Meghan spent 37th birthday in Surrey with Harry celebrating the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks held at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Frensham..
Harry reportedly served as the best man in the wedding. Both the groom Charlie and his brother Thomas were reportedly ushers in Harry and Meghan’s wedding, and apparently Charlie roasted Harry in a speech at his reception. I was therefore sure that Harry was hoping to return the favor at this celebration.
As we all know the royals typically take time off in August and return to a regular schedule of engagements in September – so this wedding was a very rare glimpse of Meghan and Harry in August.
Meghan was photographed chatting with several guests at the wedding including Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale and her husband George Woodhouse. Both Harry and Meghan attended their wedding in June.
Meghan was warmly greeted by the attendees when she arrived at the wedding. The Mirror reported:
“Scores of wellwishers sang ‘Happy Birthday to You’ and called out ‘Happy Birthday’ as the Duchess of Sussex arrived at the wedding.”
Princess Eugenie was also present.
According to People, Harry and Charlie’s friendship dates back to their days at Ludgrove Prep School. Ludgrove students start at age eight, meaning Charlie and Harry have been friends for two decades and counting. Harry is a member of the “Glosse Posse,” a group of friends of Harry and Williams, from Gloucestershire. According to Sky News, Charlie is also a member of the crew, who are often spotted playing polo and generally being suave. There’s a lot of overlap in Harry and Willam’s social circles and that includes within the van Straubenzee family. Charlie’s older brother, Thomas is apparently a good friend of William’s. It was also reported that Harry and William were both ushers at Thomas’s wedding to Lady Melissa Percy – unfortunately the couple got divorced than three years later. William and Kate also named Thomas as one of Princess Charlotte’s godparents in 2015.
As previously said: The wedding took place the charming church of St Mary the Virgin in Frensham.
The St Mary’s church was dedicated in 1239, having been moved from its previous site on low ground beside the River Wey. The move was probably due to the massive storms of the 1230s which flooded Waverley Abbey (3.7 miles or 6 km downstream) to a depth of 5’8″ or 1.75 m.
A picture of the newlyweds:
It was lovely to see Meghan all smiling that day! She was shining all through the day wearing a Club Monaco Shoanah dress for the wedding
Meghan added the Miu Miu Knot Tied Belt to her outfit
She carried a Kayu Anna Straw Clutch.
Happy Birthday Meg!