Meghan Markle says that as a young girl she dreamed of a glitzy LA wedding complete with a ‘strapless, poofy dress’ and hotel venue – and admits her royal nuptials with Harry would have been ‘hard to imagine’
- Meghan Markle, 41, revealed she planned her perfect wedding when she was 14
- Added it was an assignment at the Catholic school she attended in California
- Said she wanted a ‘strapless, poofy dress’ and swans to feature on her big day
- Duchess share her comments on the third episode of her Archetypes podcast
Meghan Markle has revealed how she planned her dream wedding as a teenager as part of a school assignment today.
Speaking on the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, explained how she was fourteen-years-old when she was assigned the project of describing her dream big day for Religious Class.
The royal, who studied at the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, said she wanted to wear a ‘strapless, poofy dress’, and to host the event at the Bel Air hotel in Los Angeles.
The mother-of-two married her first husband Trevor Engleson in a low-key wedding in Jamaica in 2011, while her second wedding to Prince Harry took place on 19 May 2018 in Windsor, in front of an international audience of 11.5 million.
Meghan Markle has revealed how she planned her dream wedding as a teenager as part of a school assignment today (pictured, on her wedding day to Prince Harry in 2018)
Speaking on the podcast, Meghan said: ‘When I was 14, I planned my wedding. Not my actual wedding, that would have been a bit harder to imagine.
‘This wedding was an assignment for my Religion two class in Catholic school,’ she went on.
‘I remember everything little thing about it. I wanted it to be at the Bel Air hotel, and there was a swan lake and I wanted the cake to be from Hansen’s Bakery,’ she added.
It is believed the venue Meghan was referring to is the Hotel Bel Air, a five star luxury hotel which is beloved by celebrities and stars.
The mother-of-two tied the knot with Prince Harry on 19 May 2018 in Windsor, in front of an international audience of 11.5 million
The Duchess continued: ‘And the dress, oh my goodness the dress. It was strapless and poufy and I had seen it in a bridal magazine.
‘And I bought it. Not the dress, I bought the bridal magazine.’
Meghan revealed she took the school project seriously because she wanted to get an A, and that she got the grade she wanted.
Later, she said she learned during a recent visit to Immaculate Heart that the assignment had been removed from the curriculum.
On the podcast, the Duchess said she had dreamed of a glitzy affair at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles while growing up
The glitzy Bel Air affair Meghan imagined when she was 14 is very different from either of the Duchess’ weddings.
While she didn’t reference her first big day in the podcast, Meghan first wed Trevor at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios in front of about 100 guests after dating for seven years in 2011.
It was reported that Meghan’s first nuptials lasted four days, included beer pong, wheelbarrow races and skinny dipping.
It was revealed by The Sun in 2018 that the Duchess of Sussex gave out marijuana as a party favour.
While she didn’t reference her first big day in the podcast, Meghan first wed Trevor at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios in front of about 100 guests in 2011, after dating for seven years
Meghan and Trevor divorced in 2013, with the couple citing strain due to her filming schedule in Toronto for Suits, while he had to remain in Los Angeles for work.
The Duchess’ second wedding took place at St George Chapel at Windsor Castle in front of 1,200 guests, which included the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as other senior members of the royal family in 2018.
Meghan opted for a bespoke Givenchy number designed by the fashion house’s creative director Clare Waight Keller.
The bespoke creation was estimated to have cost £200,000, including £78,000 for custom-made fabric and £4,000 for fittings at the time of the wedding.
The episode was released today as Meghan and Harry headed to Germany on the next leg of their pseudo-royal tour of the UK and Europe (pictured yesterday)
Later on, for the evening wedding reception, Meghan opted for sleeker Stela McCartney gown, made form lily white silk, which was sleeveless and halter neck and sleeveless silhouette.
The glitzy event saw the couple celebrate their union with a lavish party at Windsor Castle, which was attended by Meghan’s famous pals, including Serena Williams, and the Beckhams, and George and Amal Clooney.
The evening is reported to have ended with fireworks, and the whole wedding was expected to cost a whopping £32million at the time.
Spotify today released the Duchess’ third podcast in her ‘Archetypes’ series, in which she speaks with The Office actress Mindy about the ‘stigma’ of life as a single woman, two hours earlier than expected.
The new podcast was expected to come out on the streaming service at 12.30pm today – like last week’s episode with Mariah Carey – but ended up being released two hours early at 10.30am as the couple head to Germany.
The description on Spotify says: ‘Meghan speaks candidly with Mindy Kaling who opens up in an unprecedented conversation about the joys, challenges, and stigmas of her life as a single, unmarried woman – plus her decision to start a family on her own.
‘This episode also features New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister, who unpacks the many archetypes that have followed single women for generations.’
The episode was released today as Meghan and Harry headed to Germany on the next leg of their pseudo-royal tour of the UK and Europe – where police will close junctions and set up miles of roadblocks to stop them and their entourage being stuck in traffic.
On Thursday the couple will attend the WellChild Awards, which celebrate the bravery of young people from across the UK who have coped with a serious illness or disability.
The red carpet is being rolled out for the Sussexes on their first ever visit to Germany – even though their trip is as private citizens. The couple will be given the same sort of welcome afforded to visiting heads of state when they arrive for a reception and book signing at the town hall in Dusseldorf today.
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