apparently Mookie’s not having a good season, but i bet meeting Meghan made his day. Here he is explaining his kinship with her. https://twitter.com/search?q=mookie%20betts&src=typd&lang=en

      • MrsBanjo says:

        The racist responses to that post, holy shit. It’s really cool that Betts got to meet her, especially since he wasn’t expecting her to be there.

      • Olenna says:

        Sorry about that link. Here’s a more direct one. https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1145017847363620864

        And, you’re right–some of the comments on several sports channel tweets were awful. One comment about Meghan not meeting drumpf (yeah, the MAGAgits are still stuck on stupid) was so bad, I had to report it.

      • Coco says:


        I also grew up listening to baseball games on the radio and always find it exciting and comforting at the same time. Memories of childhood. I guess you have to grow up on baseball to find it really enjoyable as an adult? Or at least it helps?

      • Olenna says:

        I can’t remember the announcers’ name, but I can still hear their voices saying, “…back to the warning track!” and “She’s gone!” What a thrill! I grew up playing softball and loved the game, but I think having a regional team to root for is the biggest factor for liking baseball. You gotta love the team ’cause the game can be so slow.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree with Coco. Baseball is super boring except when there with beer and hotdog in hand.

      This article put a smile on my face. Love the gift for Archie.

      • Lady D says:

        I played baseball for 26 years straight. I love the game, but had to quit. I hate watching it on TV or listening on the radio too. It’s boring as hell when you’re not involved in it.

      • Giddy says:

        I fell in love with baseball when my sons played Little League. It was so much fun watching all the kids they grew up with, and my youngest climbing the stands asking me for a quarter for the “confession” stand.

    • Himmiefan says:

      To me, both baseball and football are much more fun in person than on TV. You can see in other photos that it looked like the stadium was mostly full.

      As for the critics, I’m sure they’re shouting that Meghan broke protocol by doing something, not sure what, but they’ll find something. Maybe because she touched a commoner.

      For my own happiness, I’m sticking strictly to Meghan-positive sites like this and Omid Scobie. Life is too short for toxicity.

    • PixiePaperdoll says:

      Baseball is the very best sport to ‘watch’ while napping on the couch.

      • Princess Caroline says:

        Counter argument, golf is the best sport to nap to 😂. It’s nothing but birds chirping and rustling breezes.

  3. Britt says:

    She looked radiant and happy. Also, not a single royal reporter was present. Once again, Harry and Meghan made the press look like the small, shrinking non factors they truly are. It’s not the 1990’s anymore and with social media, things are changing. I’m glad Ingrid Seward got embarrassed yesterday. Sometimes these people are so desperate for a story and ratings they end up looking so stupid. So much for Harry and Meghan being unimportant, LOL. These people are jokes and their smears and threats are predictable and boring.

    • Loretta says:

      All this! Harry and Meghan ended Seward yesterday.

      • Surly Gale says:

        Huh? Where? How?

      • Mtec says:

        @Loretta any link(s) to see how they ended her? Cause i’d love to see someone talking ish get owned by the truth.

      • Lady D says:

        I think Omid’s article above mentioning Harry getting the rings reset is what made her look once again, extremely out of touch and stupid. She literally made up a huge story about Meghan destroying royal tradition to slam her and she was wrong all along.

      • Himmiefan says:


  4. Caity says:

    She looks absolutely gorgeous. Especially her hair, it’s so long and lush

    • Kittycat says:

      She does look great and more importantly really happy.

    • hnmmom says:

      I thought the same, she looks radiant. Love the dress on her. The little jerseys are adorable, what fun to have for baby Archie. I imagine she might be feeling a little off with all the press attacks, etc., and a nice afternoon at the ballpark in an element she knows well was the perfect pick-me-up.

      On the ring issue, well played on their part. I had to have my engagement ring entirely reset 2 years into our marriage b/c the original setting was too delicate to handle the initial resizing. Then for our 15 year anniversary we had it reset again and really enjoyed working together to update the ring. It’s no one business but ours. I have a dear friend who says she would never touch her original ring, too sentimental for her. That’s fine, to each their own.

      • Coco says:

        We have absolutely no clue why she has a new setting. It could be as simple as something they decided together. My husband proposed with a solitaire. He said I could keep the ring he proposed with or we could design one together through a friend who’s a jeweler. We ended up having a lot of fun designing one together and it has extra meaning now. Every couple is different. I have friends who would never want to replace the ring that was used during a proposal. To each their own!

  5. Peanutbuttr says:

    Um have you ever watched cricket? Equally boring and the brits love it.

    • Kittycat says:

      Cricket is super boring. I had a British guy try to explain it to me and it was brutal!

    • Dazed and confused says:

      That was my first thought as well…why add baseball when you already have cricket? You don’t want too many boring sports around. 🙂

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s what I was thinking! That game is so boring and so long they break for tea. Who would come back to see the rest of the…game, match, whatever (not sure of the appropriate word–I noticed some English writers not knowing the appropriate term for a baseball game) after that?

    • Tina says:

      I love both cricket and baseball, but can’t stand American football. To each their own.

    • Talpaca says:

      Cricket’s quite wonderful, but definitely too cerebral for the vast majority of Americans.

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    Thank you Omid for telling the truth. Harry is so thoughtful and thinks of these meaningful gestures. What a man!

