Wendell Pierce starred in popular legal drama, Suits, with the Duchess of Sussex
When Meghan Markle became a real-life Princess, many people could be forgiven for thinking she was living a dream come true. However, the former actress went through some very public family-based heartbreak leading up to her big day with Prince Harry which meant it was only her mother, Doria Ragland, who attended from her whole family.
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day
Now it has been revealed the Duchess of Sussex's on-screen dad, Wendell Pierce gave her a bit of fatherly advice before she went up the aisle.
The Kingdom Choir, who performed 'Stand By Me' at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May, have penned their first ever record deal.
The Kingdom Choir won plaudits for their rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ at the event back on May 19th, in front of a television audience estimated to be around 1.9 billion – a far cry from their previous most-attended performance of 200 people.
Their performance later topped the American gospel chart, while the YouTube video was viewed over three million times. Now, two months after they stole the show at the royal wedding, they’ve now inked a record deal with Sony Music UK, and will go into the recording studio later in July to begin work on their debut album, which is set for release on November 2nd – with the Ben E King classic included, of course!
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A new report by the Daily Mail quotes a source close to Meghan who claims Thomas faked his heart surgery in order to cause minimum disruption to the royal wedding after the faked paparazzi photos.
Sensational new reports are threatening to make the Thomas Markle vs British royal family saga even more explosive, with a new story claiming that Meghan’s father may have faked his heart surgery as an excuse not to attend his daughter’s wedding two months ago.
A source close to the former ‘Suits’ star Meghan told the Daily Mail on Thursday (July 19th) that “the whole story about Meghan's father undergoing heart surgery was made up. He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public.”
A couple of weeks before Meghan’s much-publicised wedding to Prince Harry in May, you may remember, a handful of pictures appeared in the American tabloid press, which later turned out to have been staged and pre-arranged.
Samantha Markle has spoken out about her estranged sibling consistently since her relationship with Prince Harry began
Meghan Markle may have married the man of her dreams two months ago but their happy union is not smiled upon by everyone in her family as her older half-sister continues to speak out in criticism of the new Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan Markle's family have been vocal in the media since the start of her relationship with Prince Harry
Samantha Markle has been an ongoing presence in the media since her younger sibling announced her engagement to Prince Harry and her latest outburst has been one of the most brutal as she told the Duchess if their father died she would be to blame.
The newlywed has been on a whistle stop tour of Ireland for her first overseas engagement since becoming a Royal
The intense fascination surrounding the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex has not let up since their marriage almost six weeks ago and the pair are still followed and scrutinized everywhere they go. These past few days, the newlyweds have been on a trip to Ireland and it has been revealed the stylish Duchess has worn an outfit by one designer that reportedly criticised her wedding dress.
The newly married royals are faced with intrigue and interest everywhere they go
On her third outfit of the day yesterday, Meghan Markle arrived at a summer garden party hosted by Britain's Ambassador to Ireland in an LBD.
The Duchess of Sussex attended a Young Leaders reception event at Buckingham Palace with the monarch this week.
An example of the kind of 24/7 scrutiny that Meghan Markle now faces in the fishbowl life of being a member of the British royal family has sprung up, with the Duchess of Sussex being accused ‘disrespecting’ the Queen during a recent public appearance.
The 36 year old, who tied the knot with Prince Harry last month, took her seat near the Queen alongside her husband on Tuesday evening (June 26th) at the Young Leaders Reception at Buckingham Palace.
However, she was seen sitting crossing her legs, rather than adopting the rather more formal ‘Duchess slant’ that Kate Middleton often favours, which led to many observers accuse Meghan of being disrespectful to the monarch.
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Accused Of Sitting "Disrespectfully" Next To The Queen
The British designer created the Duchess of Sussex's white evening gown on her wedding day
The wedding of the year may be a distant memory for the bride and groom as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settle down to their Royal duties but for those involved in its organisation, the excitement it left still hangs in the air.
Stella Mccartney designed Meghan Markle's evening wedding gown
Almost a month later, designer Stella McCartney has spoken about her involvement in the nuptials and designing Meghan’s stunning, floor-length, high-neck white evening gown.
The newly-wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to want children as soon as possible.
According to a source quoted by Us Weekly, the newly-wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who got married in a lavish ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle back on May 19th, are planning to start their family as soon as possible.
“Meghan and Harry want to start a family right away - and she’ll start trying as soon as she can…” one source told the American publication.
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It's thought that his ex had one final conversation with him before the big day.
We were just as surprised as anyone when we noticed not one but two of Prince Harry's ex-girlfriends turning up to his wedding at the weekend, but it seems one of them nearly didn't come along at all. Apparently, Chelsy Davy was in tears over the phone to the new Duke of Sussex just days before he wed Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding
Harry dated Zimbabwean heiress Chelsy between 2005 and 2010, but eventually split due to her discomfort with royal life. According to reports, they spoke on the phone before the wedding and Chelsy appeared heartbroken the her ex was about to be married.
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The singer that the gown was a little ill-fitting.
Fans of the royal family are still frothing at the mouth gushing about the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but not everyone was hugely impressed about all aspects of the special event. Katy Perry revealed bluntly that she was not a fan of Meghan's dress.
Katy Perry at the Met Gala
The 36-year-old wore a gloriously simple dress designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. With a bardot neckline, long sleeves and zero embellishment on the gown itself, attention was drawn more to the elegantly embroidered veil and regal tiara. But some people just did not appreciate the simplistic beauty of the dress, largely because of the way it fitted (or didn't) Meghan.
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There's "so much pressure" on Meghan that she won't be able to enjoy the day, Schumer believes.
The gossip columns and celeb news outlets are focussing almost all of their energy on the upcoming royal wedding this weekend, with Meghan Markle and her family particularly coming under the spotlight in recent days.
