About

Hello and welcome to Mad About Meghan, a blog chronicling the life and style of The Duchess of Sussex. Already a well-known actress thanks to her role in hit series Suits, Meghan was propelled to global fame in 2016 when it was confirmed she was in a relationship with Prince Harry. I wasn't at all familiar with her until then, but quickly became increasingly impressed with her poised reaction to the limelight she's now under, her humanitarian work, social conscience and her effortlessly chic style.


Since 2011, I have been writing 'Duchess Kate', a blog I began in the days after the royal wedding. As a dedicated royalist with a keen interest in all things to do with the British Monarchy. As with William, I've always followed Harry's life and work closely too, which led to my interest in Meghan.

I am incredibly excited to document Meghan's journey and to chronicle her work, life and style during the exciting years ahead.

You can follow the blog on Twitter here, Instagram here and Facebook here.

Thank you very much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visits here :)

Charlotte.

42 comments:

  1. I don't know exactly how I got here. lol But I made it. yay.
    I started out on a totally different "Megan" blogspot by mistake, then tried Twitter (I don't do Twitter) and then
    saw a highlighted address, tapped that and voila'. :)

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    1. Hi Charlotte
      I'd love to send you pics of a stunning piece of jewellery designed by Lorenz Baumer (who designed the Tiara for the House of Monaco) for Meghan as a thank you for the first child but I can't see how to send it to you :(

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    2. Hello,

      Drop me an email at hrhcatherineblog@hotmail.com

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  2. Yes Charlotte!!! Just what I needed!;) Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. I am so excited to see this blog grow and develop like 'Duchess Kate.'

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  3. Fiona in Australia14 April 2017 at 11:17

    It's going to be very interesting to watch how things develop between Harry and Meghan. I guess time will tell if it lasts the distance.

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  4. Theresa - Austin, Texas18 April 2017 at 07:08

    Found this through twitter and am very excited that you've started this blog! I love your Duchess Kate blog and will add this one to my daily check-in. Here's to a potentially new princess-to-be!!

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  5. So glad you're doing this, Charlotte - you do such a great job with the Kate blog! Thanks!

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  6. Charlotte - I'm so so excited to see this! I'm interested in Meghan for a totally selfish reason - my adopted daughter is biracial and I worry about her growing up in a blonde hair/blue eyed family that she will one day feel "different" because of her curly brown hair and beautiful brown eyes. The baby pictures I've seen of Meghan very much match my daughter's. So I'm excited to think she'll have a "real-life princess" that looks like her :-)

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    1. What a lovely comment Kara. Welcome to the blog :)

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    2. I don't think that's a selfish reason at all, Kara. I think it's unselfish because you want the best for your daughter. And the fact that you're already thinking about the impact her ethnicity will have on her is a lovely thing to read.

      I hope you participate in the blog. I'll look forward to reading your take, as you have a totally different one being a mother to a biracial child like Meghan.

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    3. Thank you bluhare! I rarely comment on the HRHDuchessKate blog but I do love reading the comments. I have pictures of all the "main players" in my mind :-)

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    4. Alejandra Campos3 January 2018 at 04:17

      What a great story Kara Paulk! Meghan is such a wonderful person to follow!
      And Charlotte is the best to write about her! :D

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comments. X

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  8. I knew this had to be your blog, Charlotte! I've followed your Duchess Kate blog for a few years now, and when I came across this, it felt such like your writing style! Well done! You have a true art with your ability to capture the goings on of the Duchess and now Meghan. Your blogs are so thorough and provide such a well-rounded perspective on style as well as the issues that the Royals are so passionate about. Best of luck with this blog!

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    1. That is so kind of you Jacquie, thank you :)

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  9. Can't I subscribe to a newsletter?

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    1. Hello,

      Yes, absolutely. Can you see the 'Follow by Email' option on the top of the sidebar? I believe users with iPhones cannot.

      If you can't see it, drop me an email at hrhcatherineblog@hotmail.com and I'll add your email address to the list :)

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  10. Could you please set up an RSS feed for the blog? I love following your duchess Kate one in my feed reader and would like to do the same for this blog, but it doesn't seem to be set up.

    Thank you!

