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What We Know About Meghan Markle's Relationship With the Queen

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Meghan Markle is about to become part of the British royal family, and there is a lot that comes with that. The biggest thing besides being the wife to one of the heirs to the English throne is making a good impression on Queen Elizabeth II. So what does the queen think about her grandson's bride-to-be? All signs are pointing to her being a major fan.

Although the queen hasn't exactly come out and shared her opinions on the Suits star, her actions are speaking louder than words . . . and so are her Corgis. For starters, the fact that Prince Harry did in fact propose to Meghan means the world, because he had to get his grandmother's blessing before getting down on one knee. If that doesn't mean the queen likes you, then we don't know what does.

When Prince Harry did introduce his then-girlfriend to the queen in September 2017, sources told Us Weekly, "It went well. It'll no doubt be the first of many encounters." Meghan recalled the meeting in the couple's engagement interview with BBC, noting that the queen is "an incredible woman."

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Barbara Bush, the 'enforcer' of a political dynasty, is dead
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Former first lady Barbara Bush, one of only two women in American history to have been both the wife and the mother of a U.S. president, died in her home in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92.

She had been in declining health for some time and recently decided not to seek further treatment.

Known for her shock of white hair and trademark pearls, Barbara Bush was quickly branded the nations grandmother in chief when her husband, President George H.W. Bush, ascended to the White House in 1988. But her matronly appearance and polite disposition concealed a sharp tongue and devilish wit that she later became known for, as she increasingly stepped forward as her husbands defender during his presidency and a rough-and-tumble reelection campaign that he ultimately lost to Bill Clinton.

While her husband was the linchpin of a multigenerational political dynasty, Bush provided much of the steel in the family. Forgoing a career of her own to take care of her kids and support her spouses political ambitions, she once said, My career was my family. She was of a generation where women were largely defined by their fathers and whom they married, but as the times changed, so did she, gradually showing more of the strong personality that led her kids to lovingly describe her as the enforcer.

Born Barbara Pierce, she was raised in the tony New York City suburb of Rye, the third of four daughters born to Pauline and Marvin Pierce, a prominent magazine publisher whose titles included McCalls, one of the first publications aimed at women.

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Barbara Pierce, the future Barbara Bush, is shown in her graduation photo from Ashley Hall, a finishing school in Charleston, S.C., in 1943. (Photo: AP)

Barbara was 16 and home on vacation from Ashley Hall, a posh South Carolina boarding school, when the handsomest man I ever saw approached her at a Christmas dance. George H.W. Bush, who introduced himself as Poppy, was a 17-year-old senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and lived in nearby Connecticut. He couldnt waltz, so the two sat and talked and havent stopped talking since, she later said. A year and a half later, as George prepared to head off to World War II, they became engaged, and in 1945, when he was on leave from his assignment flying bombing missions over the Pacific, they wed. I married the first boy I ever kissed, she said.

Just 19, Barbara dropped out of Smith College and followed her husband on what would become a storied career taking him from the East Coast to West Texas and overseas. She was an eager partner in her husbands career, which took her to environments far removed from her prim upbringing, like Midland, Texas an oil town that would become as important in Bush family lore as Kennebunkport, Maine, home of the familys seaside retreat. Along the way, the couple would raise four sons George W., Jeb, Neil and Marvin and a daughter, Dorothy.

But the Bushes also suffered terrible loss. In 1953, just a few months after their son Jeb was born, their second child, Robin, was diagnosed with leukemia a disease for which there were few treatments at the time. The girl died two months before her fourth birthday, an ordeal that sent 28-year-old Barbara into depression and caused her reddish-brown hair to turn white, something she concealed for years using hair dye.

Struggling to overcome her grief, Barbara relied heavily on her husband and eldest son, George W., until one day when she heard her son tell a friend he couldnt play because his mother needed him. That started my cure, she told her husbands biographer Jon Meacham. I realized I was too much of a burden for a little 7-year-old boy to carry.

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Future presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush pose with Barbara Bush in Rye, N.Y., summer 1955. (Photo: Newsmakers/Getty Images)

As her husband began his political ascent, which included a stint in Congress, time as head of the Republican Party, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, ambassador to the United Nations and the U.S. envoy to China, Barbara followed, but stayed mostly behind the scenes, taking care of the family. But she edged more into the spotlight when her husband decided to run for president in 1980, joining him on the road as a trusted companion and his most enthusiastic cheerleader in ways that often conflicted with her image as a docile housewife.

