Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney arrived in London with her husband and three children this morning, just 72 hours before the royal wedding.
The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport with her husband Ben Mulroney, son of the country’s ex-prime minister Brian Mulroney.
They were with their three children – twins Brian and John, now seven, and daughter Ivy now four – who are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at the wedding.
Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney arrives at London Heathrow Airport this morning with her husband Ben Mulroney and their three children
Professional wedding planner Mrs Mulroney, dubbed ‘the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto’, runs a bridal store and is said to have helped Meghan choose her gown.
Meghan went on holiday with Mrs Mulroney to Positano on the Amalfi coast in August 2016 in one of her last jaunts as a single woman before her engagement.
Their friendship has gone from strength to strength since Meghan, then a young ingenue, moved to Toronto in 2011 to play Rachel Zane in the TV show Suits.
By then Mrs Mulroney was married to Ben Mulroney, and one of Canada’s top television presenters, and mingled with the cream of Toronto society.
She introduced Meghan to her social circle, which included Canada’s First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The former Jessica Brownstein came from a privileged background as a member of Canada’s Browns shoes dynasty, which is worth a reported £50million.
She attended an exclusive all-girls’ school, before studying industrial relations and economics at McGill University. She then launched a business importing lingerie.
After a successful career as a stylist – with her own TV slot – and wedding planner, she was propelled to the A-list in 2008 after marrying Brian Mulroney’s eldest son.
Mrs Mulroney and Meghan are said to have bonded over a passion for yoga, Pilates, dogs and philanthropy – and Meghan calls herself as ‘Aunty Meg’ to the children.
It comes amid claims Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, will not walk his daughter down the aisle because he is due to have a heart operation.