Prince George and Princess Charlotte will surely play key roles at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May, but the bride-to-be is expected to add her best friend's daughter to the celebrations as a flower girl. Toronto-based stylist Jessica Mulroney, who works with bridal mecca Kleinfeld's, has been helping to guide Meghan's wedding preparations as she selects potential designers and other elements for her big day. Jessica's four-year-old daughter Ivy, who has modelled with mom for jewelry brand Maison Birks, is one of the frontrunners to walk down the aisle alongside the former Suits actress.
It was previously reported that Prince Harry spent a lot of time with the Mulroney family when Meghan was still living in Canada. In October, a source told E! News: "When Harry first started going to Toronto to visit Meghan, it was Ben and Jessica who had them over at their house for dinners because it wasn't easy for them to go out in public without the risk of getting spotted."
The insider added: "Harry's become close with their children Brian, John and Ivy. Ivy especially is a big fan. She, of course, has no idea that he's a prince though - he's just auntie Meghan's special friend Harry, who sometimes comes over with fun presents!"
Jessica, who has styled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie, is the daughter-in-law of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and a well-known Toronto personality and philanthropist. She married Ben Mulroney in 2008 and went on to welcome three children with him. So it comes as no surprise that Meghan would pick her best friend to help choose the perfect dress. The mom-of-three works as a consultant with Canadian outpost of Kleinfeld New York's bridal salon, home to the reality show Say Yes to the Dress. "The picking of the dress, whether it’s together with your mother, sister, auntie, best friend or grandmother, is very much a part of any bride’s journey," Jessica previously said in a statement via New York Post. "It's lovely when I get to be part of that process and get to know the couple and their family."