Meghan Markle branded 'avocado toast whisperer' after her brunch was posted online
Over the past year or so, I suspect that there are plenty of people who are jealous of Meghan Markle. Former TV star, swooped off her feet by a literal prince for a life of luxury - it's such a clichéd fairytale story that I'm pretty sure that if I saw something similar on the Disney Channel, I'd think it was super contrived.
But one thing we've got to consider is that while she's not swapping out Buckingham Palace for her old actress life any time soon, it's not all butterflies and rainbows for Meghan Markle as a royal. She might be happily married with a royal baby on the way, but from time to time, I'm sure Meghan looks back on her old life with a tearful, nostalgic eye.
But last week, Meghan got in touch with an old friend of hers like she would in the old days, and they reconnected over a home-cooked brunch that looks positively to die for.
While you can't quite see Meghan herself in the photo (I'm sure the Royal Family's social media team would have something to say about that), you can definitely notice her culinary skills, making this standard avocado toast into something special.
This is Daniel Martin. He's a makeup artist, but more importantly for the purposes of this article, he's also a really good friend of none other than our very own Meghan Markle. Meghan's probably been a lot harder to get ahold of now she's a princess and all, but he went to visit her in London, as evidenced on Instagram.
Arriving in Great Britain and (according to his Instagram story) taking a train, the pair sat down together for a bit of tea and toast, and doesn't it look lovely? "Back to our Tig days…❤️," wrote Martin on his post, referring to the Tig, the food blog that Meghan was in charge of before all this royal business.
Martin also reinforced the idea that alongside her being an amazing person and awesome actress, she's also a pretty handy cook: Martin branded her the "avocado toast whisperer" for whipping up the delicious meal, and I'm only inclined to disagree because I'd secretly like her to make me lunch so she could prove me right.
But if you were a reader of the Tig back in the day, you might have already figured that Meghan's a big fan of avocados. "I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the ethos that most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach or a few avocados," she said on the blog, and although her new home is nowhere near a decent beach, two out of three is still... pretty good.
So, there you have it. Somewhere out there, Meghan Markle's probably doing charity work or cosying up to her husband Prince Harry (maybe even both), but were she ever to miss her old life, she'd have friends like Daniel Martin (and delicious lunches) to help her keep her past in mind. Isn't that great?