Markle marches down aisle on her own terms

In what is likely the most highly-anticipated event of the year, American actor Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to be married to Prince Harry — and that walk was certainly one to remember.

According to ELLE, the new royal made her way down the aisle in bold fashion, first entering St. George’s Chapel on the arm of her mother, Doria Ragland. As she reached the Quire — or the part of the chapel “where the main royal wedding guests are seated” — ELLE reports that Markle escorted by Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles of Wales.

While Markle did have company making her way to the alter, ELLE says she made much of her trip alone, “making a feminist statement by being alone for the majority of her walk.”

Not only that, but Markle was not “given away” by Prince Charles, but instead walked to Harry on her own — something that CNN reports as being a historic move.

“No other royal bride in the UK has walked unescorted down the aisle at their wedding ceremony,” CNN says. “Markle’s decision indicates that she wishes to assert herself as a strong, independent woman who is prepared to challenge royal norms.”

Chopra shifts focus in ‘Wendy’ interview

Who someone’s dating should never outshine the things they’ve achieved — that’s what Priyanka Chopra implied in an interview on The Wendy Williams Show this week.

According to Marie Clairethe Quantico and Baywatch star used her time on Williams’ purple couch to remind the morning talk show host that dating someone doesn’t overshadow their accomplishments, even when that person is dating a royal. When Williams asked Chopra about friend Meghan Markle (who is dating Prince Harry), Williams referred to Markle as “Prince Harry’s girlfriend,” says Marie Claire. 

Chopra responded to the reference by reciting her friend’s resume: “Also Meghan Markle, actress, Suits, her achievements,” she said.

Here’s to maintaining an identity beyond a relationship!