According to the Boston Globe, Barbara once barged into the papers New Hampshire bureau ahead of the 1980 primary demanding to know why reporters werent covering a press conference her husband was holding downstairs. Like a stern mother, she eventually marched a reporter and editor down to her husbands event, which they covered.

During the 1984 campaign, she made waves when she slapped back at Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, for attacking her husband. Asked about her opinion of Ferraro, Bush told reporters, I cant say it, but it rhymes with rich. (Afterward, she called and apologized to Ferraro, saying, The poet laureate has retired.)

But as she became more visible in her husbands career, she became a target for jokes about her appearance. She had stopped dying her hair joking that she just couldnt get it that perfect brown. That prompted some to say she looked more like her husbands mother than his wife an insult friends say she found particularly wounding, though she didnt let on in public.

On the campaign trail and later as first lady, she made light of the comments about her appearance, once dryly recalling how she saw a photographer frantically waving to get that lady out the way because he was trying to take a beautiful picture of Bush and his family, only to realize he was talking about her.

At the White House, Barbara Bush initially forged a more traditional role as first lady, embracing pet projects like promoting literacy and downplaying her political profile.

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George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush pose with family as he accepts the Republican nomination for reelection in August 1992. (Photo: Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images)

While she pointedly said she did not see herself as a co-president and often tried to steer clear of policy matters, Bush made clear that she had a mind of her own and was willing to express it to her husband. I tell George what I think and no one else, she told the Associated Press in 1988.  Her husband, in turn, branded his wife with the nickname Miss Frank.

During the 1992 campaign, Bush emerged as one of her husbands fiercest defenders on the campaign trail. She took on commentators who assailed her husband as a wimp and out of touch and presented him as a good and decent public servant who had been unfairly maligned by Clinton and other opponents.

For the first time, she also broke with her husband politically. She weighed in on issues like abortion, which she said should be a personal choice for women, and gun control, admitting that she was for it, while her husband was not. That year she delivered a primetime speech at the Republican National Convention a first for any first lady in history in what has since become tradition for both parties.

Though her husband lost, Barbara Bush continued her role as a blunt grandma right into private life and in her kids political campaigns, as they tapped her as a greater asset than their father. When her oldest son, George W. Bush, began his ascent up the political ladder, first as governor of Texas and then as the nations 43rd president, he often told reporters that he had inherited his daddys eyes and his mamas mouth.

Bushs passing brings an end to one of the most epic romances in politics. The couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in early January. She leaves behind five kids, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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She was born to privilege, as the daughter of a successful businessman from an old Yankee family, and married into still more privilege, to the son of a United States senator. But life held even greater triumphs and a measure of tragedy for Barbara Pierce, who dropped out of college to marry a dashing young Navy pilot named George H.W. Bush. In more than 70 years together, they moved dozens of times as her husband pursued his career as an oilman in California and Texas, and she bore him six children.

One of them the second, a girl known as Robin died in 1953, at the age of 3. But Georges whirlwind political career would carry them both to the heights of power and success. In 1981, Barbara Bush became second lady of the United States, and eight years later, first lady. In 2000, when her firstborn son, George W., was elected president, she became the second woman in American history (the first was Abigail Adams) to be both the wife and mother of a president. And if the 2016 election had turned out differently for her son Jeb, she might have added another presidential branch to her family tree. (Jerry Adler/Yahoo News)

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Heres Why Princess Eugenies Wedding Is Going to Be Seriously Uncomfortable for Meghan Markle

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Its an exciting time to be a part of the royal family. With several upcoming weddings, the princes, princesses, and soon-to-be royals are hard at work preparing for their big days. And more recently, Princess Eugenies engagement is what everyone cant stop talking about.

Meghan Markle will get a wedding invite, of course. But theres one other person in attendance at Eugenies wedding who could make it quite uncomfortable for Meghan (page 4). Here are the details. Eugenie reportedly thinks Meghan and Harry are perfect together When Meghan and Harry first started getting romantic, they certainly had Princess Eugenies approval. The Daily Express reports back in 2016, Harry and Meghan attended ...

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When Meghan and Harry first started getting romantic, they certainly had Princess Eugenies approval. The Daily Express reports back in 2016, Harry and Meghan attended a Halloween party with Eugenie and her now-fiancé, Jack Brooksbank. At the time, Harry and Meghan had only been dating for a few months but Eugenie considered the couple to be the perfect match. As one insider says, Eugenie loves Meghan to bits.

