Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Captivates the World – and the surprising Markle Sparkle Skin Care Routine that Snagged a Prince


Meghan Markle redefined beauty by letting her natural freckles show on her wedding day.
Many of us mom’s dream of our daughter growing up to one day marry a prince. I was both delighted and breath taken at the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and the former Suits actress tied the knot on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in front of approximately 600 people. Another 2700 people were invited to celebrate the occasion on the grounds of Windsor Castle in various capacities.

The wedding was widely covered across social media and the Internet, and high-profile guests included Sir Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, and Victoria Beckham. Even superstar singer Rihanna chimed in to offer some of her Savage X Fenty lingerie .for the royal honeymoon. Despite the glitz and glamour, nobody could outshine the royal bride.

At thirty-six (36), despite years of Los Angeles sunshine and smog, she is stunning. Markle’s skincare routine contributed to this. “I regularly do facial exercises, I swear it works, as silly as you may feel,” she told online beauty guru, Birchbox. These facial workouts are now being offered at Saks Fifth Avenue as an alternative to a face-lift. She also is said to religiously uses Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion and coconut oil, while staying hydrated and avoiding sun damage.

Generally exercise can help improve skin health by increasing circulation and boosting blood flow. Although some experts swear by anti-wrinkle facial exercises like face pulls, smiley or happy face yoga, and using tools like a face slimmer exercise mouthpiece, some facial exercises may not be helpful. Especially on the upper half of your face such as your brow lines and forehead, as you age a stabilizing technique may be more effective such as anti-wrinkle injections. Either way, this new Royal certainly has a dazzling smile.

The newly anointed Duchess of Sussex walked the aisle in a gown by Clare Waight Keller, and showed up to the royal reception in a white sleeveless gown by Stella McCartney. Her diamond bandeau tiara was on loan from her majesty, the Queen herself. Even with a somewhat understated gown, Markle easily matched former princess brides Diana and Kate Middleton before her.

Markle’s $350,000 engagement ring caught the eye of the media during Harry and Meghan’s engagement. It features a conflict-free center diamond from Botswana accented by two diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection. Her gold wedding band was much more understated, the bride’s preference.

Despite the fanfare, the royal couple originally sparked some minor controversy when Markle became Prince Harry’s girlfriend. Things escalated after announcing their engagement back in November 2017. Markle’s family isn’t royal, and both her siblings and parents found themselves suddenly propelled into the global spotlight.

British press focused intensely (though politely) on Meghan Markle’s ethnicity. Her father is Caucasian, while her mother is African American. Internet trolls publicly berated Markle, leading Prince Harry to issue a rare public statement through Kensington Palace’s Twitter account. British police even had to investigate a racist letter and mysterious white powder mailed to Markle.

Adding to the fire, Markle’s ex-husband, film producer Trevor Engleson, is reportedly working on a sitcom based on her engagement to Prince Harry. Meanwhile, Harry’s exes,including Cressida Bonas  were invited to attend.

Tom Markle Sr., Meghan’s father, stirred up even more controversy for the royal couple when it was reported he staged a photoshoot prior to the wedding. He ended up not attending the wedding due to heart surgery. Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was in attendance wearing a pale green Oscar de la Renta dress, but it was Prince Charles who ultimately walked her down the aisle.

By comparison, Prince Harry’s father is Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. His mother was Diana, Princess of Wales, whose 1997 death in a car crash captured the world’s attention. Princess Di’s funeral was viewed by an estimated 2.5 billion people.

Of course, Prince Harry’s wedding draws comparisons to older brother Prince William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton.The 2011 ceremony cost a reported $20 million and over 2,000 people attended.

At 36, Markle is older than Prince Harry, 33, but she still looked gorgeous, thanks to a regimented skincare routine and sincere smile. Friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin put on the finishing touches with a simple yet elegant makeup look.

Brides often feel like a heavy makeup look is necessary for wedding photos, but Markle stunned while bucking the trend. Her freckles were accentuated by a sheer layer of foundation and a hint of blush. Her eyeshadow had a slight smoky finish, and she embodied the“no makeup” makeup look.

If you’re looking to replicate that Markle sparkle, start with a morning cleanse and anti-aging serum. Then in the early evening, cleanse again to purify the skin and balance pH levels and add a moisturizer. Before bed, massage facial skin with facial oils like tea tree and coconut oil to rejuvenate during sleep.

Divorced, biracial, and an outspoken feminist, Markle doesn’t fit the traditional monarch role in the U.K., but she still has the poise and confidence of a princess. Her humanitarian work is something to be proud of, and both families are reportedly getting along very well.

The latest royal wedding blended British tradition with modern trends at every corner. We wish the new couple a life lived happily ever after.

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