Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are in Rome for Close Friend Misha Nonoo’s Wedding

Meghan Markle Misha NonooMeghan Markle (L) and Misha Nonoo attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

To Italy they go. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are in the land of pasta and pizza to celebrate their close friend Misha Nonoo’s wedding to Mikey Hess. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have flown to Rome, Italy, ahead of Nonoo’s destination nuptials to Hess.

The wedding itself will supposedly take place Friday, September 20, at the Cinecittà, a film studio where such names as Rossellini and Fellini have shot their work. According to one royals reporter, the couple was spotted arriving in Rome Thursday leading up to the festivities. The parents traveled without Archie, as they will be a full family unit come Monday when the entire family travels to Africa.

Nonoo has played an integral role in Harry and Meghan’s love story as the couple’s speculated matchmaker. It’s believed that the designer—recently responsible for Markle’s capsule collection of Smart Works—helped the couple meet back in 2016. Since then, Nonoo has been present for many of Markle’s life moments, including her bridal shower in New York City this past February.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex embraces designer Misha Nonoo as she launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Hess, an energy entrepreneur, proposed to Nonoo on Valentine’s Day during a romantic getaway to Cabo San Lucas. “Thank you for making all my dreams come true,” he wrote at the time on social media. “I am so in love with you, and I feel so lucky I get to spend the rest of my life with you right beside me.”

It will be the second marriage for Nonoo, who was previously married to Alexander Gilkes.

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Michael Hess and Misha Nonoo attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Other celebs to attend the nuptials include Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, as well as Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner.

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Esther Lee
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Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.