As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle jetted out of Rome on Saturday, newlywed Misha Nonoo sat down with Ivanka Trump, Karlie Kloss, Scooter Braun, Wendi Deng-Murdoch and both Kushner brothers for lunch a day after tying the knot with oil heir Mikey Hess.
They dined at Hotel de Russie where Nonoo and her new husband are staying along with his parents. The guests dined in the hotel’s manicured courtyard, Jardin de Russie, beneath a canopy of umbrellas, seemingly nursing hangovers from the night before.
Misha stuck to a bridal white dress code, wearing an ivory shirt and yellow skirt.
Ivanka sported a white and floral ensemble while Karlie, her supermodel sister-in-law whose wedding she skipped earlier this year, opted for a red outfit.
Power lunch: Karlie Kloss and Ivanka Trump (far left and second far left) sit down for lunch with Misha Nonoo (white blouse, yellow skirt), Scooter Braun and his wife Jael and two unidentified wedding guests in Rome on Saturday, the day after Nonoo’s wedding. They ate in the garden courtyard of Hotel de Russie where Nonoo is staying with her husband and in-laws
Sisters-in-law Karlie Kloss and Ivanka seemed relaxed in each other’s company. Ivanka held court with a cup of coffee in front of her
Karlie, who was dressed in a red wrap dress, appeared to be drinking iced coffee . They both attended Friday night’s black tie wedding
Ivanka and sister-in-law Karlie chat with other guests before retreating to their hotels to get ready for Saturday night’s event
The fashion designer bride wore her blonde hair tied off her face in a bun and sipped water throughout the meal
Late night? At one paint Misha patted her face while chatting to another of the guests. She had a bowl of half-eaten pasta in front of her
The ladies lunch on Saturday came ahead of a second, stonking party for the Mikey and Misha’s guests. Saturday’s evening party will take the form of a black tie gala and will serve as the third event of the weekend.
On Thursday night, guests including Katy Perry and her fiance Orlando Bloom were seen dining at one of Rome’s oldest restaurants along with members of the bridal party.
Friday evening was when the actual wedding ceremony took place. Meghan wore a $14,000 Valentino gown for the occasion.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are skipping the newlywed fashion designer’s extravagant post-nuptials party tonight to collect their baby son Archie before they all jet off to South Africa tomorrow.
The Royal couple were zipped through the streets of the Italian capital in a slick tinted-window Mercedes from the £1,200-a-night hotel where they had been staying.
Karlie and Ivanka were enthralled in the group conversation. The First Daughter kept her sunglasses on throughout the lunch
Jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz was also present at the power lunch on Saturday. Guests appeared to be nursing hangovers and stuck to sparkling water
Schwartz put a loving arm over Misha as she left the restaurant carrying a crocodile skin Hermes handbag
Joshua Kushner hugs another of the guests while Ivanka, Jared and Wendi Deng Murdoch (in orange) chat with a female diner
Ivanka and Jared arrived at Hotel de Russie for the meal with Wendi Deng Murdoch and a Secret Service agent
The First Daughter and her husband were whisked inside the hotel upon arrival
Meghan left the car with a camel-coloured coat slung over her shoulder before being hurried into the Leonardo Da Vinci airport where they boarded a plane back to the UK.
The £1,700 Emporio Armani cashmere double cloth jacket was last worn by Meghan in January. Those hoping to get their hands on it will be disappointed however, as it’s now sold out.
On Friday, the Sussexes were seen beaming as they mingled with the upper echelons of high society who were attending the marriage of Misha and oil tycoon Mikey Hess.
But the family’s hotly-anticipated trip to the Africa, which kicks off in Cape Town on Monday, will see Meghan strike a more serious tone as she addresses the burning problem of gender violence.
Meghan left the car with a camel-coloured coat slung over her shoulder before being hurried into the Leonardo Da Vinci airport where they will board a plane jet back to the UK
The Duchess of Sussex was wearing £1,700 Emporio Armani cashmere double cloth jacket (she is pictured in the background as she and Harry arrive at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome to take a plane). Those hoping to get their hands on it will be disappointed however, as it’s now sold out
The Royal couple were zipped through the streets of the Italian capital in a slick blacked-out-windows Mercedes from the £1,200-a-night hotel where they had been staying to the airport
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, wearing black as they arrive for fashion designer Misha Nonoo’s wedding to oil tycoon Michael ‘Mikey’ Hess at the stunning Villa Aurelia in Rome yesterday
Misha Nonoo, wearing a minimal white dress, smiles alongside Princess Eugenie, wearing a black gown, as they arrive for the wedding ceremony in Rome yesterday
The @SussexRoyal Instagram account, which boasts 9.4million followers, today trailered the tour by posting an Africa-centred quiz.
As well ask asking how old Prince Harry, 35, was when he first visited Africa, the page quizzed: ‘How many Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiatives has the Duke of Sussex unveiled?’