Now that both of their weddings are on the horizon, however, things may already be starting to get dicey.

It turns out Eugenies wedding plans are already changing due to Meghan and Harry. Metro.co.uk says Eugenie wanted to tie the knot in September, but Harry and Meghan have to complete duties abroad during that month. For this reason, Eugenie pushed her wedding date to October 12, 2018.

Will this cause tensions between the couples? So far, there hasnt been any noticeable change in attitudes between them, but other upcoming details may alter this.

Meghan and Harry are walking down the aisle at St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle. And oddly enough, thats also where Eugenie and Jack are saying their vows, People reports. So will using the same venue so close to each others weddings spark any controversy or competition?

Sources close to the couples say theres absolutely no competition between them. And many royal weddings have actually taken place at this particular chapel. Still, tabloids will certainly compare their weddings, which may cause discomfort among the royals after all is said and done.

Harrys ex is slated to be a bridesmaid at the royal wedding

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Theres one person on Eugenies guest list who Meghan might not be too excited to see. The Daily Mirror speculates Cressida Bonas, Harrys ex, is absolutely getting an invite. Shes a close friend of Eugenies and the royal may even ask Cressida to be one of her bridesmaids.

Cressida and Harry dated for two years before calling it quits in 2014. Though Cressida did accompany the royal on many official engagements, it seems life in the spotlight became too much for her, thus they split.

Cressida posted a strange message on social media after the news of Harrys engagement

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Cressida and Harrys split was supposedly amicable. But the royals former flame was busily posting some eye-catching photos and quotes on social media more recently. Fox News reports Cressida, whos also a model, posted a jaw-dropping photo of herself on her Instagram. Not only that, but she also uploaded a message just a day after the news of the engagement broke.

No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells it all, the image on her Instagram read. Perhaps the relationship ended on a more sour note than originally thought.

Prince Harry was seen at an event with Cressida in December

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In December 2017, all eyes were on Prince Harry while he was in attendance at a caroling fundraiser event at St. Lukes Church in London. E! News reports Cressida was at the same event as well to sing a few holiday tunes. And Meghan Markle was nowhere to be found at the time.

Cressida and Harry arrived separately, of course. And the source doesnt mention whether they had much interaction, though skeptics wondered why Harry would go without his newly engaged fiancé.

Will Cressida attend Harry and Meghans wedding?

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Meghan Markle isnt the type to be jealous of ex-girlfriends.

Since Cressida and Harry are seemingly on good terms, is there any chance shell be invited to the royal wedding? The Daily Express reports Emily Andrews, a royal expert, says two of Harrys exes are getting an invite. Andrews says, Meghans a very modern woman, ex-girlfriends are not going to phase her. She also claims Harrys still in touch with Cressida and ex Chelsy Davy, and Meghan may have actually encouraged the invites to both women.

A decades-long feud still going strong

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After over 60 years in the public eye, Prince Philip officially retired from the public eye in August 2017. After thousands of public appearances, the Duke of Edinburgh is ready for a nice long rest, but apparently, his grandchildren wont let him be great.

Prince Philips apprehension surrounding Princess Eugenies wedding has way more to do with the guest list than his retirement. Rumor has it that Prince Philip absolutely loathes Princess Eugenies mother, Sarah Fergie Ferguson, Duchess of York.

In fact, his hatred runs so deep that he cannot bear to even have her in his sight. We doubt family photos at this wedding will be stress-free.

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Obviously, Prince Philip doesnt just abhor Fergie for no reason. In fact, his reasons for wanting her out of his sight might be kind of valid. It all stems back to 1992. Fergie married Prince Andrew, the queen and dukes third child in 1986. But by 1991, their marriage was in shambles.

Divorce isnt a huge thing for the royals anymore, but before the Duchess and Duke of York announced their separation, Fergie was photographed topless with oil tycoon John Bryan. Bryan was also sucking Fergies toes in the pictures. Apparently, no one had the foresight to warn the royal family that the photos were going to be published, so the Windsors found out about them over breakfast while reading the morning newspapers.

Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York separated soon after that, and their divorce was finalized in 1996.

A forbidden royal reunion

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Though Prince Andrew and Fergie have been divorced for over 20 years, they still live together at the Royal Lodge and are very much a couple. However, when there were talks of the couple officially walking down the aisle again in 2000, the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh explicitly forbade it.

