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The Magnificent Meghan Markle  The Magnificent Meghan Markle 

Meghan Markle has already stepped into her role as the Duchess of Sussex with the ease, grace, and dignity befitting a Suits star, but we at Dirtcast are not quite ready to let these beautiful, British nuptials go into that good night.

Thanks for the Memes, But These Are the Official Photos of Harry and Meghan's Wedding 

Whether you watched the wedding or not, some image from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s holy union has found a way to embed itself in your brain. Media coverage was inescapable, and Twitter will be reminding me of Harry’s lip bite for all eternity. The Royal Family, however, is choosing to document the day in a far…

I Camped Out Overnight for This Photo of Harry and Meghan and I Regret Nothing I Camped Out Overnight for This Photo of Harry and Meghan and I Regret Nothing

Windsor—What does it take to get the perfect shot of the newly married Harry and Meghan from the cheap seats? Turns out it’s a £25 fleece Union Jack blanket, three pairs of socks, four cups of wildly overpriced coffee, and the kindness of several royal enthusiast strangers.

Saturday Night Social: Fine, I'll Have Some Royal Wedding Memes, But That's IT Saturday Night Social: Fine, I'll Have Some Royal Wedding Memes, But That's IT

In the approximate 2.6 billion years since Harry and Meghan announced their engagement by matching beaded bracelets from their trip to Botswana where they spent five days camping out together above the Boteti River–facts I know–I have learned more about Meghan Markle than I know about my own medical history. I know…

At Royal Wedding, Gospel Choir Sings American Civil Rights Anthems 'Stand By Me' and 'This Little Light of Mine'  At Royal Wedding, Gospel Choir Sings American Civil Rights Anthems 'Stand By Me' and 'This Little Light of Mine' 

As previously reported, Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding sermon, delivered by American Bishop Michael Curry, brought American black culture to the fore of an aging, all-white, and fairly racist monarchical structure. Another truly moving force was the British gospel choir Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, who sang…

Bishop Michael Curry Quotes Martin Luther King Jr, Cites American Slavery at Royal Wedding Bishop Michael Curry Quotes Martin Luther King Jr, Cites American Slavery at Royal Wedding

Even from this side of the pond, racism surrounding the royal wedding has sounded loud and clear, from Princess Michael’s decision to wear a “Blackamoor” black servant brooch to meet Meghan to British tabloids’ incessant, unprompted mentions of Meghan Markle’s race, using references like “straight outta Compton,” and…

Royal Wedding 2: I Came for the Hats Royal Wedding 2: I Came for the Hats

For most people (my mom and the Lifetime channel) royal wedding frenzy is about living a vicarious Cinderella dream or whatever; for me, it is the dream that somewhere, someday, maybe I, too, can strap a lily pad on my head. Few occasions exist on American soil in which hats, much less fascinators, are legitimate…

Here We Are With a Firsthand View of the Royal Wedding Media Circus at Windsor Castle Here We Are With a Firsthand View of the Royal Wedding Media Circus at Windsor Castle

Windsor—I’d been in Windsor less than 30 minutes on Thursday morning when I spotted Hoda Kotb, host of the Today Show, ambling around in a light pink coat. Moments later, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King passed by, calling out: “Hoda, you have fun!”

Prince Charles Will Walk Meghan Down the End of the Aisle, But She'll Walk the First Part Alone Prince Charles Will Walk Meghan Down the End of the Aisle, But She'll Walk the First Part Alone

When Meghan Markle announced that her father would not be attending her demented, vaguely Brexit-themed amusement park ride on Saturday, the good money was on her mother, Doria Ragland, taking over and walking Markle down the aisle. But those odds were shattered into a million pieces by the combined forces of the…

From Personalized Marmite to Ugly-Ass Flags: Here Are the Wildest Souvenirs I Found at the Royal Wedding From Personalized Marmite to Ugly-Ass Flags: Here Are the Wildest Souvenirs I Found at the Royal Wedding

Windsor—London doesn’t feel particularly electrified by the looming royal wedding, so much as—with the U.K.’s trademark stoicism—casually interested. Windsor, on the other hand, is wrapped in bunting and waiting with open arms, positively overflowing with souvenirs.