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  11. Could you please set up an RSS feed for the blog? I love following your duchess Kate one in my feed reader and would like to do the same for this blog, but it doesn't seem to be set up.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hello Anon,

      Yes, of course. I'll get back to you later this evening on it :)

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  12. Charlotte! I was searching for a Meghan Markel blog and what a delight to find yours! I'm an avid HRH Duchess Kate reader and seeing this blog is like finding a dear friend in an unexpected location! Thank you! xx

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    1. Hello!

      I am so glad you stopped by, thank you! We're hoping for a memorable weekend with Invictus coming up and the couple's first possible official appearance :)

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  13. Hello Charlotte!
    I would like to ask you a question, but can’t seem to find an email link for you on the MadAboutMeghan blog...only your HRHDuchessKate blog!
    As this question is relating to Meghan, I wondered if there was a separate email address I could contact you on at all? ☺️

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    1. Hello Carryn,

      Drop me an email at hrhcatherineblog@hotmail.com and I'll get back to you a.s.a.p. :)

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    2. Hi Charlotte
      I was wondering if you ever received my mail at all? I haven’t received a response and wondered if I got the email address wrong...

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    3. Hello Carryn,

      I just found it in Spam. My apologies, I'm writing back to you right now :)

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  14. Dear Charlotte,
    I absolutely love keeping up with your "Duchess Kate" Blog, and now this one. Thank you for all your efforts! I was just wondering why you have a black and white line drawing image of Meghan Markle at the top of "Mad About Meghan" homepage, and not an actual photo of her?

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    1. Hello,

      I thought it a nice choice and works with the simple layout of the blog :)

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  15. Bonjour,
    Je suis tous les jours votre blog Duchess Kate, et maintenant celui de Meghan, merci pour toutes ces belles photos et informations. Auriez-vous une adresse à m'indiquer pour envoyer mes voeux prochainement au Duc et à la Duchesse de Cambridge,ainsi qu'à Harry et Meghan ?
    D'avance je vous en remercie.

    Lina

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  16. Hello,

    Do you have an address to write my wishes for the future birth to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeand to Harry and Meghan for their future marriage ?
    Thank you verry much

    Lina

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  17. Hi! I love all the pics you have here. Just an observation: Meghan's turned up collar at the Commonwealth service looks unfinished. Possibly should not have been turned up. She looks so sharp, I was sad to see someone missed this wardrobe issue.
    Do any other readers see this?
    Caroline

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    1. THat is the style of the coat, very French, very chic!!!!

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  18. I would like to see the wardrobe Meghan wore at the Commonwealth service

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  19. I absolutely enjoy your Duchess Kate blog. Glad to see this one too "Mad about Meghan" as well.

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  20. Been fan of your Kate page for a couple of years and now a fan of your Meghan page. Your pics are amazing and beautiful and where I go first to see new ones of this great family.

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  21. Thank you for all your wonderful work on both blogs. It has been refreshing to have a place to follow both ladies that has not descended into negativity and vitriol.

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  22. Hi MadAboutMeghanBlogspot.com site owner! Since

    you are doing such a great great job, I am sharing

    a source for a set of Frogmore Cottage pictures

    you might want to post on this page about Harry

    and Meghan's new home. The low resolution

    pictures seem to be open to share per the advisory

    page when you click the download button on each

    page. If you get a free login, you can also zoom

    in on the pictures to see them at high mag, but I

    don't think you are allowed to publish zoomed

    versions. You can also copy by just right click

    and save image (without clicking download).

    Frogmore Cottage seen from the front (and Home

    Park Cottage on the lower left):
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW053884

    Here is where the download button takes you:
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW053884

    /download

    Frogmore Cottage seen from the side (and Home Park

    Cottage on the lower right):
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW053883

    Frogmore Cottage seen from the side (it's in the

    upper left corner just below the Home Park Cottage

    at the top, and also Frogmore House shown on the

    upper right):
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW042306

    Here is a related map you get when you click the

    map button on the map that is below each picture

    (you have to zoom in on the map page as I did

    already here):
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/map/?keywords=E

    AW042306&country=global#11,497518,176063

    The britainfromabove.org.uk web sight can be very

    useful for you for showing other Royal locations!

