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Amal Clooney and George Clooney: Are the couple attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding?

Amal Clooney and George Clooney: Are the couple attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding?

The A-list couple previously turned heads at the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in May and now, their link to Princess Eugenie’s husband-to-be has been revealed. George, 57, is connected to Jack, 32, through business, as the hospitality mogul was previously announced as the UK Ambassador for his Casamigos Tequila brand in 2016. At the time, Jack said he was “thrilled” to be joining the team after moving over from his previous role at Tonteria, a Mexican-themed club in Chelsea, London. Amal, 40, and her Hollywood actor husband could be in for another trip to Windsor in October if they get an invite to the upcoming nuptials. Princess Eugenie, 28, and Jack, who announced their engagement earlier this year, first met whilst skiing in Switzerland.

Her father Prince Andrew congratulated the couple, saying: “Jack is an absolutely outstanding young man and Eugenie and he have got to know each other over a number of years, and I’m really thrilled for them. “I’m just completely overjoyed for them and wish them every happiness.” George and Amal put on a stunningly elegant display at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, looking the picture perfect couple in their stylish outfits. The human rights lawyer showcased her famous fashion sense in a bold yellow frock which featured a statement tie in the back and cap sleeves. The chic number highlighted her slender frame and she paired it with a matching yellow hat with a delicate veil. Meanwhile, George looked dashing in a light grey suit, pale blue shirt and a yellow and white striped tie. The pair arrived arm-in-arm as they made their way past photographers and crowds into St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle to watch the Duchess of Sussex tie the knot with Prince Harry.

George recently miraculously escaped without any broken bones after being involved in a collision with a car whilst riding his moped in Italy. The Ocean’s Eleven star could be seen crashing into the front of the vehicle in footage of the crash, flying off the front of his scooter and onto the road. His helmet smashed the windscreen upon impact and he was subsequently taken to hospital before later being discharged.

The driver of the other vehicle told Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra afterwards that he was still in shock following the incident. “I couldn’t see anything,” Antonella Viglino said. “I was just started to turn, I’d only gone a little way over the white line. “I’m still in shock. It all happened in an instant.” He said he had recognised the actor as soon as he removed his helmet, adding: “I could never gave imagined that I would have hit George Clooney.”

 

Kate Middleton always spotted with this unusual item when travelling

Kate Middleton always spotted with this unusual item when travelling

Kate Middleton, 36, is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her third child, Prince Louis who is currently three months old.

The Duchess of Cambridge travels frequently with Prince William, 36, to promote good relationships between countries on behalf of Queen Elizabeth. Kate has been spotted with a number of Globetrotter suitcases and bags that are also used by other Royal Family members. She also appears to travel with a particular medical item on her person. The Duchess of Cambridge is often caught wearing plasters on her hands when in public. What has caused the injuries remains unknown with some of the plasters spotted on the back of her hand and around her fingers. One of the cuts was presumed to be after meeting a cat that starred in A Street Cat Named Bob, which could have been caused by a scratch.

Buckingham Palace has never confirmed why her fingers are seen with plasters on them. It goes as far back as 2009 when Kate was spotted in a taxi with one around her finger. As a mother of three, she most likely carries many items such as plasters when looking after her children. Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, have both been spotted falling over before so would most likely need some help from their mother. The newest royal family member Meghan Markle will have to learn to call them plasters, not the American version of band-aids. While at an event in London with Prince Harry, he was heard joking to her that she would have to call them plasters in the UK. Meghan has a number of items she also travels with according to her ex-lifestyle blog The Tig. She carried hand sanitiser with her when travelling commercially to wipe the plane seats down, despite admitting to getting odd looks from her fellow passengers.

Meghan also admitted to taking the rather unusual time of dryer sheets with her. She explained that they help keep clothes smelling fresh when travelling long haul. Other items included tea tree oil and a scarf to stave off the cold on long-haul flights. She shut down her blog shortly before it was confirmed she was dating Prince Harry.