Prince Philip even described Fergie as, having no point.

Cash for royal access

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If the toe-sucking scandal wasnt enough to boil the Duke of Edinburghs blood, Fergies more recent scandal surely made him wash his hands of her completely.

In 2010, the Duchess of York was caught by an undercover journalist who offered her $500,000 for access to the royal family. Fergie was caught on tape pocketing $40,000 in cash as a down payment. How appalling.

A tyrannical duke

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Hatred and ire apparently go both ways. The Duchess of York is apparently no fan of Prince Philips either.

A source told The Daily Beast, She always likes to say how he rules the Royal family with a rod of iron. They loathe each other, to put it frankly.

Starting off on a bad note

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If Fergie wants Princess Eugenies wedding to go off without a hitch, shes already starting off on the wrong foot. As soon as the princess announced her engagement, her mom went on a social media bender, tweeting out a string of cringeworthy tweets that included photos of her daughter and future son-in-law.

One tweet said, They float with laughter and love .. although a boat helps! #engagement #eugieandjack @TheDukeOfYork @yorkiebea

A planned BBC interview with the couple was quickly canned when the royals got wind that Fergie was going off the rails, and Princess Eugenies father, Prince Andrew, had to step in to effectively muzzle his ex-wife.

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The End of an Era: Queen Elizabeth Names Her Successor

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This just in: The longest-standing British monarch is preparing to take her final curtsy.

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 years old tomorrow, issued a formal request for the Commonwealth Heads of Government to appoint her son, Prince Charles, as her successor during an official meeting at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

She said, It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.

The monarch went on to say that she hopes Prince Charles will carry on her legacy, adding, By continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our associations and activities, I believe we will secure a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world for those who follow us: a world where the Commonwealths generosity of spirit can bring its gentle touch of healing and hope to all.

Prince Charles is the first in a long list of heirs to the throne, so the announcement was a long time coming. Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth hadnt publicly backed her son as the next Commonwealth leaderuntil now.

May the odds be ever in your favor, Prince Charles.

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Prince Charles fate to be decided TODAY as Commonwealth leaders decide WHO will lead

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Prince Charles is not guaranteed to lead the Commonwealth

The Prince of Wales had his hopes boosted on Thursday when the Queen publicly endorsed his future leadership at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The unprecedented move was thought likely to end years of speculation about who will take over as head of the institution her father King George VI first led in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Officially opening the summit at a ceremony in the Buckingham Palace ballroom, the Queen said it was her "sincere wish" the Commonwealth "will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949".

The Chair-in-Office, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, seemed to take Charles's future role for granted when he told delegates: "We are certain that, when he will be called upon to do so, he will provide solid and passionate leadership for our Commonwealth."

But the succession is not automatic, with the decision in the hands of the heads of government of the 53 Commonwealth states.

While they are widely expected to fulfil the hopes expressed by the Queen, there was no official confirmation that Charles will be offered the role on Friday.

Spokesmen could not even confirm any decision would be announced at a press conference following the leaders' retreat at Windsor Castle.

Prime Minister Theresa May has also backed the Prince.

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Her official spokesman said: "The Government supports the Prince of Wales as the next Head of the Commonwealth.

He has been a proud supporter of the Commonwealth for more than four decades."

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said on Thursday: "I very much agree with the wishes of Her Majesty that the Prince of Wales be the next Head of the Commonwealth."

Prime minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell said: "It would be good news, the Queen herself does very well and certainly we have been fortunate to have her leadership of stable leadership over this period.

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The Canadian PM threw his weight behind Charles

"But having the Prince of Wales would certainly not be an unhelpful act at this point in time."

There is speculation the Queen, who celebrates her 92nd birthday on Saturday, is probably presiding over her last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in person as she has not taken a long-haul flight for a number of years and the venue for the biennial summit moves around the globe, with the UK only hosting it three times in the last 32 years.

The Queen has been Head of the Commonwealth since coming to the throne in 1952, but the position is not automatically held by the British monarch.

Leaders have also used the meeting to debate topics ranging from a blue charter on ocean conservation to cyber security and trade.

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'An icon of the Commonwealth The Queen to WIND DOWN duties as Charles is set to take over

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The Queen hosted a dinner at Buckingham Palace for representatives and Heads of Government

Tonight the Queen hosted a dinner at Buckingham Palace for representatives and Heads of Government to celebrate the Commonwealth during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.

