A-list guests party ahead of Misha Nonoo’s wedding in Rome – but there’s no sign of Harry and Meghan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were were conspicuously absent as a string of A-list stars partied into the night ahead of the wedding of Misha Nonoo and Mikey Hess tomorrow. 

Harry and Meghan arrived in Rome on Thursday to attend the nuptials of designer friend Misha, who is rumoured to have set-up the royals’ first date. 

But they were nowhere to be seen as a string of high-profile guests, including Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner enjoyed a pre-wedding celebration. 

Spirits appeared high as the stars mingled with wedding guests at the rehearsal dinner the night before the ceremony.

US-based Misha, 31, is set to marry her oil tycoon boyfriend Mikey Hess at a star-studded event in Rome tomorrow. 

The wedding will be held at Europe’s largest film studio, the stunning Cinecittà, which has its own ancient Roman square and has been used as a set for several Hollywood blockbusters. 

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are also expected to attend the nuptials, along with Harry and Meghan, though they too were missing from the late-night party.  

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Spirits were high as Katy Perry (left) and Orlando Bloom (far right) led a host of A-list stars enjoying a late-night dinner ahead of the wedding of Misha Nonoo and Mikey Hess tomorrow

Orlando Bloom looked in high spirits as he arrived for a pre-ceremony celebration ahead of the wedding of Misha Nonoo and Mikey Herr in Rome tomorrow

Orlando Bloom looked in high spirits as he arrived for a pre-ceremony celebration ahead of the wedding of Misha Nonoo and Mikey Herr in Rome tomorrow

Orlando Bloom looked in high spirits as he arrived for a pre-ceremony celebration ahead of the wedding of Misha Nonoo and Mikey Herr in Rome tomorrow

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom took a moment to share a kiss during tonight’s party and looked in good spirits ahead of the wedding tomorrow

On cloud nine: The pair continued to exchange kisses at the dinner table, unconcerned by the large crowds of fellow wedding guests around them

On cloud nine: The pair continued to exchange kisses at the dinner table, unconcerned by the large crowds of fellow wedding guests around them

On cloud nine: The pair continued to exchange kisses at the dinner table, unconcerned by the large crowds of fellow wedding guests around them 

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner were also in attendance and took time out from the festivities at a restaurant in Rome to share a joke

Karlie Kloss, pictured at the party, seemed to enjoy the night but there was clearly one moment when she was less than pleased

Karlie Kloss, pictured at the party, seemed to enjoy the night but there was clearly one moment when she was less than pleased

Karlie Kloss, pictured at the party, seemed to enjoy the night but there was clearly one moment when she was less than pleased 

Katy Perry and a friend

Katy Perry and a friend

Katy Perry and a friend

Katy Perry and a friend

Though Katy Perry and other A-listers were present, there was no sign of Harry and Meghan at the rehearsal dinner in Rome

Cheery: The Troy actor was on cloud nine as he shared a friendly hug with a fellow attendee

Cheery: The Troy actor was on cloud nine as he shared a friendly hug with a fellow attendee

Merry: The pair appeared excited for the forthcoming wedding

Merry: The pair appeared excited for the forthcoming wedding

Orlando Bloom, pictured with a friend, seemed to enjoy the night the most, smiling and giggling in several photos taken during the celebration 

Santa Barbara native Katy Perry seemed to be the star of the show as she showcased her enviable figure in the clingy number

Santa Barbara native Katy Perry seemed to be the star of the show as she showcased her enviable figure in the clingy number

Santa Barbara native Katy Perry seemed to be the star of the show as she showcased her enviable figure in the clingy number

Despite arriving and leaving while surrounded by a throng of fellow guests, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom only had eyes for each other during the dinner

Despite arriving and leaving while surrounded by a throng of fellow guests, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom only had eyes for each other during the dinner

Despite arriving and leaving while surrounded by a throng of fellow guests, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom only had eyes for each other during the dinner

Giddy: The pair couldn't contain their laughter as they giggled among themselves during the dinner, seemingly unaware of the people around them

