Congrats to Meghan Markle, the Fastest-Learning Royal Bride Ever, a 'Flawless' Singer, and 'Genius' Packer


Prince Harry—nay, the world entire—will have truly lucked out when Meghan Markle finally joins the Royal Family at her wedding this May. Per three recent reports from People, the American Princess-in-Training and former star of USA’s Suits is even more astonishing than any of us had previously realized.

Not only has she “mastered royal protocol” (i.e. the perfect curtsy and knowing not to give autographs to or take photographs with commoners) in “record” time—faster than both Diana and Kate, they somehow claim—she is already delivering “flawless” renditions of the British national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” to the Queen herself. What’s more, she’s a “genius” packer!

Writes People:

Prior to her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle often shared her excellent life advice on her blog, The Tig. There, she even paired up with the cosmetic company Birchbox to not only curate a box of her own, but to also share her travel advice.
“Pack your favorite multi-use stick and face spritz for a quick touch up on cheeks, lips, face when you land,” Markle shared, adding that she only packs items that are multi-functional. This way, she explained, she always has extra room in her carry-on.
Furthermore, Markle said she loves to layer dryer sheets between her shirts, skirts, and dresses while packing. “Clothes will smell fresh when you arrive—and especially when you return home!” Sounds like a hack well worth the $8 a pack to us.

Markle also suggests traveling “with a high strain probiotic,” something she will no doubt share with her new family members the next time they all go on holiday. “This dynamic duo of probiotics and agua,” she wrote on [the now-defunct] The Tig some time ago, “will keep your gut health in check and honestly stave off jet lag if you’re globetrotting on your travels.”

Is there nothing she can’t do?

[People | People | People]

Professor Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist whose A Brief History of Time made black holes and cosmology and quantum physics and the origins of the universe approachable concepts (or at least somewhat approachable concepts) for we normals, died early Wednesday at the age of 76 after a long battle with ALS.

Per Katy Perry, so did a man named Steven Hawking. A sad day all around. Especially because, as noted by my coworker Hazel Cills, the black hole that is now Perry’s heart will soon consumer her.

[Daily Mail]

Tyra Banks’s son is no longer in the running towards becoming America’s Next Top Model.

[Us Weekly]

  • I can’t tell if this Page Six item is a favor meant to make Jimmy Fallon look fun and relatable or a roast meant to make him look like a, uh, fill in the blank. Truly incomprehensible all the way around. [Page Six]
  • Meanwhile, here’s Cindy Adams ruthlessly (and undeniably) dragging Nick Nolte in this Page Six item. [Page Six]
  • What if all my Jezebel blogs began with “Derek Hough is looking hot as he poses for a photo shoot on a hiking trail on Tuesday afternoon (March 13) in Malibu, Calif.” [Just Jared]
  • Con…..grats? [E! Online]
  • I hope T.J. Miller paid this guy…so much money. [TMZ]
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