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

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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.

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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.”

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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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    How Meghan Markle is breaking royal protocol to become a modern princess

    Meghan Markle will not be your traditional royal.

    The 36-year-old bride will be the first divorced, biracial, Jewish American actress to join the British royal family, and it doesn’t stop there.

    Markle has broken royal protocol since her engagement to Prince Harry last November to become a unique and relatable public figure in the British monarchy.

    “It was known before Meghan got engaged to Harry that she alone of his many girlfriends could cope with the interest and publicity and work the crowds,” says British public relations consultant and royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams. “Meghan-mania is the result.”

    Although she won’t officially be a royal until after the couple weds on May 19, Markle is already making the role all her own.

    She broke one major rule from the start of her engagement: She didn’t wear stockings at the announcement of their impending nuptials at Kensington Palace.

    “Nude stockings, though not her usual style, are expected” by the palace, Fitzwilliams says.

    Also a no-no? That sold-out denim she wore on her first public appearance with Prince Harry. “The ripped jeans she wore at the Invictus Games are a thing of the past,” Fitzwilliams says.

    While Princess Diana and Duchess Kate carried clutches to head off unwanted handshakes, Markle has switched it up with a mix of bags with shoulder straps and handles.

    “She wants to be more approachable, as her role will be different from Kate’s,” Fitzwilliams says. “A handle or shoulder strap is therefore more her style if she wants to reach out, shake hands and touch more or hug.”

    Outside of fashion, Markle will likely have to tone down some of the warm tendencies she cultivated in Hollywood. “She will find some protocol challenging, and signing autographs is absolutely out of bounds.” In January, Markle responded to a young fan’s request for an autograph by writing a greeting without signing her name.

    She has continued to display affection for Prince Harry at their public engagements, often holding his hand or touching his arm. She also hugged a young girl at an appearance on International Women’s Day.

    “She has been careful to avoid breaking the rule about selfies, but there is no actual ‘rule’ regarding holding hands and also hugging someone,” Fitzwilliams says.

    Although she left her job on TV’s Suits, don’t expect her to stay silent about issues she deems important. Along with her and Harry’s dedication to philanthropic work, Markle has spoken up about the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.

    “Women don’t need to find a voice,” Markle said at a Royal Foundation forum in February. “They have a voice. They need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.”

    As far as other basic royal protocol, both Prince Harry and Duchess Kate are thought to be helping Markle master it all, including “who curtsies to whom when alone and how this alters if their husband is present,” Fitzwilliams says.

    “What is so precious is Meghan’s independence of spirit,” Fitzwilliams says. “She will abide by basic protocol — whether or not it is written down — whilst cultivating her own distinctive style.”

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    Dress Fittings, Nails, and Red Wine: How Meghan Markle Is Preparing for the Royal Wedding

    With the royal wedding just nine days away and no more official engagements on their calendars, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ticking off the final to-dos before they say “I do.”

    Markle, who is said to have largely planned the wedding with her best friend, Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, is “on top of everything,” according to one friend, and looking forward to welcoming her parents; her mother is already rumored to be in London. “Meghan can’t wait to see them and show them her new home. There won’t be a rehearsal dinner. Instead, Meg has planned a number of low-key events for her parents so they can meet her new friends,” a source said.

    As Vanity Fair reported last week, there will be a private family meeting so that Harry’s family, including his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, can meet Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. Her parents will spend a brief amount of time in London before heading to Windsor, where there will be a dress rehearsal ahead of the big day. The Palace has not yet confirmed where Markle and Ragland will be staying.

    Meanwhile, Markle has been busily zooming around the capital doing last-minute pre-wedding jobs. Her schedule is being managed by Harry’s senior communications officer, Amy Pickerill, while the actress has an army of professionals on hand to get her ready for May 19. According to sources, she has had her final dress fitting and is said to be overjoyed with her bespoke wedding gown. (Bookmakers stopped taking bets on the designer of the dress in late March; photographs were released of Harry leaving Ralph & Russo last week.)

    It is thought that Harry and his family will pay for the dress, which is rumored to cost £100,000 and is said to be adorned with hand-stitched beading. Markle is also said to have booked the services of celebrity stylist Miguel Perez, known for “bouncy curls,” to do her wedding-day hair. Though The Mail on Sunday recently quoted Perez saying that he and Markle “have a plan” for the wedding day, Perez has since taken to Instagram to say that he is not doing Markle’s hair and “did not even meet Meghan.”

    Markle has made an appointment to see her trusted facialist, Nichola Joss, whose signature facial involves massaging inside the mouth to lift and sculpt the muscle. Her manicurist has been booked to come to Kensington Palace next week to ensure her nails look perfect for that all-important close-up when she and Harry exchange rings. And Meghan has been exercising, doing regular workouts at Kensington Palace and Heartcore Pilates, with her friend, instructor Heather Dorak, to combat her pre-wedding nerves. “Meghan has been doing regular exercise as a way of beating the stress,” said a source. “She goes jogging around the park most days and starts every morning with some yoga and a meditation.”

    While she and Harry have both practically quit drinking as part of their healthy pre-wedding regimen (Harry has also quit smoking for Meghan), the actress is partial to a glass of red wine in the evenings to help her unwind.

    It is also going to be an exciting day for little Jasper George Galloway Dyer, who has been asked to be a page boy on the big day. The five-year-old son of Prince Harry’s close friend Mark Dyer is rumored to be one of Prince Harry’s godsons, and will join Prince George, who will also feature as one of the couple’s page boys, presumably. While Kensington Palace has not announced the details of the bridal party, the Dyers have excitedly been telling friends that their son Jasper will have a “starring role” on May 19.

    Dyer is a former equerry to Prince Charles who became a mentor to Prince Harry in the years after Princess Diana’s death. It was Dyer who suggested Harry travel to Lesotho in his gap year, and the two have been close ever since.

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    Why You Won’t Be Seeing #PrinceHarry and #MeghanMarkle Until Their Wedding Day

    The next time you see Meghan Markle, she’ll be walking down the aisle to marry Prince Harry!

    In sad news for royal fans, the couple will not be seen in any official capacity until their wedding day in less than three weeks, PEOPLE understands.

    Meghan and Harry, who are set to tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, do not have any public duties or outings scheduled on their royal calendar until the big day.

    They will continue to have briefings, visits and meetings — but they will all be private.

    Time off before the big day is well-deserved, as Harry and Meghan have kept a full schedule since they announced their engagement in November. In the run-up to their wedding, the future newlyweds have traveled all over the U.K. on official royal duty.

    As the wedding nears, members of Meghan’s expected bridal party have been in London for fittings and pre-wedding meetings.

    Groom-to-be Prince Harry, meanwhile, has been keeping toned before the big day with visits to the gym.

    While Meghan’s bridal party members have yet to be announced, Prince Harry revealed last week that big brother Prince William! will be standing by his side as his best man.

    Source: http://people.com