It is believed Royal aides shared the social media post on their behalf, as the Sussexes were still in Rome for the wedding.
The couple have said that they want as little fuss and formality as possible on the jam-packed tour which will see them travel across Angola and Malawi before making a stop in Botswana
During their trip to Rome, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed in the exclusive Hotel Vilon, a stone’s throw from some Italy’s most famous landmarks including the Spanish steps and Trevi fountain.
Fashion designer Misha and oil tycoon Mikey Hess invited a ‘small lunch’ for her ‘closest friends’ – including the Sussexes – at the CineCitta film studios where the married couple are hosting a star-studded Gala dinner this evening.
Rome daily newspaper Il Messagaro reported: ‘A few hours before the wedding Misha hosted a small lunch for her and Michael’s closest friends at the CineCitta film studios where they will hold a starlight dinner this evening.’
Celebrities began arriving to the gala dinner this evening for what is being dubbed the ‘party of the year’.
The first of a fleet of Mercedes limousines with darkened windows swept into the drive-in entrance of the Italian film production complex on the outskirts of Rome at about 5.30pm.
Guests – including actor Orlando Bloom and singer Katy Perry – are expected to arrive throughout the evening with a sit-down dinner at around 9pm.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have holed up in the exclusive Hotel Vilon, a £1,200-a-night luxury hotel during their trip to Rome
The plush hotel bar area of the hotel where the Sussexes have been staying during their trip to Rome. Locals have revealed to MailOnline how hotel’s narrow street in the heart of Roman’s historical centre has become clogged with plain-clothed policemen
A quaint outdoors dining area is one of the many features enjoyed by guests at the exclusive Hotel Vilon, which has seen limousines with blacked-out windows since the wedding
Does Meghan and Harry’s holiday bedroom look like this? A view of one of the guest rooms shows a large bedroom decorated with numerous paintings
Meghan and Harry are believed to have spent their two-night stay in the Borghese Suite of the boutique hotel (exterior pictured) – which has been completely booked out for the duration of the three-day wedding celebrations
The gala dinner is being held inside a private set and is themed as ‘La Dolce Vita’ – the era when Rome was the height of 1960’s glamour and American film stars would flock to the Italian capital.
The party is expected to last late into the night with loud music permitted until 1am and quieter sounds allowed until 2am tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile details of the boutique bolt-hole where the royal couple have being enjoying their Roman holiday have emerged.
Locals have revealed to MailOnline how hotel’s narrow street in the heart of Roman’s historical centre has become clogged with plain-clothed policemen, limousines with blacked-out windows and paparazzi photographers on high-powered scooters since Thursday – the day of the royals’ arrival.
A road-sweeper said he had even got a glance of Prince Harry.
Council worker Antonio Tutti told MailOnline: ‘I saw your Prince Harry come out of the hotel yesterday when I was tidying after the market. But I only saw the top of his wife’s head. They were getting into a limousine.
‘This place has been crawling with cops the past three days. I was starting to wonder who was staying at the hotel.’
Market trader Simona Magliocco added: ‘There have been plain-clothes police outside the hotel for days. They have been standing around trying not to act suspicious but we all know what’s going on – there are celebrities staying at the hotel.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile as they arrive for the sunset wedding ceremony. Meghan wore gold earrings paired with a black evening gown, with a sheer top
The royal couple are believed to have checked in to the Hotel Vilon late on Thursday evening and are expected to return to London today
Prince Harry steps out of his car surrounded by guards as a local takes pictures with his iPhone outside the Villa Aurelia in the heart of Rome
‘But it was only yesterday that I found out it was Meghan and your Prince Harry. I think she’s really nice,’ Miss Magliocco added, as she cleaned and prepared bunches of rocket salad for her family fruit and veg stall
Meghan and Harry are believed to have spent their two-night stay in the Borghese Suite of the boutique hotel – which has been completely booked out for the duration of the three-day wedding celebrations.
The second-floor suite features a king-size bed, and private sitting room furnished with Art Deco furniture.
They had the run of a 23-square metre marble bathroom, equipped with a walk-in double rain shower, double sink and free-standing bath.
Two large windows lead from the master bedroom to a furnished 13-square metre private terrace with a view of secret gardens below.
The royal couple are believed to have checked in to the Hotel Vilon late on Thursday evening and are expected to return to London today (Saturday).
The Duke of Sussex points towards something as he talks with Meghan ahead of the wedding in Rome (left, and right entering the villa)
The Hotel Vilon provides breathtaking views over the Italian capital, which is the location of Misha Nonoo’s spectacular wedding ceremony
The Hotel Vilon boasts stylish furniture and artwork. The second-floor suite the Sussexes were staying in features a king-size bed, and private sitting room furnished with Art Deco furniture
The web of connections that ties the marrying couple – fashion designer Misha and oil tycoon Mikey Hess – to a raft of the word’s A-listers
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will fly to Africa tomorrow. Meghan is expected to begin the visit by adding her voice to the thousands who have spoken out about the rising violence against women in South Africa.
