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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding invitation was an A-list with many of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities in attendance. While royal affairs are rarely intimate, Meghan has reportedly taken the opportunity to use her marriage as an opportunity to make high-profile friendships, according to Tina Brown’s new book, Palace papers.
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This means that high-powered stars such as “Serena Williams, David and Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra, and Elton John, are actors and producers.” suit They all received gold engraved invitations to attend this year’s 2018 wedding. But Brown claims in her book that the “celebrity guests were not a picture of Meghan’s intimate circle but of the friends she wanted to recruit” into her inner circle. She is said to have had access to Oprah Winfrey, and is now one of her neighbors in the elite Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara.
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She wrote: “Oprah, whom Meghan hardly ever met, if at all, was sitting on luxurious estates in front of the Queen…”. “Human rights attorney Amal Clooney, who perched the church staircase in a stunning liquid yellow gown and wide-brimmed tea tray hat, was seated with Debonair George opposite Princess Margaret’s son Viscount Linley.” Brown even recalls a moment at the party where Princess Diana’s former roommate asked George and Amal how they knew Harry and Meghan, “We don’t know,” the Clooney family replied “brilliantly.”
Brown subtly concludes that Meghan used her wedding as a social climbing tactic, but it clearly worked. The Sussexes now count Clooney, Winfrey and Williams as close friends, and you can’t blame the A-list stars for taking the bait when they got their wedding invitation. It’s hard to turn down a royal wedding because bragging rights are so good.
Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – Truth and Turmoil
by Tina Brown
Buy: Palace Papers $22.66
Even as casual observers of the British royal family, there is still a lot we don’t know about what’s going on in the House of Windsor. 2022 is set to be an unforgettable year for the royal family. But with historical highs come lows and pitfalls. Royal biographer Tina Brown takes readers from the troubling years after Princess Diana’s death, to the feud between Princes William and Harry, the scandals of Prince Andrew, and Queen Elizabeth’s unwavering resolve through it all. Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – Truth and Turmoil. Brown’s book presents new and intimate details about the royal family, and reflects on how the House of Windsor is moving into a new era.
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