Fresh off the royal baby news, royal mother-to-be Meghan Markle has reportedly enlisted her closest friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney to join her on the Duchess and Prince Harry's first major international tour.
The Duke and Duchess are just kicking off their whirlwind tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. From now until October 31, the royals will be attending a number of events and will also open the 2018 Invictus Games. New reports reveal the Duchess, who just confirmed her pregnancy this morning, will have her closest friend by her side during the 16-day tour.
Harry and Meghan were photographed on their tour for the first time as they arrived in Sydney earlier today:
According to the Sunday Times, Mulroney has traveled from her home in Toronto to Sydney to join the royal couple. Mulroney's husband Ben will be joining them as well. They will both be with Harry and Meghan in an "unofficial" capacity, and are expected to pay their own expenses, the Sunday Times reports. They'll be joining 10 members of Harry and Meghan's staff on the tour as well.
Yesterday, Mulroney shared an Instagram story of her husband eating in what looks like an airport:
Mulroney and Meghan have been close friends for years, having first met while the Duchess was living in Toronto while filming her show Suits. Mulroney was famously Meghan's closest confident during the wedding planning process, and was considered by many to be an "unofficial" wedding planner.
On the wedding day, Mulroney had a starring role: she arrived at St. George's Chapel just before the bride with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the bridesmaids in tow. All three of Mulroney's three children, Brian, John, and Ivy, were in the bridal party. Twins Brian and John were responsible for holding Meghan's train and veil during her procession down the aisle.
Since the wedding, Mulroney has continued to support her friend as an unofficial stylist. Back in July, it was revealed that Mulroney was behind one of Meghan's standout outfits: a sleeveless blush pink trench dress by Canadian designer House of Nonie. The designer thanked Mulroney on Instagram:
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What an amazing day for us! The stunning Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle in our Sleeveless Trench dress. Available to order at www.houseofnonie.com. #pinchme #wearcanadaproud (ph: Neil Mockford/Getty Images) thank you @jessicamulroney ♥️
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We can expect to see the Duke and Duchess at royal events a number of times in the coming days. We've got every detail on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour right this way.