Meghan Markle and her fiancé Prince Harry gave fans the best start to their weekends on Friday (Mar. 23) as they made a surprise visit to Northern Ireland. The 36-year-old was dressed to impress for an action-packed day of engagements, starting at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn. Beautifully mixing blush pink, deep green and brown, Canuck fashion fans were quick to celebrate the fact that Meghan was wearing not one but two Canadian designers! Her shawl-collared coat, which fluttered beautifully in the wind, was by outerwear heavyweights Mackage, while her flouncy green skirt was by design duo Greta Constantine. She finished the look with a simple white knit by Victoria Beckham, suede heels by Jimmy Choo and a brown bag by British designer Charlotte Elizabeth, who is supported by Prince Charles' charity. The royal bride-to-be highlighted her glowing skin with natural makeup and swept her brown locks into a low bun.
The event at the Eikon Centre marks the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative called Amazing the Space. Funded by Cooperation Ireland, it was actually launched by Prince Harry in September 2017, so it’s close to the brother of Prince William's heart. Amazing the Space empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities.
The happy couple’s wedding is fast approaching – it will take place 19 May at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and this week sees a variety of details being revealed, including who is making their wedding cake!
Kensington Palace announced: "For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen pastry Chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakes. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked Claire to create a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. Claire Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes. Ms. Markle previously interviewed Chef Ptak for her former lifestyle website The Tig. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are looking forward to sharing the cake with guests at their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19th."