Ghanas President Nana Akufo-Addo suggested the Queen is winding down her duties as head of the Commonwealth as he paid tribute to the monarch.

He said: Were led to to understand that shell be winding down her duties as Head of the Commonwealth. This toast thus takes on an added significance, for it falls upon me to express the depth of our collective regret that she will no longer automatically be present at proceedings.

The organisation will undoubtedly be all the poorer for it. We will miss her inspiring presence, her calm, her steadiness and, above all, her great love and belief in the higher purpose of this Commonwealth of nations in its capacity to be a force for Good.

Akufo-Addo praised the Queens legendary ability to put you at ease and her lightness, her style and the sheer joy with which she carries out her duties to a packed room of Commonwealth leaders and members of the Royal Family, including her son Prince Charles.

Akufo-Addo said: It is my fervent hope that the deep love she has shown for this association will continue to light the way for all of us, he continued.

She will always be an icon of the Commonwealth.

The Queen was joined tonight by also joined tonight by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex in what was seen by many as the beginning of a change in power.

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Queen Elizabeth II greets Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle

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The Queen will always remain an icon to the Commonwealth

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Prince William was also in attendace

The Commonwealth is expected to decide on who will lead the organisation after the Queen tomorrow with Prince Charles receiving the backing of his mother, Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr Trudeau said he would support a bid by Prince Charles to become the new leader of the Commonwealth, endorsing a view set out by Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen said earlier on Thursday that she hoped her son and heir would take on leadership of the Commonwealth, answering some who argue the position should be rotated around member states.

"I very much agree with the wishes of Her Majesty that the Prince of Wales be the next head of the Commonwealth," Trudeau said at an event in London.

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Queen Elizabeth II for the first time just publicly announced support for her son, Prince Charles, as her successor as leader of the Commonwealth. The role is not hereditary.

It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949, the monarch said at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

By continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our associations and activities, I believe we will secure a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world for those who follow us, the queen said.

A world where the Commonwealths generosity of spirit can bring its gentle touch of healing and hope to all.

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The queen will continue to lead the Commonwealth, which consists of 53 countries, including former British colonies, until her death. Leaders from member countries will decide on Friday who will succeed the queen.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. supports Prince Charles as the next head of the Commonwealth.

He has been a proud supporter of the Commonwealth for more than four decades and has spoken passionately about the organizations unique diversity, Mays spokesperson said, according to Reuters. Succession is a matter for the Commonwealth as a whole to determine. 

At this weeks meetings in London and Windsor, Commonwealth leaders have discussed such topics as ocean conservation, cybersecurity, and trade, according to BBC. 

    This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Meghan Markle could look to Princess Sofia for royal tips as they share THESE similarities

MEGHAN Markle could look to Princess Sofia of Sweden for inspiration ahead her royal wedding to Prince Harry as the pair share several similarities.

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Meghan Markle could look to Princess Sofia of Sweden for royal inspiration

While Meghan has often been compared to her future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harrys fiancee may have more in common with Sofia.

The Swedish princess like Meghan had no any royal connections when she met her prince and had to leave her showbiz life behind.

Sofia, who married Swedens Prince Carl Philip in 2015, starred in the Swedish reality show Paradise Hotel and posed for a few glamour photos before she met her prince.

The future royal Sofia made it through to the final of the Love Island meets Survivor-type show, and made headlines with the now infamous scene where she was seen kissing 41-year-old American adult star Jenna Jameson.

While Meghans past is not quite as racy, the former US actress did quit her starring role in hit drama Suits to become a working royal and Harry's wife.

Previously, Meghan also starred in the daytime soap General Hospital and spent a year on the US version of Deal Or No Deal as one of its popular 'suitcase girls', the minidress-clad models who are responsible for carrying and opening the metal briefcases in the game show.

The royal wedding is not until next month but Meghan is already embracing the royal work life, attending several engagements alongside future husband Harry.

Meghan has kept her royal engagements fashion simple and classic so far, opting for tailored trousers and a neutral colour scheme very different to the prim dresses and court shoes loved by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Princess Sofia like Meghan had to leave her showbiz life behind before marrying her prince

While Meghans past is not quite as racy, the former US actress did quit her starring role in hit drama Suits to become a working royal and Harry's wife.

Previously, Meghan also starred in the daytime soap General Hospital and spent a year on the US version of Deal Or No Deal as one of its popular 'suitcase girls', the minidress-clad models who are responsible for carrying and opening the metal briefcases in the game show.

