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Royal Wedding 2018: The Official Portraits Are Here!!

Meghan Markle didn't merely marry Prince Harry this past Saturday.

She married into Prince Harry's famous and very wealthy family.

And this development has now been driven home via the release of the official Royal Portraits from Kensington Palace.

Official Royal Wedding Photo

Snapped in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after Meghan and Harry magical carriage procession through London, the picture were shot by fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski.

This is the same artist who took the couple’s memorable engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor late last year.

The first image (above) is a truly epic gathering of the entire royal family (minus four-week-old Prince Louis, who stayed home at the palace because... come on, he's four weeks old).

Include in this snapshot is the little bridal party and Meghan’s proud mother, Doria Ragland.

(As you've likely read about by now, Meghan's father, Thomas, suffered a heart attack last week and then underwent a heart procedure. He was unable to make the trip.)

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day," opens the Kensington Palace Twitter caption alongside this photo, adding:

"These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession. #RoyalWedding."

Also featured in the photo set is a picture of just Harry and Meghan with their adorable page boys and bridesmaids.

And it's beyond precious...

Meghan, Harry and Kids

Led by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the eight other children include several of Harry and Meghan’s godchildren and children of their friends.

They are:

Florence van Cutsem, 3; Remi Litt, 6 and her sister Rylan, 7; Ivy Mulroney, 4; Zalie Warren, 2; Jasper Dyer, 6; and twins Brian and John Mulroney, 7.

"The duke and duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement on Monday.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the U.K., Commonwealth and around the world."

Finally, this three-photo release concludes with a romantic snapshot of the brand new bride and groom, looking as happy as two people can be:

Royal Bride and Groom

Meghan and Harry's wedding came six months after the couple announced their engagement to the world.

It went off without a hitch, but with plenty of memorable moments.

Markle, for example, paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing something blue.

She also stunned and inadvertedly seduced millions of people around the world by changing into a sleek white dress for her evening reception.

Just... wow, right?

Royal Party Time

There was also the kiss outside the chapel and the rendition of "Stand By Me" that was sung right before Meghan and Harry exchanged vows.

The vows did not include the word "obey," which many have taken as a subtle pro-feminism stance by Markle's part.

We approve.

Check out the exchange below:

“It has been an incredible honor and privilege to document The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday,” Lubomirski said in a statement, concluding:

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”

The same goes for all who witnessed this blessed event.

Relive our favorite moments and fashion statements below:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Watch Them Exchange Vows!

Hey! Prince Harry got married to Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19!

Perhaps you've heard.

Perhaps you've also read through the extensive coverage ofthe Royal Wedding on The Hollywood Gossip or, for some reason, on other websites around the Internet.

But we're guessing there's one major moment that you may have missed.

And that was arguably the most romantic and important moment of all...

... the moment Meghan and Harry vowed to love each other for all of eternity.

In the following video, we're first treated Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir singing an incredible rendition of "Stand By Me."

From there, we're taken to the Royal Exchanging of Vows, as Markle rocks her amazing wedding gown and then she and Harry make certain special promises to each other.

The footage may need to be watched with a box of Kleenex by your side.

"I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward," says Harry to open his vows, adding:

"For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God's holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow."

And then Markle echoes this sentiment:

I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God's holy law.

In the presence of God I make this vow.

Following his marriage, Harry is now the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel and will be known around Kensington Palce as His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex.

Markle, meanwhile, is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

Pretty cool, huh?

But those titles would not be possible without the vows exchanged below.

Watch the moving video now:

Prince harry and meghan markle watch them exchange vows

Meghan Markle: How Did She Honor Princess Diana at the Royal Wedding?

As you've no doubt heard by now, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in an unforgettable ceremony at Windsor Castle this morning.

At this point, virtually every aspect of the royal wedding has been dissected on social media and in the tabloids.

Meghan Markle Wedding Close-Up

There have been in-depth discussions about Meghan and Harry's celebrity guests; the moving ceremony that incorporated elements of the cultures in which both newlyweds were raised; and of course, the fabulous dress worn by the new Duchess of Sussex.

But some of the more subtle details of the ceremony have been largely overlooked.

For example, there's been little coverage of the moving ways in which Meghan and Harry paid tribute to his late mother, Princess Diana.