    And they looked so cute together as always. I love how she got comfortable in flats and I was thrilled to see no jeggings or wedges in sight.

  7. Nic919 says:

    I’m still laughing at how that Omid Scobie story has put Ingrid Seward in her place. Of course she and many other “concerned” posters could never have fathomed that Harry would have been behind the updated ring. Instead it is easier to attack Meghan as a selfish diva who doesn’t understand the history of a two year old ring.

    • Susannah says:

      Of course, they’ll never admit they’re wrong or apologize either. Maybe we need a New York Times tally on lies told about Meghan as they have for all the lies told by Trump!

    • bonobochick says:

      @nic919 All that hand-wringing from the Royal Reporters over a 2 year old ring. SMH. Some of them really are extra ridiculous when it comes to Duchess Meghan.

      • Britt says:

        Pathetic isn’t it. Thomas Markle 2.0 aka the British Media, really thinks that bullying, gaslighting and harassment is going to get what they want from the Sussexes. The desperation and fear is really coming out in these criticisms and complaints.

  8. LeaTheFrench says:

    She looks fabulous. Would anyone be able to ID her shoes by any chance ? They re super cute.

    • Eliza says:

      Aquazzura flats $695, the dress is actually bespoke Stella McCartney.

      • N says:

        I knew I should have gone with my first instinct and not Choo. Thank you!

      • VS says:

        The dress is not a bespoke Stella McCartney. You can find it on Farfetch…but it is sold out now. yeah I checked it out yesterday because I recognized the Belt

      • Eliza says:

        It is bespoke, the original has a keyhole neckline and doesn’t come in black.

      • Betsy says:

        “Bespoke” is a bit strong for a few changes.

  9. LeaTheFrench says:

    She looks fabulous. Would anyone be able to ID her shoes by any chance ? They re super cute.

    • N says:

      I want to know too. They look like Jimmy Choo. The write ups I have seen from the baseball game are so clinical and it’s obvious that there were no negative things they could say. I am sure they will pull something out.

  10. Loretta says:

    They look so happy and in love! I love Meghan’s shoes

  11. Annie. says:

    She looks good! With way too many hair extensions though. I can’t be the only one who noticed!

    • Eliza says:

      Post partum shedding?

    • I don’t see it? Her hair is parted differently at the crown, but I never see the wilglets either.

    • Snowflake says:

      Idk she has hair extensions. I thought that was all her real hair. I’m not very good at noticing that type of thing.

    • MrsBump says:

      Celebrities/Royals are put under so much pressure to look good, is it necessary for us to nit pick at everything?
      I feel the same about meghan, as i do about Kate, in their position, i’d also be using every trick in the book to look as best i can.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      I definitely think Meghan wears extensions. Nothing is wrong with that when either duchess does it.

    • bread says:

      Yeah, it looks like Kate’s given her the name of her wiglet merchant.

    • Caty says:

      You people are the absolute WORST.

    • Exhausted says:

      She has said for years that she had a lot of hair.her hair is not flat because maybe she hasn’t done a keratine (sp?) Treatment yet.

    • bonobochick says:

      Hmm. I don’t see extensions, which works differently with textured hair (and her hair at the core is still textured from her African heritage). But I know DoS has been accused of that before as some folks believe women with any African heritage can’t grow long hair.

      Her edges are laid perfectly and the fall is pretty straight as well so I think she just had her straightening treatment again. Regardless, I thought her hair looked fabulous.

      • WTW says:

        @bobnobochick How do extensions work differently for “textured” hair? I legit don’t understand. Also, it’s not as if all white people have one kind of hair, and all black people have another type. There are a range of hair types and different ways hair extensions are applied–from sew-ins to glue to braided extensions, etc. Can you elaborate? I just want t know if you’re making an assumption or you’re saying there are special ways extensions are installed for black people that they wouldn’t be for black people.

      • Lady D says:

        ” some folks believe women with any African heritage can’t grow long hair.”
        Say what? This is something I’ve never heard. Sometimes the lack of education in people just astounds me.

      • Snowflake says:

        @lady d, yes that is a common assumption by some white people. I think because AA women used wigs, extensions etc before it became common among us C women, many assumed it was because they couldn’t grow hair like C women. But obviously that is a fallacy. But i remember as a child, nasty people would use weave as an insult.

    • Sassy says:

      When there is nothing to legitimately criticize her for let’s all say she’s wearing a weave to knock her down a peg. *eyeroll*

      • WTW says:

        It upsets me when people claim that black women can’t grow long hair or constantly make weave jokes about black women. The reveal of Beyonce’s very long real hair shows that even black women with fake hair often have long hair underneath and wear wigs/weaves to protect their natural hair. That said, it’s been pointed out–even on a black website–that Meghan wears extensions. And once it was pointed out, I did notice it. I don’t see it as knocking her down a peg, given that Kate supposedly wears extensions, too. Meghan has long hair, but it is highly processed, and I think the extensions give her more fullness.

