Meghan Markle enjoys power seat at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding


Meghan Markle tried to keep things low-key Friday when she and Prince Harry arrived for the wedding of Princess Eugenie, held at the same location as her own spectacular ceremony just five months earlier.

Perhaps not wanting to distract attention from the bride, the royal family’s new global superstar and Harry, the bride’s cousin, mostly tried to sneak into St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Vanity Fair reported. They arrived in an SUV that pulled right up to the door. Meghan emerged from the vehicle wearing a muted navy dress and coat with matching fascinator. The outfit was designed by Givenchy, the designer of her wedding dress.

The crowd nonetheless managed to catch a glimpse of the new Duchess of Sussex, and erupt into cheers, before she and Harry slipped inside.

But however much Meghan wasn’t looking for fanfare, it was hard not to notice that the Los Angeles-born former TV actress has joined the top echelon of the royal family with her May 19 marriage to Harry, the sixth in line to the throne.

In the choir section, closest to the altar and right in front of the coat of arms, Meghan sat in the same second row as Queen Elizabeth II and her most prominent descendants: Prince Charles and Prince William, first and second in line to the throne.

Next to the queen sat Prince Philip, 97, who has retired from royal duties but decided at the last minute to attend his granddaughter’s wedding. And next to Philip was Prince Charles, followed by William, his wife Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and then Meghan. Unlike her new royal relatives, Meghan grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, not a palace.

But now she has joined William, Kate and Harry as the most popular representatives of a dynasty that is more than …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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