Thursday 24 May 2018

Meghan Markle 'makes the world believe in fairy tales again'

Meghan Markle attends the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle attends the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, holding her clutch bag, arrives to attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. Photo: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

Lara Elston

Meghan Markle has been described as a "strong free spirit" who "found her prince, fell in love and made the world believe in fairy tales".

Both Ms Markle and Prince Harry, who will wed at Windsor in a month's time, were named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2018.

Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. Photo: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. Photo: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

To accompany the American star's entry, her friend, the actress Priyanka Chopra, wrote in the magazine that Ms Markle was an important influencer.

The Indian actress said: "This ever-smiling, strong, free spirit found her prince, fell in love and in turn made a cynical world believe in fairy tales again.

"But more than anything else, Meghan is an important influencer in a world that needs strong public figures to respect and look up to.

Harry's entry was written by Elton John, who said: "Prince Harry has that rare ability to walk into a room full of strangers and make everyone feel comfortable and at ease."

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

On Thursday night, Markle joined her fiancé at a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), wearing a Jackie O-inspired dress by Black Halo, accessorising with a small black Gucci clutch.

She is the first non-official royal to join in the duties.

Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, attends a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

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