"I am such a sucker for Valentine's Day."
Meghan Markle, like people everywhere, is a self-described “sucker for Valentine’s Day.”
“Hook, line and sinker, I am such a sucker for Valentine's Day,” the one-time Suits star wrote on her now defunct blog, The Tig. "Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I'm immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss. This is all happening in black and white, of course. And in Paris, if I had my way.”
Honestly, everyone’s probably feeling a little bit jealous right now because for Meghan this fantasy is sort of coming true. She is, after all, marrying an actual prince. And though she’s not celebrating in Paris, she’s likely celebrating in Edinburgh, which is equally as romantic with its centuries-old castles and royal gardens.
And staying in Scotland really is probably OK with Meghan too. As she wrote in her blog post, “...delusions of francophile grandeur aside, Valentine's Day is special wherever you happen to find yourself. And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts."
Though we’re sure Harry has something special planned for his bride-to-be, it’s nice to know Meghan is low-key all about the holiday — and has some pretty stellar advice for single people looking to enjoy the day.
"...couples are cuddled up and singletons see their requisite froyo as a cup of lonely. But it doesn't need to be. I think you need to be your own Valentine,” she wrote. Meghan added that on one particular solo Valentine's Day she gifted herself a new pair of shoes and allowed herself a few pink cocktails while traipsing around New York City.
“Those shoes, by the way, were my gift to myself,” she wrote. “Because I've worked hard, because I'm not going to wait for someone to buy me the things I covet (nor do I want to), and because I want to treat myself as well as I treat those dearest to me. Because I am my own funny Valentine."
Now that’s our kind of 21st-century princess.