Meghan Markle Just Had Her First Wedding Of The Year
By Katie Rosseinsky Posted on 26 Apr 2018
2018 has shaped up to be a busy old year for Meghan Markle. Not only will she take a co-starring role in the wedding of the year on May 19th, but she’s also finally said goodbye to Suits after seven seasons, tying up the final loose ends for her character Rachel Zane with an on-screen wedding to long-time love interest Mike Ross (as played by Patrick J. Adams).
Ahead of Meghan’s IRL nuptials, her Suits wedding has finally aired on US television, in an episode titled Good-Bye which saw Rachel and Mike – mild spoiler alert – finally tying the knot (after some will-they, won’t they drama in season five, when they were originally slated to get wed) in a rush before they move to Seattle to head up another law firm.
Rachel and Mike’s wedding was a relatively low-key affair, taking place in a hotel reception room whose decorators had apparently taken interiors cues from Meghan’s now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, with flowers decked out in fairy lights and potted succulents. Her character walked down the aisle to John Legend’s All Of Me, which was a sweet touch, and wore the V-neck gown by Anne Barge that was originally bought for the postponed wedding of season five, which retails at $6,800. While we can hardly look to Suits for hints as to what we can expect from Harry and Meghan’s actual wedding (that way lies madness, after all) it certainly seemed like a fitting send off for the two characters.
Though the wedding scenes were not the final ones on which Meghan worked, showrunner Aaron Korsh has described the filming experience as ‘emotional,’ telling Deadline: ‘I remember having a really fun talk with Meghan as we were setting up to shoot the wedding and we were just wrapping up our time together.’
Meghan’s co-star Patrick J Adams, who is also leaving the show after seven seasons, tweeted a farewell message to fans as the finale landed on screens, writing: ‘Tonight my last episode of Suits ever is airing. Weird. Hope it doesn’t disappoint. Thank you to everyone who turned an audition into 7 surreal years of my life. Hope you enjoy it. I know I have. Peace.’
NOW READ: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Relationship Timeline
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in London in July 2016.
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They were introduced by mutual friend Markus Anderson, who is the director of Soho House.
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In October 2016, the Express became the first newspaper to publish news that Prince Harry had a new girlfriend.
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On November 8th 2016, Kensington Palace released an unprecedented statement which referring to Markle as Harry’s girlfriend for the first time.
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In the statement, Prince Harry condemned the ‘wave of abuse and harrassment’ faced by Markle, saying that he was ‘worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.’
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‘It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,’ the statement continued.
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The couple were papped together for the first time in December 2016, shopping for a Christmas tree in London at the Pines and Needles store.
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Later that week, they were seen on London’s West End, catching a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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In February, Prince Harry wore a his ‘n’ hers bracelet on the cover of Town & Country magazine, just weeks after Markle was pictured wearing the same one on Instagram.
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In March 2017, Meghan joined Prince Harry in the Caribbean for the wedding of his friend’s Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip and Lara Hughes-Young.
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It was the first time that Markle accompanied Harry to a wedding, marking another milestone occasion for the couple.
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The first public event attended by the couple was the polo at Coworth Park in May 2017.
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Later in May, Markle attended the party portion of Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Middelton.
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Prince Harry was seen driving her to the event after the church ceremony.
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The couple made their first official public appearance in September, when Markle attended the opening of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games.
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Meghan wore a maroon midi dress with a pleated chiffon skirt by one of her favourite Canadian brands Aritzia.
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She teamed it with a matching burgundy biker jacket by Mackage.
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Although Prince Harry was sat next to First Lady Melania Trump at the event, rather than his girlfriend, she was only seated a few rows behind him.
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The couple were photographed together the following day at the wheelchair tennis.
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Much was made of Markle’s choice of outfit: ripped jeans and a white blouse called ‘The Husband’.
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The couple ‘broke with royal protocol’ by holding hands and appearing affectionate while at the Invictus Games.
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Prince Harry reportedly spent time with Meghan’s mother Doria while at the Games too.
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The couple indulged in some PDA at the closing ceremony.
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Prince Harry was photographed kissing Meghan.
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In an interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan referred to Harry as her boyfriend numerous times, saying: ‘We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people understand is that this is our time.’
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In late September 2017, it was reported that Meghan had met the Queen, prompting speculation that the relationship was getting serious.
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In early November 2017, it was reported that Meghan Markle was leaving Suits after seven series.
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In mid-November 2017, bookies suspending betting on an impending royal engagement, as speculation grew that an announcement was about to be made.
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On November 27th 2017, Prince Charles announced the engagement of his younger son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after 15 months of dating.
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The couple later appeared at a photocall, with Markle wearing a white dress coat by Canadian brand Line The Label. The website has subsequently crashed.
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The engagement ring, by Cleave and Company, was reportedly designed by Prince Harry himself, using two stones that belonged to Princess Diana.
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When asked by waiting photographers if the proposal was romantic, Harry joked ‘of course!’
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