      • Talpaca says:

        Ummmm WTW Beyonce doesn’t have very long real hair. Never has. Her lace-fronts, weaves, and extensions are legendary,

      • skiff says:

        What’s wrong with a weave? A lot of celebrities of all types, including white celebrities have weaves, Britney Spears for one. Honestly, I feel a weave is more of a money thing than a culture thing, as it’s expensive. Yes there are some stupid white people who think black people can’t grow long hair, but they have to be really stupid. For a while, in the not too distance past, a very popular look for both black males and females was long dreads, especially long cornrows for little girls. I remember the 70’s and all little girls had those silly rubber band things with the plastic colored balls which linked to put up their hair in the braids. What did these dumb white people think they glued the hair on or what?

        Sorry don’t find weaves an insult at all, although this looks like her hair before, think Suits, and Meghan looks great! Plus other than her boobs, I don’t see any weight. Finally, not sure why the RR wouldn’t have gone to this game. I know Harry was the only one supposed to show up, but this is American’s pastime, and she’s American. How dumb do you have to be? This seems to be a theme here with stupidity.

    • Lena says:

      She has THICK, curly hair. That is every bit her hair — flat ironed.

      • Framina says:

        Meghan= definately has extensions
        Kate= supposedly
        It is upsetting to me too but try not to be part of that group. It has been pointed out on this website and many others that Kate wears extensions and majority of the time it is clear as day (not supposedly). To each their own especially after hair loss due to pregnancy you cant fault them.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      I agree that she has hair extensions. I think that they look great and natural. To those saying she doesn’t have hair extensions – even with all the olaplex and high qt keratin in the world, baby girl is has been altering her natural texture with heat and chemicals for a very long period of time, so her hair is going to weak in a lot of spots. I think that she is probably supplementing those inevitable weak spots with some very high qt hair extensions and more power to her.

  12. Snowflake says:

    I love Meghan’s style. I think she is perfect for her position because she is so comfortable being on camera. It seems like it is very easy for her to make conversation with anyone. Obvs idk Harry but my perception of him is that he is a very loving person. He’s not perfect but I feel like he has a big heart. And i prefer that over William who seems like a very standoffish unemotional person.

  13. VS says:

    I was so surprised and happy to see her. She is positively glowing…… absolutely stunning. I thought she would be wearing the Invictus shirt

    Go Yankees…….I was so happy for the victory. Full disclosure: from New York City….so automatically, I always root against the Red Sox LOL

    • Elizabeth says:

      And I always root against the Yankees! 😉

      • VS says:

        @Elizabeth…LOL; are you from Boston or another city in MA?

      • Elizabeth says:

        VS, no, I’m actually from Oklahoma, but lived in NJ for 20 years and I was a Mets fan. Yankees fans treated us pretty badly during the 2000 Subway Series, and I admit to a little resentment because of it. I’ve also always preferred National League because that’s what my Grandpa Deese preferred.

  14. Margareth says:

    The most beautiful thing it’s to see Meghan so happy. Royal Reporters and haters must be so pressed today!

  15. Ladiabla says:

    She looks radiant and happy, so glad she’s being gentle with herself and not trying to diet/work herself out to death. Love her little dress and flats here. The anniversary update to her ring is a very thoughtful gift from Harry. She looks so happy and relieved to be embraced by her countrymen, we got your back Meghan!

  16. Nives says:

    Harry is so romantic! A real Prince Charming

  17. Chef Grace says:

    When women have beautiful hair why does it have to be extensions and wigletts?
    My hair post partum was at its thickest and longest with both kids. I don’t get the whole it has to be extensions bit. For all any of us know it could actually be her natural hair!

    • perplexed says:

      I just assume any celebrity with long hair has extensions, because that’s what they do. If they get plastic surgery, why wouldn’t they get hair extensions? I’m starting to think this about regular fairly wealthy people too in the age of Instagram. They never look in real life like the pictures they post!

      • Al says:

        Correct. I’m a hairstylist and have worked a lot of sets and also for private clients in that sphere. All celebrities and people who are in the more glossy or glam side of the public eye wear extensions, hair pieces, wigs, etc. It’s not to say that they have poor hair – on the contrary, some of them have the best hair I’ve seen purely because that’s what they spend money and time on and, in some cases, they medicate for that hair – but in settings where there’s a lot of cameras and, especially when there’s going to be a lot of candids or non-sanctioned photography (like this event, for example) there is an extra layer of pressure to look good at all angles and hair pieces/extensions are great at protecting against bad or unflattering photos. They practically do away with bad angles if you do them right.

        And you’re also correct about wealthy non-famous people but for them it’s more of a status symbol rather than a necessity to beat the harsher and sometimes unflattering glare of photographs because they’re obviously not being photographed as much.

        Imo, the best hair pieces and extensions I’ve seen on celebrities (not ones I’ve worked on because confidentiality, etc) are Christina Hendricks, Blake Lively, Amal Clooney, Zoe Saldana and Gisele Bunchen. Their stylists are worth every penny.

      • windyriver says:

        @Al interesting. Not an area I know much about. Appreciate the info.

      • liriel says:

        Thank you, Al, it’s interesting. Do you know any celebrity who is not wearing extensions? Oh and does their head look big in real life because well extensions make it seem that way? Sometimes what looks great in pictures (make up etc) in real life.. not so much.

      • Lady D says:

        Gisele and Blake wear fake hair? That’s really disappointing to hear. I’ve admired both ladie’s hair for a long time. Silly me, eh?