 

Meghan Markle’s mother ‘moving to London’ to be closer to Duchess following family drama

Meghan Markle’s mother ‘moving to London’ to be closer to Duchess following family drama

Meghan Markle, 37, had just one family member present on her wedding day – her mother, Doria Ragland, 61. The two are believed to be extremely close, often spotted heading to yoga classes together, and with Doria accompanying Meghan at Cliveden House the night before her wedding day. Following the drama with her father Thomas Markle and half-siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr, it is reported that Meghan’s mother is now ’moving to London’ to be closer to her only daughter. According to a source, Doria is said to be packing up her home in Los Angeles to move across the Pond. Talking to Express.co.uk, a source in LA said that Doria is “beside herself” at becoming neighbours with Harry and Meghan. Possibly setting herself up for a move, Doria quit her job as a social worker for LA’s Didi Hirsch

Mental Health Services clinic back in May. The source revealed: “She is getting ready to move to London. I think she will be going as soon as possible. I know that she was eager to live closer to her daughter. “She hasn’t been staying at her house for a while now. She has only visited the house very occasionally and when she is there she has had a security guard with her. He has been with her since about November. “She is fiercely loyal to Meghan and would never betray her like the rest of them. They are so close.” The former social worker was the only member of Meghan’s family present at her wedding to Prince Harry in May, and at the time, was even rumoured to be possibly walking her down the aisle. Doria is believed to be making the move ahead of her 62nd birthday in September. Meghan’s mum is said to have fallen “in love with England”, telling the source on her return to the US after the Royal Wedding that “it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live.” The move could possibly also be preparing for when, or if, Meghan does fall pregnant, with Doria able to be on hand to support her daughter through the pregnancy. Having Doria live in London will mean the future Sussex children will have a grandparent from Meghan’s side of the family around them. Doria has remained loyal to her daughter while Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, and half-siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr, have conducted public interviews negatively portraying the Duchess. The former lighting technician spoke up again in a recent explosive interview, calling his daughter’s husband Prince Harry “rude”. Meghan and her father are said to not have spoken since he pulled out of the Royal Wedding last minute, apart from the occasional text message. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Thomas spoke out against the Royals. Admitting he lied to Prince Harry about staged paparazzi photos, he went on to say the timing of Harry’s phone call to tell him off for being involved in the pictures was “rude”.

He did accept Harry was “absolutely right” to criticise his decision to set up the staged photos, but was unhappy with being phoned while he was in hospital recovering from a heart attack. Previously, the pair enjoyed a series of “warm and chatty” phone calls ahead of Meghan and Harry’s big day. Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1961 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle. Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior. Actress Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002. She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses. Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself. Charity and humanitarian work Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart. She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign. And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day. Relationships In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004. But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference. She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends. And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement. They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Meghan’s heritage Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III. But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage. She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.

 

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals bizarre reason he really goes to McDonald’s – and it’s nothing to do with the food

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals bizarre reason he really goes to McDonald’s – and it’s nothing to do with the food

Ever since Meghan Markle was romantically linked to Prince Harry, people have been extremely interested in her life – and her family. The Markles have taken a controversial approach to the media, opening up and sharing personal details rather than staying quiet and following royal protocol.

The Duchess of Sussex’s dad Thomas Markle has embarked on a complicated relationship with the press, and he’s been photographed out and about on several occasions. Pictures of him carrying McDonald’s and other takeaway food bags, along with cans of beer, have appeared in newspapers and online news sites around the world. But Thomas, 74, claims he isn’t a “schlubby dad living in a shack in Mexico drinking beer and eating McDonald’s” – and says there’s actually a very different reason he goes to McDonald’s. Meghan’s dad claims he’s sticking to a healthy diet since his heart attack

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: “I eat mostly a fish-based diet. “I go to McDonald’s because when you’re my age after a two-hour drive it is a good place to go and pee.” He also revealed that when he goes to the fast-food giant he normally orders fish. Thomas Markle says he’s lost 40lb since his heart attack and is sticking to a 2,000 calorie a day diet. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now In the interview, which he claims will be his last, Thomas also revealed what he wrote inside Meghan’s card for her 37th birthday last week.