Giddy: The pair couldn't contain their laughter as they giggled among themselves during the dinner, seemingly unaware of the people around them

Giddy: The pair couldn’t contain their laughter as they giggled among themselves during the dinner, seemingly unaware of the people around them

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Orlando Bloom cut a casual but dapper figure while Katy Perry wowed in a stunning Chanel jumpsuit at the glitzy party

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Deep in conversation: Following the rehearsal dinner, the songstress appeared to engage in an intense chat with a male pal

Katy Perry appeared to mingle with several fellow wedding guests ahead of the ceremony, which will take place at Europe's largest film studio, the stunning Cinecittà

Katy Perry appeared to mingle with several fellow wedding guests ahead of the ceremony, which will take place at Europe's largest film studio, the stunning Cinecittà

Katy Perry appeared to mingle with several fellow wedding guests ahead of the ceremony, which will take place at Europe’s largest film studio, the stunning Cinecittà

Katy Perry and fiance Orlando Bloom did attend, however, and were pictured engrossed in conversation with their fellow attendees – though the couple did find time to share a kiss. 

Another couple who looked delighted to be at the event were Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner, who giggled together as they mingled with guests.  

Royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted yesterday that Harry and Meghan were ‘seen arriving in Rome’ ahead of the nuptials, but there was no royal presence at the rehearsal dinner.

It’s not known whether the Duke and Duchess travelled by plane, but the report claimed they left Archie at home and are enjoying some downtime ahead of their 10-day African royal tour, which kicks off on Monday. 

Misha, who recently collaborated with the Duchess of Sussex on her Smart Works charity clothing range, has no shortage of famous friends and the wedding promises to be a glittering affair. 

MailOnline contacted Buckingham Palace, with a spokesperson saying that they wouldn’t provide ‘comment on Their Royal Highnesses’s private schedule’. 

Busy bee: She's currently planning a wedding of her own with her partner of four years

Busy bee: She's currently planning a wedding of her own with her partner of four years

Set to wed: Lovebirds Katy and Orlando got engaged on Valentine's Day earlier this year

Set to wed: Lovebirds Katy and Orlando got engaged on Valentine's Day earlier this year

Busy bee: Katy Perry is currently planning a wedding of her own with her partner of four years, Orlando Bloom, and looked like she had embraced the wedding spirit

End of the night: Katy hopped into a black taxi as she made her way back to the temporary accommodation to get some beauty sleep for Misha's big day

End of the night: Katy hopped into a black taxi as she made her way back to the temporary accommodation to get some beauty sleep for Misha's big day

End of the night: Katy hopped into a black taxi as she made her way back to the temporary accommodation to get some beauty sleep for Misha’s big day

Effortless style: The artist ditched her signature heels in favour of a more dressed-down appearance as she strolled along the streets of the Italian city in a pair of two-tone flats

Effortless style: The artist ditched her signature heels in favour of a more dressed-down appearance as she strolled along the streets of the Italian city in a pair of two-tone flats

All in the details: Her curly blonde 'do was accessorised with a thick black headband

All in the details: Her curly blonde 'do was accessorised with a thick black headband

Effortless style: The artist ditched her signature heels in favour of a more dressed-down appearance as she strolled along the streets of the Italian city in a pair of two-tone flats

Itchy? At one point, Orlando Bloom appeared to pick at his nose as he waited for the food to be served at the pre-wedding dinner

Itchy? At one point, Orlando Bloom appeared to pick at his nose as he waited for the food to be served at the pre-wedding dinner

Itchy? At one point, Orlando Bloom appeared to pick at his nose as he waited for the food to be served at the pre-wedding dinner

Katy Perry draped a loving arm around her partner as they chatted to other guests attending Misha Nonoo's wedding tomorrow

Katy Perry draped a loving arm around her partner as they chatted to other guests attending Misha Nonoo's wedding tomorrow

Katy Perry draped a loving arm around her partner as they chatted to other guests attending Misha Nonoo’s wedding tomorrow

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Perry and Bloom are leading an A-list guest list for tomorrow’s wedding which will also see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attend

See you on Friday! The Wide Awake singer shared a goodbye hug with a friend as they headed to their next destination

Harry and Meghan are unlikely to be the only royals in attendance, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie among Misha’s close friends. Queen Rania of Jordan is also rumoured to be invited. 

