Meghan Markle’s BFF Misha Nonoo to marry in star-studded wedding (so, will the Sussexes attend?)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Rome to attend the wedding of designer friend Misha Nonoo, it has been reported. 

US-based Misha, 31, who is rumoured to have set up Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, is set to marry her oil tycoon boyfriend Mikey Hess at a star-studded ceremony in the Italian capital tomorrow.  

Royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted that Harry and Meghan were ‘seen arriving in Rome’ ahead of the nuptials, which are set to be held at Europe’s largest film studio, Cinecittà, where the likes of Rossellini and Fellini have worked.

It’s not known whether the Duke and Duchess travelled by plane, but the report claimed the have 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 so it is likely tomorrow will 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’. 

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 at the European premiere of The Lion King)

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are said to have 'arrived in Rome' ahead of the wedding tomorrow (pictured at the European premiere of The Lion King)

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are said to have ‘arrived in Rome’ ahead of the wedding tomorrow (pictured at the European premiere of The Lion King) 

Meghan and Misha are believed to be close friends, with the designer recently attending the launch of the Duchess' capsule collection for Smart Works

Meghan and Misha are believed to be close friends, with the designer recently attending the launch of the Duchess' capsule collection for Smart Works

Meghan and Misha are believed to be close friends, with the designer recently attending the launch of the Duchess’ capsule collection for Smart Works 

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The Duchess of Sussex’s Smart Set capsule collection has just landed online, and of course Meghan chose to model some of the pieces at the launch event in London.

She collaborated with Jigsaw, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Misha Nonoo to create a trouser suit, dress and tote bag. But of course no Meghan collection would be complete without one of her signature shirts!

This is a take on the Misha Nonoo shirt that she wore at The Invictus Games way back in September 2017, and it’s typical of her sophisticated style. Add in the Jigsaw trousers from the collection, a tan leather belt by Polo Ralph Lauren and matching Manolo Blahnik heels, and this is a look we want to copy.

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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.  

Among her other high profile pals are supermodel Karlie Kloss, who could attend with husband Joshua Kushner, a friend of the groom’s. News outlets have reported that Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner might also have been invited, although there is dispute over whether they are actually friends of the couple.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who recently attended Ellie Goulding’s wedding, could also be on the list, 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.  

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.  

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

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

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

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square

Many couples who choose to get married at the venue opt for the event to take place in the decadent Roman square 

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. 

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.  

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. 

The Venue 

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

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 studips’ 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.

 

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 cliffside village of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, on Sunday. 

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

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are believed to be among the starstudded guestlist at the decadent event in Rome

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are believed to be among the starstudded guestlist at the decadent event in Rome

Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are believed to be among the starstudded guestlist at the decadent event in Rome 

Princess Eugenie was recently seen at Misha's pop up shop in New York (pictured together earlier in September)

Princess Eugenie was recently seen at Misha's pop up shop in New York (pictured together earlier in September)

Princess Eugenie was recently seen at Misha’s pop up shop in New York (pictured together earlier in September) 

Meanwhile supermodel Karlie Kloss is also believed to be one of the guests likely to attend the wedding in Rome

Meanwhile supermodel Karlie Kloss is also believed to be one of the guests likely to attend the wedding in Rome

Meanwhile supermodel Karlie Kloss is also believed to be one of the guests likely to attend the wedding in Rome 

It is believed Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom will also attend the wedding of Misha and boyfriend Mikey

It is believed Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom will also attend the wedding of Misha and boyfriend Mikey

It is believed Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom will also attend the wedding of Misha and boyfriend Mikey 

‘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.’ 

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.

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) 

‘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. 

  

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