Now that she has married Prince Harry and officially become the Duchess of Sussex, the eyes of the world are on Meghan Markle. The 36-year-old has gone from being a model on Deal Or No Deal to the star of Suits to British royalty, and now Anna Wintour wants Markle and her new husband to host next year’s Met Gala.
“The MET ball is the Oscars for fashion. It is the most important red carpet in the world, and next year Vogue wants Harry and Meghan to host the event,” reveals an insider.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world #RoyalWedding
The source goes on to say that Markle is currently the most important name in fashion – every designer wants to dress her, and every editor wants her on the cover. And, since the Duchess grew up loving Vogue, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she agreed to be on the cover and to host fashion’s most important event.
Millions around the world watched Markle last month as she stunned in a Claire Waight Keller for Givenchy dress on her wedding day. Then later in the evening, she turned heads in a Stella McCartney gown.
Harry and Meghan are back their honeymoon, and have a busy summer ahead of them. Meghan Markle made a solo appearance with Queen Elizabeth and the entire royal family was in attendance for the Trooping of the Colour.
The couple officially lives at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, but it is currently undergoing renovations, so they are temporarily living in a 22-bedroom apartment inside the palace. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also waiting to see if Queen Elizabeth will gift them a country home on her private estate in Sandringham as she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton when they married in 2011.
But, in the meantime, Meghan and Harry have signed a two-year lease for a house on the Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds, which is the spot where they spent the weekend before they tied the knot. The property is about 90 minutes outside of London, and the house is “Westfield Large” which is on a 4,000-acre estate that also includes David and Victoria Beckham’s country house.
Sources say that it was love at first sight for the Duchess when she visited the Cotswolds for the first time, and the couple earmarked the property as a “temporary post-nuptial haven.” They also chose it because the Beckhams are their neighbors and Harry – a big music fan – can attend the Cornbury Festival this summer which will be just down the road.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not announced any official plans for a trip to the U.S., but if they do host the Met Gala in 2019, we can’t wait to see what she wears!