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Everything You Need to Know About Meghan Markle's Friend, Designer Misha Nonoo

She rumored to be the matchmaker behind Harry and Meghan's relationship.
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Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding is just days away, we're eagerly waiting to see which A-list guests the couple invited to the big day. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo almost certainly made the list, given that she is close friends with Meghan and the rumored matchmaker between the two.

With less than 48 hours before the wedding, Nonoo shared a photo on Instagram that appears to have been taken on the streets of London:

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Here's everything you need to know about the fashion designer:

MARKLE AND NONOO MET THROUGH MUTUAL FRIENDS

Nonoo and Markle have been friends for years since they first met through a mutual friend in Miami, according to UK publication The Evening Standard. The pair initially bonded over their passion for gender equality, the empowerment of women, and dogs. “We were seated next to one another at a lunch, and we got along like a house on fire,” Nonoo told The Evening Standard. “I love her to death. She is the coolest girl in the world,” Nonoo added.

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A quick peek at Nonoo's Instagram feed confirms that Markle and the designer have been close friends for a while. Back in 2015, Nonoo posted a sweet snap of Markle in New York:

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A year later, Nonoo shared another photo featuring Markle, this time with Markus Anderson on vacation in Madrid: 

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NONOO IS A FASHION DESIGNER

A British womenswear designer, Nonoo was a finalist for the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and was also named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in 2015. Keeping with social trends, Nonoo also drew attention when she became the first fashion designer to debut a runway collection on Instagram.


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The designer is responsible for one of Meghan Markle's most famous looks to date.Nonoo designed the white "Husband" shirt Markle wore for her first public appearance with Harry at the Invictus Games last year.


NONOO IS THE RUMORED MATCHMAKER BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HARRY

Ever since the couple revealed that their relationship started out with a blind date, there’s been heavy speculation about who set Meghan and Harry up. Back in November when the couple announced their engagement, they shared some interesting details about their first time meeting each other.

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"We were introduced, actually, by a mutual friend," said Harry. "We should protect her privacy and not reveal too much of that,” Meghan added. Many believe Nonoo is that friend, but others have speculated that another friend, Violet von Westenholz, was actually responsible for the set up. The couple, Nonoo, and von Westenholz all haven't commented on the rumors.

NONOO IS FRIENDLY WITH OTHER ROYALS AS WELL


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Nonoo with Princess Beatrice in October 2017.

Nonoo runs with a royal crowd. In addition to her Meghan connection, the designer counts Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie as close friends as well. In April, she joined Princess Beatrice on vacation in Jordan with a seriously A-list crew, including Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding.

And back in October 2016, Nonoo posed for a photo with Princess Eugenie while at an art fair:

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AND, NONOO'S EX-HUSBAND IS ONE OF PRINCE HARRY'S FRIENDS

In addition to her personal connection with Meghan, Eugenie, and Beatrice, Nonoo was also married to the co-founder of art auction house Paddle 8, Alexander Gilkes, who happens to be one of Harry’s best friends from Eton, according to Page Six.

While Nonoo and Gilkes divorced in 2016 after a four-year marriage, her connection to both Meghan and Harry makes it more than possible that she was the one to introduce them.


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Whether or not Nonoo was actually responsible for uniting Harry and Meghan is unclear, but she is not shy about expressing her admiration for her friend. “[Meghan] has the most remarkable and generous spirit,” Nonoo told The Evening Standard. “I aspire to be as philanthropic as she is, and to have as much of an impact as her.”

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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