Meghan Markle Makes First Official Appearance as The Duchess of Sussex!

The Royal Wedding may be over, but the Royal Life has only just begun for Meghan Markle.

Mere days after she captured the heart of a nation by exchanging vows with Prince Harry, Markle made her first official appearance.

Not as Meghan Markle, of course. But as The Duchess of Sussex.

Equipped with this new title and the perfect look to go along with it, Markle attended a 70th birthday party in honor of her father-in-law, Prince Charles.

He is also the man who walked Meghan down the aisle last Saturday after Meghan’s own father fell victim to some health problems.

Prince Harry and his lovely wife arrived at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday afternoon to attend a garden party for the former’s dad, a gathering that caused the newlyweds to postpone their honeymoon.

It remains unclear exactly where the couple will vacation when they do finally get away from it all, but most Royal Sources assume it will be somewhere in Africa.

For this festive occasion, Harry went with a classic black suit over a white button-down shirt and a blue necktie.

Markle, whose fashion will now be scrutinzed for the rest of her life, donned a pale pink hat and a blush-colored Goat dress with sheer detailing.

She styled her brunette hair in a chic side chignon.

In photos from the party, Markle is seen sharing a laugh Charles and with Charles and Duchess Camilla, as over 6,000 people actually attended this celebration.

Prince Charles does not turn 70 until November 14, but this event served to honor patronage, military affiliations and the charities he supports.

The gathering also recognized the emergency personnel who responded to the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena, which took place exactly one year ago on Tuesday.

Such an awful tragedy.

In the days since the wedding, Prince Charles has received heaps of praise in the British press for the welcome he offered to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

At one point, he was seen taking Doria’s hand in the chapel when she was overcome with the emotion of the big day.

Later, he walked with her as he departed the chapel alongside his wife.

Harry and Meghan, of course, tied the knot in front of approximately 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Later that night, they celebrated at a private reception – hosted by Charles – with about 200 of their close friends and family members.

They haven’t said anything in public yet about the wedding, but the newlyweds did pose for this gorgeous photos shortly after they made their union official:

Simply breathtaking, isn’t it?

“The couple will be going on honeymoon, but not straightaway,” said Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf, adding:

“They will have their first engagement as a married couple in the week after the wedding.”

At some point, we’d also have to imagine Markle and Harry sit down for a joint interview as a married couple.

Until then, we’ll just need to be content with the many photos and videos from the Royal Nuptials, some of which we’ve shared shared below.

Click around and enjoy!


Royal Wedding 2018: The Official Portraits are Here!

Meghan Markle didn’t merely marry Prince Harry this past Saturday.

She married into Prince Harry’s famous and very wealthy family.

And this development has now been driven home via the release of the official Royal Portraits from Kensington Palace.

Snapped in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after Meghan and Harry magical carriage procession through London, the picture were shot by fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski.

This is the same artist who took the couple’s memorable engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor late last year.

The first image (above) is a truly epic gathering of the entire royal family (minus four-week-old Prince Louis, who stayed home at the palace because… come on, he’s four weeks old).

Include in this snapshot is the little bridal party and Meghan’s proud mother, Doria Ragland.

(As you’ve likely read about by now, Meghan’s father, Thomas, suffered a heart attack last week and then underwent a heart procedure. He was unable to make the trip.)

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day,” opens the Kensington Palace Twitter caption alongside this photo, adding:

“These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession. #RoyalWedding.”

Also featured in the photo set is a picture of just Harry and Meghan with their adorable page boys and bridesmaids.

And it’s beyond precious…

Led by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the eight other children include several of Harry and Meghan’s godchildren and children of their friends.

They are:

Florence van Cutsem, 3; Remi Litt, 6 and her sister Rylan, 7; Ivy Mulroney, 4; Zalie Warren, 2; Jasper Dyer, 6; and twins Brian and John Mulroney, 7.

“The duke and duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement on Monday.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the U.K., Commonwealth and around the world.”

Finally, this three-photo release concludes with a romantic snapshot of the brand new bride and groom, looking as happy as two people can be:

Meghan and Harry’s wedding came six months after the couple announced their engagement to the world.

It went off without a hitch, but with plenty of memorable moments.

Markle, for example, paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing something blue.

She also stunned and inadvertedly seduced millions of people around the world by changing into a sleek white dress for her evening reception.

Just… wow, right?

There was also the kiss outside the chapel and the rendition of “Stand By Me” that was sung right before Meghan and Harry exchanged vows.

The vows did not include the word “obey,” which many have taken as a subtle pro-feminism stance by Markle’s part.

We approve.

Check out the exchange below:

“It has been an incredible honor and privilege to document The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday,” Lubomirski said in a statement, concluding:

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”

The same goes for all who witnessed this blessed event.

Relive our favorite moments and fashion statements below:


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Avicii’s Family Issues First Official Statement Since DJ’s Death

The family of Avicii has broken its silence.

Three days after the beloved DJ was shocking found dead at the young age of 28, Avicii’s loved ones have issued their first statement in response to this tragedy.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” opens this message.

It continues:

“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.”

The DJ’s real name was Tim Bergling, it’s worth noting.

And this statement concludes as follows:

“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family.”

There has certainly been an outpouring of support, that’s not exaggeration.

Avicii was considered to be one of the best known and most respected DJs on the planet.

He was an early supporters of the EDM movement, bringing that type of music to clubs around the globe.

The artist’s major hits included singles such as  “Levels,” “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother.”

Sadly, Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Moscat, Oman last Friday.

His cause of death has not been revealed, yet numerous outlets cite Oman authorities’ assertion that there is “no criminal suspicion of death.”

The musician’s body is expected to be flown back to his native Sweden this week, these same outlets have confirmed.

Avicii took a break from touring two years ago after admitting that he had fallen prey to the hard partying lifestyle, while also stating he had been diagnosed with pancreatitis at the age of 21.

It’s unknown at this time whether that illness or whether any foreign substances contributed to his passing,

Elsewhere, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger helped Avicii wrote the song “Wake Me Up.” He knew the DJ well.

And he has penned his own lengthy tribute to the late star for Variety.

You can read the full message HERE, and you can scroll down to read the final few moving paragraphs…

I wish I could have been there to help him. He was such a sweet person and had such a long life ahead of him.

Maybe I didn’t appreciate this as much as I should have when he was alive, but he really changed my life in a pretty profound way, as a collaborator, as a creative partner.

Some of the work we did together is some of the music I’m most proud of in my whole life. We went through a creative period together that was really exciting and fun.

When stuff like that happens it’s just like magic and really rare.

To have shared that with him and just to see and be able to feel how vibrant he was as a human being and also as an artist, he had such a strong creative vision.

He was so committed to every single piece he worked on. And it was really a privilege to be around that and share that with somebody so vibrant. He was so sweet and such a visionary.

I still can’t believe he’s gone – I’m still just trying to process it. It’s awful.

He was such a sweet human being, genuine. He was so young. These are all cliches, but it’s just tragic. All I can do is shake my head.

May Avicii rest in peace.