I thought I had heard and read it all until I bumped into a few blogs and reputable news sites’ entertainment pages (I won’t call them out by name) claiming that Duchess of Sussex makes specific and deliberate hand gestures and clothing placements to make sure her bump is center stage.
*deep long sigh*
I don’t know if these people have ever been pregnant or not but when a woman, any woman, is 6 to 8 months along in a pregnancy, she really doesn’t have to go out of her way to make sure she looks it!
One “body language expert” quoted said, the former Suits actress is purposefully wearing bump hugging clothing and intentionally opting for coats so the baby bump would peek through. Another said she “flicks” them open for this purpose.
Wow! That sounds so ludicrous to me.
I don’t know, she could wear what’s out there, most of which are bump hugging, or wear a muu muu.
Also, as to the conspicuous hand placement on her belly, it is a very common and subconscious maternal practice of expecting woman to place her hands on her pregnant belly when pregnant. It’s not being done to cause attention by any means, I don’t believe.
Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child later this month.
It seems like 2018 was the year of big moments in entertainment. From box office hits to celebrity engagements, this was definitely a year of highs -and some lows- for the entertainment industry. Here are a few of the biggest headlines we saw in 2018.
The Royal Wedding
One of the biggest stories of 2018 was the royal union of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The British prince and the American actress tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19th, with an estimated 1.9 billion viewers tuning in around the world. You would think with that many people watching the couple would be nervous, but Megan and Harry looked happy, poised and gracious when entering and exiting the ceremony.
The star-studded guest list was another reason so many people tuned in to watch the nuptials, with notable figures such as David and Victoria Beckham, James Corden, and even Sir Elton John turning out to the event. A few months after the wedding came an exciting announcement- the couple is expecting their first child!
Kylie’s Surprise Baby Announcement
One of the most surprising stories in celebrity news this year was the birth of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s first daughter, Stormi. Up until Stormi’s birth on February 1st, Kyle never confirmed that she was pregnant in the first place!
The announcement came in the form of a video posted to Kylie’s social media accounts on Superbowl Sunday, effectively overshadowing the big game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Upon hearing the news, fans of both the reality TV star and the rapper took to social media to congratulate the happy couple, and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan expressed their joy as well.
Not every piece of news this year was positive. In late 2018, wildfires began wreaking havoc up and down the state of California. In addition to civilians, many celebrities were affected by the devastating fires, including Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and Neil Young, who lost their homes in the Southern California fire.
Many celebrities came out to show their support during these hard times, and Gerard Butler hosted a star-studded fundraising event with a guest list including Sean Penn, Robin Thicke, Cindy Crawford, and many more famous faces. Although the California wildfires devastatingly destroyed thousands of homes, many communities have already started to rebuild, thanks to generous donations from civilians and celebrities alike.
A Bachelor Engagement
If you were one of the 7.8 million people who tuned into the Bachelor season 22 finale on March 5th, you know that Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Becca K…. and then dumped her on live TV to be with Lauren B. While the plot twist certainly made for good TV, viewers were outraged at the heartlessness of Arie’s on-screen breakup.
However, being publicly dumped ended up working in Becca’s favor, as she was announced the new Bachelorette on After the Final Rose. Since then, Arie and Lauren have announced that they plan to get married in January 2019 and are actually expecting a baby in June! As for Becca, the Minnesota native is happily engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen, whom she met on The Bachelorette! With how wild 2018 has been, 2019 is expected to be just as big for the entertainment industry.
New movies, music from top 40 singers, and even some pregnancy announcements are sure to take the media by storm in 2019, so be sure to look out for what’s to come!
Meghan Markle hit the British Fashion Awards a few days ago during her an official public appearance without her husband Prince Harry.
On Monday, December 10, the Duchess of Sussex made a surprise visit to the event, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, to present the Fashion Designer of the Year award to Givenchy’s artistic director, womenswear designer Clare Waight Keller , the same woman who designed the Duchess’ wedding gown
“It is such an honor to be here celebrating British fashion and British fashion designers in my new home of the U.K.,” she announced to the event attendees.
“This woman is so amazing, and I got to know Meghan on such a personal level,” Keller said during her acceptance speech. “And to have someone like that trust you in an incredible moment in their life, is something that is just the most unbelievable honor and I can’t thank you enough. It was just the most beautiful moment.”
Carrying with the tradition, the former Miss Markle wore a black one sleeve Givenchy dresss and shoes with her hair worn in a sleek bun and finally broke British royalty fashion protocol by wearing dark deep red finger nail polish. Yes! Rebel! (smile)
While I am happy that she is best known for being an actress, model and outspoken advocate and philanthropist, I thought it was cute that US Weekly referred to the Duchess as a former lifestyle blogger!
Unlike those who have children closer in line of succession to the British Throne like Duchesess Catherine and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have more flexibility to go with a less traditional name.
For example, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, called their kids Beatrice and Eugenie, more unique selections of names.
“The further down the line of succession, the more likely you are to have a more unique or nontraditional name,” Carolyn Harris, author ofRaising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting, told Vogue Australia. “We see, from the diversity of names among the Queen’s descendants, that the Queen does seem willing to allow the descendants to choose their own names.”
