The Buzz

 

APRIL 19:

  • There is a lot of chatter about Meghan wearing two dresses on the big day. This is something both Susan C and Susan K have long thought would be the case; in fact, we both think she will wear pieces from two different designers.
  • Here is a look from Racked at not just the latest odds from British bookmakers on who is making Meghan’s wedding dress, but an explainer on how they even arrive at such info
  • Will Meghan wear a tiara for the wedding? Canoe looks into that question and offers some interesting background on tiaras

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APRIL 16:

  • CNN has some surprising names in its piece pondering who is still in the running to make Meghan’s wedding dress
  • The Telegraph also offers this story: “The Meghan Markle Effect: how second weddings are becoming bigger than the first”
  • The Chicago Tribune takes a look at Windsor, “Harry and Meghan’s (relatively) low key wedding site”
  • Our final item, the darling collection Cath Kidston is offering in honor of the wedding. There are some fun, cute pieces.

APRIL 15: Apologies for falling behind on this a bit; Susan K’s desktop died, taking all data with it until Apple and the Spousal Unit performed a brief and miraculous resuscitation.

APRIL 13:

  • We now know how pleased Meghan and Harry were with the engagement photos taken by Alexi Lubomirski; Kensington Palace announced today he has been retained to shoot the wedding photos.
  • Another designer has verified she isn’t making Meghan’s wedding gown; Victoria Beckham told James Corden she is not the designer. Thank you to ABC’s Carolyn Durand for the information!

APRIL 12: 

  • Meghan is in Chicago for the weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. The paper reports”Markle landed at the airport at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a second source, who also said that she will be leaving town early Sunday evening. Chicago police provided physical security for her but not an actual escort, the source said.”
  • Be sure to check the Meg Events page on the site, it has details on the three occasions next week when we expect toes Meghan.
  • The Associated Press has a new story by Danica Kirk looking at Meghan’s impact on the economy, you can read it here at the New York Times.

APRIL 11The Daily Mirror has a list of likely celebrity guests in this story.

APRIL 10:

  • There will not be any political guests at the wedding according to a statement released today by Kensington Palace. Michelle and Barack Obama will not be attending, nor the Trumps; even PM Theresa May will not be in attendance. As explained by Richard Palmer of The Express, “Essentially, it’s been decided that there’s no need for official guests, as Prince Harry is not likely to be a future King. Everyone inside the chapel will know Harry and Meghan personally.” More details can be seen in this Daily Mirror story.
  • We do know that Alex Lubomirski, who shot Meghan and Harry’s engagement photos, will be at the wedding. The photographer told E! News that he and his wife, Giada Lubomirski, have been invited to the wedding. Read the photographer’s description of what the engagement photo shoot was like in the E! News story.
  • Apparently Meghan’s decision to wear the Ralph & Russo gown seen in the engagement photos was not set in stone, nor even as planned out as many of us thought. That’s according to an interview Alex Lubomirski did with Entertainment Tonight.
  • Kensington Palace has released the names and background stories of some of the 1200 members of the public who are attending the wedding. They include 12-year-old Amelia Thompson, a survivor of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester; Reuben Litherland of Derby, who was born deaf and started teaching lunchtime sign language lessons at his school; Pamela Anomneze, manager of Studio 306 Collective, a program using creative arts to help people recover from mental health issues; and Philip Gillespie, who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works raising awareness and funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
  • If you’ve wondered just who Meghan’s closest friends are, this Us Weekly piece has the answers.
  • Here is a piece of memorabilia you probably won’t see everywhere: a commemorative Royal Wedding Plate showing Meghan and….Ed Sheeran. The company making the place says that was not a mistake, they did it on purpose. It is being sold for $36.50 at etsy; from the amount of publicity the plate has received, I think it may well have been a deliberate decision by the seller. More in this Evening Standard story.

APRIL 9: Meghan and Harry have released a statement asking that people who are considering sending a wedding gift instead donate to one of seven charities. Here are links to the charities and their associated social media accounts:

APRIL 8:

APRIL 7: As speculation continues that Ralph & Russo are designing Meghan’s gown, London’s Financial Times asks Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo point blank: “So, Tamara and Michael, are you designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?” Seated across from me on a silvery satin chaise longue, the pair “politely decline” to comment, and I’m forced to draw my conclusions from their body language. Russo crosses his arms defensively and grits his teeth, while Ralph gives a nervous laugh and awkwardly swishes her long, treacle-coloured ponytail. I have no industry intelligence about it, but based on their reactions, if Ladbrokes hadn’t closed bets then mine would be on this duo.”

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APRIL 5:

  • Town & Country’s etiquette expert explains why some wedding invitations only include half a couple; it turns out there is a reason plus-ones have not been included.
  • Erdem continues to be touted as the likely designer of Meghan’s wedding dress. Many think a move the company announced this week is just another sign pointing to the likelihood he is “the one.” Elle has more in this story.
  • However…Ralph and Russo made a similar move this week. People has more on this development. (If needing to do a speed read, scroll down to the 5th paragraph for the salient section.)
  • Metro has a piece looking at dress designers, with “all of the potentials from Ralph & Russo to Sarah Burton.”
  • An old Tostitos commercial featuring Meghan has surfaced; click here to watch the spot, shot in 2009.
  • If planning to have a proper tea while you watch the wedding, you might want to consider today’s wedding whimsy, the Royal Wedding Biscuit Tin from England’s Biscuiteers. The cookies are handmade and decorated, they retail for £45, that’s about$63.

APRIL 4:

  • Omid Scobie, who has accurately broken a number of stories about Meghan and the wedding, tweeted that Meghan appears to have been in Los Angeles for the weekend. Click here for the Twitter thread.
  • Metro has an article on one of the first members of the public who has received an invitation
  • Unrelated to Meghan and Harry, but a fun read: the Daily Mirror’s piece looking at possible wedding gown designers for Princess Beatrice.
  • It’s another People cover for Meghan! The accompanying story is titled How Love Changed Harry

APRIL 3:

APRIL 2: Meghan and Harry have selected a florist and chosen the kind of flowers they will use for their wedding. Here are some links: florist Philippa Craddock’s website is here(where you can see her work at weddings she has done); the Kensington Palace news release is here; a Vogue story is hereSkyNews story is here; a BBC piece is here; the Daily Mail’s article is here. 

APRIL 1: Meghan is getting her own figure at Madame Tussaud’s; this Hello! story has more.

MARCH 30:

  • The Sunday Times Magazine’s cover story this weekend is an exclusive by author Andrew Morton titled “Meghan: her true story“.  Meghan is also featured on the cover of Tatler’s May issue. Susan C notes both magazines use previously seen photos; Meghan did not pose for either cover.

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MARCH 15:

  • Click here for People’s story titled “Meghan Markle’s Royal Wardrobe: Here’s Who Pays for It, and Why She Can’t Accept Free Clothes”
  • HuffPo UK story on Meghan’s new assistant, Amy Pickerill, may be read here
  • Lyst’s annual Wedding Report with The Meghan Effect at #3 may be seen here

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