Prince Harry Thanked Meghan Markle's Wedding Makeup Artist for Making Her Look Like Herself

It's (un)surprisingly adorable.

Charlie Van Straubenzee Wedding
(Image credit: Samir Hussein)

It feels like just yesterday the entire world watched Meghan Markle walk down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel on May 19, with her Givenchy gown and embroidered train trailing behind her. And when Prince Harry finally lifted Meghan’s veil, every beauty editor sat stunned at the reveal—because Meghan Markle looked, very awesomely, exactly like her gorgeous self, with the same freckles, dewy skin, and nude lip as usual.

But apparently, beauty editors weren’t the only ones pleasantly surprised by Meghan’s lowkey look on her wedding day, because according to Meghan’s makeup artist Daniel Martin, Harry kept thanking him for making Meghan look like herself. “I know exactly what [Meghan] does and doesn’t like,” Martin recently told InStyle. “After the ceremony, Harry kept saying thank you. He was thanking me for making her look like herself.”

The Details

It seems as though a little part of Harry was worried that Meghan wouldn’t look like herself on their wedding day—that he’d lift the veil and find some incredibly done-up, painted-on face, instead of his fiancée’s. “The last thing you want [is] to look at your wedding pictures and go, ‘Remember when highlighting was the rage?’” adds Martin.

Hair, Veil, Headpiece, Hair accessory, Bridal accessory, Bridal veil, Bride, Hairstyle, Forehead, Skin,

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Harry’s concerns are totally valid, since we all remember the infamous scene from The Princess Diaries 2, when Mia looks at her insane wedding hair and says, “I look like a moose.” (Yes, I base all real-life royal events off of Disney movies from my childhood.)


But Meghan rightfully stuck to her comfort zone for the wedding, settling on smoky eyeshadow, sheer-pink lips, dewy skin, and, of course, letting her signature freckles shine through. Which is apparently the only thing Harry wanted all along (cue the awwws).

You, too, can have Meghan's natural look by using her (pre-royal) favorite beauty products to copy her makeup at home. Check out her favs, here:

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.