The most poignant tribute to the late Princess Di may have been the inclusion of her most beloved flower in Meghan's 16-foot veil.

"The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favorite flower," a statement from Kensington Palace read.

Meghan and Harry's Second Outfits

"The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day."

For her second outfit of the day (pictured above) Meghan combined her something borrowed with her something blue by sporting an aquamarine ring from Princess Diana's private collection.

Meg also kept an unofficial British tradition alive by collaborating with a female British designer to craft the perfect dress, just as Di and Kate Middleton did.

As for Harry, his signals that his mother was on his mind were a bit more subtle but no less potent.

Royal watchers believe Harry's tendency to bite his lower lip was inherited from Diana:

"This is a micro-expression," human behavioral expert Susan Constantine tells Good Housekeeping.

Markle Wedding Dress

"In this deeply personal moment, Harry is trying to conceal his emotions."

And that's not the only way in which Harry's body language spoke volumes, as royal experts noted that he flouted custom by watching Meg walk down the aisle:

"At a British wedding, the groom and his best man (or supporter) will face the altar as the bride walks down the aisle," says Myka Meira of Beaumont Etiquette.

"He won’t turn to look at her until she is beside him."

Those Brits, they're an understated bunch.

Check out more highlights from Harry and Meghan's big day in the gallery below:

Royal Wedding Dress Debate: Who Wore It Better?

On Saturday afternoon, it finally happened.

As documented in detail, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in London.

The former Suits actress and the son of Princess Diana said "I Do" in front of hundreds of guests in attendance at St. George's, not to mention thousands lining the street outside and millions watching at home.

Markle Wedding Dress

But we're not here right now to talk about those two romantic words.

We're here to discuss four equally famous words:

Who. Wore. It. Best.

The subjects in this case are the two Royal Brides from the past decade, Kate Middleton and Mrs. Markle.

The former, of course, tied the knot with Prince William back in 2011 in an event whose anticipation we never thought could be topped until today.

At the time, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a lovely lace Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton, the fashion house's creative director.

The now-legendary gown featured long lace sleeves, a v-neckline and an extremely long train.

Kate’s dress was also composed of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt.

Here. Take a look below in order to refresh your memory:

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

Markle, meanwhile, went with Givenchy.

She donned an ensemble by the fashion house's creative director Clare Waight Keller.

It featured a boat neckline bodice, long sleeves and a sheer cascading veil adorned with lace trim.

The delicate veil was actually made from silk tulle and it included a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.

Check it out here:

Meghan Markle Wedding Gown

Both women looked gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful in every way possible.

About this there can be no debate.

But let's be honest now: While the world is standing up and applauding Meghan and Harry on their big day and wishing them the very best of luck, they're also engaged in a different kind of debate.

It's the kind summed up by the quartet of words we jotted down above:

Who wore her Royal Wedding Dress best, Middleton or Markle?

Go ahead and vote the poll below to make your opinion known:

Fashion Face-Off!

You must pick one: Who wore her Royal Wedding Dress best, Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton? View Poll »

It's worth noting that Middleton's dress grew to be so iconic and so memorable that H&M designed a similar version that retails for the affordable price of $299.

Will Markle's gown create such demand?

Will designers be lining up to essentially copy it and offer it at a discount to the masses?

It's far too early to say.

However, this much we can state with certainty:

Prince William and Prince Harry are both very lucky men. They married stunning women with terrific fashion taste.

Everyone here is a winner in the broad sense of the word... but only one of these brides can be a winner in the specific sense of this post.

So we ask again: Which Royal Wedding Dress do you like best?

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Star-Studded Wedding: Which Celebs Were Invited?

Moments ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were married in an unforgettable ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Meghan looked flawless in a Givenchy dress, and Harry was dapper as always in his military uniform.

Harry and Meghan Kiss!

Which is all to the good, as the newlyweds had some A-list guests competing for the spotlight.

Royal weddings are typically attended by a few celebrities, but they're generally not as star-studded as Harry and Meghan's.

It's a testament to the strength of Meghan's Hollywood ties that some of the biggest names in the entertainment world made the trip to London for her big day.

For starters, the closest thing that America has to a queen - Oprah Winfrey herself - was in attendance.

Sadly, she didn't give in to the temptation to start handing out cars to the assembled dignitaries.