The only real reaquirement is that they share the name with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family first so they can check if the name is suitable.
Despite the ease on pressure, it looks like bookies are placing bets on traditional names like Victoria, Arthur, Albert and Diana which are hot favorites, as are the names of Harry’s grandparents, Elizabeth and Philip, according toNews Australia.
It seems likely that Meghan and Harry will stick to the usual suspects as well. What do you think? Let’s talk about it online!
Say what? Duchess Meghan is actually further along in her pregnancy than reported? That’s what one Australian news outlet and a few others are speculating.
It all stems from an afternoon reception on Tuesday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended at Admiralty House. The former Miss Markle was photographed doting over British singer Missy Higgins‘ 9-week old baby Luna. Afterwards, Higgins posted the photo with a caption suggesting the Duchess is 20 weeks along, not 12 weeks as reported this week.
“What an honour to meet the beautiful Duchess today! She was such a sweetheart,” Higgins captioned the meeting. “I said I felt sorry for her having to do all these meet-and-greets while 4 months pregnant! What a trooper. Prince Harry was gorgeous too, a real charmer. He squeezed Luna’s legs and said “who’s this little cutie?” Looking forward to telling Luna she slept through it all one day.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are soon to be a family of three, skipping the traditional one year as husband and wife thing that Harry’s big bro Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton did.
The royal couple announced the news via the Kensington PalaceTwitter account today, Monday, October 15, about 5 months after the couple tied the not in a lavish culturally rich wedding earlier this year on May 19.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace said in a tweet that was also released as a formal statement to the press.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
A source to PEOPLEmagazine told the outlet that Meghan has had her 12-week scan and is “feeling well.”
Unlike Duchess Catherine of Cambridge who was 29 when she got married to Will, Markle was 36 at the time and is currently 37. She is not wasting time.
Markle and Harry started dating back in July 2016 after meeting on a blind date. They kept it hush hush until October 2016. From then, it was warp speed mode through courtship, wedding and now a baby!
So exciting! We cannot wait to follow this bump either! Woot!
Today, Suits actress Meghan Markle and her fiancé married at the St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The bride looked elegant and radiant in a simple but classic long sleeve satin gown by Givenchy with a cathedral train. She also wore a heirloom tiara, little make up and tiny silver studded earrings with hair hair simple. Nothing ornate or over-the-top.
The ceremony infused her African American culture with British traditon. The Kingdom Choir, a predominantly black Christian gospel choir from South London performed a marvelous rendition of the Ben E. King R&B song “Stand By Me” during the ceremony and the Gospel version of “Amen” during the recession, and ended it with “This Little Light Of Mine” which is commonly sung in black churches.
An American Episcopalian clergy, BishopMichael Curry, gave a spirited and passionate 20-minute love-themed sermon that invoked quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and scripture.
It has been the talk of the Internet because of how different it is from the usual stoic sermons heard at formal Royal religious ceremonies.
A 19-year old cellist with Sierra Leonean and Caribbean heritage from a large musical family, Sheku Kanneh-Mason beautifully performed a number of selection.
It was a preeminent event witnessed by thousands who lined the streets along the route to the chapel and the millions watching on Tv and screens across the globe.
Along with Markle’s brand new sister in law Pippa Middleton who is expecting her first child, also in attendance were new moms, Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams with their respective spouses Best Man Prince William, George Clooney and Alexis Ohanian.
Vet Mom designer, tastemaker and Spice Girl alum Victoria Beckham and her hubby David Beckham were there too looking debonair and dapper. Oh Lady Oprah Winfrey attended along with the usual band of royals and British celebs!
Here are a few pics from the Getty Pool photographer:
Tomorrow morning, American actress Meghan Markle will marry her fiance, Prince Harry of Windsor at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in London, England. The wedding is a much-anticipated event, more so for the fashion and the glorious fascinators that are commonly worn at formal events in the UK. .
The fashion world gets a little taste of these ornate head tiny hats are a selection of fancy millinery every time Duchess Catherine, formerly Kate Middleton, goes to Church!
I have been invited to be a witness to the wedding. And “by invited” I mean Buckingham palace is allowing my local broadcast and video programming providers to stream or air it so me and all members of the worldwide public on our television screens and streaming devices and services. Ha!
I will be dressed to the nines, or my pajamas, depending on what’s comfortable and have selected 7 fascinators to wear with my outfit. Which is your fave?
She labored for about 7 hours which is relatively short but not atypical because she labored for 12 hours with Princess Charlotte and only 3 or so with Prince George.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The baby, who was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same place his big brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 2, were born.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the new,” Kensington Palace further announced.
The baby automatically becomes fifth in line to the British throne, behind his granddad Prince Charles, father William and Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.
The baby leapfrogs his uncle Prince Harry in the succession.
The child’s name is set to be announced soon.
The baby birth’s comes just a few weeks ahead of Princess Charlotte’s third birthday, which is on May 2, and a few months ahead of Prince George’s fifth birthday, which is on July 22.