Meghan Markle is celebrating her 37th birthday and first birthday as a royal alongside Prince Harry at his shut buddy’s wedding ceremony within the English countryside.
Only a few months after tying the knot themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to attend the marriage of Harry’s longtime buddy Charlie van Straubenzee to Daisy Jenks on the medieval church of St. Mary the Virgin in Frensham in southwest London.
In keeping with the Related Press, the prince has recognized Van Straubenzee since childhood and Harry’s former prep-school mate served as an usher at Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Citadel wedding ceremony in Might. Harry repaid the favor by serving as an usher for Van Straubenzee’s wedding ceremony ceremony on Saturday morning.
The prince sported a standard tailcoat with sun shades whereas the duchess donned a navy Membership Monaco shirtdress with a pleated, multi-colored skirt, which she accessorized with a Philip Treacy hat and dainty Aquazzura bow pumps, in keeping with Individuals.
Whereas her husband carried out his duties as an usher, the birthday woman was snapped smiling exterior of the chapel chatting with different wedding ceremony friends.
The Duchess’ massive day additionally carries a particular that means for the Queen. Markle’s birthday coincidentally falls on the identical day because the Queen Mom’s .
Queen Elizabeth’s late mom, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, was an intricate a part of the royal household and performed a key function in grooming Queen Elizabeth to take over the crown after her father, George VI, died in 1952.
The Queen Mom died in March 2002 on the age of 101, lower than two months after her youngest daughter, Princess Margaret, died that February. In keeping with the Guardian, the Queen Mom, who was very near her grandchildren, left near $24 million in trusts for them.
Along with Markle and Harry’s attendance on the Van Straubenzee wedding ceremony, Princess Eugenie and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, have been additionally noticed on the Saturday occasion. The 2 are slated to stroll down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Citadel on October 12.
The Related Press contributed to this report.