      • Al says:

        @windyriver No problem!

        @liriel It’s pretty much universal. If a celebrity has a pixie cut then they don’t tend to have hair pieces, although we will use texture powders and shaders to cover any thinner bits or awkward partings and flyaways. A few celebrities who don’t seem to be regular users of hair pieces are Diane Kruger, Tilda Swinton, Lily Rose Depp, Frances Mcdormand and Christina Ricci and, unfortunately, they tend to have a lot of negative comments left about their hair being thin or lank so you can see why celebrities do it and why some celebrities start to use them after becoming more well-known in Hollywood/universally. For example, someone who started using subtle extensions after she became better known in the USA and had some snide comments levelled at her hair is Isabelle Huppert. If you cycle through a few years on google images you can just about see when she started with the extensions and just how natural they look.

        In real life, it all depends on the technique and skill of the tech whether they look natural or fake. Today we have superfine wisps of hair that can be added strategically into the hair and there are also semi-permanent partial coverage caps and superfine mesh inserts you can customize and apply if a client has severely damaged or thinning hair (which can happen a lot with celebrities due to the bleaching and constant styling they have to do, even if wearing hair pieces). Upkeep and care is key and they need to be reviewed every few weeks to make sure they are still in position and look as good as when first fitted. In real life they can look a little top heavy but a good technician will try to find that sweet spot where it just looks as if you have great hair that’s just had a blow out and that it looks like that at all angles. It’s a lucrative job if you’re good at it and oftentimes a good tech can be amongst the highest paid member of the dressing team on a set or in a celebrity glam squad. For the super wealthy or the super famous or for someone in such a unique position as Meghan it’s they likely have a stylist and a tech who are dedicated solely to them and likely decide on a day to day basis what extensions stay, which ones go, and then do several quick rounds of photography tests to make sure it’s one thing less the V.V.I.P. has to worry about when in the public eye.

        @Lady Di – Not silly at all! It’s much much much more common than you think. They have admirable hair to begin with, but it’s just given a little boost. Hollywood is all smoke and mirrors! Celebrities aim to be aspirational.

      • minx says:

        Al, very interesting!

      • Truthiness says:

        Can Al be a featured writer occasionally? More hair exclusives!

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Very interesting, AI. Thanks. I never knew any of that. I would like to hear more!

      • Al says:

        @truthiness I think Kaiser and co. have the writing here covered to a perfect T, but I’m happy to comment every so often if I notice something!

        I’m glad some of you are interested in this! I was worried I was being a little bit geeky going on and on, but I do love my job.

        A couple of other things that may be interesting: 1) hairlines. No-one has a perfect doll-like hairline. Previously a low hairline would be shaved or electrolysis could be advised/pushed by an exec. Now we tend to use those little eyebrow razors to tidy it up if required, but several people have used laser treatments to lift it on a more permanent basis (the Kardashians are an example). For high and uneven hairlines powders and pencils and small washout fibres are used. Microblading fine hairs provides a longer term solution. Sometimes a hairline comes into fashion or goes out of it: widow’s peaks were very sought after for a while in the past and high hairlines have had something of a renaissance recently.

        2) It’s not just women. A lot of actors have extensions and hairpieces, but much finer ones are used. Whatever’s available for women is available for men, usually used in a much more conservative way. Combined with a killer haircut and judicious use of product (plus some prescription solutions) you could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood heartthrobs never lose their hair – but they do. Also, hair transplants. The technology has improved immeasurably – some of the the best in the industry recently have been Darren Criss and Steve Carell. Subtle gradient micropigmentation and multi-shade microblading are also used to fill in any thinner or unflattering natural parts so everything looks great on camera and in candids (for example, Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham). Also there’s a trend for actors to let their greys show but, as with everything, those greys can be unpredictable which can look messy, unkempt or like dandruff on camera – the solution has been that we dye or add/sculpt in grey streaks to give the actor/public figure a more sophisticated and put together look. Brightening toners are also used universally, men and women. The blue tones counteract the brassier hue cameras can give before post production editing or correction.

        Again, for confidentiality issues, none of the named celebrities are people I’ve worked on but I’ve used them as examples by using my experience to spot some of the obvious and subtle tells. They may have, they may not. I’ll let years of photos and videos be your guide to decide if I’m right or not.

        Last thing: if you ever feel down about your hair or compare it badly to a celebrity’s you should always remember a lot of it is tricks of the trade and maintained by a whole team of dedicated techs and stylists. A lot of the people you think have great hair really just have great teams.

    • Sassy says:

      People assume that black women or women with African heritage can’t possibly have naturally long hair.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Exactly. Which is utter bull-hit.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yep, I’m a black female with naturally long hair and I can’t tell you how many other black women have run their fingers through my hair, marveling at the fact that it’s real because they thought it was a weave or wig.

    • eto says:

      Mmmhhmm, remember all those comments about Beyonce’s hair?

    • Betsy says:

      I think for most women post partum, a few weeks to a few months after birth that luscious hair starts falling out. God love you if that never happened to you!

  18. Flying fish says:

    Meghan looked happy and healthy, it was good seeing her out and about.

  19. Lindy says:

    I love that they came out for the exhibition game, and it’s a perfect event for an American duchess. I think she looks great and that style of dress is a good one for her, though I would have liked to see her in something lighter and more summery.

