Attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding resulted in instant fame for Lady Kitty Spencer. She experienced an overnight surge in social media followers and received job offers on the catwalk.
Lady Kitty Spencer, the daughter of Princess Diana's brother Earl Charles Spencer, exchanged her backstage life of working for charities for the spotlight, all thanks to a royal invitation.
Kitty, 30, was one of the 600 guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in 2018, and her appearance at the royal event turned her life upside down and opened doors she otherwise didn't even consider.
Lady Kitty Spencer at the Cash & Rocket Masquerade Ball & Auction Gala on June 05, 2019. | Getty Images
The Princess of Wales’ niece was used to a life of normalcy, having grown up in the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Having studied abroad and established her career in charity, instant royal fame is not what she expected.
Kitty attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding in 2018 wearing an emerald-green Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown that had all fashion houses turning to have their eyes on her. She shared about the response she received:
“It was very weird, and a little bit overwhelming.”
Prince Harry and Markle's exchange of nuptials was not only changing to them. The unexpecting Kitty woke up the next morning with an Instagram page that went from 37 000 followers to half a million overnight.
The archbishop denied having officially marrying Markle and Prince Harry in the backyard of their home.
Furthermore, offers for modeling work streamed in from major brands and fashion houses which had the young lady reconsidering the career path she was going to take.
NOT THE ONLY ONE
While Princess Diana's niece was the face of Bulgari a week after Markle walked down the aisle, other people involved with the wedding on May 19, 2018, had life-changing experiences in the aftermath of the big day.
Beauty stylist Daniel Martin reflected on the impact that Markle's wedding has on his life, even three years on. He shared that he will always carry the association to the royal, which he is thankful for. Martin said:
"I have been very fortunate too. My career evolved from that as well."
The royal party planners went all out when organizing the Sussex's wedding day, with all the vendors connected to the ceremony and reception receiving an immense amount of good publicity.
Everybody from the professional wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who also took their engagement photos, to the floral designer Philippa Craddock was mentioned in numerous articles detailing the big event.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has also spoken out about the wedding after Markle claimed that he secretly married them three days before the official ceremony.
The archbishop denied having officially marrying Markle and Prince Harry in the backyard of their home but did confirm that they had several private sessions before the bride made the journey down the aisle.