Meghan Markle finally made it to Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Although the actress did not attend the church ceremony earlier today, she did attend the reception with boyfriend Prince Harry this evening. Reports from E! News and People confirm the news.
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After the service at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield this morning, Prince Harry was spotted driving away with a royal protection officer (a.k.a. bodyguard) in the car. He reportedly drove back to London—which is an hour and a half away—to pick up Markle and drive back to the Middletons’ family home in Bucklebury for the reception, according to The Sun. (So yes, Prince Harry drove about three hours just to bring his date to a wedding and we’re not crying, you are.)
Markle touched down in London on Wednesday, ahead of the wedding, and was reportedly driven to straight to Kensington Palace. She and Harry have kept their romance on the down-low since her arrival and avoided public appearances. “Right now Harry and Meghan are leaning towards not wanting to attract extra attention, especially on a day that’s not about them,” a source told E!. But paparazzi did spot the actress getting pampered at a SoHo spa the day before the wedding.
The couple joined about 300 guests at the black-tie reception in the Middletons’ backyard. You might expect to see photos of the pair mingling in the 40 x 120 ft glass greenhouse built especially for Pippa’s big day, but considering the private nature of the party, the chance of getting picture seems unlikely. (But we’ll keep our eyes peeled anyway.)