Supermodel Karlie Kloss is another friend of the bride, while husband Joshua Kushner is a close friend of the groom’s. 

News outlets have reported that Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner might also have been invited, although it is unclear whether they are actually friends of the couple.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take their NINTH flight in six weeks as they jet off to Rome for the wedding of Misha Nonoo

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to have caught yet another flight as they arrived in Rome today for the wedding of Meghan’s friend Misha Nonoo.

Prince Harry and Meghan are said to have travelled to Italy – on what is their ninth plane journey in just over six weeks – without baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The pair are thought to be enjoying some downtime at the nuptials at Cinecittà film studios tomorrow before they begin their royal tour to South Africa on Monday.

Harry and Meghan were spotted arriving in Rome today, but Buckingham Palace refused to confirm whether they flew by a commercial or private jet.

However, a source told The Sun: ‘They did fly commercial as Meghan was a bit stung by the criticism over her and Harry’s use of private jets.’ 

The Sussexes attracted scorn last month for catching four private flights in 11 days to Ibiza and Nice, despite their vociferous campaigning on environmental issues.   

Perry and Bloom, who recently attended Ellie Goulding’s wedding, are expected to attended, as well as Oprah’s BFF and US TV host Gayle King, who was also invited to the Duchess of Sussex’s baby shower in February.  

This will be the first marriage for Hess and the second for Nonoo, who was previously wed to Paddle8 founder Alexander Gilkes. 

Designer Misha, who grew up in Bahrain, is believed to have set up the former actress on her first date with the Duke of Sussex in 2016, although this has never been confirmed. 

She was one of the attendees at the Royal Wedding in May, and was a guest at the Duchess of Sussex’s baby shower in February. 

Nonoo is the daughter of an Iraqi businessman and English mother, and at the age of 11 moved to London with her family.

She is also Jewish, as is Hess, whose grandfather Leon founded the multi-billion-dollar Hess Corporation.

Hess’ father John is now the CEO of the company. 

It dos not seem that Hess will be joining the family business any time soon though, having worked at Goldman Sachs and the Royal Hashemite Court after graduating from Harvard and Harvard Business School, where he met best friend Josh Kushner. 

He is currently an associate at KKR & Co.

Nonoo and Hess first made their relationship public at the royal wedding last year, and a few months later joined Kushner and his then-fiance Karlie Kloss for a trip down the Amalfi Coast on David Geffen’s yacht. 

Misha boasts a whole host of famous friends alongside Prince Harry and Meghan.  

In April of last year, she went to Jordan on holiday with an A-list group of celebrities, including Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding. 

Misha has also known Prince Harry for years, as her ex-husband Alexander Gilkes, is rumoured to be one of his friends from Eton.   

Prince Harry and Meghan's close friend and rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo, 31, from New York,  is set to marry her oil tycoon boyfriend Mikey Hess in an A-list ceremony in Rome (pictured at the royal wedding in May)

Prince Harry and Meghan's close friend and rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo, 31, from New York,  is set to marry her oil tycoon boyfriend Mikey Hess in an A-list ceremony in Rome (pictured at the royal wedding in May)

Prince Harry and Meghan’s close friend and rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo, 31, from New York,  is set to marry her oil tycoon boyfriend Mikey Hess in an A-list ceremony in Rome (pictured at the royal wedding in May) 

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are said to have 'arrived in Rome' ahead of the wedding tomorrow (pictured earlier this summer in London)

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are said to have 'arrived in Rome' ahead of the wedding tomorrow (pictured earlier this summer in London)

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are among Misha's close friends, and likely to be among the star studded guestlist at the decadent event in Rome

