ON THE COVER: MEGHAN MARKLE,
who, with her unguarded smile and rescue pups, has won the heart of Liz Jones as well as Prince Harry.
There were two moments during the 20-minute interview Meghan Markle granted the BBC, right after her engagement photo-call in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace on 27 November last year, when I fell head over heels.
The first I knew I was smitten was when Meghan used the term ‘my rescue pups’ on national primetime television to describe her beloved dogs Guy, a beagle, and Bogart, a labrador/shepherd mix. No two more maligned breeds would it be possible to choose. Guy has already made the trip to London to join her; Bogart is staying with friends in Toronto, but despite the US gossip rags trying to dig up doggy dirt, the truth is he’s too old for change.
You see, when you really love your dogs, they remain puppies, no matter how long in the tooth. Meghan Markle (my goodness, even her initials
MEGHAN MARKLE photographed by CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY