Meghan Markle a 'direct descendant' of Robert the Bruce

It was reported that Meghan might be teaming her designer wedding dress with Princess Diana's family tiara, the Spencer tiara, depending on whether or not it can be loaned from the exhibition that it is now displayed in - but that isn't the only tribute being paid to Diana on 19th May. "A networker to her fingertips, she seemed to be recalibrating her life, forging new friendships with those who could develop her career".

Actress Meghan Markle and her husband Trevor Engelson arrive at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner, Oct. 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills.

She will be working with the florists from St. George's Chapel and Buckingham Palace to create the church flowers. An excerpt ran Sunday in the Times of London, and the passage getting the most pickup concerns the demise of her first marriage, to Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson. She was so inspired by Diana's world-famous humanitarian work she turned to similar charity work herself.

Meghan has been vocal about her love of flowers in the past - and posted Instagram photos of a bouquet of pink and white peonies just after she started dating Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and Markle have already chosen a floral designer for their wedding.

"She was her own woman now, earning a steady income, making new friends on-set and off, no longer dependent on her husband's connections".

A person Morton identifies as a childhood friend of Markle's is quoted in the book saying the former actress was in fact "always fascinated by the royal family".

Soon after, Morton writes, their relationship shifted. Engleson, on the other hand, had a more laid-back approach to life, often arriving to appointments late or with his hair mussed. Morton notes that when she packed up to move to Toronto, she took a certain high-end kitchen appliance with her. "She used to turn her nose up if I ever put red or deep purple flowers", he added.

Of course, given that Markle's The Tig often included her recommendations for recipes and equipping a home with the best of everything, it's perhaps not surprising that she took her $500 Viking Vitamix with her.

"She packed it into the back seat of her auto even though it would have been just as easy to buy a new one", Morton writes.

  • Gwendolyn Kim