EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Meghan Markle IS still pals with Jessica Mulroney and the two are in 'regular contact' even after race row tarnished the style guru's image
She's the Duchess of Sussex’s best friend and mentor, who was asked to be maid of honour at the royal wedding, but Jessica Mulroney was said to have become estranged from Meghan since she was involved in an embarrassing race row.
The absence of social media comments about the Duchess by Canadian stylist Jessica, who’s the daughter-in-law of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, led to a string of reports that they had fallen out.
However, a mutual friend tells me that they’re still close pals.
A mutual friend tells me that the Duchess of Sussex is still close to her best friend and mentor, Jessica Mulroney. 'Meghan is in regular touch with Jessica,' says the source (pictured together in March 2016)
‘Meghan is in regular touch with Jessica,’ says the source.
‘It’s just difficult now they’re in California and Jessica’s in Toronto.’
All Mulroney will say is: ‘Just because it didn’t happen on Instagram, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.’
Jessica was said to have become estranged from Meghan since she was involved in an embarrassing race row (pictured together in May 2016)
The smart set’s talking about... Lady Tasha’s Quick engagement
Lady Natasha Howard was once mooted as a potential bride for Prince Harry after she was seen dancing all night with him at the Womad Music Festival on her family’s estate, but I hear she’s found herself a far more sensible match.
And while Harry has still not met his father-in-law after five years, Tasha’s dad has quickly taken her fiance, Charlie Quick, to heart.
‘The Countess and I are quite delighted,’ the Earl of Suffolk tells me. ‘He’s a really nice man and we’ve been hoping that this engagement might happen.’
Lady Natasha Howard, 33, was once mooted as a potential bride for Prince Harry has found herself a far more sensible match with her fiance, Charlie Quick
Willowy Lady Natasha, 33, who works for a trendy London spa, is expected to exchange vows with financier Charlie at her 4,500-acre estate, Charlton Park in Wiltshire.
The Earl says: ‘I’m sure it will take place here.’
She ‘married’ a rock six years ago, and now Tracey Emin is ‘christening’ her pets.
The Turner Prize-winning artist has acquired two moggies, which she has named King Pancake Rameses IV and Nefertiti Teacup III.
She held the ‘christening’ ceremony outside her studio in Margate, Kent. ‘I’m so happy,’ says Emin, who also gave them godparents.
(Very) modern manners
TV chef Clodagh McKenna has taken a drastic step to prove she’s no wicked stepmother: she’s taken her stepchildren with her on honeymoon.
Clodagh, 46, who married the Queen’s godson Harry Herbert, 62, a fortnight ago, invited his children by his first wife, Chica, to join them in Ibiza.
Model Frankie Herbert, 25, musician Will, 21, and equestrian Chloe, 27, are staying with them at the same villa on the Spanish island. ‘Clodagh wanted it to be family honeymoon,’ I’m told.
Former Chancellor George Osborne and his new baby were among the guests at the couple’s wedding, held at Highclere Castle, owned by Herbert’s brother, the Earl of Carnarvon, and where Downton Abbey is filmed.
New beau sweeps Nancy off her feet
Nancy Dell’Olio (pictured) has now found love in her native Italy. I hear the former Strictly star is enjoying intimate dances with Italian businessman Beppe de Leo in Puglia
Best known for her tumultuous romances with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn, Nancy Dell’Olio has now found love in her native Italy.
I hear the former Strictly star is enjoying intimate dances with Italian businessman Beppe de Leo in Puglia, the region for which she’s an ambassador. ‘I’m having lots of fun,’ is all she will tell me. ‘This is the best time of my life.’
Things will soon get even more lively: she’s due to be joined in Puglia by her friend Sarah, Duchess of York.