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are among Misha's close friends, and likely to be among the star studded guestlist at the decadent event in Rome

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are said to have ‘arrived in Rome’ ahead of the wedding tomorrow (pictured earlier this summer in London) 

The wedding venue Cinecittà features a full-scale replica of an ancient Roman square (pictured, set out for a private evening event)

The wedding venue Cinecittà features a full-scale replica of an ancient Roman square (pictured, set out for a private evening event)

The wedding venue Cinecittà features a full-scale replica of an ancient Roman square (pictured, set out for a private evening event) 

Princess Eugenie, who is also a close friend of Misha’s, worked for Gilkes’ auction house, Paddle8 in New York from September 2013 until 2015. 

Who is Misha Nonoo, the A-list designer and matchmaker believed to have introduced Meghan to Harry?

Born in Bahrain, her father is an Iraqi businessman, her mother is English.

The family moved to the UK when she was 11 and she attended the ACS International school in Cobham (where full boarding and tuition fees are now a stonking £45,560 a year).

She then spent two years in Paris, before taking a job in a small tailoring firm in New York.

She has said that she wanted to be a clothes designer since she was 11 years old. Within ten years, she had achieved that ambition via a fashion collection — initially only of jackets and coats.

A few seasons later, she had been dubbed ‘one to watch’ in New York. 

Nonoo’s stellar social profile in New York did her professional success no harm, and her profile was raised when she married Old Etonian Alexander Gilkes. 

Misha’s 2012 wedding to Gilkes, the son of a wealthy dermatologist, was a three-day bash in a 16th-century castle in Venice, with a live performance by singer Lana Del Rey.

Given that Meghan said this week that she knew almost nothing about Prince Harry before she met him, it’s interesting to note that Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice attended the Gilkes-Nonoo wedding in 2012.

Not only that, Meghan’s ‘sister’ Misha also went to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton the year before.

Princess Eugenie, alongside Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice, were all in attendance for the couple’s wedding in 2012, with the couple going on to have split in 2016. 

Princess Beatrice has already arrived in Italy ahead of the event, taking in the Amalfi Coast with boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi earlier this week.

The 31-year-old royal and the millionaire property developer, 35, looked ‘very much in love’ as they spent time together in the exclusive cliff side village of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, on Sunday. 

Misha and her future-husband have planned the wedding in just six months, after Mikey proposed on Valentine’s Day this year. 

In a photo posted on social media, he can be seen down on one knee proposing to his future bride on a boat during what appeared to be a romantic getaway to Cabo San Lucas.  

They’re set to marry at Cinecittà studios, a huge and decadent film set which is the biggest in Europe.

Hollywood blockbusters including Gangs of New York and the Passion of Christ were filmed there.  

Just one of the features of the elaborate event space is an enormous replica of an ancient Roman square.  

Misha is also believed to have designed her own wedding dress for the big day, a process that she called ‘stressful’.

‘When you’re doing a couture piece, it’s extremely difficult,’ Misha told DailyMail.com. 

‘I think so much about my collection as pieces that are going to work on so many women. 

‘But when you think about one piece that’s going to be worn by one person for one night, you have endless options of what you can do and I find that quite hard, having no parameters whatsoever.’ 

‘It’s still very minimal but more traditional,’ she teased. 

‘Hopefully people like it! It’s not just [about] pleasing yourself.

‘When I get dressed every morning, I please myself. 

‘I encourage other women to do the same; to look good for themselves so they can go about their daily life.’ 

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square (an aisle set out in the square)

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square (an aisle set out in the square)

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square (an aisle set out in the square) 

The film set provides an elaborate backdrop for private events, such as weddings,  and can cost hundreds of guests

The film set provides an elaborate backdrop for private events, such as weddings,  and can cost hundreds of guests

The film set provides an elaborate backdrop for private events, such as weddings,  and can cost hundreds of guests 

The Duchess and Misha have been close friends for years, with the designer believed to be the matchmaker for Prince Harry and Meghan (pictured in 2015)

The Duchess and Misha have been close friends for years, with the designer believed to be the matchmaker for Prince Harry and Meghan (pictured in 2015)

The Duchess and Misha have been close friends for years, with the designer believed to be the matchmaker for Prince Harry and Meghan (pictured in 2015) 

Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be attending the nuptials overseas without their four-month-old son Archie-Harrison

Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be attending the nuptials overseas without their four-month-old son Archie-Harrison

Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be attending the nuptials overseas without their four-month-old son Archie-Harrison

Speaking recently, Misha told how her friend hadn’t changed since marrying into the royal family.