Oprah at the Royal Wedding

Of course, Oprah certainly wasn't the only A-lister on hand.

Among the few that publicly confirmed in advance that they would be attending were George and Amal Clooney.

Amal turned heads in a yellow Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical train.

The human rights attorney's connection to Meghan is a powerful one - sources say she advised the actress on London hairdressers shortly after Markle made her move to the UK.

Needless to say, ties don't get much stronger than that.

The Clooneys are There

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian were also on hand.

Alexis is a co-founder of the social media platform Reddit.

Serena, of course, needs no introduction.

Williams rocked a blush cocktail dress and got into the spirit of a royal wedding with some elaborate headgear.

Speaking of international sports icons, it wouldn't be a major UK social event if the Beckhams weren't in attendance.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian!

Yes, Posh and Becks looked stylish as ever matching black ensembles.

Very subdued. Kim and Kanye would be proud.

Victoria might be pulling double duty today, as its being rumored that the Spice Girls will perform at Harry and Meghan's reception.

It's sort of unfair of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex to pull off such a baller event right at the beginning or wedding season.

Being a bridesmaid in your former dorm mate's ceremony next week just can't measure up, ya know?

David and Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding

Also in attendance were Elton John, Priyanka Chopra, Joss Stone, and of course, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Meghan's onscreen love interest - Suits star Patrick J. Adams - also made the guest list.

He posted a loving tribute to his former co-star on Twitter last night:

"Going to bed now and thinking a lot about the strange surreal and wonderful day my friend Meghan is going to have tomorrow. Meghan - wherever you are - we are so grateful to be here to watch you both take this monumental step together," he wrote, adding:

"Love deeply and live well."

Sound advice, and we're sure both Meghan and Harry took it to heart.

Meghan Markle-Prince Harry Wedding: The Dress! The Guests! The Photos!

Well, it's official, folks!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married, and the former Suits actress is now a member of the royal family.

In most respects, the ceremony resembled previous royal weddings.

But in several important ways, Harry and Meghan made it their own.

Meghan wore a surprisingly simple Givenchy dress featuring hand-embroidered designs of flowers from every Commonwealth country.

Harry was decked out in full military regalia.

Both parties were openly head over heels with one another, displaying emotion we're not accustomed to seeing from the royals.

Here's a complete list of the fashion statements and other highlights from Harry and Meghan's big day:

1. The Royal Couple

Getting hitched
Meghan arrived at the ceremony decked out in a Givenchy gown that carried special symbolic meaning related Prince Harry's appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

2. A Special Tribute

Meghan markle wedding gown
Meghan's five-meter veil featured hand embroidered designs representing flowers from every Commonwealth country.

3. The Tiara

Laughing in her dress
As expected, Meghan also paid tribute to the royal women who came before her. The tiara that Meghan wore was provided by Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

4. A Little History

At their wedding
The diamond bandeau of the tiara was made in 1932. The brooch at its center was created way back in 1893

5. Woke Wedding

The royal train
The ceremony reflected Harry and Meghan's social conscience in several ways. Meghan made a feminist statement by walking part-way down the aisle alone, and her dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy's first female artistic director.

6. The Bouquet

The bouquet
There's a bit of history hidden in Meghan's bouquet, as well. Each previous royal bride dating back to Queen Victoria planted a bit of myrtle from their own bouquet for use in future ceremonies.
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Meghan Markle to Make "Bold Feminist Statement" at Royal Wedding (Report)

Well, folks, we're just hours away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Predictions for what you can expect as the global media continues to foam at the mouth include:

Eyeing Harry

Yet another rundown of how terrible Meghan's family is; talking head-types pretending anyone actually watched the show Suits; and of course, painstaking second-by-second breakdowns of how the actual ceremony will play out, as though you've never seen a freakin' wedding before.

To be fair, tomorrow's ceremony is sure to be more interesting than royal weddings past, thanks largely to a last-minute curveball thrown by Meghan's lame-ass dad.

As you may have heard, Thomas Markle will not be attending his daughter's wedding for reasons that vary depending on whom you ask/believe.

The most likely explanation seems to be that Thomas is embarrassed that he was busted selling staged paparazzi photos to British media outlets, so he's decided to make the situation worse by bailing on the wedding entirely.