The card, addressed to Duchess Meghan, said: “I didn’t fake the heart attack. I really wanted to be with you. Love, Daddy.” He’s eating a fish-based diet. He also sent a second card with singing animals which read: “Happy Birthday, love Daddy.” He also said he revealed details of the cute story he wanted to tell in his wedding speech on Meghan and Harry’s big day but claims his daughter says there wasn’t time.

Meghan Markle facing agonising decision to give up US citizenship and chance to EMIGRATE

Meghan Markle facing agonising decision to give up US citizenship and chance to EMIGRATE

RoyalCentral’s James Brookes James Brookes, director of broadcasting and communications at the RoyalCentral website, made his prediction after Princess Madeleine of Sweden, who is married to American financier Chris O’Neill, announced her decision to relocate to Florida with her young family. Mr Brookes did not rule out the possibility of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following suit. He said: “As it stands, and as far as we’re aware, Meghan’s still a US citizen although she’s going through the process of becoming a UK citizen. “As such, if she chooses to keep her US credentials and she and Harry have children, the children will be eligible for US citizenship too.

“I can’t see why this would be a problem – yes, it’s not something we’ve seen from the Royals before but, depending on whether their children go on to have royal roles or forge their own career paths, it could actually be beneficial for them if they want to move in the future.” Mr Brookes said a lot depended on whether Meghan opts to keep her US citizenship herself. The US requires residents to submit tax information, even when living abroad, which could potentially be a problem given that as a member of the Royal Family she would prefer to keep her finances out of the public domain. He added: “So, it might be for this reason that Meghan chooses to relinquish her US passport when she becomes a naturalised UK citizen.  “However, she is, quite rightly, very fond and proud of her US roots so I’m sure there’ll be some serious thinking and decision making to be had on that point. If Meghan retains her passport any children she and Harry had would also be entitled to one

“With regards to a move over the pond, personally I think it’s unlikely. “Yes, Harry is keen on the States but with their royal roles and the amount of work they’ll be doing for the Royal Foundation and Commonwealth, it would make things logistically difficult and Harry’s very aware of the sense of duty that being a royal carries. “I would have thought he’ll want to stay close to the heart of the action, and family, as he can here in the UK. “That’s not to say they won’t visit the States though. Indeed, I think that – when things have calmed down around the whole Markle family saga – they’ll make trips to see Meghan’s mum Doria (potentially her father’s side of the family too, if they reconcile) and also her friends there.  Swedish’s Princess Madeleine is moving to Florida with husband Chris O’Neill and their children

“Marriage is, after all, a two way street and for all the compromises Meghan’s had to make, I would think she’ll want to have a bit of freedom to still engage with her old way of life when/where she can.” Unlike her compatriot Mr O’Neill, Meghan opted to accept a Royal title when she married Prince Harry earlier this year. Mr Brookes said: “I don’t think it will have weighed too heavily on her mind though and, if anything, she’ll have seen it as a nice way of recognising her partnership with her husband and starting her new life. “Aside from the obvious stresses she’s had to contend with from her family and their recent comments, I think Meghan will be more concerned with getting stuck in to her new royal role and trying to make a difference rather than being obsessed with her title.” RoyalCentral’s Brittani Barger says Princess Madeleine will be able to devote more time to charity

Comparing the situations, Mr Brooke’s Royal Central colleague, Europe Editor Brittani Barger, said it was no surprise that Mr O’Neill decided not to accept a Swedish Royal title.She explained: “Chris chose not to accept a title because he wanted to keep working and remain a private citizen. “He also did not want to give up his US/UK citizenship. He’s very independent and hardworking and loves what he does. “He didn’t want to give up doing what he loves, and with Madeleine being so far down the line of succession, it wasn’t a situation to where he had to take a title. “The family already has a home in Florida, and they have travelled there numerous times for holiday. Meghan Markle was made Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry earlier this year

