Saturday 17 November 2018

Kate Middleton is giving Meghan Markle royal fashion advice - including paying homage to Princess Diana

Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
(L-R) Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on February 28, 2018 in London
Meghan Markle leaves after a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28, 2018 in London. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Chris JacksonCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on February 28, 2018 in London. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Chris JacksonCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: (L-R) Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Meghan Markle has been getting royal advice from Kate Middleton.

The 36-year-old former actress will become sister-in-law to the royal when she marries fiancé Prince Harry in May this year, and the pair are already getting along as it has been claimed that Catherine is helping Meghan learn about “royal fashion” ahead of her life as a member of the royal family.

A source said: “[Duchess Catherine] has also been advising Meghan about royal fashion, what protocol is expected and how she may have to adapt in the future. She has provided Meghan with names of some of the favourite UK go-to designers on everything from dresses, coats and the all-important British hat.”

The former ‘Suits’ actress is also reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Catherine - who has four-year-old son Prince George and two-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte, as well as expecting her third child with husband Prince William - when it comes to echoing the fashion sense of Harry and William’s late mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London

The source added to ‘Entertainment Tonight’: "Like Kate, expect Meghan to make the occasional nod to her husband’s fashion icon mother. Both Kate and Meghan will no doubt honour Princess Diana with designs that reflect her likes and style.”

It comes after it was claimed Meghan was undergoing royal etiquette lessons in preparation for her marriage to the 33-year-old flame-haired royal.

A source said: "Meghan is on a crash course with a trusted coach used by the royals.

"First on the list is silver service - she must be able to tell a fish knife from her butter knife, know how to handle seafood, drink soup and so on.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

"There'll be no stone unturned as in less than 12 weeks all eyes will be on her - there is no room for error.”

And it was also claimed the actress will be taking elocution lessons to soften her American accent.

The source added: "Elocution lessons will also feature. Meghan's American twang will be softened and toned down. But more essential is her switching to British terminology - she simply cannot be 'taking out the trash' and 'wearing pants'."

Meghan Markle leaves after a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle leaves after a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS

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