The decision created quite a stir, as Thomas was supposed to symbolically give Meghan away before she joins Harry at the altar.

Meghan Markle with a Big Hat

Fortunately, it wasn't long before a suitable plan B emerged.

This morning it was reported that Prince Charles would walk Meghan down the aisle, but now it seems that's only partially true.

CNN is now claiming that Meghan will "make a bold feminist statement" by proceeding down the first stretch of the aisle "unescorted."

Of course, actual solitude is for peasants, and royals are never really alone, even when they're "alone."

So when CNN says "unescorted" they really mean Meghan will be joined by her bridesmaids and page boys, "with a senior church figure walking ahead."

The Donald's favorite news network also points out that Charles is no stranger to the task of walking blushing brides down the aisle.

Harry! And Megan!

In 2016, he escorted Alexandra Knatchbull during her wedding to Thomas Hooper - and who could forget the famed Knatchbull-Hooper wedding?

Just kidding, we have no idea who these people are.

Anyway, it's cool that Meghan is using her time on the world's biggest stage to make a statement that's sure to inspire other young women.

But our favorite part of this story might be the fact that Harry's grandfather, 96-year-old Prince Philip, will be in attendance less than two months after undergoing hip surgery.

We're sure he'll be there primarily to support his grandson and new granddaughter-in-law.

But we like to think he's at least partially motivated by a desire to make Thomas Markle look like a little bitch.

Meghan Markle Makes Stunning Wedding Decision, Snubs Her Own Family

Meghan Markle has shocked the world.

We're barely even exaggerating here.

Nearly the entire world has moderate to major interest in Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry tomorrow, which means millions and millions of people are likely surprised by what the bride-to-be just decided.

Markle, M

Kensington Palace announced on Friday that Markle has asked Prince Charles to carry out the second most important duty of anyone at her ceremony tomorrow.

(The most important, of course, being Harry's job of vow recital and bride kissing.)

He'll be walking her down the aisle.

"Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” the Palace statement reads, concluding:

“The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way."

Markle had hoped her father would give her away to Harry, but he recently underwent a heart procedure and cannot make the trip.

Prince Charles Snapshot

Most observers had assumed that Markle would therefore be walked down the aisle by her mother.

We can't help but therefore wonder whether this last-minute change was truly Markle's decision... or if it was forced upon her by the Palace, which may not want any members of Markle's family front and center for this monumental occasion.

(Markle's mom hasn't done or said anything controversy. But the former actress has been slammed left and right by her half-brother and half-sister, neither of whom are invited to the wedding.

And both of whom suck a whole lot.)

An insider insists to People Magazine, however, that Markle is behind this surprising decision.

“It was Meghan’s wish and she is grateful for the Prince of Wales to be doing it,” this source claims.

Meghan and the Prince

Charles, of course, is the father of Prince William and Prince Harry -- but he is not without his own history of scandal.

He infamously cheated on Princess Diana prior to splitting from the beloved Royal many decades ago.

Thomas Markle, meanwhile, lives a rather reclusive life in Mexico.

He isn't especially close with his daughter, but he doesn't have a bad relationship with her, either.

Aside from his unfortunate health concerns, Thomas was at the center of controversy last week after admitting that he accepted money from the paparazzi in exchange for staged photos.

He likely didn't mean any real harm by agreeing to this arrangement, but making oneself into a public spectacle is a giant no-no in the universe of the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle Face

Said Markle, through a spokesperson, after her dad officially backed out of the wedding:

"Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.

"I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."

A global audience will be tuning in for the event, which has sort of become a nightmare for one of its participants.

“This poor girl. Your wedding, everyone says, ‘It’s your day. It’s your day,’” said Amy Schumer this week on Australia’s Fitzy & Wippa podcast. “She’s like, ‘No it’s not.'

"She has to meet all these foreign dignitaries she’s never met before. There’s so much pressure. Can you imagine having a worse wedding?"

Not really, no.

We hope the ceremony goes as smoothly as possible on Saturday and we hope Markle has the bes time EVER on her honeymoon.

She deserves it.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry: Making a Baby ASAP After Wedding!

In case you somehow haven't heard by now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be married on Saturday with their loved ones looking on.

Meghan's family won't be there, of course, but we assume they'll check it out on TV if there's nothing else on.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: In Love!

Anyway, the ceremony is sure to feature all the glitz and glamor and bedazzled, horse-drawn carriages that have made previous royal weddings so memorable.

But this time there's a giant elephant in the room in the room, and he's wearing a diaper.

Just ten weeks after she says "I do," Meghan will turn 37.

That's certainly not old, by any means, and anyone with functioning eyeballs can see that Meghan is a gorgeous woman who could convincingly play a character a decade her junior.

Unfortunately, it's a sad fact of human anatomy that the uterus is incapable of fooling a casting director.

Meghan Markle with Her Prince

That's our very idiotic way of saying that if Harry and Meghan want kids, they better work quickly.

And according to a new report from Radar Online, they're planning to do exactly that.

“Harry and Meghan want to get pregnant as quickly as possible after their wedding,” a source tells the site.

“They both know that as Meghan gets older, it can get increasingly harder to conceive – and they are both keenly aware of her vulnerability to health complications and the chance of miscarriage the older she gets.”

And, of course, they're both well aware of what's at stake.

Megan and Harry

If Meghan produces a male heir within the first year of marriage, her family will be gifted with four stout pack mules and a fowl of their choosing.

If she fails, she'll be locked in the Tower of London, where she'll remain until a knight of virtue true slays the two-headed hydra.

We haven't looked any of this stuff up, but we feel perfectly comfortable putting it out on the internet because we never learned how to be responsible. 

In all seriousness, the insider adds that while there's "no chance" that Harry would have held off on marrying Meghan if she couldn't bear children, the couple has already consulted with a fertility expert who has assured them that all systems are go.

“Meghan has always looked after herself by eating healthily, and doing a lot of exercise including yoga,” says the source.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Engagement Pic

“Being in optimum health increases any woman’s chances of conceiving, and someone in Meghan’s shape should especially have no problem in that area," the insider adds.

“The only issue is that she knows she is heading for the big 4-0, so knows the sooner she gets pregnant the better.”

As you've probably heard by now, Meghan's siblings and father are all terrible, so it's comforting to know she'll soon have a family of her own.

They say the best revenge is living well.

And the second best revenge is having ridiculously photogenic children.

Meghan Markle Issues Statement on Father: Sadly, He’s a Jerk!

In just two days, Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry in the kind of lavish ceremony that most folks can only dream about.

Unfortunately, in the meantime, she's being made to tolerate a metric ton of bullsh-t from her wildly trashy family.

The Markle

For months now, Meghan's shady half-siblings have been talking smack to anyone who will listen, clearly hoping that her fairytale romance will somehow equate to them never having to work again.

Now, her father is doing his best to one-up his own children in order to retain the title of Worst Markle of Them All.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Thomas Markle had suffered a heart attack and would not be attending the royal wedding on Saturday.

Now, we know that Thomas is not in poor health, but still will not be making the trip to London for his daughter's big day.

The reason?

Meghan Markle with a Big Hat

Well, as far as anyone can tell, Thomas is embarrassed by a bizarre scandal involving paparazzi photos that he sold to a media outlet.

It's really not that big a deal on its own, but Thomas seems hell-bent on making it a big deal.

Rather than face the possibility that someone might make fun of him for cashing in on his daughter's fame, Thomas has decided to piss off one of the world's most powerful families by casting a dark cloud over a very important day.

The situation is so bad that Meghan has been forced to issue an official statement - her first as a member of the royal family - regarding her father's absence.

“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” reads the statement.

Megs and Harry

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

Officially, Thomas is sticking to the excuse that he's too sick to travel. 

“He has told Meghan he cannot attend due to medical reasons," a source tells People magazine.

“She is ultimately concerned, as Prince Harry is, for her father,” the insider adds.

“They have both been in touch with Thomas Markle in recent days, as they have for some time. They have been in regular contact.”

Does this jerk know his daughter will have the power to behead people as of Saturday morning?!

We haven't done much research, but we're pretty sure that's how it works.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Wedding Party Revealed!

On Wednesday, Kensington Palace announced some happy news about the upcoming Royal Wedding: the names of the bridesmaids and pageboys.

Perhaps the announcement was scheduled, or perhaps it was to deflect from the drama of Meghan Markle's father's tragic heart attack and not attending the wedding.

