Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are about to embark on their first royal tour since welcoming baby Archie Harrison in May. But before they head out on official business, the couple took a quick trip to Rome for a very special reason.
The Daily Mail reports that while in Rome the royals stayed at the luxurious Hotel Vilon, located near the Spanish Steps and the famous Trevi Fountaion. Their room reportedly cost approximately $1500 per night. “There have been plain-clothes police outside the hotel for days. They have been standing around trying not to act suspicious but we all know what’s going on – there are celebrities staying at the hotel,” a local, Simona Magliocco, told the paper.
Nonoo and her now-husband, Mikey Hess, reportedly hosted a pre-wedding lunch for close friends, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The actual wedding ceremony took place on Friday evening at sunset. The Sussexes were not the only bold-faced couple on the guest list, however. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were also in attendance, along with princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.
Security was tight and very few photos have emerged, but from shots the Daily Mail obtained, royal fans were able to determine that the Duchess wore a black, puff sleeve tulle Valentino gown with jeweled embroidery that retails for around $13,000.
While (sadly) the royals don’t post about private matters like a friend’s wedding on Instagram, Markle was still able to give Nonoo a subtle nod on social media. In a recent post, Markle’s official Instagram account shared a pic of the two hugging during last week’s launch event for Markle’s capsule collection, The Smart Set, which benefits her royal patronage, Smart Works. Nonoo designed the white blouse included in the collection (and worn by Markle). (The Duchess famously wore Nonoo’s “Husband Shirt” during her first official outing with Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.)
Next up for Team Sussex: Africa—which means many, many outfits for us to ogle and causes to learn about.