‘From when I first met her, to a text that I would send yesterday or today, nothing has ever changed. Nothing,’ she said, in an interview with the New York Times.

Who is oil tycoon Mikey Hess, the Harvard graduate best friends with Jared Kushner?

Mikey Hess is from one of America’s wealthiest families, with grandfather Leon the founder of the multi-billion-dollar Hess Corporation. 

His father John is now the CEO of the company while Mikey has racked up an impressive C.V of his own, having worked at Goldman Sachs and the Royal Hashemite Court after graduating from Harvard and Harvard Business School.

It was Harvard that he met best friend Josh Kushner.

He has also been friends with model Heidi Klum for several years and, in 2016, was spotted in animated conversation with Princess Beatrice.  

Along with his bride-to-be Misha, Mikey attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding last year.  

‘From, you know, the handwritten thank-you letters that you receive, to never missing a birthday, an occasion, checking in. 

‘You may think because someone’s so busy that they’re not there, but that has never changed, how genuinely thoughtful she is.’ 

Indeed the two are so close that Misha is rumoured to have been in the running for the role of Archie’s godmother.   

A visit to Rome would mark the start of a whirlwind two weeks for the Duke of Duchess of Sussex, who are set to jet off on their first official royal tour as a family on September 23.  

Harry and Meghan are said to have travelled to Italy – on what is their ninth plane journey in just over six weeks – without baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The pair are thought to be enjoying some downtime at the nuptials at Cinecittà film studios tomorrow before they begin their royal tour to South Africa on Monday.

Harry and Meghan were spotted arriving in Rome today, but Buckingham Palace refused to confirm whether they flew by a commercial or private jet.

However, a source told The Sun: ‘They did fly commercial as Meghan was a bit stung by the criticism over her and Harry’s use of private jets.’ 

The Sussexes attracted scorn last month for catching four private flights in 11 days to Ibiza and Nice, despite their vociferous campaigning on environmental issues.   

Cinecittà studios, the A-List venue where Misha Nonoo and Mikey Hess will tie the knot, is home to the largest film studio in Europe and comes with its own ancient Roman square

Cinecittà studios is the largest film studio in Europe and features a huge replica of an ancient Roman square

Cinecittà studios is the largest film studio in Europe and features a huge replica of an ancient Roman square

Cinecittà studios is the largest film studio in Europe and features a huge replica of an ancient Roman square

Other parts of the Cinecittà studio include a small terrace style garden in which guests can relax

Other parts of the Cinecittà studio include a small terrace style garden in which guests can relax

Other parts of the Cinecittà studio include a small terrace style garden in which guests can relax 

Meanwhile one of the other room features a huge swimming pool, which can be covered over and used as an indoors event space (pictured above)

Meanwhile one of the other room features a huge swimming pool, which can be covered over and used as an indoors event space (pictured above)

Meanwhile one of the other room features a huge swimming pool, which can be covered over and used as an indoors event space (pictured above) 

Cinecittà studios are the biggest film studios in Europe, with blockbusters such as Gangs of New York and the Passion of Christ filmed there. 

The studios’ event space is described online as ‘scenographic’ and ‘mythical’, with a variety of rooms available to host a large event.

The permanent set of Ancient Rome offers an enormous event space, set up like a Roman Trastevere square and a large outdoor terrace with a 160 square meter Winter Garden are among the decadent rooms in the studio.

One of the indoor spaces features a huge swimming pool, which can be covered over to create a private  room with floor-to-ceiling screens. 

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