Whatever the reason, the bridal party news is welcome -- and sounds like it will be adorable.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Stare at Each Other

First thing's first:

Prince George, who is 4 years old, and Princess Charlotte, who is 3 years old, will lead the bridal party.

This is their uncle Harry's wedding, after all.

Last May, the two played similar roles in their aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding.

This is going to be precious beyond reason.

Kate Middleton with George and Charlotte

Other members of the bridal party will include Harry and Meghan's godchildren and children of their friends.

One such person joining them will be Miss Florence van Cutsem, 3, daughter of Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem, who is a goddaughter of Prince Harry.

If the name "van Cutsem" rings a bell for you, it's not from Gossip Girl. Florence's cousin, Grace van Cutsem, was a bridesmaid for William and Kate's Royal Wedding.

But Harry isn't the only one with goddaughters.

Miss Remi Litt, who is 6 years old, and her sister Rylan, who is 7, are daughters of Benita Litt, who is a LA-based brand curator and bag designer, and Darren Litt.

Remi and Rylan are Meghan's goddaughters.

Here are Remi and Rylan:

Remi Litt and Rylan Litt

Miss Ivy Mulroney, who is 4, is the daughter of Jessica Mulroney, a stylist friend of Meghan's who has been assisting her.

Ivy's father just happens to be Benedict Mulroney, who is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Then there's Miss Zalie Warren, who is only 2. She is the daughter of Zoe Warren and Jake Warren.

Zalie is Harry's goddaughter.

Then there is Jasper Dyer, age 6. Jasper is the son of Prince Harry's old friend and mentor, Mark Dyer by his American wife, Amanda.

Here is Miss Ivy:

Ivy Mulroney

There's more to this Royal Wedding than an assembly of adorable, posh children.

Earlier this month, Kensington Palace announced other news about the bridal party.

Meghan Markle herself is not going to single out anyone to be her Maid of Honor.

"She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another."

That is very understandable. And of course, the pressure is stronger than ever, given that this is the biggest wedding on the planet.

"All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand."

So of course she can't play favorites. Normally, a sister could take that role, but Meghan's vulture of a sister is obviously not a candidate.

"She’s very happy to have their support."

Charlotte and Louis

Prince Harry, of course, will have Prince William as his Best Man -- the role that Harry played for him at his 2011 wedding.

But this news comes on the heels of reports about Meghan Markle's father's drama.

Not only did he suffer a heart attack, but he was also embroiled in a scandal for allegedly posing for what amount to staged paparazzi photos.

That cannot be easy for her, especially when she is so close to her wedding day. It's a source of stress and it's an embarrassment.

Meghan's mom arrived days ago, so at least there's that.

On Saturday, May 19, Meghan and Harry will marry.

Hopefully, there won't be too much drama before that day arrives.

Queen Elizabeth II FINALLY Grants Prince Harry Permission to Marry Meghan Markle!

We're less than one week away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and sources say the giddy couple is feverishly attending to all the last-minute details.

The royal invitations have been sent out; Meghan's been fitted for her dress; the town crier is warming up his vocal cords so that he can scream in the faces of unsuspecting peasants who are already receiving real-time updates on their phones.

Eyeing Harry

And of course, Queen Elizabeth II has granted Harry and Meghan permission to get married.

Pretty important step, that last one, which is why some folks find it strange that it seems the Queen just got around to granting her royal consent over the weekend.

On Sunday, Buckingham Palace posted an image of the "Instrument of Consent" - a hand-written document that records "Her Majesty The Queen's consent to the Marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle."

Again, it's nice that they made it all fancy and official, but it's a little weird that they waited until one week before the freakin' wedding to have QE2 sign on the dotted line.

Instrument of Consent

We hate to get all morbid, but as a rule of thumb, if you need a 92-year-old to sign something, it's best to take care of that ASAP and not wait until the very last second.

That's the thing with 92-year-olds - you never know when it'll be their very last second.

Anyway, the fancy drawings in the margins aren't just the doodles of some bored royal scribe.

Apparently, it's part of Prince Harry's Label, which is one of the many official things he was assigned at birth.

But in case you were all set to get pissed off about the lack of 'Merica representation on a document that you never heard of until just now - fear not.

Meghan Markle Says Hello

Meghan's homeland is reflected on the Instrument of Consent, as well.

