Meghan Markle is 'down to earth when no one is watching' according to her facialist

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·4-min read
TOPSHOT - US fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle arrives at the High Altar for their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP via Getty Images)
Meghan's facialist revealed she worked with her before her wedding to Prince Harry. (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle’s facialist has praised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for being “down to earth” as she revealed her work with the former actor.

Sarah Chapman, who runs Skinesis, revealed on her Instagram over the weekend that she had worked with the Duchess of Sussex throughout her time as a senior royal.

She is another of the duchess’s beauty team to confirm their time with her, after George Northwood, who runs a salon in Fitzrovia, said he was behind some of her key hair looks.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be house hunting in Malibu, California, after leaving behind their lives as senior royals on 31 March.

They decided they wanted to step back in January, and carried out final engagements in the UK in early March. However, their own plans have been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan worked with Sarah Chapman when she came back to the UK for their final engagements. (Getty Images)

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Writing on Instagram, Chapman said: “Through my work I am fortunate to meet some incredible, interesting and inspirational people and over the past 2 ½ years I feel honoured to have spent much time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“With Meghan, what began as a client relationship quickly turned into a dear friendship and she welcomed me into their lives. I feel very grateful to be a small part of their journey observing the passion for everything they do and compassion for the causes and people they meet, but also to witness the moments other people don’t see.

“Who they are at home, as parents, as partners, and friends, the kind and very down to earth people they are when no one is watching. Every day we learn something new and I have been taught so much by them, and I always leave our time together feeling fulfilled and inspired to help people in any small ways I can.”

She said she was happy to share the “glowing skin moments” she helped the Duchess of Sussex with, and said they had a “natural approach to beauty”.

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She also hinted they will still work together, saying she looked forward to more in the future.

Chapman signed off by adding: “And to Meghan, Harry and little Archie: sending lots of love and positivity during this transition. I know there will be so many ways you will continue to touch people’s lives and enable positive change and we can’t wait to see what you do next.

“See you soon and thank you for everything you do.”

Her post comes after Northwood, her hairdresser, revealed he had styled the duchess’s hair both in the UK and on tour, and praised her for teaching him about the importance of good mental health.

The duchess’s first piece of work since leaving the family was released last week, as Disneynature started streaming the documentary Elephant, which she provided the narration for.

But the couple’s other plans are likely to be put on hold for a few months, while the world tackles the outbreak of COVID-19.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan attends The Endeavour Fund Awards in London. (Getty Images)

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In their final Instagram post on SussexRoyal, the couple said they would look to see what role they could play.

Royal commentator Omid Scobie said the pair needed a break themselves, even though there had been plenty of build-up to them dropping the use of their HRH titles.

On the HeirPod podcast, he said: “Because there was so much talk about the couple preparing projects and ready to launch initiatives. When actually it was two people that were like, ‘We need a break too’.”

It’s thought the couple will base a non-profit organisation in the USA, but that Prince Harry’s Travalyst will be based in the UK.

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