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Anna Wintour gives her take on royal wedding, rumors of Meghan Markle’s attitude

/ 02:36 PM January 23, 2019

Fashion icon Anna Wintour is dishing out her thoughts in a new video series.

Anna Wintour

In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition in New York.  Image: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

The Vogue editor-in-chief is sharing her opinions—which is considered sacred in the fashion industry—to complete strangers in Vogue magazine’s “Go Ask Anna” series.

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The first video was released yesterday, Jan. 22, on YouTube. In it, she discussed topics ranging from Meghan Markle to signature looks.

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Asked about her thoughts on the Duchess of Sussex, Wintour started by addressing rumors of Meghan’s “demanding” attitude.

READ: Kensington Palace denies clash between Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton — report

“I read somewhere there were members of the royal household that were confused and upset that she woke up so early at 5:00 a.m.,” she said, referring to reports from British publications.

“She’s a normal California girl [who] gets up early and does yoga and meditates—and also sent a lot of text messages,” she continued. “I mean, what do they expect—that she was going to send messages via pigeon? So, I think she’s amazing.”

As for Meghan’s Givenchy wedding gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Wintour’s discerning taste said, “I think that her choice was brilliant. It was sophisticated. It was chic. It was grown-up.”

Something borrowed: Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara on the bride, who’swearing barely there makeup.  Image: Brian Lawless/pool photo via AP

She heaped praise on Keller, Givenchy’s first female artistic director. “It was an English designer—albeit one that was working for a French house, which in a way was a message to the world: ‘Yes, I’m from somewhere else, but I belong.'” 

READ: Meghan Markle surprises wedding gown designer with tribute at fashion awards

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Wintour favored Meghan’s choice to walk down the aisle on her own as it showed she was an “independent woman.”

Even the Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, was complimented by Wintour. She thought her photo at the St. George’s Chapel was “so inspiring to so many women, men all over the world.”

Doria Ragland watches the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, prior to the start of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Image: Dominic Lipinski/pool photo via AP

In the picture, Ragland appeared solemn as she stood as Meghan’s sole family member in the wedding last May.

She also thought highly of Kate Middleton, who graced the cover of Vogue UK in 2016. Meghan was rumored to be the first choice for the 2018 September issue of Vogue US, as per Radar Online.

“I think the two duchesses, the young duchesses that they have in Britain—the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex—are going to keep the royal family afloat quite frankly,” she said.

Wintour also gave her take on platform heels (“Absolutely yes”) and signature looks. Stylish celebrities she mentioned were Vanessa Redgrave and Lupita Nyong’o.

“There are so many celebrities that you feel like are dictated to by their stylists and dictated to by what the press may think of them and therefore may end up in a strapless fishtail sequin dress that we’ve seen 5,000 times,” she said.

“I admire women that have a signature style and I admire those who take risks.”  Niña V. Guno /ra

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