“Florida provides anonymity that neither London or Stockholm can give. “In the US, really the only royal family that gets any attention and that the average American has heard of is the British. So she really has no worry of going out with her kids or family in Florida and being recognised. “Princess Madeleine is not a full time working royal, and Chris makes enough money to support her and the children. “Even though they will be further from Stockholm, Madeleine will be able to be more involved with the World Childhood Foundation which has an office in the US; Madeleine has been very passionate about the organisation, and the lack of an office in London meant that a lot of her work was behind the scenes. “I think those in Sweden are surprised, as well as those outside Sweden who follow the Swedish Royal Family. “They originally moved from New York to London to be closer to Sweden and Madeleine’s family, and now they are moving even further away.  “Additionally, Swedish law states that for Madeleine and Chris’ children to remain in the line of succession to the throne, they must be raised primarily in Sweden and educated there. “Their eldest, four-year-old Princess Leonore (who has dual US/Swedish citizenship due to being born in New York) only has a couple more years before she must start compulsory education in Sweden (which begins at the age of seven). “Both she and Prince Nicolas, three, have attended nursery and pre-school in Sweden when they have been there during the summers. “So a decision will have to be made by the time Leonore turns seven regarding her schooling and ultimately her title.”

 

Guide to weddings: What Princess Eugenie should know including who pays for what

Debrett’s Guide to weddings: What Princess Eugenie should know including who pays for what

As the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 58, this royal wedding will come with plenty of pomp a circumstance. Debrett’s is the high society company that claims to be an authority on etiquette.

What can Eugenie learn about her wedding from the upper-class title?  According to Debrett’s the bride’s family should pay for the wedding dress and everything else she wears on her big day. They should also fork out for bridesmaid dresses and pageboy outfits. They should pay for the church flowers, the reception and venue hire and decoration. The cake, catering, drinks, entertainment and favours also fall to the brides family.

However, the groom does have some costs to cover including his outfit for the day, as well as those of the best man and the ushers. He will also pay for the church for the wedding and the ceremony fees. Of course, there is also the engagement ring and the cost of the wedding rings to be accounted for. The wedding night hotel will also fall to the groom. Apparently, Princess Eugenie will be “breaking Royal traditions” with a wedding dress “very different” to Meghan.  Anna Mewes, a personal stylist and image consultant, said: “Princess Eugenie is known for breaking Royal traditions when it comes to dressing and I imagine she will do the same when it comes to her wedding dress. “I expect her dress will be very different to the styles Kate and Meghan chose for their own weddings.”

Beatrice will be turning to a dress to flatter her figure, the stylist suggests. Anna believes Eugenie will opt for a cinched-in waist and full skirt.

 

Meghan’s furious ex-husband has ‘slammed’ the duchess, and could still speak out

Meghan Markle seems to be fitting into royal life very smoothly, but she’s had to deal with some troubles along the way thanks to her family. Her half-sister Samantha Grant, who recently changed her surname to Markle, and her father Thomas have both given interviews about the Duchess of Sussex since she married Prince Harry. Samantha has made several nasty remarks, including calling her Witchity Poo and comparing her to Cruella de Vil, while her dad has claimed Meghan is ‘terrified’ and wearing a ‘painted smile’. But one person who has stayed quiet through everything is Meghan’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson, but her sister believes that could all be about to change.

Meghan’s sister Samantha Markle has spoken about out several times. Meghan married movie producer Trevor, best known for his movie Remember Me starring Robert Pattinson, back in 2011. But their marriage ended in August 2013 via a no-fault divorce, on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences”. Speaking to the Sun, Samantha claims Trevor is extremely unhappy with his ex-wife and believes he could still speak out. She said: “He said he was devastated, that he felt like a piece of gum at the bottom of his shoe. He slammed Meg.” The couple weren’t married long

She believes he avoided speaking out before the wedding because he was worried it would cause backlash in Hollywood. There were reports he was planning a comedy show based on Meghan’s life, but it is believed she’s since convinced him to abandon plans. Samantha told the Sun she didn’t believe Trevor would stand down on the idea.

Meghan's furious ex-husband has 'slammed' the duchess, and could still speak out

She said: “It’s not directly about her and she doesn’t have a copyright on all things royal.” Meghan and Trevor started dating in 2004, and got engaged in 2010. They tied the knot on September 10, 2011 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in front of more than 100 family and friends.

What do you think happened that not a single family member, friend or ex-husband have a nice thing to say about Meghan?

