Meghan Markle’s makeup artist Daniel Martin jets into London

Sussex squad unite in London! Meghan’s makeup artist Daniel Martin joins her college BFF Lindsay Roth and trusted hairdresser George Northwood ahead of the Duchess’ arrival for the Platinum Jubilee

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The Duchess of Sussex‘s trusted makeup artist and close friend Daniel Martin has arrived in London ahead of Meghan and Harry’s Platinum Jubilee visit. 

US-based Martin, who did Meghan’s wedding day makeup and remains part of her inner circle, rubbed shoulders with the Duchess’s old college friend Lindsay Roth and her hairdresser George Northwood at an event in London over the weekend. 

Roth, one of Meghan’s best friends from her days at Northwestern University, lives in the UK with her husband and children. Northwood, who also styles Alexa Chung and Daisy Edgar-Jones, has an eponymous London salon.

Both Martin and Northwood recently jetted out to the Netherlands to do Meghan’s beauty while she attended the Invictus Games with husband Prince Harry, and are expected to be on hand when the couple carry out engagements in the UK this week.

Sussex squad assemble! Daniel Martin, who did Meghan's wedding day makeup and remains part of her inner circle, rubbed shoulders with the Duchess's old college friend Lindsey Roth and her hairdresser George Northwood at an event in London over the weekend

Sussex squad assemble! Daniel Martin, who did Meghan’s wedding day makeup and remains part of her inner circle, rubbed shoulders with the Duchess’s old college friend Lindsey Roth and her hairdresser George Northwood at an event in London over the weekend 

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Daniel Martin: Seattle-born Daniel has been friends with Meghan since meeting while she was filming Suits in Toronto in 2011 and won high praise for creating Meghan’s natural make-up look at her 2018 wedding.

Speaking previously about their friendship, Daniel revealed that Meghan didn’t have a publicist, so she personally reached out to Daniel’s agent at The Wall Group when she was in need of a make-up artist.

He has been on hand to support the Duchess during her most high profile engagements and recently joined her in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. 

Martin has spoken out publicly in defence of the Duchess. 

Lindsay Roth: Meghan and Lindsay have been friends since they met in a Toni Morrison literature class during their freshman year at Northwestern, from which they graduated in 2003.

They remained close as Meghan went on to pursue acting, eventually earning her high-profile role on Suits.

Lindsay also acted for a bit, appearing as an extra in Mona Lisa Smile alongside Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst, and Raise Your Voice, with Hilary Duff.

She has since gone on to work as a producer for Larry King Now, The Real Girl’s Kitchen, and Queen Boss.

TV producer Roth married Englishman Gavin Jordan in 2016, with Meghan serving as maid of honor. She and Jordan now live in the UK.

George Northwood: The hairdresser, whose other clients include Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alicia Vikander, was a regular part of team Sussex when Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, lived in the UK, and was trusted with doing the Duchess’s locks on her wedding day. 

Northwood last worked with the Duchess of Sussex on her final royal engagements in March 2020 and thought at the time they would be seeing each other at the Invictus Games the following month.

The pandemic meant the pair were unable to reunite until the long-delayed event was held last month. 

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The couple will travel with their children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, who will celebrate her first birthday on Saturday with a party in Windsor.

The trip will mark the first meeting between the Queen, 96, and the great-granddaughter named in her honour.

Martin is in the capital to promote skincare company Tatcha, where he works as global head of artistry and education. 

Seattle-born Daniel has been friends with Meghan since meeting while she was filming Suits in Toronto in 2011 and won high praise for creating Meghan’s natural make-up look at her 2018 wedding.

Speaking previously about their friendship, Daniel revealed that Meghan didn’t have a publicist, so she personally reached out to Daniel’s agent at The Wall Group when she was in need of a make-up artist.

BFFs: Daniel Martin posed for a photo with Lindsay Roth, one of Meghan's best friends from her days at Northwestern University, lives in the UK with her husband and children

BFFs: Daniel Martin posed for a photo with Lindsay Roth, one of Meghan’s best friends from her days at Northwestern University, lives in the UK with her husband and children

He said they both had an ‘instant connection.’

‘I knew what she wanted—it was one of those things where, she looked at herself in the mirror and was like, “Oh my God, this is what I always wanted, but I didn’t know how to get there,” he told d beauty website Into The Gloss

 The pair then kept in touch and while working on her former blog The Tig, Meghan asked Daniel to give her a helping hand. 

Daniel has not been shy talking to the press about his royal connection. In December he told People magazine that Harry and Meghan are ‘loving life’ as a family-of-four, at their $14m mansion in Montecito.

‘It’s about finding that work-life balance now. They’re experiencing it themselves,’ Daniel said after joining Meghan in New York in November. 

Lilibet, meet Lilibet! The Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet, pictured right, for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old's birthday party during Jubilee celebrations this weekend. Archie is pictured left with Prince Harry

Lilibet, meet Lilibet! The Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet, pictured right, for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old’s birthday party during Jubilee celebrations this weekend. Archie is pictured left with Prince Harry

He added: ‘Harry jokes around a lot, and Meghan is really funny. It was nice to have those belly laughs again! They are loving life as a family of four. ‘They’ve struck a rhythm as a foursome.’ 

Meanwhile George, 41, from London, has worked with the Duchess for the past four years. 

He was responsible for her chic wedding reception ‘messy bun’ in May 2018 and all 40 of her looks on her and Harry’s 2018 tour of Australia, New Zealand, Figi and Tonga.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children are set to stay at Frogmore Cottage, their Windsor home – a short drive from the Queen’s private apartments at the castle.

Ready with open arms: The Queen will welcome Harry and Meghan with open arms next week as her entire family gathers to celebrate her historic Platinum Jubilee

Ready with open arms: The Queen will welcome Harry and Meghan with open arms next week as her entire family gathers to celebrate her historic Platinum Jubilee

The sovereign has made it clear she does not want any family dramas to overshadow the weekend’s four-day national celebration. 

The modest monarch wants the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, to be ‘an occasion in which the country, including her own family, comes together’, a source said. Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, will attend the national Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. 

It is understood the Sussexes are likely to attend at least one other public engagement – although sources have strongly warned that the public should ‘not expect them at every event’. 

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