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Prince Harry and ‘hands-on’ Meghan Markle are planning a fairy-tale wedding with a ‘white and classic’ theme

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning a fairytale wedding with a ‘white and classic’ theme when they walk down the aisle in May.

But the American bride-to-be – who is said to be ‘very hands-on’ with the wedding plans – also intends to surprise their guests with some ‘quirky’ elements, according to royal sources.

The Duchess of Cambridge installed an ice cream van and burger stalls at Buckingham Palace for her evening reception in 2011.

Her sister, Pippa Middleton, brought in table tennis tables for her nuptials last year, and played a match with tennis star Roger Federer, who then took on Kate, William and Harry.

Now Harry, 33, and divorcee Meghan, 36, want to have some surprises of their own at Windsor Castle on May 19, although it is not known what they will be.

A palace insider said: ‘Miss Markle has described it as reflecting a fairytale wedding, which, of course, is really what it is.

‘Staff have been struck by how unbelievably happy they are together.

‘They are having huge fun planning this. No one has ever seen Prince Harry quite like it.’

When it comes to food, Harry is following in the footsteps of his father, Prince Charles, with a ‘best of British’ theme.

Charles has long championed home-grown, organic, seasonal produce – which helped him to bond with self-confessed foodie Meghan.

The source added: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if the menu eventually reflects some of Meghan’s Los Angeles heritage.’

Harry and Meghan have been more involved in the planning of their wedding than most royal couples.

They have made it clear to royal staff that while normal protocol will be respected in terms of seating, invitations and the guest list, they want their nuptials to be a ‘toned-down affair’ rather than one of starchy formality.

The couple are said to want their wedding to mirror their own tastes and personalities instead of the institution of the Royal Family.

One insider said: ‘They want it to be fun and reflective of themselves as a couple and of their family and friends that will be there.

‘It will still very much be a royal wedding – just not a traditional one.’

The Lord Chamberlain’s Office, which is responsible for organising any events on the Queen’s programme that involve such ceremonies, would normally be responsible for a royal wedding, in conjunction with The Master of the Household’s Department, which handles official and private entertaining across all the royal residences.

But Harry and Meghan are also bringing in a team of their own wedding planners, as well as the society caterers Table Talk.

One source told how Miss Markle was taking a ‘very hands-on role with the organising process’, adding: ‘In fact, Harry insisted on it.

‘She’s a woman of great style and taste, a real foodie and, of course, used to run a lifestyle blog, The Tig.

‘She has a very clear idea of what she wants.

‘When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married, Kate knew what she wanted when it came to things such as flowers, cakes decoration and the like.

‘But, overall, she would defer to what the palace wanted in terms of the big picture.

‘Meghan and Harry are very different.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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Photos: January 09 – Visiting Reprezent Radio

On (January 09, 2018) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited radio station Reprezent FM in Brixton to view their work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting, and to learn more about their model of using music, radio and media for social impact. Meghan received a very warm welcome from the crowd and seemed genuinely overwhelmed by the response. I have added 200+ HQ pictures to our gallery.

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How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Rewriting the Royal Rules

As 2017 wraps up, the changing of the guard is clear in royal circles as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle toss out the traditional play book. With the release of three stunning new photos on Dec. 21 that look more like Hollywood movie stills than official palace portraits, the engaged couple demonstrated yet again that they are writing their own rules. Harry, a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, is “cock-a-hoop” at the prospect of their life together. (Translation: Deliriously happy.)

As they plan their May 19 wedding, Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, are “leading the planning process for all aspects,” their spokesman says — with their own unique touch.

The pair are set to wed at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle with the blessing of Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. That would have been unthinkable in the past: Elizabeth’s uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson. (Like Simpson, Markle is also American and divorced.)

“We are a very much multi-cultural, multi-colored, multi-faith society these days,” says Penny Junor, Harry’s biographer. “Lots of people in Britain were born in other countries and having a royal family reflect that is very helpful. The fact that she is mixed race, a divorcée, a career woman and not a member of the British aristocracy is all very positive for the future of the monarchy, and for it to be seen to be relevant to society today.”

Palace courtiers who have met Meghan (including at the annual staff party at Windsor Castle) note she has lots of new ideas. “She is smart and well-liked,” one staffer tells PEOPLE.

On Christmas Day, the couple delighted the crowds outside church. (And Meghan even proved a pro with her first curtsy before the Queen!)

Early in the new year, the couple will continue planning for their big day, including Meghan’s baptism into the Church of England. Earlier this month, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the couple has a “profound sense of commitment” about their life together.

Source: http://people.com/

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Photos: December 25 – Christmas Day Church Service At Sandringham

Merry Christmas, everyone! Today (December 25, 2017) Meghan Markle joined The Queen and the rest of The Royal Family for Christmas Day Service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham for the first time. Meghan’s appearance breaks tradition by being the first non member of the royal family to join the Christmas festivities. At the moment I have added 80 high quality photos to the gallery, enjoy!

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Official Engagment Photos Released

Today, (December 21, 2017) Kensington Palace released two official photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their formal engagement shoot. Shortly afterwards “as a way to say thank you” The Palace released one candid photo. The photographs were taken in Windsor, on the grounds of Frogmore House, an area the couple has previously stated as ‘a very special’ for the two of them. The photos were taken by fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski who said “It was an incredible honour to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.” You can now view the photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

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Photos: December 20 – Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

Every year, on the Wednesday before Christmas, the Queen holds a pre-Christmas lunch at the palace, and it’s one of the more entertaining of the traditional royal events because, instead of seeing posed photos from inside the event, we only get a bunch of paparazzi shots of the various royals in their cars making their way into the palace. It’s sort of like the royal version of those photos taken of people as they careen down the track on an amusement park ride.

And this year’s photos are even more notable than they have been other years, as the event was attended by Meghan Markle. Markle, who is set to marry Prince Harry in May, presumably met many of the extended-family royals for the first time today, as more than 50 royals lunched with the Queen.

Markle wore a “high-necked lace dress” from the label Self-Portrait. She accompanied the look with some diamond drop earrings.


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Engagements Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace – December 20 2017