MUMMY’S HERE TO MAKE IT ALL BETTER: Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland — now the most likely to walk her down the aisle on Saturday after all the drama caused by Markle’s father — arrived at London’s Heathrow Wednesday afternoon.
Ragland’s other duties across the pond include spending time with the royals, including the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — that’s Elizabeth, Phillip, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate to you.
Sky News reported that Ragland received VIP treatment. With no wait at security at Heathrow Airport, she was met by Meghan’s personal assistant and Harry’s aides before being whisked off in a Jaguar — complete with police escort.
What a change for this yoga instructor and social worker.
Heart surgery forced Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle Sr., to bow out of his aisle walking duties after earlier admitting to colluding with the paparazzi on staged pre-wedding shots.
CANADIANS IN ROYAL WEDDING PARTY: The three children of Canuck A-list couple Ben and Jessica Mulroney are confirmed as part of the kiddy contingent of page boys and bridesmaids for Saturday’s royal wedding.
Ivy Mulroney, 4, will join William and Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, 3, and four others (Harry and Meghan’s goddaughters) as bridesmaids.
Meanwhile, the Mulroney’s twin seven-year-old sons — Brian and John — will join William and Kate’s son, Prince George, 4, as a page boy along with Harry’s godson Jasper Dyer, 6.
Kensington Palace confirmed George and Charlotte’s younger brother, Prince Louis, who was born last month, will not be there.
George and Charlotte will be able to show the Mulroney kids how it’s done since they previously acted as a page boy and flower girl at the wedding of Kate’s sister Pippa, to financier James Matthews.
THE MULRONEYS ARE HERE: Jessica Mulroney — Markle’s best friend — arrived in London ahead of Saturday’s big day with Ben and the kids, flying into Heathrow Tuesday night.
British tabloid The Sun reports Jessica was in the U.K. earlier in the year to help Markle with her wedding dress fittings.
It was thought she might be Markle’s bridesmaid or maid of honour but the bride-to-be says she couldn’t choose between her girlfriends.
MEGHAN’S EX NOT PRODUCING SHOW: There’s one less source of embarrassment for Meghan now that plans for a show based on her life by ex-husband Trevor Engelson has been axed, reports The Mirror.
Development has ceased on the FOX sitcom which caused Markle “anguish,” says the British tabloid.
Markle is said to have talked Engleson, a producer, out of the project about a divorced American mother who moves across the pond to get hitched to a royal.
Markle and Engelson married in 2011, the same year her Toronto-shot TV show Suits started, but the union only lasted 20 months.
ROYAL CONDOMS?: Sure, you can get the usual tasteful royal wedding merchandise — from commemorative mugs, tea towels, stamps, coins, and t-shirts.
But why not go for the really wacky stuff?
In the latter category are Crown Jewels Heritage Condoms – which apparently play the national anthem when opened – or one piece bathing suits for women featuring the oversized faces of Harry and Meghan.
The prototype for the swimsuit, made by Bags of Love, features Harry’s face in a particularly troubling placement given where his goatee falls on the lower half of the suit.
Get the picture?
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies