Meghan Markle’s Bachelorette Party Was Missing 2 Important People

Meghan Markle had her own version of a bachelorette party just over two months before she ties the knot with Prince Harry. Unsurprisingly, she opted for a lavish, relaxing spa weekend over a strip club in Vegas. Read on to learn the details of Markle’s celebration, and who didn’t make the gathering.

1. Soho Farmhouse

Meghan Markle arrives to a walkabout at Cardiff Castle
Meghan Markle enjoyed her weekend away with friends. | Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Markle took some of her closest friends to her favorite spa, Soho Farmhouse, to celebrate her upcoming union to Prince Harry. The spa is located in the Oxfordshire countryside and is known for it’s dedication to lavish relaxation.

Next: What a weekend at Soho Farmhouse entails …

2. The amenities

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Meghan Markle during a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
She had a luxurious experience. | Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Image

Soho Farmhouse isn’t your average spa. Tucked inside the Oxfordshire countryside, visitors are literally surrounded by beauty.

“The Farmhouse boasts 100 acres of countryside, an array of well-decorated cabins and cottages, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a theater, tennis courts, boating, horse-riding, barn restaurants and more,” says Harper’s Bazaar.

Next: Markle’s good friend is a consultant for the spa. 

3. Markus Anderson hooked it up

Markus Anderson, a close friend of Meghan Markle’s, helped make the arrangements. | Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Though the almost royal could probably have picked just about anywhere to host her bachelorette party, her friend Markus Anderson is how she snagged the exclusive reservation to Soho Farmhouse. He’s a consultant for Soho House and even organized the soirée.

Next: British bachelorette parties are a bit different than American ones. 

4. Markle’s hen do party

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Social Bite cafe in Rose Street
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s parties are known as hen dos and stag dos. | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

British bachelorette parties are done a little differently. For one, they’re called hen dos (bachelor parties are stag dos), and they’re more about showing the bride some love than raunchy celebration.

“Hen do parties are more akin to a bat mitzvah for young women or a weekend-long ritual of love and admiration for the bride,” says the New York Post.

Next: Who wasn’t in attendance? 

5. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton necklace
Kate Middleton wasn’t in attendance. | Richard Pohle/AFP/Getty Images

Though many of Markle’s closest friends were in attendance, someone who wasn’t present was Kate Middleton.

According to Elite Daily, there’s no bad blood between the two. Middleton wanted to attend, but since she’s seven months pregnant and just finished a week full of public appearances, she needed to sit this one out.

Next: The other surprising person who didn’t make it 

6. Markle’s mom

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Radlan
Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Radlan, also couldn’t make it. | Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Someone else who wasn’t in attendance was Markle’s mom. According to Elite Daily, her not showing up wasn’t due to any mother-daughter drama, but “[Doria] Radlan simply couldn’t make the trip across the pond from her home in Los Angeles.”

Next: Who actually was there

7. The guest list

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle
Serena Williams likely helped celebrate Meghan Markle. | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

If Middleton and Markle’s mom didn’t make it, then who was in attendance? The guest list hasn’t officially been released, but The London Times thinks the list probably included former reality TV star Millie Mackintosh, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, Prince Harry’s friend Violet von Westenholz.

Stylist Jessica Mulroney and two of Marke’s close celebrity friends, Abigail Spencer and Serena Williams, were also likely present at the festivities.

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