Meghan Markle has been spotted for the first time in a wedding dress – prompting speculation that she and Prince Harry are ready to take the next step in their blossoming relationship, especially after they were caught embracing in public over the weekend.
But alas: royal fans may have to postpone their hat-buying plans for just a little longer as it turns out Meghan’s dress was made from… toilet paper.
The Suits actress, 35, had starred in a 2014 TV movie called When Sparks Fly, which has resurfaced again amid rumours she and Harry are getting even more serious.
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In the Hallmark film, Meghan plays journalist Amy Peterson who is sent back to her small hometown to cover a story and realises just she’s been missing about the quiet pace of life.
And while she’s there, Amy discovers she also misses her old boyfriend Hank – played by actor Christopher Jacot – but her feelings are complicated by the fact she’s about to perform as the maid of honour at his wedding. To her best friend.
In one scene, Meghan’s character is forced to wear a toilet paper gown at a rowdy wedding shower – only to come face-to-face with Hank.
The red-faced Amy has to explain she’s “going for TP chic” when her ex quizzes her on her get-up – which is completed with a fancy bow in Meghan’s hair.
Presumably any wedding dress Meghan decides to wear in real life will be made from much nicer materials.
While she and Harry have yet to make any public statement about their future together, their actions in private seem to suggest they’re set for the long term.
Harry has been flying frequently to Toronto, the Canadian city she lives in while she’s filming Suits, while she has been jetting back to London at every opportunity to stay with her royal boyfriend.
And it’s now been confirmed that Meghan WILL be at Pippa Middleton’s wedding as Harry’s plus one when the most famous bridesmaid in the world ties the knot with her hedge fund millionaire fiancé James Matthews .
It was previously assumed Meghan wouldn’t be there on May 20 as part of Pippa’s ‘no ring, no bring’ policy, but sources have confirmed to the Telegraph that she will attend.
It’ll be the third time Meghan and Harry have enjoyed another couple’s wedding as guests, after they both arrived in Jamaica for Harry’s friend Tom Inskips nuptials with Lara Hughes-Young in March.
But while Meghan has made Pippa’s guest list, James’ younger brother and best man Spencer Matthews will have to go solo after his girlfriend Vogue Williams reportedly failed to make the cut.
Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry looked very loved up over the weekend after they were spotted embracing at the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot on Saturday.
Standing by a car, they hugged and kissed as they said goodbye.
And it seemed like they didn’t care who saw them, after Meghan had cheered on her royal love at the charity polo match.
Meghan looked absolutely stunning in a navy blue dress, smiling away as she watched on proudly.
Wearing sunnies, she clapped and cheered for Prince Harry as he played his favourite sport.
It comes shortly after fans were expecting an engagement announcement for the pair.
However, there was no sign of a diamond ring on Meghan’s hand.
Fans speculated that Harry and his Meghan were about to announce their engagement earlier this week when the Queen announced an emergency meeting.
Royal fans hoped that the couple who have been dating since last summer after meeting at a charity event in early 2016 – could be about to tie the knot.
Just after 10am, news broke that the “highly unusual” emergency meeting was actually to announce that Prince Philip is to step downfrom ‘royal duties’.
But hopes of another royal wedding aren’t that easy to dash, as many people believed they’re going to announce an engagement soon.