Princess Eugenie shares sweet tribute and adorable pics of Princess Beatrice on her birthday

Princess Eugenie shares sweet tribute and adorable pics of Princess Beatrice on her birthday

The young royal turns 30 today. August 08, 2018. The royal sisters are incredibly close, as Eugenie’s emotional message to Beatrice shows Princess Eugenie paid a heartfelt tribute to her sister Princess Beatrice on the evening of her 30th birthday. Taking to Instagram to send a public message of love and birthday wishes to her sister, Eugenie shared four gorgeous photographs of Beatrice in the sweet social media message. “Happy 30th birthday to you Beatrice…” the sweet sibling wrote. “What an amazing sister you are and we are so proud of the person you have become!”

The photographs shared thrilled royal fans as they took to Instagram to leave their own messages for the Princess as she enters her fourth decade. Eugenie shared this baby picture of Beatrice

The first photograph was a very sweet one of a baby Beatrice smiling at the camera while sitting in her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York’s lap. The second one was a pretty picture taken more recently, where the royal sported long flowing locks and showed off her stunning eyes while out for the evening with her sister. The third photograph is one from the pair’s recent Vogue photoshoot, and shows Beatrice and Eugenie giggling wildly whilst lying on the floor, Beatrice covering her face with her hands. The mother and daughter trio look radiantly happy The fourth picture is of Beatrice, Eugenie and their mum Sarah smiling broadly together, while all dressed up for a night out – perhaps to celebrate Beatrice’s birthday. “Oh she’s such a beauty! Both of you! HBD Beatrice!” wrote one excited Instagram commenter. “You blink and suddenly they’re women,” added another. RECOMMENDED: Washing your hair with champagne is the new beauty trick Earlier in the day, the royal family celebrated Princess Beatrice’s birthday via the royal family’s official Twitter account. They created a beautiful collage to mark the young royal’s milestone, featuring some never-before-seen photos of the Queen’s granddaughter. The accompanying caption read: “Wishing Princess Beatrice a very Happy 30th Birthday! To mark the occasion we’ve put together #30at30 photos of HRH #HappyBirthdayHRH.”

 

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle’s childhood homes in Los Angeles

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle’s childhood homes in Los Angeles

Living with her mother in a dark and dingy second-floor apartment at the back of a nondescript street in the heart of Los Angeles, no one imagined Meghan Markle would become royalty in the House of Windsor almost three decades later.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los Angeles

These are the modest childhood homes of the Duchess of Sussex as she was pushed from pillar to post by her mother Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle before and after their divorce. The modest housing is in stark contrast to her grand abode now in Kensington Palace, where she and Prince Harry live in a two-bedroom cottage.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los AngelesHer humble beginnings started on Providencia Street, in Woodland Hills, where she lived with her parents and half-siblings Thomas Jr and Samantha. Both her brother and sister have recently spoken out vehemently against ‘Princess Pushy’ for allegedly turning her back on the dysfunctional family. Humble beginnings: Meghan Markle lived in a modest two-bedroom home in the Woodland Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles with both her parents and half-siblings Thomas Jr and Samantha until 1983, when she was two years old  This is the house pictured in 2018. Opposite a country club, it was the biggest and ‘flashiest’ home that Meghan lived in during her youth. However, the inside was fraught with problems and was where Thomas Jr allegedly smoked weed all day, while dad Thomas Sr worked night and day  The Duchess of Sussex, here on her birthday August 4,  lived in multiple modest homes before finding fame with her role in Suits and marrying Prince Harry Meghan lived on the property until she was two years old and it was the biggest and ‘flashiest’ home she lived in during her youth. It was located opposite a country club – but the inside was fraught with problems, according to acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton, who wrote the book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. Thomas Jr smoked weed all day and even her mother would share a joint with a neighbour, while TV lighting director Thomas worked night and day, and wild teen Samantha would be out clubbing. Doria and Thomas had married at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple on Sunset Blvd, in a ‘hippie wedding’ in December 1979. They divorced four years later and Meghan went to live with her mother in a top-floor apartment on S. Cloverdale Ave, Mid-Wilshire. It was once the garage and loft space for the main front property. This was recently renovated and is currently for rent at $3,950 a month, ten times what her mother would have been paying over 30 years previously. Although Meghan lived in modest homes, she attended a prestigious private nursery and kindergarten called Little Red Schoolhouse which starts at $18,800 a year for kindergarten and $22,600 year for sixth-grade. After her parents divorced in 1983, Meghan and her mother Doria moved into a top-floor apartment (pictured) in the Mid-Wilshire neighbourhood of LA. The apartment previously served as the garage and loft space of the main front property. The Duchess of Sussex split her time here and at her father’s home until she graduated high school in 1999 Meghan and Doria lived behind this two-bedroom, one bathroom house (pictured) on South Cloverdale Avenue. Their home was a short walk from Sunset Gower Studios where her father worked and where she spent time after school. The school was a short walk from Sunset Gower Studios where her Emmy-winning father worked on the set of Married With Children and where she would spend her days after school.

