Rome wasn't built in a day, and much like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming royal wedding, there was a solid team of people behind the Italian city's creation. While Harry has the strength of the Royal Family behind him, he also has far fewer things than Meghan to think about leading up to their May 19 nuptials — like the gown, the tiara, the glam (Hair! Makeup! Brows!) and everything else that comes with preparing to say "I do."
Aside from the bridal party and the guests, of which we won't know much until the big day, here are some notable faces who will be helping the 36-year-old to prepare for the day when she'll exchange vows with her prince.
Amy Pickerill, assistant private secretary
Amy is Meghan's right-hand woman, helping her carry gifts given to her during royal walkabouts, planning and organizing her days and briefing her on events, according to the Daily Mail. The 34-year-old, who studied history at Nottingham University, first joined the British royals' press team to assist in promoting Prince Harry, Duchess Kate and Prince William. Now, she's at Meghan's beck and call, helping her ease into her newfound role.
Jessica Mulroney, best friend and stylist
While Meghan has chosen to forego having bridesmaids, her best friend from Toronto, Jessica Mulroney, has already played a role in her nuptials. In fact, Jessica has been helping to cultivate Meghan's style for years, having also selected the wardrobe for none other than Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. Ever since, the two have shared Italian vacations, yoga classes, celebrated each others' successes (Jessica shared her excitement over Meghan's capsule collection for Canadian retailer Reitmans on Instagram in 2016) and royal author Katie Nicholl even wrote that Harry and Meghan hid out at the Mulroneys' home to evade paparazzi. Jessica also specializes in weddings and bridal gowns in her position at Kleinfeld Canada and is said to have played a role in helping Meghan say yes to a dress.
Miguel Perez, hair stylist
Meghan will be taking pointers from Amal Clooney’s beauty handbook on her big day, namely her hairstylist, Miguel Perez, of Salon Sloane. And practice makes perfect! Leading up to the wedding, the stylist confirmed to The Mailthat he has already been styling the soon-to-be royal’s lovely locks. “Yes, I do Meghan’s hair. I do Amal’s, and Meghan is friends with her. I also do George [Clooney]’s, I do the whole family.” The 36-year-old was first introduced to the celebrity stylist when she moved to London, by none other than her brilliant pal Amal. “[She] put Meghan and me together when she moved here. I do her colour, her cut and her styling."
Nichola Joss, celebrity facialist
The royal-to-be has been seeing Nichola Joss for five years now, often opting for her "inner facial," a procedure that Nichola told People "helps to release stress and tension from the face, which can build up due to wedding organization stress." The celebrity beauty guru also counts Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen among her clients and is renowned for her non-surgical anti-ageing work, using products and massage to sculpt the skin.
Sherille Riley, brow and nail artist
It's no secret that Meghan rocks some of the most natural and flawless brows in the royal set, and they're sure to be perfectly primped on her wedding day. "They must be on point to balance the features and frame the face on the big day," Sherrille Riley shared with People. Since 2016, the 36-year-old has been seeing Sherille at her salon, Nails And Brows – and usually, she gets a procedure called The Audrey Brow, which involves tweezing, threading, tinting and a brown pencil. As for nails? We're willing to bet she'll keep it simple with a pretty, pale pink by her favourite natural polish brand, Kure Bazaar.