The right side of the document is reportedly decorated with a rose - the official flower of the United States - and two golden poppies - the official flower of Meghan's home state of California.

Yes, apparently the US has an official flower.

Obviously, we would've preferred a screaming bald eagle clutching an AR-15 in one talon and the severed head of Osama Bin Laden in the other, but you take what you can get. 

Here's hoping Meg will represent her country by open-carrying during the ceremony.

Meghan Markle’s Mom Arrives In London For the Royal Wedding!

Well, folks, it's really happening.

The big day is almost here, and royal obsessives all over the world are downright giddy with anticipation.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Stare at Each Other

We're talking, of course, about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The couple will exchange vows one week from Saturday, and the eyes of the world will be watching.

Of course, most of us will be forced to view the proceedings in HD, but a lucky few - roughly 600, by last estimate - have been invited to witness the ceremony firsthand.

Several members of Meghan's family were snubbed, including her sketchy, opportunistic half-siblings.

(Their outraged reactions served as a potent reminder that Meg made the right call.)

Markle's beloved parents, however, will be in attendance, and her mother just touched down in London last night.

Meghan Markle in Happy Shock

Doria Ragland is a 61-year-old yoga instructor, and apparently, she'll be staying with Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace in the week leading up to the wedding.

"Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion,” the Royals' press secretary said in a statement issued this week.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding."

Because the statement was apparently written on an especially-long parchment, it went on to explain that along with Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, Ragland will be spending a lot of time with her new son-in-law's family over the next week:

"Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland will be arriving in the U.K. in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day," the statement concludes.

Royal Hand Holding

Sounds like a high-pressure situation.

It's always stressful meeting your daughter's fiancé's family for the first time, but knowing one of them is literally the freakin' Queen of England probably makes things a bit more tense.

What do you even talk to these people about if you're a yoga instructor from America?

"So ... um, you folks still doing that whole colonialism thing, or is that not cool anymore?"

Hopefully, Prince Philip will get drunk and start telling knock-knock jokes to ease the tension.

There's one in every family.

Meghan Markle Hates Her Family! (Claims Wicked Half-Sister)

Hey, do you have any plans next weekend? No?

Well, then it looks like you have something in common with Meghan Markle's shady-ass siblings!

Meghan Markle Says Hello

Allow us to back up a bit in order to clarify our own savage burn.

As you've no doubt heard, Meghan will marry Prince Harry on May 19, thus signaling the start of the reverse-colonial takeover that was foretold by some 18th-century witch after the Red Coats burned her alfalfa crops.

There's no official word on how many guests will be in attendance, but suffice it to say, every important person in Harry and Meghan's lives will be there.

So we supposed it's no surprise that Meghan's half-brother and half-sister were a bit peeved to learn they'd received the royal snub.

Yes, despite the fact that she's publishing a tell-all memoir about Meghan entitled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, Samantha Markle apparently thought she'd be receiving an owl down her chimney, or however they send out royal wedding invites.

Meghan and the Prince

Needless to say, the request to attend never materialized, and now Sam is telling the whole world how pissed off she is.

"Not just the Markles... Even Doria’s family... sister Sandy, who I adore, and who is lovely was not invited!? Joe? This #royalwedding is rude!" Samantha wrote on Twitter last night.

"I don’t care if you don’t like hearing it! Freedom of speech. Trade out everyone Meg? Not humanitarian! WTF," she continued.

Samantha went on to reveal that family members from Meghan's mother's side of the family had also been left off the invite list:

"Media can stop skewing to suggest that the family is not considerate of Meg," she tweeted.

Royal Hand Holding

"She is not considerate of the Raglands or the Markles. Apparently, not even royal money buys class. It is in poor taste to exclude the whole family."

Of course, this is nothing new, as Samantha has been talking trash about Meghan from the moment the world first learned the former actress had entered a relationship with Harry.

Still, it's always hilarious when people complain about a situation in such a way as to unintentionally demonstrate that they're receiving exactly the sort of treatment they deserve.

As for the douche bag half-brother who wrote a semi-literate open letter to Harry imploring him to dump Meghan, he hasn't spoken out on the snub, but you can be sure he's scrawling some harsh words in red crayon at this very moment.

The Royal Wedding: Hey, Look Who’s Invited!

The most important date in the recent history of Great Britain is nearly upon us.

