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Duchess of Sussex used an emoji to hire her wedding make-up artist

Meghan's long-time friend Daniel Martin did her wedding day make-up

The Duchess of Sussex’s make-up artist has revealed he learned about the royal wedding after the former actress texted him a simple emoji.

Celebrity make-up artist Daniel Martin was tasked with creating Meghan’s natural and radiant make-up look for the wedding last weekend.

And close pal Meghan used an emoji to enlist his services!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married on Saturday (Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Daniel, who has known for Meghan for ten years, told Elle magazine that Meghan used a rather unconventional way to ask if he’d do her make-up for the wedding.

The pair usually communicate via text rather than phone call, because they live in different time zones and he’s always travelling for work.

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He explained: “She sent me a text asking what I was doing the weekend of May 19th. I was like, ‘I may be in Cannes for the film festival but what’s up…’ and she sent me the bride and groom emoji right back and I literally dropped my phone!

“Then she sent me the ‘shhhh’ emoji back so I couldn’t let anyone know…”

Meghan asked Daniel Martin to do her make-up on her wedding day by sending an emoji (Credit: MATT – Flynet – SplashNews)

And Daniel stuck to his word, with nobody knowing he was the person behind Meghan’s wedding day look until Kensington Palace released the information on the day.

He added that before the wedding Meghan was “extremely chill” as they had breakfast and got ready together.

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Their first kiss as a married couple! (Credit: Owen Humphreys – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Daniel has given another interview, to People magazine, in which he recalled asking Meghan what he should call her after she married.

Former actress Meghan is now known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, and she’s also Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness of Kilkeel.

Daniel said: “I asked her that. ‘Do I bow to you? I don’t want to disrespect you, but I’ve known you for almost ten years. What’s up?’

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They married at St. George’s Chapel (Credit: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“She started laughing and she said, ‘I’m always going to be Meg. Meg.’

“But next time I see them I will be respectful and know my protocol. But Meg is always going to be Meg, that’s how it is!”

Meghan joined the royal family when she married Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

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The Duchess and Duke of Sussex at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (Credit: Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images)

They made their first public appearance as a married couple on Tuesday, when they attended Prince Charles’ 70th birthday garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The newlyweds delayed honeymoon plans so they could attend the event.

A honeymoon destination has yet to be announced, but many royal commentators have suggested somewhere in Africa is the most likely option, given the couple’s close ties to the continent.

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