Girl squad incoming! Prince Harry and Meghan's rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo arrives in London ahead of the wedding - after the bride’s best friend Jessica Mulroney was snapped shopping near Kensington Palace
- Misha Nonoo, 31, shared black and white snap of herself in capital on Instagram
- Fashion designer looked typically chic in double-breasted blazer and midi skirt
- Misha is widely speculated to be the person who set up Harry and Meghan
By Emily Chan For Mailonline
Published: 12:13 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 12:13 EDT, 16 May 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan's rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo has touched down in London ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday.
The designer, 31, shared a black-and-white snap of herself in the capital, along with the caption '#womnonthego', in reference to her fashion label.
Wearing a double-breasted blazer and pleated midi skirt, Misha looked typically chic as she posed for the Instagram picture.
Misha, who is one of Meghan's closest friends, is widely speculated to be the person who set up the couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan's rumoured matchmaker Misha Nonoo has touched down in London ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday
Her arrival in London comes as another one of Meghan's girl squad, Jessica Mulroney, landed in the capital with her husband Ben and three children.
Kensington Palace announced this morning that Jessica's children Ivy, four, and twins Brian and John, both seven, would be among Meghan's bridesmaids and page boys on Saturday.
Stylist and brand strategist Jessica, 38, was snapped popping into Marks and Spencer in Kensington with daughter Ivy following the announcement today.
The palace had previously revealed that Meghan would not be having adult bridesmaids, although both Jessica and Misha had been widely tipped to take on the role.
Misha (pictured with Meghan in 2015) is one of Meghan's closest friends, and is widely credited for setting her up with Prince Harry
Misha, who was previously married to Prince William and Harry's friend Alexander Gilkes, has had a busy months so far, attending the Met Gala in New York last week.
She also hosted a dinner party at the Ivy Chelsea Garden in London at the end of last month to celebrate her clothing collection, although Meghan was nowhere to be seen.
Misha, who counts Pippa Middleton among her fans, met Meghan years ago after being seated next to one another during a lunch in Miami, and was previously credited for setting up Meghan and Harry.
In the summer of 2016, Meghan and Misha took a three-week holiday in Europe, encompassing London, Madrid, Mallorca and Formentera - along with an executive from the Soho House group of private members' clubs, Markus Anderson.
Meghan's friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney was spotted in Kensington ahead of the wedding, along with four-year-old daughter Ivy, who was named today as a bridesmaid
It was widely believed that the fashion designer took the opportunity to connect Meghan and Harry during that holiday, as she had long been friends with him and Prince William via her then-husband, who was at Eton with them.
Meghan's glamorous friends have been gradually arriving in the UK ahead of the wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
Her Suits co-star Jacinda Barrett, who is also married to Meghan's former co-star Gabriel Macht, shared a snap of herself outside Buckingham Palace earlier this week.
WHO IS MISHA NONOO?
Born in Bahrain, her father is an Iraqi businessman, her mother is English.
The family moved to the UK when she was 11 and she attended the ACS International school in Cobham (where full boarding and tuition fees are now a stonking £45,560 a year).
She then spent two years in Paris, before taking a job in a small tailoring firm in New York.
She has said that she wanted to be a clothes designer since she was 11 years old. Within ten years, she had achieved that ambition via a fashion collection — initially only of jackets and coats.
A few seasons later, she had been dubbed 'one to watch' in New York, with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively wearing her clothes in Vogue magazine, and actress Kirsten Dunst being an early fan.
Influential stylist Olivia Palermo has championed her, and happily Palermo is also a pal of Meghan's.
Nonoo's stellar social profile in New York did her professional success no harm, and this was partly founded on her marriage to Old Etonian Alexander Gilkes.
He rose from beginnings at the luxury concierge service Quintessentially to work for the LVMH luxury goods group, before moving into art and auctions.
Misha's 2012 wedding to Gilkes, the son of a wealthy dermatologist, was a three-day bash in a 16th-century castle in Venice, with a live performance by singer Lana Del Rey.
Given that Meghan said this week that she knew almost nothing about Prince Harry before she met him, it's interesting to note that Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice attended the Gilkes-Nonoo wedding in 2012.
Not only that, Meghan's 'sister' Misha also went to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton the year before. So it's not as though Meghan was entirely a stranger to the young royal set.
And in the summer of 2012, Gilkes hosted Pippa Middleton at the couple's Manhattan townhouse when she was on a trip to the city.
All of the Middletons are pals with Gilkes — his nightclub entrepreneur brother Charlie once dated Pippa. Also, in 2013, Gilkes employed Princess Eugenie at his New York-based art auction house, Paddle8.
Eugenie and Misha became chums, and the Princess is a regular at her Fashion Week parties.