The royal wedding is not until next month but Meghan is already embracing the royal work life, attending several engagements alongside future husband Harry.

Meghan has kept her royal engagements fashion simple and classic so far, opting for tailored trousers and a neutral colour scheme very different to the prim dresses and court shoes loved by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Meghan Markle and Princess Sofia have similar fashion styles

Sofia is also more laid-back in her style, opting for classic pieces and wide-legged trousers.

And last week the Swedish princess wore a textured maxi skirt and top that bore a striking resemblance to Meghan's Ralph & Russo engagement gown.

Sofia and Meghan also both share a love of yoga.

Meghans mother is a yoga instructor and Prince Harrys fiancee previously described the practice as in her blood.

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She told Canada's Women's Health Magazine in 2015: There are so many benefits that come with the practice of yogaincreased flexibility and muscle strength, greater happiness, increased mental focus, a greater ability to relax, decreased anxiety and better sleep.

And her healthy life choices appear to have rubbed off on her husband to be.

Harry went through a bit of a health overhaul after meeting Meghan, friend of the couple told author and royal expert Katie Nicholl for her new book, Harry: Life, Loss and Love.

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The famous Buckingham Palace kiss

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It all started with the couples first kiss as a married couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the world to see. The couple excitedly took in the crowd and gave each other a bashful smooch (even in the beginning, the royal couple wasnt particularly keen on big displays of affection).

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Fascinating Facts About How Melania Trump Made Her Money

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President Donald Trump is said to be worth a whopping $3.5 billion, but what can be said of his wife Melania Trumps financial success? When Melania married Donald in 2005, her career was already well underway. In fact, the first ladys career has spanned many different business ventures. Shes even made a career change or two over the years. In all, Melanias net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

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Sophia Loren, 83, turns heads in a low-cut floral dress

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Iconic film star Sophia Loren is 83 years old, and shes never looked better. The Italian actress turned heads as she walked the red carpet at the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show on Thursday. Loren was the epitome of glamour at the runway show, arriving in a floral print and lace Dolce & Gabbana dress with a fur stole draped around her shoulders.

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Iconic 1950s film star Sophia Loren is reportedly 83-years-old, but were not entirely convinced.

The Italian actress put the topic up for speculation as she walked the red carpet at the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show on Thursday.

Loren was the epitome of glamour at the runway show arriving in a floral and lace Dolce & Gabbana dress with a fur stole drape across her shoulders.

She wore her brunette hair in bouncy curls and her glittering jewels drop precious gem earrings with a matching necklace completed the look.

Arriving at the Mexico City-based show with Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, the Hollywood veteran appeared to somewhat of a guest of honour: according to Vogue, she was met with a round of applause from Mexicos First Lady and her three daughters, Sofía, Regina, and Fernanda.

We dont blame them, tbh.

For her whirl on the red carpet, she was flanked by D&Gs creative directors Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Lorens Hollywood career has spanned 60 years, having started at the tender age of 15 in 1950. Her notable films include Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian Style is a (1964) and Two Women (1960).

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When will the royal baby be born?

Kensington Palace has only said the baby is due sometime in April. Suggestions have included St George's Day - April 23.

With Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kate gave birth just over five weeks after going on maternity leave. She went on maternity leave for her third child on March 22, so this suggests the baby might put in an appearance around April 27 or 28.

Both Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, are thought to have been born slightly late: in 2015 the Duchess of Cambridge let slip that her due date was towards the end of April, however Princess Charlotte was born on 2 May. This might mean another longer-than-average pregnancy is on the cards for the Duchess.

The new arrival will come just weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on May 19, hopefully giving Kate a few days to recover.
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Parking restrictions are in place outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in preparation for the birth.

Crowd barriers are set up on the street outside to accommodate the television crews, journalists and photographers who will be present as she goes into labour.

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born at the Lindo Wing.

The private wing of the NHS hospital charges £5,215 for the first 24 hours if a baby is born naturally, or £6,745 for a Caesarean section, plus £1,155 for the deluxe package for each additional night.

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Melania Trump poses with former presidents and first ladies at Barbara Bush memorial

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George H.W. Bush, seated, with Laura Bush, George W. Bush,
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A major moment occurred at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday when former presidents, their wives, and current first lady Melania Trump gathered to say goodbye to the former first lady Barbara Bush. The matriarch of the Bush family passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday.

