Harry and Meghan, the duke and duchess of Sussex have had to hold their breaths for yet another Thomas Markle royal world exclusive.
Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony on 9 June, the first time the couple have attended the Queen’s official birthday celebrations together with the surprise appearance of a fox at the start of proceedings. About 1,000 soldiers marched to House Guards Parade in Whitehall, central London, as part of the ceremony, which marked Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday. Watched by large crowds, the newlyweds arrived in a horse-drawn carriage as part of a procession. The event was attended by other senior royals including the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, did not attend the event, having retired from public life last year. Harry and Meghan married in May at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home to the west of London, in a show of British royal pomp and pageantry watched by millions of television viewers across the world. Meghan was pictured …
Meghan Markle’s picture-perfect wedding to Prince Harry continues to garner column inches and media spotlight in Britain and across the globe, but she will only be the latest in a succession of American women who became real-life princesses.
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.
KP as it is known to insiders has been transformed into the nerve centre of the wedding of the year. You only have to listen the noisy whirl of rotor blades of helicopters landing and taking off at regular intervals. The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall including Princess Anne have all taken off close to Perk’s Field outside the palace. Mother of the bride, Doria Ragland has also been staying as a guest of Harry and Meghan where she was met for the first time by the groom’s father. She will be having tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle on the eve of the ceremony. The Kensington Palace machine have also had their hands full issuing regular press updates through the twists and turns of this very modern royal event. It is also the home of some of the royal wedding party including best man Prince William and his wife Kate together with their children who are performing important roles at the ceremony, Prince George as a page boy …
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 fiancee Meghan Markle asked for “understanding” for the father of the American actress after the US celebrity news site TMZ reported on Monday (14 May) he would not attend the couple’s glittering wedding at Windsor Castle just four days before the ceremony on 19 May.
Princess Charlotte has a lot to get the hump about; a new baby who takes away all the attention from her and being elbowed into the unenviable position of middle child.
The Royal Family is hoping that some of the magic of its latest recruit rubs off on its charitable activities and public image. She has already had tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and fast-tracked to attend the traditional Christmas service at Sandringham. Now former US actress Meghan Markle has made her first official appearance alongside fiance Prince Harry and his elder brother William and pregnant wife Kate, the first time the royal “Fab Four” have carried out a public engagement together. The quartet appeared on stage together to take part in the Royal Foundation forum, a new annual event to showcase the projects run or launched by the royals’ main charitable and philanthropic vehicle which William and Harry set up in 2011. Royal courtiers will be hoping Markle’s growing popularity in Britain will boost the vast charitable portfolio of the Royal family. Harry, 33 and Markle, 36, have attracted worldwide media attention since they announced last November they were getting married while William, 35 and Kate, 36, have been a major media draw …