The union of Harry, a former royal wild child and former actress Meghan, a divorcee whose mother is African-American and father is white, has sprinkled a measure of modern glamour and diversity on the monarchy often regarded as a relic from the past.
Test your knowledge of British Royal Weddings past; From 1923 to the last one in 2011, yes that was when Wills and Kate waved from the Buckingham Palace balcony. GRAPHICS: REUTERS
Meghan Markle has finally confirmed two days from her wedding, that her father would not be attending her marriage to Prince Harry, putting an end to days of tawdry tabloid reports and speculation that has threatened to derail the build-up to the event being billed as the wedding of the year.
Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen New York-based fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski as the photographer for their wedding next month, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Prince Harry and his American fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle released a series of portraits on Thursday (December 21) by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. And the photos went down a storm that Kensington Palace subsequently released a third bonus black and white candid portrait with the couple in a full-length pose. A spokesperson expressed the engaged couple’s gratitude on Instagram: “Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. ‘The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.” Lubomirski, a former Mario Testino assistant, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, west of London, where the couple are due to marry on …
Mario Testino is best known for his extravagant model shoots, weighty coffee table tomes and that Diana photoshoot for Vanity Fair at Kensington Palace.
They are a motley gathering made up of normal folk, compulsive obsessives, publicity seekers, conspiracy theorists, even an octogenarian code-breaker from WW2 and the odd nutter, all united in a common purpose. To keep the memory of late Diana, Princess of Wales alive. They see themselves as the self-appointed custodians of her legacy. Fighting for her rights, correcting every percieved slight, rewriting every bit of misinformation. But even the staunchest in this group of Diana loyalists admit this can’t go on forever. On another anniversary of her tragic death in a Paris underpass, the number of bouquet, posters, mementoes, dolls, candles, press cuttings and cards have dwindled. Even though KP’s iconic gilded gates, has once more been transformed into a giant pinboard, festooned with all shades of opinion and invectives, there is less room to tack such items to since the facade was scaled back and redesigned in a recent refurbishment. There is now less photo opportunities for agitators and tourists. RELATED STORY: Dine with Diana T he band of loyal fans who make the annual …
Princess Diana could have had her pick of fashionable dining establishments in and around her Kensington Palace residence but she instead found her way to a tiny nondescript eatery in Notting Hill, west London.