Richard Grenell, formerly the U.S. spokesman at the United Nations and the national security spokesman for Mitt Romney, shared a historic photo gathering almost all of the living former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George H.W. Bush and first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Also joining the photo? Current first lady Melania Trump, posing arm in arm with Michelle. The group is smiling and relaxed, likely after the celebration of Barbara Bushs life

Only Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter are missing from the photo. President and Mrs. Carter regret that they are unable to attend, the Carter Center in Atlanta said in a statement. President Carter will be on a private trip overseas, and although she is recovering, Mrs. Carter is not yet able to travel following her recent intestinal surgery.

Melania Trump was not joined by her husband, President Trump, who decided not to attend to avoid disruptions. Sitting presidents are not normally expected to attend services for former first ladies.
Photos of former presidents and first ladies arent that common and are often taken at funerals. Back in 2011 George W. Bush, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, former first lady Nancy Reagan, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter gathered for a photo before the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford at St. Margarets Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif. Theyre pictured with members of the Ford family.

Melania Trump honored former first lady Barbara Bush with several touching posts on her Instagram account. Of the service, she wrote, What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman.

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Meghan Markle's Style Evolution

The soon-to-be royal chose a vibrant green dress for an Invictus Games event.

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September 17, 2005

Here, Markle wears a casual pair of jeans and a t-shirt to a pre-Emmy lounge in Los Angeles in 2005. Despite now dating a royal, Markle still loves her denim. She chose a pair from MOTHER for the Invictus Games with Prince Harry in September 2017, where they made their first appearance as a couple.

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August 26, 2006

The California native attends a Coach event in East Hampton, New York wearing a dark blue sundress with open-toed shoes.
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September 5, 2006

In 2006, Meghan Markle appeared as a model on the television game show Deal or No Deal. Here she is in a promotional image for the program, wearing a red minidress.

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November 12, 2006

Markle poses for a photo at an event for the National Kidney Foundation wearing jeans, a black top with a matching jacket, and pearls.

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January 13, 2007

Put a bow on it! Markle wears a black and white dress with a bow to a Golden Globes event in 2007.
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September 18, 2009

A dressed-down Markle wears an all-black ensemble with strappy sandals for an Emmy gift lounge event in Beverly Hills.

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August 26, 2010

Markle styles a belted pink dress with sandals for a visit to a beauty lounge in Los Angeles.
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August 2, 2011

Markle attends a breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel during a Suits press tour wearing a white dress.

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Celebrity
Pippa Middleton Reportedly Pregnant With First Child

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The Middleton family has lots to celebrate!

Kate Middleton's younger sister may be expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, according to U.K. newspaper The Sun. Pippa's pregnancy has yet to be confirmed, but The Sun reports that the parents-to-be shared the news with close friends and family after going in for their 12-week scan.

Pippa and James have always known they wanted children," a friend told The Sun. "They have made the most of their first few months of marriage and felt the time was right to expand their family.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews married on May 20, 2017 (almost a year to the day of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming 2018 nuptials), in what can best be described as the fairytale-esque sequel to Kate Middleton and Prince Williams 2011 royal wedding. The event took place in Berkshire, England, and despite the fact that Pippa isn't quite royal herself (she's more like "royal adjacent") there were still many members of the royal family in the wedding party. Kate was of course there to support to her sis, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte performed the adorable duties of pageboy and flower girl.

With Kate only a few days away from welcoming her third child, this means that the sisters would have children within a year of one another. Kate is reportedly within "days" of giving birth, and was notably absent from the Queen's 92nd birthday party on Saturday night. Thankfully, she has a by-the-minute birth plan in place for when the time comes. As for the news that her sister is expecting, the Duchess "could not have been more delighted" a friend told The Sun. So in addition to their new brother or sister, Prince George and Princess Charlotte now have a new baby cousin to look forward to welcoming into the playroom at Kensington Palace.

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Queen Elizabeth Rocks Out! William, Harry and Meghan Attend the Monarch's Birthday Concert Bash
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Its Queen Elizabeths birthday and everyones invited!

In honor of the monarchs 92nd birthday, BBC One and BBC Radio 2 put on a televised concert at Londons Royal Albert Hall. The Queen attended the epic musical celebration, along with several members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Notably absent from the festivities was the Queens husband, Prince Philip, who is still recovering from the hip replacement operation he underwent on April 4. Kate Middleton was also not there, as she is just days away from the birth of her third child.

