Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have skipped Misha Nonoo’s post-wedding celebrations to go and pick up baby Archie before their Africa tour.
Fashion designer Misha Nonoo married oil heir Michael Hess in a star-studded ceremony in Rome on Friday that was attended by Ivanka Trump, Karlie Kloss and Katy Perry.
Meghan was spotted on Saturday morning at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport to make her way home to Archie before the family’s 10-day Africa tour which starts on Monday.
Meghan was spotted on Saturday morning at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport to make her way home to Archie before the family’s 10-day Africa tour which starts on Monday
The Duchess is believed to be tackling the issue of gender violence in South Africa as soon as she arrives in the country next week.
The royal couple went on a child-free break and dressed to the nines for the celebrity-filled ceremony which was also attended by Paul McCartney and James Corden.
Both arriving in black, Meghan stunned in a £8,900 sheer Valentino gown while Harry oozed glamour in a dark suit.
Ms Nonoo, 31, was chauffeured in alongside Eugenie on a golf buggy ahead of the fashionista’s wedding to businessman Michael ‘Mikey’ Hess, 33, in Rome on Friday evening.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, wearing black as they arrive this evening, for fashion designer Misha Nonoo’s wedding to oil tycoon Michael ‘Mikey’ Hess at the stunning Villa Aurelia in Rome
A chorus of cheers erupted as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived (left and right), Prince Harry wearing black tie and Meghan pairing gold earrings with the puff-sleeve embroidered tulle gown in black. The dress, which has sequin embellishments and wraparound fastening, is made in Italy
A chorus of cheers erupted as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived, Prince Harry wearing black tie and Meghan pairing gold earrings with the black puff-sleeve embroidered tulle gown.
The expensive dress, which has sequin embellishments and wraparound fastening, is made in Italy.
The bride wore a minimalist white dress on arrival, while Eugenie, 29, wore a black evening gown, as other guests in black tie surrounded their vehicle.
Armed guards watched over as a more ornate white gown – believed to be the bride’s dress – was unloaded from the back of an SUV at the Villa Aurelia, an exclusive 17th Century venue in the heart of the city. Ms Nonoo has previously spoken of how she designed her own wedding dress, but said it was a hard thing to do.
Misha Nonoo, wearing a minimal white dress, smiles alongside Princess Eugenie, wearing a black gown, as they arrive for the wedding ceremony in Rome
Ivanka Trump, sporting her new short hairstyle, steps out of a blacked out SUV in a gorgeous peach gown alongside her husband Jared Kushner, in Rome on Friday
The bride’s dress is carried away as guests including Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and James Corden arrive for the wedding of Misha Nonoo
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka arrived in a peach gown alongside her husband Jared Kushner, who is currently senior adviser to his father-in-law the President of the United States.
While Katy Perry opted for a pink dress as she arrived alongside her fiancé Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom.
Sources close to Meghan and Harry confirm that they will speak about gender violence. ‘It would be strange for them not to address it in the current climate given how much of their official programme, particularly the duchess’s, is about women and women’s issues,’ a source said. ‘But it will, of course, be done respectfully.’
Singer Kate Perry and actor Orlando Bloom arrive to attend the wedding of fashion designer Misha Nonoo at Villa Aurelia in Rome
Princess Beatrice looks on as Poppy Jamie, a close friend of Suki Waterhouse, smiles in the Italian dusk on Friday evening
Karlie Kloss (left) arrived at the wedding in a black thigh-split feathered gown as she joined a star-studded guest list for designer Misha Nonoo’s wedding
Guests arrive for the wedding of Misha Nonoo in Rome this evening. Her partner, Michael Hess is from one of America’s wealthiest families, with grandfather Leon the founder of the multi-billion-dollar Hess Corporation
TV host James Corden, sporting a pair of shades with his black dinner jacket, waves to the press as he arrives at the wedding tonight
It is understood that Meghan intends to raise the issue within hours of touching down in Cape Town as she and Prince Harry visit an impoverished township in the city on the first morning of their nine-day official visit to Africa.
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an emergency plan to stop the resurgence in violence against women.
During an emergency sitting in the National Assembly, he admitted that South Africa was one of ‘the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman’.
Visiting members of the Royal Family tend to shy away from getting involved in the politics of their host country.