Although Prince Harry has asked his brother to stand beside him on the day, the fact that Markle will not have a maid of honour is not all that peculiar given that prior to Prince William and Kate Middleton's decision to designate said roles to both Prince Harry and Pippa when they Wednesday in 2011, having a best man or maid of honour at a royal wedding was nearly unheard of.
There are cocktails in teacups and guests wearing fascinators - no, the royal wedding has not been brought forward.
"They're not edible", Darren Julien, the Los Angeles-based auction house's chief executive, said ahead of the June 23 sale.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said they both had "important roles", adding: "Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion".
Poor Fergie is "deeply unhappy" and sources tell The Daily Mail she's been complaining about the "snub" to everyone.
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Just last week, Kim Kardashian stopped by the show and addressed the situation much more directly than her mom did. I just do the best I can, just like anybody else would for their family ...
"First, she's a Hollywood actress, and we haven't seen anyone like this since Grace Kelly".
These television personalities will discuss the modern-day princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle and how they are redefining what that means through their lifestyle, fashion, philanthropy and social acts.
How much will the royal wedding cost? It was widely speculated that Coldplay might also make an appearance.
Those who breach the unspoken rules can sometimes expect a frosty reception.
"Members of the royal family do curtsy to the queen", said royal historian Hugo Vickers, an adviser for the 2011 Oscar-winning film "The King's Speech". "But she's not going to tick people off for not doing it".
Another Markle fan Theresa Kidd, 31, adds: "I'm super excited to be able to participate in any way that I can, while I can't fly very quickly to the United Kingdom to stand outside Windsor Castle". "She is now part of "Brand Britain", and as such, everything she is doing will be geared towards that".