Meghan, who is a champion of gender equality, is likely to raise the issue when her tour of South Africa with husband Harry and their son Archie starts on Monday.
The couple’s first event will be a visit to a Township in Cape Town, where they will tour a workshop that provides a range of services to young people, including self-defence classes and female empowerment training to young girls in the community.
Campaigners took to the streets of Cape Town earlier this month to protest at what they claimed was their government’s failure to deal with the problem, following a series of attacks that have shocked the African nation.
It is understood Meghan and Harry watched the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to his country following days of protests, when he acknowledged the African nation was facing a national crisis of violence against women.
The former actress is an active humanitarian campaigner – particularly on the topic of gender equality – who has spoken about women’s empowerment.
Meghan’s activism famously started at a young age. At 11 she forced a soap manufacturer to alter an advert after she wrote a letter to then first lady Hillary Clinton and other high-profile figures complaining that it implied women belonged in the kitchen.
The Sussexes’ first tour as a family comes after the duke and duchess flew to Rome to watch Meghan’s close friend, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, marry oil tycoon Michael Hess on Friday.
Among the guests at the lavish celebration were Harry’s cousins Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, US president Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, and actor James Corden.
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 38, (pictured together in July at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham) ‘know their royal tour of Africa has to be a success’ in order to turn the tide on their controversial summer, according to a royal source
The couple jet off on the first royal tour as a family on Monday, and will travel through Southern Africa for 10 days (pictured, during their first tour together in Australia in October)
The couple have faced a controversial summer, and faced backlash for their top secret christening for baby Archie, when they refused to reveal the names of his godparents (pictured, one of three official photographs released of the day)
Harry will travel to Angola during his Africa tour, to pay homage to Diana’s work campaigning for landmines to be outlawed during a visit she made to the country in 1997.
A post about the tour on the royal’s official Instagram account said: ‘The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines.’
Harry will also pay tribute to a British soldier killed by an elephant during anti-poaching operations in Malawi when he visits the country to focus attention on efforts to protect endangered animals.
Highlights of the trip will see the duke and duchess visit a township near Johannesburg where they will learn about a project tackling rising unemployment.
The royals will visit Africa from September 23 to October 2, and while Meghan and Archie will spend the duration in South Africa, Harry will leave his family to tour Angola, Malawi and Botswana before being reunited with them in Johannesburg.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: ‘The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known; he first visited the continent at the age of 13 and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day.’
Harry’s first trip came in the months after Diana’s death in 1997 when his father the Prince of Wales took him to the continent ‘to get away from it all’, the duke has said.
Meghan, who is making her first visit to South Africa, and Harry both admire South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela and have already met members of his family in the UK.
Towards the end of their visit they will be introduced to the statesman’s widow Graca Machel, who met the duke when he visited South Africa in 2015, before an audience with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Tshepo Motsepe.
What are the answers to Harry and Meghan’s Instagram quiz?
The Sussexes tested their followers knowledge about the royal family in an eight-question quiz this morning.
Here are the answers:
1– How old was The Duke of Sussex when he first visited the continent of Africa?
Prince Harry was 13 when he first visited Africa with his father, Prince Charles. During the international trip the teenager also met the Spice Girls.
2- How many Queens Commonwealth Canopy initiatives has the Duke of Sussex unveiled?
Known for his charity work, the Duke has unveiled eight initiatives. The Queens Commonwealth Canopy is a network of forest conservation, involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and was launched in 2015.
3- What month and year did Princess Diana visit HALO Trust in Angola?
Princess Diana famously visited the HALO Trust in Angola in January 1997. While there she walked through a cleared minefield in Huambo and met survivors of the mines.
4- Which Royal Family member made the below speech in South Africa on their 21st birthday?
The Queen is the royal who made a 21st birthday speech from South Africa. Her majesty celebrated this occasion in 1947.
5- In what year did the Duchess of Sussex become Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust?
Meghan Markle was made Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in March of this year. In the role she will particularly highlight the Trust’s work in supporting women and girls.
6- Who was the last Royal Family member to visit Africa on a Royal tour?
The Countess of Wessex was the last royal to visit Africa. Sophie Wessex has been in Kenya this week. During the two-day trip she met refugee women and girls in Nairobi.
7- What does ‘Sentebale’ mean?
Sentebale means ‘forget me not’ in Sesotho and is the name of a charity founded by Prince Harry in 2006, to help support children affected by HIV.
8- What is the first country The Duke and Duchess will visit officially as a family?
The Duke and Duchess, along with baby Archie are due to start their 10-day tour of Africa on Monday. The first stop, where Meghan and her four-month-old son will stay, is South Africa.