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Meghan Markle's best friend touches down in London ahead of royal wedding

  • Jessica Mulroney arrives at London Heathrow with husband Ben Mulroney
  • Also with their three children - Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four
  • They are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday's wedding
  • Wedding planner Mrs Mulroney is dubbed 'the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto'

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 02:23 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 03:44 EDT, 16 May 2018

Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney arrived in London with her husband and three children this morning, just 72 hours before the royal wedding.

The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport with her husband Ben Mulroney, son of the country's ex-prime minister Brian Mulroney.

They were with their three children - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four - who are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday's wedding.

Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney arrives at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 - 'The Queen's Terminal' - this morning with her husband Ben Mulroney and their three children
Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney arrives at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 - 'The Queen's Terminal' - this morning with her husband Ben Mulroney and their three children

Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney arrives at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 - 'The Queen's Terminal' - this morning with her husband Ben Mulroney and their three children

The couple were with their three children - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four
The couple were with their three children - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four
Mrs Mulroney arrives in London today
Mrs Mulroney arrives in London today

The couple were with their three children - twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four

The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport this morning
The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport this morning

The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport this morning

Meghan Markle 's best friend arrived in London with her husband and three children today
Meghan Markle 's best friend arrived in London with her husband and three children today

Meghan Markle 's best friend arrived in London with her husband and three children today

It comes amid claims Meghan's father Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, will not walk her down the aisle in Windsor because he is due to have a heart operation.

Professional wedding planner Mrs Mulroney, dubbed 'the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto', runs a bridal store and is said to have helped Meghan choose her gown.

Meghan went on holiday with Mrs Mulroney to Positano on the Amalfi coast in August 2016 in one of her last jaunts as a single woman before her engagement.  

Their friendship has gone from strength to strength since Meghan, then a young ingenue, moved to Toronto in 2011 to play Rachel Zane in the TV show Suits.

By then Mrs Mulroney was married to Ben Mulroney, and one of Canada's top television presenters, and mingled with the cream of Toronto society.

The children are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday's wedding in Windsor
The children are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday's wedding in Windsor

The children are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday's wedding in Windsor

Professional wedding planner Mrs Mulroney has been called 'the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto'
Professional wedding planner Mrs Mulroney has been called 'the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto'

Professional wedding planner Mrs Mulroney has been called 'the Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto'

Mrs Mulroney runs a bridal store and is said to have helped Meghan Markle choose her gown
Mrs Mulroney runs a bridal store and is said to have helped Meghan Markle choose her gown
Mrs Mulroney smiles as she arrives with her family
Mrs Mulroney smiles as she arrives with her family

Mrs Mulroney runs a bridal store and is said to have helped Meghan Markle choose her gown

She introduced Meghan to her social circle, which included Canada's First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

The former Jessica Brownstein came from a privileged background as a member of Canada's Browns shoes dynasty, which is worth a reported £50million.

She attended an exclusive all-girls' school, before studying industrial relations and economics at McGill University. She then launched a business importing lingerie.

After a successful career as a stylist - with her own TV slot - and wedding planner, she was propelled to the A-list in 2008 after marrying Brian Mulroney's eldest son. 

She comes from a privileged background as a member of Canada's Browns shoes dynasty
She comes from a privileged background as a member of Canada's Browns shoes dynasty

She comes from a privileged background as a member of Canada's Browns shoes dynasty

Meghan and Prince Harry are said to have previously sought refuge at Mrs Muroney's house
Meghan and Prince Harry are said to have previously sought refuge at Mrs Muroney's house

Meghan and Prince Harry are said to have previously sought refuge at Mrs Muroney's house

Meghan's unofficial wedding planner and best friend Mrs Mulroney posted this picture on Instagram in August 2016 – a month after Meghan had her first date with Prince Harry
Meghan's unofficial wedding planner and best friend Mrs Mulroney posted this picture on Instagram in August 2016 – a month after Meghan had her first date with Prince Harry

Meghan's unofficial wedding planner and best friend Mrs Mulroney posted this picture on Instagram in August 2016 – a month after Meghan had her first date with Prince Harry

Mrs Mulroney and Meghan are said to have bonded over a passion for yoga, Pilates, dogs and philanthropy - and Meghan calls herself as 'Aunty Meg' to the children.

Meghan and Prince Harry are said to have sought refuge at Mrs Muroney's house when news of their relationship broke.

Then last September, as engagement speculation grew, Mrs Mulroney was in a box with Meghan and her mother Doria for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games.

Harry joined them for the final 20 minutes of the show, standing arm in arm with Meghan and planting a kiss on her check as they watched Bryan Adams sing. 

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