Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be two of the bridesmaids and page boys to accompany Meghan Markle and Prince Harry down the aisle at their wedding Saturday.
Every child selected is under the age of 8, with the youngest one being just 2, Kensington Palace reveals.
George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, the royal offspring of Prince William and Kate Middleton, toddled down the aisle last May for aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews.
British royal weddings rarely feature adult bridesmaids or groomsmen. William will serve as Harry’s Best Man. Meghan has opted to not have a Maid of Honor.
The other bridesmaids at Saturday’s nuptials are Florence van Cutsem (3, Harry’s goddaughter); Remi Litt (6, Markle’s goddaughter); Rylan Litt (7, Markle’s goddaughter); Ivy Mulroney(4); and Zalie Warren (2, Harry’s goddaughter). The page boys are Jasper Dyer (6, Harry’s godson); Brian Mulroney (7); and John Mulroney (7).
In less happy news, Meghan’s estranged half-sister Samantha spoke out again yesterday, implying that Meghan is trying to muzzle her. She said:
“There’s something in this country known as freedom of speech. She doesn’t have a copyright on that and she’s not gonna tell me that I can’t speak about my own life or my father’s where it’s a matter of public self-defense because the media is disparaging us. I’m not gonna take it,” Samantha, 53, said. It is unclear when (or if) Meghan told her to stay silent.
Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend have welcomed their second child, a baby boy. She wrote on Twitter yesterday: “Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” and then she added some baby bottle emojis. He came early, he wasn’t actually due until June! Chrissy and John are already parents to 2-year-old daughter Luna.
Meghan Markle’s half sister Samantha was hospitalized with a possible broken ankle yesterday. The injury, which also includes a possible fractured knee, occurred following a run-in with the paparazzi.
Samantha’s boyfriend Mark said that they were driving in Florida near a toll booth when they had a “paparazzi confrontation.” He said the photographer veered in front of their vehicle in an attempt to get a clear angle. Mark reportedly swerved to the left while trying to avoid him, running into a concrete barrier. Samantha allegedly hit the windshield and fell to the floor mat, twisting her foot backward. But she has MS and was not able to lift herself up. The paparazzo fled the scene, and Samantha went to the ER.
The most recent slew of “Meghan-and-Harry-are-getting-married” updates includes the fact that wedding guests were apparently recently issued a seven-page instruction guide on how to conduct themselves that day. Guests are reportedly to use the bathroom between 9 and 11 a.m. the morning of the wedding, as “there are very limited toilet facilities in St. George’s Chapel.” Less obvious is the rule about accessories, which reportedly only specifies “no swords.” Passports are a must, though, and hats are encouraged.
Come on! Some tabloids are reporting that Meghan Markle may be pregnant. Apparently she has been nauseous. The tabloid also says her skin is glowing and pals have spotted Harry affectionately touching her belly.
Hilary Duff’s neighbor Dieter Addison called the New York police on Wednesday to report that the actress’ boyfriend Matthew Koma punched him over his chain smoking habit. “I tried to avoid his fist, but he hit me on the head,” Dieter said. “So I pushed him out of the apartment, but I didn’t assault him.” He continues, “I have studied martial arts for many years, and I know how to block people. I didn’t want a fight. I immediately called my lawyer who told me to call the police.” Hilary’s reps declined to comment on the incident, but did attempt to explain why Matthew may have been upset. “Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, late-night noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now,” her reps said. Hilary herself took to Instagram to blast her “a**hole neighbor [who] smokes cigarettes and weed all night long.” She shared his name and photo on her Instagram stories and declared, “We know your parents pay your rent. We know you’ve never worked a day in your life—must be nice. Have some respect for your neighbors who work hard to live in that building.”
We have heard rumours for a while that Justin Theroux had a thing for Selena Gomez, even while he and Jennifer Aniston were together. I also heard that he reached out to her following the split. Well, now I am hearing that they are full on dating and Jennifer is freaking out. Justin is 46 and Selena is 25… one of my sources tells me they have “totally fallen for each other.” It’s hard to believe, but crazier things have happened.
Meghan Markle may want to call her friend Serena Williams for advice about what to do when your dad bails on your wedding. On her HBO docuseries this week, Serena revealed that her father backed out of walking her down the aisle an hour before her wedding November 2017 nuptials. “He was in [town]. He had a suit. And I know he was really excited,” says Serena, who wound up walking herself down the aisle. “But then he wrote me and said, ‘Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself anymore. I’m too nervous.’ I wrote right back and I said, ‘Daddy, it’s OK. If you don’t want to come to the wedding at all, that’s OK too. I’m not going to be upset with you about it.” She added, “I know the struggles he has had these last few years. His health is better now, but I know he still doesn’t feel like himself…If he doesn’t want to be out there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand.”
Pink took to Twitter on Wednesday to shut down a troll who insulted her appearance. “Wow Pink looks so old that [she] should be named purple instead,” the person wrote. Pink, who is 38 and a mother of two was unamused. She wrote: “You must be from L.A.. Well, there are a few people left in the world that choose to age naturally. And I’ve earned every f**king minute of my 38 years. How you lookin’ though? ‘Cause I never heard of you until you put my name in your mouth. I shall call you little purple troll.” She continued, “I am of the mindset that it’s a blessing to grow old. That if your face has lines around your eyes and mouth, it means you’ve laughed a lot. I pray I look older in 10 years because that will mean I’m alive. Several fans, including celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, have since applauded Pink for her clapback. “Agree @pink!” Witherspoon tweeted. “We are supposed to grow old and our faces and our bodies that carry us through this life. Gotta have gratitude for every minute on this Earth.”