Her mother Doria, 62, had a less glamorous location for her line of business, which was still only a stone’s throw away from the school – now called the Hollywood Schoolhouse. She owned a gift shop called Distant Treasures and a clothing store called A Change of a Dress – both at the same location on N. La Brea St in Hancock Park for 14 years – until she went bankrupt in 2009.  As can be seen in our photos, the run-down shopping precinct is now home to a liquor store, kosher market, and an aquarium, which is where Doria’s shop was situated.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los AngelesWhen Meghan moved on to the $15,900-a-year Immaculate Heart High School, which she attended from 1991 to 1999, she lived with her dad on Vista Del Mar Avenue, a shabby street behind the Hollywood strip, only a few hundred yards from one of Scientology’s most important buildings, founder L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. This is where Thomas recently said in an interview that he’d warned his daughter off the controversial religion after catching her lingering outside the building.

Her father’s apartment was on the ground floor and had two tiny bedrooms with bars across the windows. She lived there until she was 17. Now the place has been renovated, as photos show the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms that she shared with her dad throughout her teenage years. Meghan’s mother Doria, 62, previously owned a gift shop called Distant Treasures and a clothing store called A Change of a Dress – both at the same location on N. La Brea Ave in Hancock Park – just a few blocks away from Meghan’s elementary school for 14 years – until she went bankrupt in 2009.

The run-down shopping precinct is now home to a liquor store, kosher market, and an aquarium which is where Doria’s shop was situated. Meghan began splitting her time between her mom’s house and her dad’s Hollywood apartment when she was 11 until she left for college in 1999. Thomas Sr was living in a two bedroom ground floor flat on Vista Del Mar Avenue, a shabby street behind the Hollywood strip, only a few hundred yards from one of Scientology’s most important buildings, founder L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition Thomas Sr’s apartment, pictured above with bars across the window, was a short distance to Meghan’s high school. According to a biography on the duchess, ‘it made sense for her to live with her father during the week,’ however, as she got older, there was friction between the two since she felt she was the one who was mothering her father Not so shabby: The home has since been renovated; the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms that she shared with her dad throughout her teenage years. Pictured above is the large living space of the Hollywood home.

