I haven’t even been blogging about the back-and-forth involving the “will she/won’t she” of Meghan Markle attending Pippa Middleton‘s wedding, but just reading about it for the last few months has me exhausted. I guess after Meghan and Prince Harry‘s debut at polo this past weekend, all the papers are claiming Pippa has invited Meghan to her wedding.
I feel like I was the only one who was all “It’s Pippa’s choice and she’s not a terrible person for not inviting people to her wedding”, so I hope this was actually Pippa’s decision and not something she was pressured into (either by the press, Harry, or Carole). I still think a wedding is about the couple getting married, not about the guest’s happiness, and the couple doesn’t have to invite plus one’s just because their guest complains (and I think the guest is the rude one in that situation).
Anyway, E Online, which seemingly has an inside line with Meghan, has a story about which parts of Pippa’s wedding Meghan will be attending and that she’s already had two outfit fittings.
the brideMeghan Markle! Now that The Suits actress has secured a coveted invite to Pippa Middleton’s upcoming wedding to James Matthews, one question remains: How is she preparing for the big day?! Well, despite the obvious pressure that comes with attending such a major event, it appears as if Meghan is handling the next step in her relationship with Prince Harry with stride.
“A source close to the brunette beauty tells E! News she’s already had not one, but two, separate fittings in Toronto for her ensemble. No word yet on what color hue Markle has decided on, but our insider shares her look will include a hat for the formal ceremony portion of the festivities.
“Which brings us to yet another wildly discussed topic: What portions of Pippa and James’ nuptials will Meghan attend? As E! News previously reported, the couple will exchange vows on Saturday, May 20 at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, close to sister Kate Middleton’s hometown, Bucklebury. Guests will then reportedly gather for a reception at the 18-acre Georgian Grade II-listed manor home of Pippa and Kate’s parents, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. And much like Kate and Prince William’s 2011 wedding extravaganza, the celebration will continue with an after-party that evening, usually reserved for the newlyweds’ closest family and friends.
“We’re told Meghan will attend all three different events with Prince Harry, who confirmed his relationship with the actress last November. And to make the most of her trip across the pond, our source reveals Meghan is set to touch down in London four days before the event around May 16. This, of course, is to ensure the Toronto-based star can enjoy plenty of alone time with Harry. Let the countdown begin!”
Exhausting. Because why do we need to know about Meghan’s dress fittings? I will admit that I am very excited about seeing Meghan at Pippa’s wedding, and I hope we get great photos, but I don’t care about dress fittings. Like, of course she has dress fittings, we don’t need to be breathlessly told about dress fittings.
E Online also has this story about how Meghan and Harry are totally following William and Kate’s relationship model, or something. The interesting bit is this quote from a “source” close to Harry about Meghan attending polo: “Harry was the one that encouraged her to come. He hates doing these things by himself and it felt great to have someone he loves cheering him on. With Meghan, he feels like they’re a team. It gives him so much energy.”
I thought some of the commentary around the polo debut was a bit overdone, because Meghan attending polo isn’t a sure sign of an impending engagement. I also think some of the commentary about Meghan attending Pippa’s wedding with Harry is a bit overdone, because Meghan attending Pippa’s wedding with Harry isn’t a sure sign of an impending engagement. Chelsea attended many polo matches over the years, and she was Harry’s plus one at William and Kate’s wedding, and we all know how that turned out.
Having said that, I do think the narrative around Meghan is different than Harry’s previous relationships, and I think they will get engaged at some point. Although 1) I would prefer a fall engagement so that we get a spring wedding because I think that would be better for fashion, and 2) I think it would be best for Meghan’s last season of Suits to finish airing before they get engaged.