Who is Jessica Mulroney? Meghan Markle’s best friend and stylist who could ‘upstage the bride at the royal wedding’

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WHEN Meghan Markle marries her Prince next month, her best pal is likely to be not too far away.

But who is Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, 37, and what role will she play in Meghan’s Windsor wedding?

 Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney is a well-known Canadian stylistGetty – Contributor Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney is a well-known Canadian stylist

Who is Jessica Mulroney?

Jessica is a Toronto-based fashion stylist, bridal expert and PR manager.

Born Jessica Brownstein, the mum-of-three is a direct descendant of Benjamin Brownstein – who founded Montreal’s Browns Shoes.

The 37-year-old styles Canada’s first lady Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, wife of Justin Trudeau, and carefully selected Meghan’s now infamous engagement photocall outfit.

She’s also a bridal consultant at the Canadian branch of Kleinfeld’s, the New York based wedding shop made famous by Say Yes To The Dress.

 Jessica is married to TV host Ben MulroneyGetty – Contributor Jessica is married to TV host Ben Mulroney

In 2011, she and her sisters-in-law Caroline, Katy and Vanessa Mulroney co-founded a charity called The Shoebox Project.

Donors are asked to fill shoe boxes with beauty cosmetics and toiletries worth around £35.50 ($50) – to give to women living in shelters.

They’ve since distributed more than 91,000 shoe boxes.

You can follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicamulroney.

 

 Jessica styled this look for Meghan and Prince Harry's official engagement photocallPA:Press Association Jessica styled this look for Meghan and Prince Harry’s official engagement photocall

How does Jessica Mulroney know Meghan Markle?

Meghan and Jessica are thought to have met when Meghan first moved from LA to Toronto, in 2011, to film Suits.

They’re said to have bonded over a shared love of yoga, and even holidayed together in Italy in 2016.

Jessica was one of just three people, along with Meghan’s mum Doria and Harry’s mate/Soho House consultant Markus Anderson, to join the Suits actress and Harry in the royal box at the Invictus Games.

 The pair are thought to have met in 2011 and bonded over a love of yogaGetty – Contributor The pair are thought to have met in 2011 and bonded over a love of yoga

Will Jessica Mulroney be Meghan Markle’s Maid of Honour?

There were rumours that Jessica would be chosen to be Meghan’s right hand girl for the big day.

Unlike Kate, who had younger sister Pippa Matthews by her side at her wedding, Meghan will be going it alone.

“Ms Markle will not have a Maid of Honour,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told Cosmopolitan.

“She has a very close-knit group of friends and she did not want to choose one over the other.

“They have all been actively involved in helping her prepare and will be there with her to celebrate on the day.”

Jessica helped Meghan choose her TV wedding dress for Suits – and was reportedly flown over to Kensington Palace on January 10, to join the bride-to-be in fittings for a bespoke wedding gown.

It’s thought that Jessica’s daughter Ivy could even be Meghan’s flower girl.




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