    And hey, I love watching baseball, even on TV! My husband and I bond over our love for the Braves. I have zero interest in basketball and find it totally boring and unwatchable, so to each her own:-)

    • Surly Gale says:

      I think she wore black to ‘match’ the black Inviticus outfit of Harry. maybe she’s still a little too tender for trousers, which she would have needed to wear with the Inviticus T-shirt like Harry’s.

    • Scal says:

      Everyone from invictus wore black. The athletes, their kids/families, and leadership team. She matched the rest of the group.

    • Lady D says:

      She did look hot in it and it does look heavy. Europe was in the throes of a massive heat wave yesterday, wasn’t it?

    • skiff says:

      It wasn’t an exhibition game it counted as regular season play. Plus aside from black being the Invictus colors, black was also not a color of either team. They were being very politically correct in not choosing a side.

      I too love baseball. No it isn’t as fast as some other sports, but it can be extremely exciting. I’ve had the privilege of being in the stadium at 2 perfect games, think 1999 with one of the teams above, and there really is an amazing anticipatory excitement with it.

  20. Mari says:

    While I think a lighter, more summery color would have been more complimentary, I really don’t know why you’re commenting on her knees. Frankly, it pretty f@cking rude.

  21. KatV says:

    It was so hot in England yesterday – I was at a graduation in Cambridge and we were melting away…

  22. Sunnee says:

    She looks cute, happy and fresh. How on earth does she manage to look so youthful? Archie must not be a too fussy baby. I looked like $4!+ on the daily when my kids were infants. Despite the allegation, don’t see any extensions. Experts need to weigh in. Looks like her usual full hair to me. In my opinion, a little extra weight looks good on her. Her legs look better and I love her in the flippy skirt and flats.
    The article by Scobie is such a set down. The Sussexes know just how to place the dagger for maximum ouch. The RRs appear so inept. When will they learn? SMH.
    The smiles and looks they had for each other warm the cockles of my heart. The Sussexes continue to set the bar and Cambridges seem desperate to keep up.

    • Moose says:

      I agree Sunnee, she looked great, still so beautiful and they are still so happy together!

      I love Omid’s Harpers Bazaar story about Harry redesigning the rings and including such special stones (what a guy!). Just a shame the article will not receive much wider publicity, like in the tabloids, as only a minority of the public will ever get to see it and realise how all the RRs are complete liars and racists….

      Love the Sussexes!!

  23. India says:

    Meghan and Harry are darling together. You can tell they are in love. So Nice.

  24. TheOriginalMia says:

    This was a great event and I’m thrilled Meghan came out to the ballgame. The little jersey and onesie were adorable. I wish we could see Archie in them, but I doubt we will. Harry reportedly told the Yankees if they won the series Archie would wear the Yankee one.

    Meghan and Harry were the walking personification of the heart eyes emoji. Gorgeous couple.

    Well, well, well…historic ring was redesigned and resized by the prince/husband himself. Hahahahaha, Ingrid Seward. Suck it, you old classist, racist crone and your RR ilk! I loved the addition of the birthstones, but I wonder how they were placed on the inside. Wouldn’t we see them from the outside?

  25. liriel says:

    She looks cute, radiant. I get extensions – almost everyone has them. It’s so funny that usually the biggest difference when I see celebs and my friends is hair – like totally from a different planet.
    She has some baby weight, good for her. Maybe she’ll keep some, she looks good with it and maybe it’s her more natural weight – by that I mean not achieved by strict diet and exercise.

    • N says:

      Agree. Do extensions really matter when someone is going to be in front of that many people? Do what is going to be comfortable for a zillion photos. And she looks lovely. Nice beaming auras on both.

      • liriel says:

        Exactly, when I look at the pictures my hair (average hair but thin) looks limp and flat. If I were a celebrity I’d definitely get extensions right away. They make a difference when I attend a wedding/party etc. Hair for me = security blanket. I’m not a celebrity so now when it’s so how I can wear a bun and not care. It’s ironic though than in Hollywood women considered having worst hair (and fried etc) are those without extensions. Oh well.

      • N says:

        Right?! I will be in a bun until maybe November! My hair is so limp and flat that as soon as it dries it needs dry shampoo or any product to give texture and hold. Hair is a massive security blanket for so many and imagine the shedding after baby. She looks good to me to be in the international spotlight.

    • Snowflake says:

      Nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, I’d like to try them. Is it a lot of upkeep? What do you have to do to maintain them? And if you don’t mind sharing, how much does it cost? I used to dye my hair frequently to change it up. But i got tired of roots and then you have to keep going to color the roots unless you totally grow it out. I finally grew my hair out to where it’s all my natural color and now I use semi permanent dye so it fades out. But i am a medium brown so i can only go darker without bleaching. I was thinking maybe i could do something with extensions. I get bored with my hair and like to change it up.

      • N says:

        I have the finest hair and a ton of it. At 16, I got sewn in extensions and they lasted a weekend before I took them out myself. It was not close to the method needed for my sad head of hair. At 17, my idiot self found a place not too far away that had really amazing prices on the fusion/wax. They were called Great Lengths. That was in 2001. There are new methods I am sure. Upthread, she is right. The maintenance is key. My mom didn’t believe me that I needed them changed and swore I was only wanting to take them out. Maybe I should have waited until I was older and did not rely on my mom?! Full disclosure, I did work for those things and paid for the hair bundle and the install. I also got shit every damn day from all the asshole kids. I did love those things. After removal, my hair was the healthiest it had ever been.
        When I was researching them, I do believe that the clip ins and falls and mesh would be awesome. They would also last a long time. Have you ever checked out Makeupalley?

      • N says:

        I know you weren’t talking to me!

      • Snowflake says:

        Oh sorry, i was replying to the person who said they have extensions. Sorry about that but I appreciate your input

  26. Hotsauceinmybag says:

    I think she looks great and I actually *LOVE* this outfit. Would 100 percent wear an affordable replica. They look so in love, she looks healthy and glowing and so so tan!

    I saw a video compilation of her receiving the Red Sox jersey and then the Yankees jersey and her reaction is so priceless! And I think the Yankees jersey definitely won out… I’m probably biased as I’m from NYC tho 😉😏


  27. Other Renee says:

    Meaghan and Harry look great and happy.

    I have so many fond memories that are connected to baseball and the Red Sox in particular. My beloved late uncle introduced me to baseball as a kid by taking me and my brother to games, and I can still name the entire lineup from the mid-1970s. My friends and I would take the trolley to Fenway Park and sit in the bleachers for $1. A hotdog cost $1. That was when players stuck with one team for the most part and fans could develop loyalty to them. Now they all move around frequently to follow the ridiculously huge paychecks wherever they may be. And ticket prices are crazy. My husband is thrilled to have married such a big baseball fan, and despite being born in SoCal, my daughter roots for the Red Sox. Watching them last year in the World Series with husband and daughter at Dodger Stadium was one of my life’s special events.

  28. liriel says:

    I know what I love! That she has flat heels and looks short with Harry but it’s very cute. It’s sweet and makes her look even lovelier. Btw, she makes big steps which is so fine with me because my mum always tells me this. See, mum! No need to do Marilyn-like baby steps.
    When I looked at those lovely pics for the like 1000th time sometime I notice that this cute dress makes it look like Meghan’s proportions are a bit off. Maybe depends on the angle.

    • Zut alors says:

      Your attempt at shade is rather pitiful.

      • liriel says:

        No, you’re a bit paranoid. Like seriously why do women step on their toes kiss the guy and post it on insta? Because it’s cute. I love it. As for a big step – I’m walking like a soldier but seeing Meghan doing a big step confirmed to me it’s ok.

    • ADS says:

      Her proportions aren’t ‘off’, she just had a baby.

  29. Lolo says:

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here given how people on these boards feel about H&M, but this doesn’t seem like a particularly clever PR move to me. Ingrid Seward’s comments were plainly ridiculous and I think most people saw them as such. It’s exactly the kind of story that dies within a day or two (because in the end, most people just don’t have enough space in their lives to spend too much time worrying about another woman’s rings, no matter who she is). But by very obviously planting a response, the Sussexes have not only breathed more air into a dying story, but once again shown that they pay attention to what is written about them (despite their many claims to the contrary) and that people like Seward have the power to bother them enough to elicit a response. The Cambridges did this (badly) for a sorry about an affair, which at least is a serious matter. The Sussexes are doing it for a sorry about a RING. That is not owning anyone. That is being owned.

    • liriel says:

      Hmm it’s good to have a discussion. i don’t know if it was a pr move.. might be but it’s hard to tell.

    • Snowflake says:

      Eh, I don’t agree. I think they did the right thing by correcting the record. Obvs they shouldn’t do it on every little story but i think this response was appropriate in this case

    • Elena says:

      I agree they are playing a power game with the press.

    • Jaded says:

      All they “might” have done is straighten the story out, put Ingrid Sewage-mouth in her place, then enjoy a baseball game. Let’s not turn this into some Machiavellian plot to “own” anything.

    • windyriver says:

      This was a good item to respond to (as opposed to, say, whether Frogmore has a floating floor and yoga studio, or multiple other fluff items from the tabloids). It’s straightforward facts, plus a sweet and personal backstory. A general heads up not to believe everything that’s written, plus a personal embarrassment for Ingrid Seward, who made such ridiculous and insulting statements in the first place. And yes, there are people who bought her story; she made her comments because she knows there’s an audience.

      For their own mental health I’d hope Harry and Meghan don’t read everything that’s said about them. I’m sure their staff does though and makes them aware of anything they consider significant in case, as in this instance, they choose to make a response. Didn’t they also make a statement some weeks back with all the “news” about how they were being sent to Africa, and/or going to move there for several months a year to work?

      • Mego says:

        It was ‘t just Ingrid Seward talking about this – there was a huge fuss being made on social media and in the tabloids about rude and ungrateful Meghan etc. This is NOT in any way like the Cambridge response to the affair story where William threatened to sue. This is simply a story about how the ring came to be changed. It’s not a war or power game imo. It was a good thing just like the response to the Africa story was. I think they pick their battles wisely.

    • Mego says:

      Also Ingrid Seward was expressing the same view as many already had about the ring change which was negative and anti Meghan.

    • Lady D says:

      The original story picked up approx 1k in comments, five days ago. However, they mention the ring story in every story since about the Sussex’s, so it’s still circulating.