Your Burning Royal Wedding Questions, Answered

Even if you don’t know a duchess from a duvet cover, you cannot have missed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married this weekend. And so we have helpfully provided answers to questions you might have—or perhaps didn’t know you had.

Hello From the Royal Wedding, Where I'm Chasing the Rom-Com American-Princess Dream Hello From the Royal Wedding, Where I'm Chasing the Rom-Com American-Princess Dream

London—As somebody whose long-running fascinations include fairy tales, romance novels, and the stubborn persistence of monarchy, how could I possibly miss the opportunity to get as close as possible to that rarest of birds: a real, live American princess?

Meghan Markle's Bridal Party Has Been Revealed, and Includes Not One Cast Member From Suits Meghan Markle's Bridal Party Has Been Revealed, and Includes Not One Cast Member From Suits

When clicking a headline about Meghan Markle’s bridal party reveal I was expecting to see names like Quantico star Priyanka Chopra, her bff whose job escapes me Jessica Mulroney, and [DO SOME MINIMAL RESEARCH AND INSERT SUITS STAR HERE], but that is because I am an idiot who forgot that royal weddings are wack as…

The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding  The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding 

The spectacle of a royal wedding may seem archaic, even to those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool anti-monarchists. But many aspects of the show we know today are a relatively recent invention. If we lived in the 15th century, say, the marital prospects of the monarch and their children really would have mattered to our…

Meghan and the Royal Family Are Reportedly Scrambling to Convince Her Father to Attend the Big Wedding Meghan and the Royal Family Are Reportedly Scrambling to Convince Her Father to Attend the Big Wedding

There are some 90 hours left until Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot in Westminster Abbey, and this week’s news that the bride’s ailing father, Thomas, suddenly decided not to attend has reportedly thrown the previously happy couple—as well as the Royal Family at large—into full-blown chaos mode.

Meghan Markle Is Related to Jack the Ripper and Other Trash From the Royal News Cycle Meghan Markle Is Related to Jack the Ripper and Other Trash From the Royal News Cycle

As May 19 approaches, the royal wedding news cycle is accelerating as relentlessly as the Gravitron at a county fair, its centrifugal force damn near flinging my brains onto the ceiling. Today we learn that Meghan Markle is related to a man alleged to be Jack the Ripper, and also that her father may not be attending…

Don't Even Try to Escape the Media's Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy Don't Even Try to Escape the Media's Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy

A week out from the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, if you are interested in casually perusing some news from the event, you have a wealth of media options, equivalent to browsing in the world’s best-stocked news supermarket. And good luck escaping it, unless you are willing to unplug your TV and…

We Asked a Viscountess and Ladies of London Star About What Lies Ahead for Meghan Markle We Asked a Viscountess and Ladies of London Star About What Lies Ahead for Meghan Markle

Who better to ask about the road before Meghan Markle than an American who married into the British aristocracy herself?

Harry and Meghan 2gether 4ever (as Wax Dummies at Madame Tussauds) Harry and Meghan 2gether 4ever (as Wax Dummies at Madame Tussauds)

Those of us groveling plebs who won’t be allowed inside the chapel at Windsor on May 19 can now pay our respects to Harry and Meghan in person—sorta—thanks to Madame Tussauds’ London outpost.

Royal Fashion Experts Speculate on Meghan's Wedding Dress and Whether She'll Go Tiara Royal Fashion Experts Speculate on Meghan's Wedding Dress and Whether She'll Go Tiara

She isn’t a royal yet, but Meghan Markle has rapidly ascended to the uppermost echelons of global celebrity, and that means her clothing choices are already big, big business.

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