Meghan's mother has spent the past couple of weeks helping her daughter and Harry with their newborn in the UK.
The floral designer dress was first worn by the Duchess of Kent to the royal wedding last May.
Meghan Markle’s makeup artist Daniel Martin has defended his longtime friend from the “negative press” in a new interview.Speaking to CBS This Morning’s Gayle King for an upcoming special “Meghan and Harry Plus One,” Martin said despite her new circumstances, the Duchess of Sussex is still “Meghan to me”.And, according to Martin, who did Meghan’s makeup for her wedding to Prince Harry last May and who attended the duchess’s New York City baby shower, the royal has remained down to Earth.“I could totally see her making her own baby food,” Martin told King during a preview for the TV special, which airs 17 May: “She loves to cook.Touching on Meghan’s lavish baby shower, which King said “turned into a thing,” Martin admitted the former actress’s friends just wanted her “home” to celebrate.“All of us here just wanted her home and to celebrate her new baby,” he said of the event, which cost a reported $200,000 (£152,000).> For the first time, some of Meghan Markle’s best friends are giving @GayleKing a rare and intimate look at the life of the Duchess of Sussex. > > A @CBSNews special, "Meghan and Harry Plus One," airs TONIGHT at 8/7c on @CBS. pic.twitter.com/heCyTrX5N3> > — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) > > May 17, 2019The makeup artist then became tearful as he explained to King that the 37-year-old does not deserve the accusations that she is difficult or “demanding”.“You hear these stories and there’s no truth to them,” he said. “I think cause I know her so well and I know she doesn’t deserve all this negative press.”During the interview, King also spoke to Meghan’s friend, actress Janina Gavankar, who revealed that the duchess “always wanted to be a mum” and has spoken about becoming one for “over a decade”.“She’s gonna be such a good mother,” she said. “I think she will be very low maintenance. I think that she will be very hands on.”As for the couple’s newborn baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Martin said he is the “dawn of a new generation”.“Their child is going to represent what the world is now.”The CBS special airs Friday at 8pm ET.
One historian says Meghan is “incredibly powerful” and that the Royal Family should take notice of her influence, if they don’t already.
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton suggests Thomas Markle is trying to heal the rift with his estranged daughter Meghan. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "Thomas Markle has been very quiet recently. "He’d been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV channels to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down." PR expert Nick Ede says: "I think Thomas of all them is going to be the one who actually wants to build this bridge and heal that rift. "I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I don’t think she’s going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely." Historian Kate Williams adds: "I think you also have to accept the fact that we may not be completely privy to everything that is going on. "We do not know what kind of conversations may or may not have taken place. "Absolutely there is this sense that her father has been a loose cannon in the media, around the time of the marriage. In the last few weeks he has been notably absent from the air waves. "He did, I think, an appropriate statement on the birth, so I think we have to kind of give them the benefit of the doubt for that." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
"Sarah McCorquodale was the reckless one, the wild one, the one who was expelled from school, very much in the kind of Harry mould."
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton thinks that one of Princess Diana's siblings could be chosen as a godparent for Meghan and Harry's baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "It’s very interesting that Sarah McCorquodale was the reckless one, the wild one, the one who was expelled from school, very much in the kind of Harry mould. "And then Jane, the elder sister was very much the sensible one and she was the one who read a lesson at the wedding you may recall. "So it will be very interesting which Spencer they ask to be a godparent, will they go wild or will they go steady? Historian Anna Whitelock believes that Harry's cousin Zara Tindall and their A-list friends Serena Williams and George Clooney could also be chosen. She says: "I think we’ll see a blend of the celebrity and royalty in the choice of godparents." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Last week William joked: “I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
One royal author says: “I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries."
Ahead of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie, there were reports that the couple were looking to hire an American nanny or even a "manny" (a male nanny). Royal author Katie Nicholl says: "I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries." Speaking to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nicholl adds: "I think there’s every chance that the nanny could be American. "I think it’s probably quite likely that they’re not going to be a Norland nanny. I don’t think that sort of traditionalism, that perhaps we’ve seen with the Cambridges, is the way the Sussexes want to go. "I certainly hear that Harry, not just Meghan, would like to have a more relaxed approach to their parenting, perhaps a bit more modern and progressive in that respect. "So it could be a ‘Manny’ and it certainly could be American, but I don’t expect it will be a Norland nanny. I suspect it will probably be somebody who has been recommended by one of their good friends."
Harry said "missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother."