Meghan Markle does not have a ‚Äúsecret royal maid of honor,‚ÄĚ despite a new claim. In fact, it was already announced that Saturday‚Äôs wedding with Prince Harry won‚Äôt feature a maid of honor at all. Gossip Cop can bust an untrue report.
On Tuesday, just days before the nuptials, RadarOnline is exclaiming in a headline, ‚ÄúMeet Meghan‚Äôs Secret Royal Maid of Honor!‚ÄĚ The site claims to have ‚Äúsecret details‚ÄĚ about the wedding, including Markle‚Äôs ‚Äúwedding planner maid of honor pal.‚ÄĚ That is said to be stylist Jessica Mulroney, whose friendship with the ‚ÄúSuits‚ÄĚ star has been reported on by a number of outlets.
According to this latest story, Mulroney has been serving as Markle‚Äôs ‚Äúunofficial wedding planner,‚ÄĚ and a so-called ‚Äúsource‚ÄĚ is quoted as saying, ‚ÄúJessica has been the person secretly masterminding Meghan‚Äôs wedding.‚ÄĚ The blog goes on to contend that both the stylist and her family will have key roles on the big day. It‚Äôs specifically alleged Mulroney‚Äôs young daughter is ‚Äútipped to be Meghan and Prince Harry‚Äôs flower girl,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúhas been in training for the role for months.‚ÄĚ
Unsurprisingly, however, the outlet has zero evidence to back any of this up, aside from oddly asserting Mulroney‚Äôs little girl ‚Äúsometimes sports a diamond encrusted tiara,‚ÄĚ which is supposedly ‚Äúsimilar in the design to the tiara Princess Diana wore at her nuptials.‚ÄĚ It isn‚Äôt clear how wearing a tiara qualifies as ‚Äútraining‚ÄĚ to be a flower girl. The website further claims Mulroney‚Äôs sons ‚Äúare also thought to be in line for duties as page boys,‚ÄĚ and as proof, points to a December Instagram post in which Mulroney is showing her twin boys how to wear ties. Of course, that doesn‚Äôt substantiate anything about the children being page boys, nor do any of the other social media posts referenced.
As for Mulroney herself, it‚Äôs alleged she has ‚Äúlanded the honor of acting as the future princess‚Äô maid of honor‚ÄĚ after helping Markle rise in Canada‚Äôs social society when the star moved to Toronto for ‚ÄúSuits.‚ÄĚ The online publication‚Äôs alleged tipster claims, ‚ÄúMeghan knows she has her to thank for giving her the abilities to cope with running in royal circles. She‚Äôs now going to repay her by highlighting her friend‚Äôs wedding planning and stylist business by making her maid of honor at her wedding.‚ÄĚ
But while some in the media have speculated Mulroney has played a role in the wedding planning, no one at the palace has ever actually confirmed her involvement. Kesington Palace has formally named the florist, photographer, cake baker and other key people with duties before and during the event, but Mulroney has never been named an official player in the event. What‚Äôs more, though, is that opposed to her being selected as a member of the bridal party, the palace revealed last week that Markle will not be having a maid of honor at her wedding at all.
A spokesperson explained, ‚ÄúShe has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn‚Äôt want to choose one over another,‚ÄĚ and noted that a group of pals, not specifically Mulroney, have been ‚Äúactively involved in helping [Markle] prepare for the day.‚ÄĚ As People has reported, it‚Äôs still possible Mulroney‚Äôs children could serve among Markle‚Äôs flower girls and page boys, though such positions are typically given to those connected to the royal family. In a wedding update from Markle and Prince Harry‚Äôs communications secretary this past Friday, it was said fans would learn who will fulfill those roles during the ‚Äúfinal week ahead of the wedding.‚ÄĚ
The nuptials are just days away now, but there‚Äôs still been no announcement thus far. Regardless, this much is known without a doubt: Mulroney is not Markle‚Äôs ‚Äúsecret royal maid of honor,‚ÄĚ and the bride will not have a maid of honor at the wedding.
Mulroney, Jessica. ‚ÄúJess Mulroney on Instagram: ‚ÄėPro Tip: When They Are 7…. Default to a Clip-on. #Twinlife.‚Äô‚ÄĚ Instagram, 20 Dec. 2017.
Ward, Fiona. ‚ÄúThis Is All the Royal Wedding Planning Jessica Mulroney and Meghan Markle Have Been Doing in London This Weekend.‚ÄĚ Hello!, 30 Apr. 2018.
Vonberg, Judith. ‚ÄúPrince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Wedding Photographer.‚ÄĚ CNN, 13 Apr. 2018.
Hill, Erin. ‚ÄúIt’s Official! Meghan Markle Is Not Having a Maid of Honor – and Here’s Why.‚ÄĚ People, 4 May 2018.
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Jessen, Monique. ‚ÄúWho Will Be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s (Adorable!) Page Boys and Bridesmaids?‚ÄĚ People, 11 May 2018.
‚ÄúAn Update from the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry on the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Markle.‚ÄĚ The Royal Family, 4 May 2018.