Unseen pics show Meghan Markle wearing lace as she explores her Maltese ancestry before marrying Prince Harry
MEGHAN Markle looks ace in lace in new snaps which have been unveiled.
She donned a traditional Maltese headdress on a visit to her great, great grandmother’s homeland in 2015 — a year before she met Prince Harry.
The pictures were meant for her blog The Tig, which shut ahead of the 37-year-old’s May wedding.
Photographer Kurt Arrigo said: “It wasn’t a fashion shoot, more a lifestyle shoot.”
The mum-to-be was finding out more about her own ancestry and confessed the land had a special place in her heart as her great-great-grandmother, Mary, was born there in 1862.
According to website 89.7 Bay, she said of her trip: “Coming to Malta has been really important to me because my great-great-grandmother lived here, so we’ve been trying to trace the ancestry.
“Before I came, people were telling me, ‘When you go to Malta, everyone will look like you,’ and I started to say, ‘Oh my gosh I do sort of blend in,’ and it’s the loveliest feeling.”
The Duchess of Sussex praised the people and the culture of the island, with her visit culminating in a photoshoot for ELLE.
As part of her stay she tried on a għonnella national head-dress, as she paid a visit to the Marquis de Piro and his wife Frances.
And ever the foodie, Meghan raved about the cuisine and took time to sample local delicacies.
The Daily Mail quoted an interview with Meghan, where she said: “In Gozo I loved the fresh goat’s milk cheeses, particularly the pickled ones with the black pepper on them.
“I’m about to have the spaghetti with rabbit, which I’ve been waiting to try.
“This morning, for breakfast, I tried the pastizzi with peas and ricotta.
“Oh my goodness they’re delicious!