Mulroney children a big part of royal wedding
TORONTO — Saturday’s nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely have a youthful charm and a Canadian helping run things behind the scenes, says a British royalty expert, after word that all three of Ben and Jessica Mulroney’s children are in the wedding party.
Four-year-old Ivy Mulroney will be a bridesmaid while sevenyear-old twins Brian and John Mulroney will act as page boys, Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday.
The Mulroneys are said to be good friends with the engaged duo and live in Toronto, where Jessica is a stylist and brand strategist, and Ben is co-host of CTV’s “Your Morning” and anchor at “Etalk.”
Ben Mulroney is also the son of former prime minister Brian Mulroney.
“I think she’s going to be very involved behind the scenes,” Katie Nicholl, author of the biography “Harry: Life, Loss and Love,” said of Jessica Mulroney.
“I was told that she’s been over several times to see the dress, she was there for the first fitting and for the final fitting. I think she’s been very much a part of helping Meghan cull everything together for the evening reception and probably has helped with the outfits for the wedding party as well.”
A total of six young bridesmaids and four page boys make up the wedding party.
The others include three-yearold Princess Charlotte and fouryear-old Prince George.
Other bridesmaids include two of Markle’s goddaughters and two of Prince Harry’s goddaughters. One of Harry’s godsons was also selected as a page boy.