The 36 year old marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on Saturday afternoon in front of the watching world and most of the global press. However, one celebrity isn’t buying into all of the hype, with comedian Amy Schumer reckoning the big day will “suck” for Meghan because she’s under “so much pressure”.
Speaking with Australian radio show ‘Fitzy and Wippa’ this week, Schumer said: “This poor girl. Your wedding, everyone says it’s your day. It’s your day. She’s like, no it’s not.”
Continue reading: The Royal Wedding Will "Suck" For Meghan Markle, Reckons Amy Schumer
The actress had to field royal wedding questions as she promoted her new BBC project
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has seized even the most sceptical romantic in its royal grip - with the slight exception, however, of actress Emma Thompson. The veteran star - a symbol of Britishness herself - was blindsided about the upcoming nuptials by journalists when promoting her latest BBC project.
Emma Thompson does not have anything to say about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
Speaking about her new adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, Emma was asked what she thought about the big day by Sky News - who have just released the interview that was given in March.
Continue reading: Emma Thompson Is So Over The Royal Wedding
Just under a month ahead of the royal wedding, Markle's role on 'Suits' has now officially ended - CONTAINS SPOILERS.
Art (kinda) imitated life this week as Meghan Markle’s final appearance in hit legal drama ‘Suits’ was broadcast, in her last television appearance before she marries Prince Harry next month.
The 36 year old actress took her last bow as Rachel Zane in the USA network’s ‘Suits’ in its seventh season finale on Wednesday night (April 25th), a series in which she has featured from the start.
Of course, Markle is due to wed Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19th in a ceremony to which 600 guests have reportedly been invited. When their engagement was announced last year, she also revealed that she would be giving up her acting career for what she described as a “new chapter”.
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Makes Final 'Suits' Appearance
She was speaking during her first engagement as a working royal at an event marking the work of the Royal Foundation in London.
Meghan Markle used the opportunity of her first public appearance as a working royal by enunciating her support for the MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment campaigns, and saying that she wants to “hit the ground running” in her new role in public life.
The 36 year old former ‘Suits’ star was speaking alongside her fiancé, Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a forum to honour the work of the Royal Foundation.
Markle has long been committed to gender equality and empowering women through her work as a women’s advocate at the United Nations, and at the event on Wednesday (February 28th) in central London she said that now was the ideal time to highlight “women feeling empowered”.
A package containing white powder (later discovered to be harmless) and also allegedly a racist communication was intercepted by security procedures at St. James's Palace last week.
Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after a letter that was addressed to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was found to contain a white powder, apparently coupled with a racist message directed at the couple.
The package, addressed to Prince Harry and his fiancée, led to a security scare early last week at St. James’s Palace, with specialists from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror command rushed in to test whether the powder might be the deadly poison anthrax. Analysis of the powder found that it was harmless.
Security measures already in place ensured that the package was intercepted before it reached the royal couple. Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, have reportedly been informed, according to the Evening Standard.
Rumours regarding Priyanka's involvement in the Royal wedding hit headlines.
Will Priyanka Chopra be in attendance at the wedding of her pal Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this Spring? It's the question on everybody's lips, but she's not about to confirm or deny her involvement at this stage - which, naturally, has only served to fuel further speculation.
Priyanka Chopra at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala
The 35-year-old 'Quantico' star is rumoured to be a bridesmaid for her American friend in her upcoming Royal nuptials, though in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, she refused to say much about the this suggestion. What she did say, however, was rather telling despite the dismissiveness.
Continue reading: Will Priyanka Chopra Be Meghan Markle's Bridesmaid?
Markle and her on-screen boyfriend, Patrick J Adams, are both set to quit the USA Network series after the current seventh series.
Katherine Heigl is set to replace Meghan Markle in the cast of American legal drama ‘Suits’, it has been announced this week, with Markle’s on-screen boyfriend Patrick J. Adams also set to quit his role.
39 year old actor Heigl will play a new talented lawyer, named Samantha Wheeler, at Pearson Specter Litt on the USA Network show, the broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday (January 31st). The upcoming eighth season begins production in April in Toronto.
“Joining ‘Suits’ was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an executive producer I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,” Heigl said in a statement. “I have watched ‘Suits’ from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”
Continue reading: Katherine Heigl Replacing Meghan Markle In 'Suits' Cast
The princess-to-be's ancestry has been plotted
Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle is set to join the ranks of the British monarchy when she marries Prince Harry this summer but it seems a distant relative of the American actress has already got links with the Royal Family.
Is Meghan Markle descended from royalty?
A researcher at the Boston-based New England Historic Genealogical Society, one of the world's premier genealogical organisations, said Miss Markle is a direct descendant of King Edward III, who ruled from 1327 until 1377.
Continue reading: Does Meghan Markle Already Have A Distant Royal Relative?
She made the decision in line with royal protocol.
Giving up your social media accounts may seem like a big sacrifice for a husband, but that's exactly what Meghan Markle signed up for when she chose to wed Prince Harry. It's a necessary step to maintain the privacy and respectability of the royal family though, and it doesn't seem like much of a big deal for her.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry snapped in Brixton
She's already giving up a successful acting career and a lifestyle blog, but now the 36-year-old soon-to-be Princess Meghan (though that will unlikely be her official title) has demonstrated her commitment to her fiance by removing her social media presence completely.
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Wipes Her Social Media Presence Ahead Of Wedding Day
Engagement, marriages and going public - 2017 was the year for being famous and in love.
2017 has been a great year for celebrity romance - there’s been longtime loves finally tying the knot, secret couples going public and even a royal engagement. So from Meghan and Harry to Kit and Rose and even Katie and Jamie - here are the six celebrity pairings who were our ultimate #couplegoals for 2017.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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