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Proceeds from the concert went to benefit The Queens Commonwealth Trust, a new charity launched to help encourage young people to excel in areas like sports, education, health and the environment across the 53 Commonwealth countries. As president of the newly-launched trust, Harry spoke at the concert. The Queen is the organizations patron.

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Several famed artists performed at the concert, including Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Sting and Shaggy, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anne-Marie, Craig David and Donel Mangena.

This is only the first of the Queens birthday festivities: In June, all of London will celebrate her birthday during Trooping the Colour, the annual parade that sees all of the royal family come together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday: Royal family pulls out all the stops

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The Royal Family paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at a star-studded birthday party at Royal Albert Hall tonight -- where the likes of Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Shaggy, Kylie Minogue and Shawn Mendes joined a cast of commonwealth Nation artists to pay tribute to the 92-year-old Queen. The monarch took her seat at the concert hall flanked by her two heirs, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William attended solo for the Queens Birthday Party as the event was named without Kate, who remained home with Prince George and Princess Charlotte and is due to give birth any day. The second in line could be seen periodically peering down at his phone, no doubt ...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by members of the royal family, takes her seat at the Royal Albert Hall in London, April 21, 2018, for a concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday.
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The monarch took her seat at the concert hall flanked by her two heirs, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William attended solo for the Queens Birthday Party as the event was named without Kate, who remained home with Prince George and Princess Charlotte and is due to give birth any day.

    "Tonight we are celebrating The Queen's Birthday but Your Majesty, if you do not mind me saying, you are not someone who is easy to buy gifts for. But I think we have the perfect present," Prince Harry said. pic.twitter.com/8pAQ5QxlnB
    The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2018

The second in line could be seen periodically peering down at his phone, no doubt checking in his very pregnant wife.

Meghan Markle joins Prince Harry in support of women's empowerment

Prince Philip, who would normally be seated at Queen Elizabeths side, was home recovering from hip replacement surgery.

    Happy 92nd Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen!#QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty pic.twitter.com/6FqHbsJmyN
    The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2018

Roads were shut down, concrete and steel barriers installed along with magnetometers, and heavily armed police showed a massive presence in one of the most high profile security operations ever seen in London, with 40 members of the Royal Family all congregating in one place.

    The Queen and The Prince of Wales appear on stage at the birthday concert. The Prince gave a speech wishing The Queen a Happy Birthday and led "three cheers" for Her Majesty! #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty pic.twitter.com/EZKzXXhGWj
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The security did not dampen the spirit of the crowd. Queen Elizabeth was beaming at her birthday party.

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Welshman Sir Tom Jones kicked off the night with a rendition of his classic hit "Its Not Unusual," followed by a rousing duet by Sting and Shaggy.

    It is a great honour to be performing for Her Majesty, tomorrow, live from @RoyalAlbertHall at 8pm on @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/qd5PkyiMlp
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Prince William appeared to lean down to explain to his grandmother who Shaggy was.

    The Queen sits next to The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales at the @RoyalAlbertHall for the concert this evening, which celebrates Her Majestys 92nd Birthday.#QueensBirthday pic.twitter.com/AA0McKn9vH
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The concert included acts from across the generations. Queen Elizabeth at one point was seen bopping and clapping to a George Formby medley while her family looked on, thrilled that she was enjoying herself so much.
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Prince Harry made a poignant tribute to his grandmother in his first speech in his new role as President of the Queens Commonwealth Trust. He vowed to carry on her work and legacy.

"Tonight we are celebrating the Queen's Birthday but Your Majesty, if you do not mind me saying, you are not someone who is easy to buy gifts for. But I think we have the perfect present," he said, referring to the Queen's Commonwealth Trust charity of which he was appointed president last week.

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The fifth in line, who was accompanied by his fianceé, Meghan Markle, was also appointed by Queen Elizabeth this week as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, a role that will see Harry and Meghan using their magic as humanitarians and role models to the 2.4 billion Commonwealth citizens, 60 percent of whom are under the age of 30.

As we celebrate your 92nd birthday this evening and in recognition of your incredible life of service, I am delighted to say that the Queen's Commonwealth Trust has now been launched to support young leaders around the Commonwealth. This organization, in your name, will provide a platform for those working to make a difference in their communities across 53 countries. Happy Birthday, Your Majesty," Harry added.

Prince Charles closed the show on stage with his mother, asking the audience to give a hip hip hooray to Your Majesty, Mummy before the iconic venue dropped balloons and shot off firecrackers inside the hall.

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