The two-bedroom, two bath home located in the heart of Hollywood is now listed for rent. Pictured left is a renovated kitchen, while the right shows an upgraded living space with hardwood floors  According to Morton’s book, ‘it made sense for her to live with her father during the week.’ ‘It was a decision that would have far-reaching implications for the way she was seen by her new teachers and classmates…The older she became, the more she felt she was the one who was mothering her father. It was a source of friction, especially when she started dating,’ the book states.  Meghan also had various part-time jobs and volunteer work including bussing tables and serving food at the Hippie Kitchen in Downtown Los Angeles, a Catholic set up to help the homeless living in the notorious Skid Row. She was an assistant at the Paper Store in Beverly Hills, where she also taught calligraphy, and served frozen yogurt at Humphrey Yogart, in Sherman Oaks.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los AngelesWhen she left high school to attend Northwestern University in Illinois she met film producer Trevor Engelson in a bar on one of her visits back home in LA. ‘When Meghan first met him on that night out in West Hollywood, she liked what she saw and was attracted to his passion, drive, and ambition. He was a guy with an aphorism for every occasion. ‘Hope is the greatest currency we have in this business,’ he told the wide-eyed wannabe.’ True or not, it’s a great pick-up line,’ Morton wrote.  The pair lived behind Whisky A Go-Go, a notorious club on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, where Engelson still lives today and Meghan resided there until getting her big break in Suits and relocating to Toronto for filming in 2011, divorcing the 41-year-old two years later. Meghan lived in different humble abodes growing up but received a private education from kindergarten until high school. She attended Immaculate Heart High School on Franklin Ave in Los Angeles from the age of 11 up to 18. Tuition is now $15,900 a year She attended a prestigious private nursery and kindergarten school called Little Red Schoolhouse, pictured, which cost $18,800 a year for kindergarten. It is now called Hollywood Schoolhouse. This is where Meghan and her first husband Trevor Engleson lived – behind Whisky A Go-Go, a notorious club on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Hilldale Ave during their marriage until they split in 2013. Engelson reportedly still lives there today Yet it was her childhood that defined Meghan, the aspiring actress and now adored royal. ‘While her childhood experiences were the crucible that set her on the path to activism,’ says Morton. ‘Her mother believes that she was hardwired from birth to try to make the world a better and more equal place. In short, she had a moral compass.’

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los AngelesDespite wanting to be a Hollywood star, it was her faith that was equally important and the central pillar for Meghan and Doria.  So much so, that we can disclose she was once a youth minister for the Agape International Spiritual Center, which her mum is still a member today, along with TV host Oprah Winfrey. Sharon Fox, now an executive producer at California Motion Picture Company, was also a member and told her Facebook followers about bumping into the duchess and her husband Prince Harry in Dublin earlier this month. ‘It was such a nice surprise to bump into them when I went to Dublin to view the Book of Kells. Meghan was very sweet and I had a short chat with her during her stop on the walkabout regarding our church, the Agape International Spiritual Center, and our mutual minister, Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith… Meghan was a youth minister at my church, Agape, in LA years ago when I used to volunteer with the babies and toddlers on Church Sunday at Agape… I can not recall if I ever met her back then but it is clear she radiates that Agape spirit where ever she goes.’

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los AngelesMeghan’s childhood homes are a far cry from her new home in Kensington Palace (pictured)  Meghan and Harry moved into Nottingham Cottage, opposite Princess Diana’s former home

 

Princess Eugenie reveals she is having a ‘plastic-free’ royal wedding

Princess Eugenie reveals she is having a ‘plastic-free’ royal wedding

The 28-year-old royal explained that she and Brooksbank are completely anti-plastic at home and that she is keen for her impending nuptials to reflect her views on sustainability. Eugenie recently became an ambassador for Project 0, a charitable initiative committed to protecting the ocean from pollution via single-use plastic. Rihanna appears on British Vogue with super slim eyebrows “It’s been eye-opening,” the young royal tells the magazine in reference to joining the anti-plastic movement and its environmental impact. “My whole house is anti-plastic now,” she continues, “and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”

The ceremony will take place on 12 October at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in May. As for pre-wedding jitters, the young royal explained she has felt fairly relaxed about it all thus far, but added that some anxieties are inevitable. “I’m not stressed at all,” she said. “It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.” The couple met after they were introduced by mutual friends at a ski resort in Verbier in 2011. Brooksbank proposed in January while the duo were on holiday in Nicaragua.

The young royal is set to tie the knot to Jack Brooksbank in October (Sean Thomas) The magazine also asked Eugenie to discuss her thoughts on Instagram and the pressures imposed by social media, at which point she took the opportunity to champion authenticity. “Nowadays, it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram,” she said, “but it’s important that it’s real.” “We’re real,” she added, with regards to her sister, Princess Beatrice, who was interviewed alongside her. Meanwhile, Beatrice addressed the difficulties of being a Princess in the public eye, describing it as a situation that is “hard to navigate” due to there being no official protocol. “We are the first,” she said of her and her sister, “we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”