The Duchess of Sussex’s closest friend revealed she will be travelling a lot this month as she flew to Jamaica this week, following her reported stint looking after Archie in Canada.
Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, 39, took to her Instagram stories as she took a plane to the Caribbean, telling fans that the next month ‘was going to hurt’ due to all the plane journeys she had planned.
Jessica, whose daughter Ivy, 5, was a flower girl and twin sons carried Meghan’s veil at the royal wedding in 2018, reportedly babysat Archie in Canada while Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, returned to London earlier this week to discuss their decision to step back from their senior royal positions.
Dressed in a blue ensemble and a red headband, Jessica Mulroney took to Instagram as she sipped on rum, writing: ‘So many planes. This next month is going to hurt’.
She then posted a picture as she took a bus from the airport, writing: ‘Off the plane and right into a rum punch and some reggae’.
The post follows reports that Jessica joined Meghan and Harry during their six-week break in Canada over the Christmas period.
Meghan and Harry are due to split their time between London and Canada, where Jessica Mulroney and Meghan’s mother Doria are predicted to be more actively involved in Archie’s upbringing.
Jessica lives in Toronto and met Meghan when the then actress was filming Suits.
Little Ivy was a flower girl at the royal wedding last May, while Jessica’s twin sons John and Brian, of whom Meghan is godmother, carried the Duchess of Sussex’s train.
Mulroney, a professional stylist who has worked with singer Shania Twain and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie, played a key role in planning the royal wedding, according to the magazine Vanity Fair, citing anonymous sources.
Born Jessica Brownstein, Mulroney married television host Ben Mulroney, who is also the son of a former Canadian prime minister.
Before Harry and Meghan made their relationship official, Jessica Mulroney shared many photos of herself with the now-Duchess of Sussex on her Instagram.
But since the couple’s marriage, Mulroney has been much more assiduous. She only posted one message after the wedding: ‘Proud friend, proud mom,’ she wrote.
‘Every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life,’ Mulroney told Harper’s Bazaar in March 2019, the only interview she has given since the wedding.
‘There are things I’ll never talk about for sure,’ she said, referring to her friendship with Meghan.
In August, after Meghan and Harry came under fire for taking a private jet to visit the singer Elton John on the French Riviera, she slammed critics who attacked her friend.
‘Shame on you, you racist bullies,’ she wrote on Instagram, without going into further detail.
And on Thursday, just after Harry and Meghan’s announcement, Mulroney took to Instagram once more to share a quote from the black singer Gina Carey in an allusion to recent developments and a show of support for her friend.
‘A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink,’ she posted.