    Enjoy. Thanks for all you are doing.

    Also a shout out for:
    Eliot's Youtube web site called Royal Reviewer:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnqufiiR_4J133QOF

    Irtr4Q/videos?disable_polymer=1
    He does a Weekly Talk Show/Podcast 'Talk Of The

    Crown' (Sat 10.pm GMT)
    I would have told him this information but I don't

    have a youtube account so I thought of you as the

    next best place to share these pictures.

    Also a shout out for pictures that get quickly

    posted at these sites:
    Zimbio

    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Meghan+Markle/browse
    Popsugar:

    https://www.popsugar.com/images/Meghan-Markle

    Please edit-out anything above if you find

    something is out of scope to share with your

    viewers.

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  23. Charlotte this blog is a breath of fresh air! A break from the negative coverage that Meghan receives daily in the British tabloid press.

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  24. Charlotte yes, your blog is a breath of fresh air for Meghan given the brutality she is faced with from her paternal family, palace insiders and British tabloids. How unfortunate that she must experience such negative press daily from the foolish ones who do not know how to embrace change. The venom being spumed at her is so wrong on multiple levels especially as a newlywed and pregnant woman. I love her style and energy and would like to encourage her to keep-on keeping-on. Be well

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  25. Hi Charlotte

    Did you know?


    The Royal Ancestry of Meghan Markle
    by Gary Boyd Roberts

    Senior Research Scholar Emeritus

    New England Historic Genealogical Society

    Rachel Meghan Markle, the new fiancée of Prince Harry, has much New England ancestry and millions of American cousins. Her father, Thomas Wayne Markle, through New Hampshire great-grandparents named Ellsworth and Merrill, has colonial ancestors in common with eight presidents – George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard M. Nixon, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Chester A. Arthur, and James A. Garfield and three First Ladies – Frances Cleveland, Ellen Wilson (Woodrow’s 1st wife) and Mamie Eisenhower. Other distant cousins of Ms. Markle through these New England ancestors, include poet John Greenleaf Whittier, writer O. Henry, lawyer Clarence Darrow, actor James Dean, Senator Sam Ervin of the Watergate hearings, singer and actor “Roy Rogers” (L.F. Slye), John Kerry, and Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson. As to the immigrant Christopher Hussey, subject of recent articles in the British press, his English origins are known but noble ancestry seems highly unlikely.

    One ancestor of Ms. Markle, however, is indeed of royal descent. He is Rev. William Skipper, who immigrated to Boston in 1639. A descendant of King Edward III of England (died 1377), Skipper was also a 1st cousin several times removed of Margaret Kerdeston (ca. 1426–after 1485), wife of a French nobleman, grandmother of a queen of Bohemia and Hungary, and an ancestor of most later European kings. Skipper ancestors Sir Philip Wentworth (died 1464) and Mary Clifford are ancestors also, in various lines, of both H.M. the late Queen Mother (and thus H.M. the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry) and of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Because of royal intermarriage, Prince Harry is descended from Margaret Kerdeston in more than 240 lines, including at least four through King George III and four through Princess Diana. Thus, Margaret’s grandparents, Michael de Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, who died in 1415, and his wife, Katharine Stafford, (died 1419), ancestors also of Rev. Skipper and Ms. Markle, make Prince Harry and his bride-to-be distant cousins in more than 200 ways.

    This ancestry and kinships of Ms. Markle reflect much of modern American, British, and European history. Related to millions of Americans and many Britons, including notables in both countries, Ms. Markle is perhaps the newest solidifying figure in Anglo-American kinship and American-British relations.

    This research on Ms. Markle’s ancestry was conducted by Gary Boyd Roberts, author of American Ancestors and Cousins of The Princess of Wales (1984), with assistance from Alex Bannerman of Charleston, West Virginia, with some data sourced from the websites famechain.com and AmericanAncestors.org.

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Welcome to Mad About Meghan! We do so look forward to reading your thoughts. Constructive, fair debate is always encouraged. Hateful, derogatory terms and insults are not welcome here. This space focuses on Harry and Meghan, not any other member of the Royal family. It's not the place to discuss politics either. Thank you for reading, we look forward to your comments :)