  30. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Meghan looked lovely and the video of her and Harry holding hands as they walked out together was so sweet.

  31. Anne says:

    Just one thing, basketball has a very long history in Europe and It is one of the most popular sports in Europe. There are a lot of amazing players and a lot of them play in the NBA. Let’s not confuse things. Spain, Russia, Italy, Germany, Serbia, France, etc, all great in basketball with a long history. On the other thing, baseball is not a thing here at all. But American football is getting more popular among younger kids, I would say.
    Meghan looks super cute and most importantly very happy which I am really glad to see. Haters will explode.

  32. Isa says:

    I think those fit and flare dresses look good on a variety of body types and are perfect for hiding extra weight because they give you a waist. I like them bc I don’t have much of a difference between my waist and hips.
    Hope I look this lovely after I pop out my squish.

  33. aquarius64 says:

    No this is was a good response to Ring gate. It gave a lovely story without going after these idiot RRs and it gave a source where they can go to verify, the jeweler. Seward and the RR coven only proved they are incompetent as reporters because they cannot do basic research or work their sources. And Meghan’s surprise appearance at the ball game show she won’t run and hide. If these yellow journalists really own the Sussexes they would have full access to them and Archie by now.

    • celialarson12 says:

      I agree about the good response about the ring. Meghan appears in public with her husband looking very happy, at an event to be broadcasted internationally, no RRs in sight and at the same time gives out the full story about her engagement ring without any drama about the issue. Leaves the RRs looking petty, gossipy and lacking any professional ethics and integrity. Of course the haters would not want any information out that would change the narrative of Meghan the greedy diva, out for what she can get, who changed her engagement ring one year after she had gotten it. It really puts Ingrid seward with her hypocrisy in her place. Let`s hope they paid her well.

      The same was said about the people`s article about her friends speaking out. Many said she should not have done it. But it achieved one thing – Thomas markle has not been on live television since with his poor me I have been ghosted narratives. It also made clear that he uses blackmail and is more interested in a photo op ( possibly to sell) than in actually making up with his daughter. Nowadays he speaks through “friends”.

  34. Guest says:

    I read there were no royal reporters there? And harry and Meghan still managed to be the most popular royal story of the day. It just show royal reporters are pointless in the age of social media.

  35. Mumbles says:

    Bless them for going to that game, and I hope they weren’t stuck watching the whole thing, it was five hours long and basically a mess. But they both look great, it’s apparently very hot there but the dress looks comfortable and cool but not sloppy.

  36. Mego says:

    It was wonderful to see her especially not heavily draped in Givenchy wearing a poorly fitted hat like she was at Trooping the Colour. She really shines wearing other designers. Givenchy doesn’t dress her well just like Sarah Burton doesn’t dress Kate all that well either. I think she might have extensions in her hair but they look good to me. She and Harry look amazing and happy at this event.

  37. bamaborn says:

    They both looked happy and refreshed. Archie must not be a fussy baby at all.

  38. Ana says:

    Meghan looks gorgeous!! I wish I looked like that a month postpartum. Also, I need those shoes now lol

  39. Lina says:

    I have to admit when the ring story came out it sounded like she had gone out of her way to change it so I feel bad about thinking she was being rude.
    Today I think she looks great! I just wish she wore a brighter color. She tends to wear black a lot but I think she would suit bright colors more, especially in the Spring and Summer seasons.

    • Mego says:

      I agree but think the heavy navies are even worse on her.

      • Penguin says:

        Yes, black seems to suit her better than navy. Would like to see more cream, green and burgundy- those were her best colours last year

    • Gia says:

      They knew the three-nannies-in-six-weeks-fired story would come out so they are desparate to get some positive pr. Pity they didn’t think through their outfits.

      • LindaM says:

        Black is the color of Invictus! The people involved with the organization were wearing black. Simple as that.

      • VS says:

        The Sussexes need positive PR????? I think you are lost. There is no one and I do mean no one in the RF more discussed than the Sussexes especially Meghan.

        In case you didn’t know, it is obvious you didn’t but BLACK is the color of Invictus. Ignorance is not a virtue

      • Olenna says:

        The nannies story is Page 6 “news”, LOL! If you’re going to troll here, please bring some plausible gossip.

      • Gingerbee says:

        Oleana, that person is so pitiful, that she has to make up stories about fired nannies.

      • Olenna says:

        IRK. It’s really kinda sad. On a lighter note, someone on Twitter identified the 3 (imaginary) nannies as Mary Poppins, Maria Von Trapp and Mrs. Doubtfire!

  40. Penguin says:

    Look at that posture when she’s walking holding Harry’s hand. Wish I could walk like that!

  41. ChillyWilly says:

    Awww! She looks great! Really happy and cute! The as two just have so much positive energy about them.They make me smile.
    Love the “Suck It, Racist British Press A-holes” Bazaar story about the rings. It’s really sweet that Harry added their birthstones to the band and I think the ring is much prettier in the new setting.

  42. anony7 says:

    Baseball players are hot!!!!! Those uniforms…

  43. Myra says:

    This woman is brilliant! What a great way to raise money for Invictus! Love her clothes! It want you expect a Duchess to wear, not tight leggings that shows the world your bum! As far as the ring goes, at some point it will become obvious that the British Media doesn’t know anything about the Sussex’s so they make things up.

