We can all agree that Meghan Markle has handled this whole “about to become a royal” thing with aplomb, right? She’s jumped into her role as a potential future Duchess (we’d prefer Princess, but whatever) with both feet and has shown not only that she’s a natural when it comes to engaging with the public, but also that she enjoys tackling all the duties that come with marrying Prince Harry and into the Royal Family. That being said, though, sometimes a hard-working gal needs to take a break. So that’s what she did.
Easter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle was attended by nearly all the royals (even Kate made a surprise appearance!), but Harry, Meghan and Prince Philip weren’t there. We now know Queen Elizabeth‘s husband was preparing for hip surgery (which went off without a hitch) but Harry and Megs’ absence was a mystery — until now. Turns out Meghan spent Easter in L.A. with her mom, Doria Ragland.
“Meghan left London last Thursday, with a rare break in her calendar, to fly to Los Angeles to spend time with her mother, Doria,” royal contributor Omid Scobie told Good Morning America. “It was in Los Angeles that she arrived equipped with sketches from the wedding and of the wedding dress itself so that she could really give her mom some insights into how the big day will look.”
Scobie added that Ragland will head to London soon to help Markle with the final preparations for the wedding, including seeing her daughter’s wedding dress for the first time. But Doria isn’t the only one that’s going to be by Meg’s side as the weeks close in.
“Meghan has been very lucky to have a close friend, Jessica Mulroney, who is a bridal expert,” said Scobie. “She’s been sort of there by Meghan’s side for the entire process, from helping pick the dress designer to even the smallest elements when it comes to planning the wedding reception at Frogmore House.”
Her mom and her BFF (and likely matron of honour) — what more could Meghan need? While it’s a huge event that the entire world will be watching, Markle seems to be handling it well. The invitations are out, the dress seems to be good to go, they’ve got the cake and flowers taken care of, and the venues are ready (both the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, hosted by the Queen, and the evening reception at Frogmore, hosted by Prince Charles); it’s all under control. Guess that’s what happens when you’ve found The One.