On May 19th, all eyes will be on Meghan Markle as she makes her way down the aisle of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – and until then, you’ll find us speculating about every detail of her bridal reveal, from the choice of dress designer (will it be Erdem or Ralph & Russo?) to her maid of honour to her manicure (may we suggest the Queen’s favourite nail polish, Essie’s Ballet Shoes?) to her ‘something borrowed.’ One thing that we can now tick off our list of wedding predictions, it seems, is Meghan’s choice of hairdresser, with new reports suggesting that the future Duchess has enlisted the services of Miguel Perez for the big day.
Perez, who has confirmed to the Mail on Sunday that he is engaged in discussions with Meghan over her wedding day hair, came with the gold standard of endorsements: the stylist, who is an alumnus of colour expert Josh Wood’s Holland Park atelier, was recommended to Meghan by another immaculately coiffed humanitarian, Amal Clooney. And while we had literally zero idea that Meghan and Amal had ever met, let alone that they were on stylist-sharing terms, this is a high-powered friendship that actually makes quite a lot of sense on paper, to paraphrase Love Island contestants past.
‘Yes, I do Meghan’s hair. I do Amal’s, and Meghan is friends with her,’ Perez explained to the Mail, adding ‘I also do George’s, I do the whole family. Amal put Meghan and me together when she moved here. I do her colour, her cut and her styling.’
As for Meghan’s bridal style? Naturally, Perez can only confirmed that the pair ‘have talked about it and we have a plan. I can’t say any more but we know what we’re doing.’
Perez is currently based at John Viale’s Salon Sloane in Chelsea – just a 15 minute Range Rover ride from Kensington Palace – where a cut and blow-dry will set you back £180 and event hair costing £150. Aside from the Clooney connection, the stylist can also boast another link to Meghan’s inner circle: he is also friends with Markus Anderson, the Soho House executive rumoured to have played a part in engineering a blind date for Meghan and Prince Harry, and previously headed up the salon at The Ned, Soho House’s City of London outpost.
Styling session with Perez, the Mail reports, are rounded off with some choice words of advice for his celebrity clientele: ‘Walk outside. Try to avoid paps. This is your life now. With great hair comes great responsibility.’ We’ll certainly try to apply the latter maxim to our daily lives, at least...
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in London in July 2016.
They were introduced by mutual friend Markus Anderson, who is the director of Soho House.
In October 2016, the Express became the first newspaper to publish news that Prince Harry had a new girlfriend.
On November 8th 2016, Kensington Palace released an unprecedented statement which referring to Markle as Harry's girlfriend for the first time.
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.'
'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.
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.
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.
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.
In March 2017, Meghan joined Prince Harry in the Caribbean for the wedding of his friend's Tom 'Skippy' Inskip and Lara Hughes-Young.
It was the first time that Markle accompanied Harry to a wedding, marking another milestone occasion for the couple.
The first public event attended by the couple was the polo at Coworth Park in May 2017.
Later in May, Markle attended the party portion of Pippa Middleton's wedding to James Middelton.
Prince Harry was seen driving her to the event after the church ceremony.
The couple made their first official public appearance in September, when Markle attended the opening of Prince Harry's Invictus Games.
Meghan wore a maroon midi dress with a pleated chiffon skirt by one of her favourite Canadian brands Aritzia.
She teamed it with a matching burgundy biker jacket by Mackage.
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.
The couple were photographed together the following day at the wheelchair tennis.
Much was made of Markle's choice of outfit: ripped jeans and a white blouse called 'The Husband'.
The couple 'broke with royal protocol' by holding hands and appearing affectionate while at the Invictus Games.
Prince Harry reportedly spent time with Meghan's mother Doria while at the Games too.
The couple indulged in some PDA at the closing ceremony.
Prince Harry was photographed kissing Meghan.
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.'
In late September 2017, it was reported that Meghan had met the Queen, prompting speculation that the relationship was getting serious.
In early November 2017, it was reported that Meghan Markle was leaving Suits after seven series.
In mid-November 2017, bookies suspending betting on an impending royal engagement, as speculation grew that an announcement was about to be made.
On November 27th 2017, Prince Charles announced the engagement of his younger son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after 15 months of dating.
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.
The engagement ring, by Cleave and Company, was reportedly designed by Prince Harry himself, using two stones that belonged to Princess Diana.
When asked by waiting photographers if the proposal was romantic, Harry joked 'of course!'