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Meghan Markle Chooses Her First Royal Job

She has only been a member of what Prince Philip calls “the Firm” for three days, but Meghan Markle is already preparing for her role as a working royal.

Sources at the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is the president, have told Vanity Fair that Meghan plans to start working with the organization imminently. “It’s going to be one of the first official roles Meghan takes on,” the source said. “There have already been talks, and when Meghan was asked when she wanted to get involved she replied ‘May 20.’”

The role would fit with the couple’s ambitions to focus their efforts within the Commonwealth countries and realms, where they would particularly like to put the spotlight on young people. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust works to provide small loans and funding to young people throughout the Commonwealth who are leading their own nonprofits or otherwise embarking on projects that serve the greater good.

A Palace aide confirmed the news: “The Duchess will be involved in supporting their work.”

At last month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Meghan attended two key events, a youth forum reception and a meeting about women’s empowerment, another area of interest to the former actress and activist. On her recently posted biography on the Royal Family’s official Web site, Meghan is quoted as saying, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.” Just to drive home the point, the text is highlighted in bold.

Upon their marriage, Meghan, who walked part of the way down the aisle at St George’s Chapel by herself, became a patron of the Royal Foundation, Prince William, Harry, and Kate’s charitable forum. When she attended the Foundation’s annual meeting earlier this year, the charity’s chief executive Lorraine Heggessey said that Meghan’s future charitable role was a work in progress and being discussed at the time.

Meghan’s goal to focus on the Commonwealth was even represented in her five-meter wedding veil, which was embroidered with the floral emblems of the 53 Commonwealth countries. Aides say Meghan will “take her time” before agreeing to commit herself to any patronages and wants to find her feet first. On the newly posted biography on the royal Web site, Meghan is described as having a “lifelong commitment . . . [to] social justice and women’s empowerment” and a “keen awareness of social issues.”

Source: https://www.vanityfair.com/

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The Prince Of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance as a married couple in honor of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.

And Meghan is in full royal mode now. The newly-minted duchess wore a pale pink-and-taupe silk-crepe Flavia dress from Goat with a matching custom Philip Treacy pink hat that showed off her perfectly polished side chignon (just like sister-in-law Kate Middleton!). She accessorized her look with Tamara Mellon’s Siren pump in Blush.

The garden party at Buckingham Palace, which honors Charles’ patronages, military affiliations and charities, also paid tribute to first responders of the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert in May 2017.

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Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released

Today Official Royal Wedding Photographs were released taken after the royal wedding ceremony on May 19 by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. Tthe happy couple is surrounded by family members, including Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the other young members of the bridal party.


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See The Bespoke Wedding Bracelet Meghan Markle Commissioned for Her Best Friends

It’s not every day that your jewelry gets worn to a royal wedding.

But that’s exactly what happened for jeweler Lisette Polny, founder of Zofia Day, when Meghan Markle‘s friends wore her pieces on Saturday.

“It’s an overwhelming honor to be part of history and for my pieces to be given as a keepsake for this momentous occasion,” Polny tells PEOPLE exclusively.

As a token of her appreciation, Meghan gifted six of her best friends — and new sister-in-law Kate Middleton! — with a solid gold disc bracelet, suitably called the “Kensington.” The bespoke design in yellow gold was made specifically for the royal wedding and approved by Meghan herself. The special piece is now available to buy for $450.

While they weren’t official bridesmaids, Meghan’s closest confidantes, including Benita Litt and Jessica Mulroney, were by her side on her big day — and it was Meghan’s wish that they be given something special to remember the occasion.
“It’s a really simple, elegant piece that’s just very true to her personal style,” says Polny.

Meghan has been a fan of the California-based brand long before she became a royal fiancée. Last year, Meghan wore a pair of Dash Ear Studs by the up-and-coming jeweler on the cover of Vanity Fair, and in January she wore their Bar Stack Ring, a 14-karat yellow gold design that retails for $715.

Source: http://people.com/

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Photos: The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle



Hello Everyone! Today was the big day! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially husband and wife! The wedding was absolutely wonderful and so emotional. Meghan looked stunning as we all knew she would. At the time of writing this, post wedding festivities are under way! Of course Mary and I are busy adding tons of photos and will continue to add photos over the next couple of days, but before we get to those, here are some highlights from the day!

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now to be referred to as The Duke and The Duchess of Sussex.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose Cleave and Company to make their Wedding rings. Meghan’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen. Prince Harry’s ring is a Platinum Band with a textured finish.
  • Meghan’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition. The veil is held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.
  • The Prince of Wales accompanied Ms. Meghan Markle down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel today.
  • Her Majesty The Queen is giving a Lunchtime Reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation.
  • The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream ties all the elements together. The cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British, and in season, including peonies and roses.
  • Sir Elton John has performed at the lunchtime reception for the newlyweds, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power.
  • Meghan wore Stella McCartney for her second gown, and a blue ring from Princess Diana’s collection.
  • Now onto the photos!






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    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle To Become The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

    Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

    Source: Royal.Uk

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    Suited for a World Stage: Meghan Markle Is the Inclusive Feminist the Royals Need

    ‘Suits’ alum Markle has already shaken up the Royal family — and she’s only just begun to make her mark.
    The day Charles and Diana got married in 1981, my mother looked down at my sleep-disheveled form on the couch and said, “Your grandfather would be spinning in his grave if he knew you were watching this.”

    Back in Ireland a hundred or so years ago, my grandfather had worked for exploitative businesses owned by English aristocrats, and he’d had nasty run-ins with the King’s law-enforcement minions too. His opinion of rich Brits was low, to put it mildly. How could I be so royal-mad then — and now? Why will I get up early on May 19 to watch Meghan Markle tie the knot with Prince Harry?

    There are a few reasons, and one of them is that I’m a sucker for pomp, pageantry and gorgeous gowns. Saturday is basically the Emmys with golden trumpets and gilded carriages and no Ryan Seacrest. Add to that the fact that Meghan and Harry give every indication of being really and truly in love, and honestly, what’s not to like? Continue reading Suited for a World Stage: Meghan Markle Is the Inclusive Feminist the Royals Need

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    Photos: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Arrive In Windsor on May 18

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and her mom Doria arrived in Windsor for afternoon tea with the Queen and a rehearsal with all 10 pageboys and bridemaids.
    Later this afternoon Meghan and Doria will make their way to Cliveden House, where they will stay tonight.

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

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

    I have added high quality photos to the gallery.

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    Photos: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Arrive In Windsor

    Today, May 17, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle surprised everyone as they arrived in Windsor for afternoon tea and wedding rehearsals! Other members of the royal family spotted were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. it was reported that Meghan’s mother Doria is to have met with William, Catherine, George, and Charlotte today.

    In other sad news Meghan released a statement confirming that her father would not be attending the wedding after much speculation. The statement reads:

    Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.

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