No, we're not really exaggerating here.

On May 19, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will get married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle; in front of thousands cheering them on in person and millions watching around the world.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Stare at Each Other

But you already knew that.

You probably know all there has been to know so far about the upcoming Royal Wedding, such as who Harry has selected as his Best Man.

Kensington Palace, however, released a statement on Friday that confirmed a new piece of vital information.

Following much speculation, and a few rumors to the contrary, it turns out that Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, will walk his somewhat estranted daughter down the aisle on her big day.

(Markle’s mother, Doria Radlan, will also travel with her by car before the ceremony.)

There had been some questions as to whether this would happen because Markle's parents divorced many years ago and Thomas has chosen to live a mostly secluded life in Mexico.

He has not even met his son-in-law to be just yet.

Meghan and the Prince

Said Harry's communications secretary in a just-released statement, though:

“Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.

"Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.

"Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family - including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - to spend time with them before the big day.”

Markle herself, of course, is beloved by all who make her acquaintance.

However, she is not especially close to some of her relatives.

The future bride's half-sister, for example, has been complaining non-stop over Twitter about how she isn't invited to the wedding.

Meghan Markle Says Hello

Taking his whining a step further, Markle's half-brother penned an open letter last week in which he urged Harry to call off the entire wedding.

“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” the 51-year-old wrote. "Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”

The general reaction to this letter has been: LOL!!!!

But he went on to say Markle has let her fame "[go] to her head" and that she sucks and Harry should be an end to the "fake" fairy tale.

We doubt he will, though.

Harry! And Megan!

We can also confirm the wedding service will take around an hour.

After the ceremony, loved ones will wave off the newlyweds as they step into an Ascot Landau carriage to take them through a 25-minute ride through Windsor Town.

“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to this part of the day. It will be their chance to express their gratitude for the goodwill and warm wishes they have received from all quarters in the months since their engagement,” this latest announcement reads.

Elsewhere, in case you did not receive a invite and/or in case you cannot watch the event live on TV that day... don't worry.

Just visit The Hollywood Gossip for ALL your Royal Wedding updates and information!

Meghan Markle’s Brother Warns Prince Harry: Call Off the Wedding While You Still Can!

We're just over two weeks away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and for the most part, everything is falling into place.

The royal invitations have been sent out; the menu is set, and Meghan's gown - which is sure to be extravagant - is reportedly in its final stages of preparation.

Meghan Markle with Her Prince

Of course, anyone who's ever planned a wedding knows there's no way to prepare for every eventuality.

All anyone can do is take precautions wherever possible, so as to minimize the likelihood of a disaster.

And the happy couple did exactly that by snubbing Meghan's brother and sister.

Actually, Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Markle are Meghan's half-brother and sister, but as they've repeatedly shown us in recent weeks, they're full-blown opportunists.

Samantha penned a tell-all about Meghan, even though she reportedly hasn't spent any time with the princess-to-be in over a decade.

Meghan with Harry

As for Thomas, he accused Meghan of tearing her family apart in a hilariously over-the-top interview.

And the melodrama doesn't end there.

Today, In Touch Weekly published an open letter from Thomas, in which he implores Harry to call off the wedding before it's too late!

“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” the 51-year-old writes.

“Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”

He goes on to accuse Meghan of basically conning the Royals:

Meghan Markle in Beige

“I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees,” Thomas argues. 

“Meghan’s attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old."

Thomas then repeats one of the most damaging - and demonstrably false - claim about Meghan, insisting that she used her father for his money and left him destitute:

"What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he’s bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts. And when it’s time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him," Thomas says.

“It’s very apparent that her tiny bit of Hollywood fame has gone to her head,” he continues.

Markle and Harry Pic

“Not to mention, to top it all off, she doesn’t invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding. Who does that? You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it’s too late.”

Like, she's becoming a princess, so it's almost literally a fairytale wedding - but is Thomas aware that that's generally considered a favorable description of a nuptial ceremony?

When people object to a wedding, it's usually because they're pregnant with the groom's baby or something, not because the whole thing is too reminiscent of a Disney movie.

But hey, maybe Harry will heed Thomas' warning and call off his wedding 17 days before the ceremony.

Just kidding, he's more likely to have Thomas beheaded as part of the after-dinner entertainment.