The Pet Peeve Meghan Markle Has About Her Portraits

Meghan Markle has a royal pet peeve when it comes to being photographed, but it's definitely not what you'd expect.

When you photograph Meghan Markle, please see to it that you capture her freckles in all their glory. That’s a royal command, according to Allure, which reports that Meghan gets peeved when editors digitally remove her freckles from photos.

“A face without freckles is a night without stars,” Meghan offered up to all her “freckle-faced friends out there.” It was something her dad used to say to her when she was young and complained about those sweet little sun-kisses on her skin. Clearly, her dad’s sweet statement made a lasting impression on Meghan. “To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed, and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot.”

That’s why the Duchess adores her cover photo in Vanity Fair in 2017, and it’s almost certainly why her wedding photos proudly display her cafe-au-lait-toned skin, accented with very real and very adorable freckles. Here are other details you may have missed about her royal wedding.

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Freckles aren’t always a great sign of skin health, but they sure are cute, and Meghan would like everyone who has them to embrace them, just as she does. For more insider secrets, check out these surprising things you never knew about the British royal family.

Lauren Cahn
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