Meghan Markle Look-Alike on Transforming Into Royal for Lifetime Movie: ‘It Still Felt Like Me’

As if playing Meghan Markle isn’t nerve-wracking enough, Tiffany Marie Smith didn’t have a face full of makeup to hide behind.

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her natural beauty routine — like showing off her freckles on her royal wedding day – and the 36-year-old actress tapped to portray Meghan in Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that they stuck to that while filming.

“It’s the least amount of makeup I’ve ever had to wear on set, which was awesome,” Smith explains, adding: “When we did hair and makeup it was nice because it still felt like me, just a tweaked version.”

It doesn’t hurt that Smith could be Meghan’s body double. After Meghan and Harry’s romance went public, friends and strangers alike told her that she could pass for the former Suits star.

“I’d be going places in L.A. and more often than not, it was British people that would come up to me like, ‘You know who you look like?’ ” she recalls.

Around the time Meghan and Prince Harry became engaged in Nov. 2017, Smith was actually working in London— and unintentionally tricking even more people into thinking they had spotted the soon-to-be bride. Smith remembers being asked if she was Meghan while out for a run — adding that her L.A. Dodgers baseball cap and workout wear (the real Meghan hails from California and is a dedicated yoga fan) didn’t help.

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Even while out with friends in London, they noticed stares — and knew that people were mistaking Smith for the royal.

“I definitely owe them a drink for that,” she jokes.

But it takes more than just looks to portray the Duchess of Sussex. …read more

Source:: People.com – Royal News

Prince Harry’s Pal Calls Royal ‘Inspiring’ in Touching Tribute: ‘Honored To Be Your Friend’

Prince Harry’s good friend Nacho Figueras will always have his back.

Just one day after the new father took a brief trip away from wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie to take part in a polo match for his African kids’ charity, Sentebale, Figueras, who also participated in the charity event, shared a sweet tribute honoring everything that makes the royal so “inspiring”

“The world thinks they know everything about this man,” the Argentine polo player wrote on Instagram, adding that he has “been fortunate enough to spend enough time over the years to learn and understand the man he really is.”

Figueras went on to describe Harry, 34, as “a kind, generous, compassionate person who is constantly thinking about how to make the world a better place, wether that is helping kids in Africa, talking openly about mental health, encouraging children or talking about climate child and all the things that we all human beings need to change for the next generations.”

“I see him do that over and over again and it is truly inspiring,” he continued. “I am honored to be your friend and let’s keep fighting because if we all fight together love always wins.”

Alongside the sweet note, Figueras shared a trio of photos of the two pals at the charity event, including one of them sharing a warm embrace.

RELATED: Prince Harry ‘Can’t Take His Eyes Off Archie’: He and Meghan ‘Are in a State of Sheer Delight’

Harry and Figueras, who was a guest at the royal’s wedding last May, teamed up for Friday’s match, which marked the new dad’s first night away from Archie and Meghan since their son was born.

While Harry is focused on highlighting his charity — which he started in 2006 to support orphans and vulnerable …read more

Source:: People.com – Royal News

Trump Responds to Obama-Appointed Judge Who Ruled Against Diverting Funds from Pentagon to Wall

President Donald Trump on Saturday afternoon responded to a federal judge who temporarily blocked his administration on Friday from using $1 billion approved by the Pentagon to pay for parts of the border security wall.

Trump tweeted the following: “Another activist Obama-appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the southern wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against border security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking.”

He added, “We are asking for an expedited appeal!”

Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019

The California judge did not rule on the legality of the administration’s diversion of another $3.6 billion from military construction funds, according to ABC News.

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam’s decision claimed the Trump administration tried to circumvent Congress — that was the reason for his decision to block those funds. For an added touch, he claimed Trump’s past statements helped him come to that conclusion.

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So some unelected Californian judge gets to override the president and dictate policy for the entire nation just because he doesn’t like the president’s plans?

Nationwide injunctions are an abomination.

Why should district judges have authority over the powers constitutionally reserved for our actual elected officials?

Anti-American judges are sitting on the federal benches at this point in time and ruling against things that would benefit the nation. Maybe we should sue the government for allocating $150 billion annually to an illegal immigrant.

What do …read more

Source:: LifeZette

On Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those We Truly Honor

Memorial Day — celebrated this coming Monday — is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America.

It was commemorated at first to honor the Union dead of the Civil War and originally proclaimed Decoration Day by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 30, 1868.

The first state to officially recognize Memorial Day was New York, in 1873.

The South, for obvious reasons, refused to acknowledge the holiday until after World War I, when the meaning of it was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war.

Meanwhile, many cities and towns across America began to celebrate the holiday.

Finally, by 1967, Decoration Day officially became Memorial Day, according to federal law.

Too many Americans think Memorial Day is just a three-day weekend. Much to the annoyance of veterans, many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day.

Although the mistake seems harmless to some, it is seen as disrespectful by those who have served, or are serving, in uniform, to those men and women who lost their lives in defense of this country.

There are many great traditions in the military. One of the greatest is a solemn respect for anyone who made the ultimate sacrifice, especially peers and contemporaries.

From the civilian perspective, offering thanks to veterans has become very commonplace, which is appreciated by those who have served. However, there is an unannounced and informal “hierarchy” in the veteran ranks.

As a veteran who served time from 1988 to 1996, I can speak from my own personal beliefs and experiences. Although the first Gulf War was fought during my enlistment time, I spent that period in South Korea. I had difficulty being separated from my first wife and two children, but I did not spend that time fighting like …read more

Source:: LifeZette