    • Gia says:

      and black clothes for mourning?

      • MrsBanjo says:

        You being deliberate in the ignorance, Gia? Are you going to criticise Harry for wearing black clothes or just Meghan? Black is the colour of Invictus. She’s dressed appropriately. You’re being obvious in your sad attempt at trolling.

      • Myra says:

        Everyone representing Invictus is in black…stop hating!

      • Moose says:

        Gia is anti-Meghan and only comes here to try to stir things up… she belongs at the Daily Fail.

    • Olenna says:

      ITA, the press and RRs have to wait for Sussex news just like the rest of us, LOL! It was nice that she and Harry matched colors for Invictus; they looked great together.

  44. Danielle says:

    I’m actually kinda surprised that it took her so long to get the ring resized. I always thought it looked too big on her. In lots of pictures the diamond was after turning in, it looked like the ring was loose on her. It makes sense that when it come time to getting it resized that she changed it if she prefers that look. IMO I think the ring looks letter with the plain gold, but hey more diamonds are never a bad thing!

  45. L Robb says:

    Not every needs to like the dress. I thought she looked adorable but you be you.

  46. L Robb says:

    Their appearance yesterday made my day. They spread the joy. Loved the Stella dress and that they matched in black: stylish and casual. Favorite things: M’s excitement upon seeing Archie’s Yankee shirt. H&M holding hands (I’ve missed that). the Mookie hug; H’s obvious pride.

    On the hair discussion, Duchess Meghan was on sets for more than a decade. I’m sure she’s worn whatever hairstyle, wig, extension, color that her appearances and roles and mood demanded. Her stylists have described how lovely her natural hair is, but that doesn’t preclude her from using extensions when she wants to. She is a practiced style and beauty influencer; I love that she brought all that experience to her new role. Another way that she was prepared for the public side of it.

    My vote on the hair debate from the game? Fullness at the crown achieved w/extensions. More power to her beauty choices either way.

  47. Brenda Walsh says:

    The reason we don’t like baseball is that we have cricket- way more complex and entertaining

  48. Tai says:

    I love how Megs looks here. Her dress and shoes are really fab. Methinks she fudges her height because in flats you can see how tiny she is. Does she claim 5’6? More like 5’4.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t know the she claims she’s five-six, anymore that Kate claims she’s five-ten; it’s reporters doing that.

      • Tai says:

        IMdb says her height is 5’7. I don’t know if the actual people or their agents populate that site but actors regularly lie about their height (*cough Tom Cruise cough*).

  49. He he says:

    If this was Cate everyone would say her dress was too short

    • Coffeespotnyc says:

      I think we r going to ignore the ‘tweeness’ of the dress because its Meghan.

    • Gingerbee says:

      Nope, a knee high dress is not too short, so get over it.

    • skiff says:

      This might be controversial, but I think it would have looked too short on Kate. Mainly, cause Kate is almost 6 feet tall, and that length of a dress does look more tweenie on a tall woman. Sorry as a shorter woman, I’m not boo hooing for the tall ones. You guys look great in almost everything, so you can’t wear this without looking juvenile, my heart bleeds.

  50. Betsy says:

    They look lovely together.

  51. Here In My Jammies says:

    It makes sense to have the first MLB game attended by the American member of the BRF. I said as much on the DM and received a majority of red arrows. It’s weird how much the DM crowd dislikes Meghan and suddenly thinks Kate can do no wrong when a look at the Kate articles pre-Meghan show Kate received her fair share of criticism and made her share of mistakes.

  52. Here In My Jammies says:

    I love fit and flare dresses like the one Meghan is wearing.

  53. A says:

    I’m so surprised that there haven’t been any British tabloid outlets, screaming about how Harry is obviously a secret American now, because he went out to an MLB game in London in the middle of the cricket World Cup, etc. etc. etc.

  54. Seeker542 says:

    It was a pleasant surprise to see the post in my newsfeed– Meghan looks healthy and happy to get out at a relaxed event. Love her reaction to getting that onesie. She and Harry are really sweet together.

    I just bought myself a little black dress not unlike hers and was wondering if it were “seasonally appropriate.” Screw the rules, wear what you want (as long as weather permits.)

  55. liriel says:

    I don’t think her dress was too short at all. Unless she planned to jumping up and down.

  56. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I think they both look wonderful here. Nice to see Meghan in practical flats for a baseball game.

  57. kerwood says:

    Meghan looks so good. I love that dress and THOSE SHOES! I really like that she’s confident enough to wear a dress that shows that she’s still carrying some baby weight. She’s not one of those women who appear to have lost every ounce of baby fat two weeks after giving birth and claim that it’s all due to Pilates. Meghan is probably working hard to lose the weight but isn’t in hiding until she does.

    I also love how simpatico she and Harry appear to be. They’ve had that connection from the very beginning. it’s probably what makes the people who hate them so rabid. They can scream ‘social climber’ and ‘She TRAPPED Harry’ but one look at them makes it clear that this is a love match. Maybe that’s why William is so determined to ‘disappear’ the Sussex family. He doesn’t have that in his life.

  58. L says:

    It’s ok if you think baseball is boring, it’s kind of a smart people sport!