Rumours have been swirling for weeks about whether or not actress Meghan Markle would be joining her boyfriend, Prince Harry, at Pippa Middleton’s wedding on 20th May. And it seems that now, it’s been all but confirmed that she will be attending as his plus one.
Hello! magazine have revealed that Meghan has requested to take a week off of her job on US law drama Suits between 15th May – 22nd May – which would leave her with plenty of time to accompany Harry to the wedding. However, according to People magazine, the actress may not be attending the ceremony. Pippa has a ‘no ring, no bring’ policy, so Markle may only go to the reception.
If so, the wedding would be the first time that the couple have attended a public event together with Harry’s family – as Catherine, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also be in attendance. According to sources, if Meghan were to attend, it would be a huge step towards an official engagement announcement for the pair.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time Meghan has been Harry’s plus one at a wedding. She was introduced to the Prince’s close circle of friends back in February when she attended the nuptials of his best friend Tom Inskip in Jamaica.
This news comes amid the media coverage around the Prince’s honest admissions of his struggles with mental health following his mother’s death in 1997. Speaking to Byrony Gordon on a podcast for The Telegraph, the Prince admitted, “I have probably been close to a complete breakdown on multiple occasions”, adding that, following Diana’s death, “It was 20 years of not thinking about my mother’s death, and two years of total chaos.”
(Prince Harry with his mother Diana in 1994)
During the interview, Harry also revealed his hopes for children in the near future, too. He said, “Of course I would love to have kids”, and added, “I’ve now been able to take my work seriously, and been able to take my private life seriously as well.” So could a family also be in the works for Meghan and the Prince?
And, in perhaps yet another sign that the couple are soon to take their relationhip to the next level, it’s been announced that Meghan has cancelled her contract with Canadian leather brand Reitmans.
The actress had a contract with the company to be the face of two collections, but chose not to renew it – despite having been offered a large salary increase. According to royal blog Royal Central, the news is prompting many to speculate that the actress is getting her affairs together, in order to join the royal family soon.