Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding invitations are out. Barnard & Westwood designed the invitations, but Markle has a talent which would have been useful.
Before starring as Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits, and gaining fame as Prince Harry's to-be-wife, Markle worked as a calligraphy artist at a store in California.
Markle Is A Talented Calligrapher
People pointed out that Markle is not only a skilled calligraphy artist but also taught the form of artistic writing at a Paper Source store in Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2005.
"It was her part-time job as she was going through auditions," said Winnie Park, CEO of retail stationery company Paper Source, told the publication. "She taught calligraphy and hosted a group of customers and instructed them during a two-hour class on how to do calligraphy."
In addition to her gig at Paper Source, the 36-year-old also did some freelance work as a calligrapher and her résumé includes invites for singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton's wedding in 2005. Check out some of the royal bride-to-be's work below:
Meghan Markle has a talent with her elegant use of Calligraphy - but it is tricky for us Graphologists! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/rcE5jZsE9O— Graphology (@BAOGraphology) December 3, 2017
Markle has previously talked about her love for calligraphy and handwritten notes in a May 2017 interview with Good Housekeeping.
"I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events - that was my side job while I was auditioning," she said. "I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. She added that when she bagged her first television role, her father sent her a handwritten letter, which she still has in her possession because she feels that someone taking out the time to put pen to paper is something special.
Markle To Send Out Personal Handwritten Invites
Although their wedding invitations have already been delivered, Markle and Harry might send out additional invites featuring Markle's calligraphy to their close friends, according to Park.
She added that Prince Harry and Markle, who are set to tie the knot in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, are the kind of couple who like to add a personal touch when reaching out to their close friends and family members. Her best bet is a personal invite for events that are taking place before or after the wedding ceremony.