The fairy tale that is Meghan Markle’s life continues to grow more storybook-perfect with each passing day. According to the The Sunday Times, Markle will be afforded a privilege this holiday season which marks a first for any royal fiancée. The 36-year-old American actress (and luckiest person alive?) will get to spend Christmas with the royal family despite not yet having married into them, an unheard of opportunity which involves some serious QT with the Queen. Allegedly, Harry asked the Queen to make this happen, and she just… did. Obviously, Harry is her favorite grandson. (Sorry, guy married to Kate Middleton.)
While those of us marrying into normal families may relish being excluded from events with our in-laws this holiday season, we can only assume that Megs is over-the-moon, if anxious, about the exception that’s been made to include her in the royal festivities. She will reportedly join Harry and his family at the Queen’s private estate in Norfolk for a black-tie dinner and a pheasant shoot, among other events. After, they will head to the states to spend New Year’s Eve with Markle’s family in Los Angeles, at which point we will undoubtedly be deterred from stalking them by the epic traffic snarls which will inevitably result from their presence.
Having somewhat lost our Obamas to life as private citizens, we are so here for this romantic and aspirational saga, as it’s a lovely distraction from the dark news of the day. Stay tuned for more HarMegs (er, any suggestions?) “news” as it develops, and in the meantime let your spirits be lifted by the adorable infatuation depicted in the images below.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
“We’re a fantastic team and we know we are, and we hope over time to try have as much impact for all the things we care about as much as possible.” In this interview, filmed on the day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement was announced, the couple talk about how the “stars were aligned” as they fell in love.