Following a whirlwind Christmas holiday with her future in-laws, Meghan Markle and her fiance, Prince Harry, chose to take a well-deserved breather from familial obligations and head to the French Riviera for a little R and R.
She's going to be doing some things a little differently.
"With the wedding, they both want to do things their way", said the insider. Sure, a bride is traditionally walked down the aisle by her father - if he is alive - on her big day, but with all the unique family units nowadays, a mother or stepfather or grandfather or best friend walking beside the bride or groom to meet their future life partner shouldn't have anyone clutching their pearls - even royal ones. "While they will always be mindful of traditions and the views of their elders, the day is ultimately about them and what they want to do", the source explained. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents", they said.
According to the Daily Mail, Markle and Harry celebrated the new year with friends and will stay for several days at a private residence in the French Riveria region. I wouldn't imagine for one second that they plan to sit back and be told what to do-and they won't.
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Samantha is also rumoured to be writing a "slamming tell-all" book, called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister, leading to accusations that she is cashing in on her sister. Meghan's father-a former television lighting director-married Ragland in 1979, and the two divorced in 1988.
Reports surfaced Tuesday that Markle was partnering up with Victoria Beckham on a bio-botox line, but we're told they're completely untrue. Harry tried to go incognito by sitting next to the window baseball cap pulled over his eyes, while Meghan sat in the middle seat.
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