Meghan Markle’s makeup artist and friend, Daniel Martin, praised the diversity on display at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on the Royal Family’s wedding day, although he admitted that he may have been the only Asian man at the ceremony.
Martin reflected on his role as Meghan’s makeup artist on her big day during an interview with People in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s three-year anniversary on 19 May.
When asked if he felt like he had more of a platform to represent the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community after the wedding, he said it was a “ great question, ” but not something he could do at the time. thought about it.
Memories: Daniel Martin reflected on his role as Meghan Markele’s makeup artist on her wedding anniversary in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s three-year anniversary on May 19.
Looking back, the makeup artist praised the ‘diversity’ seen that day at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, saying the ceremony ‘completely changed the world’
Big moment: Martin said he was especially moved by the Kingdom Choir’s gospel performance at the royal wedding ceremony
‘It’s so wild because when you really think about it, when we split it up at such a top level, that family is facing colonization. And here’s someone of color married to it, ”he told the magazine.
‘My participation in it as an Asian American, I haven’t really thought about it. For me, it helped my girlfriend feel just as beautiful and comfortable on her wedding day. ‘
Martin added that while he “never thought about it in that context,” it was an “incredible opportunity” to show people that “we are a global society” and “anything is possible.”
The famed makeup artist said he was especially moved by the Kingdom Choir’s gospel performance at the royal wedding ceremony.
“I just remember being in church. I was in the back where the choir was. When they started to sing, it literally resonated through our bodies, ‘he recalls.
Remembrance: Looking back at the most diverse royal wedding ceremony in British history, he admitted he does not “ remember seeing another Asian man ” in the church
Various guest list: Martin said he saw a few Asian women at the ceremony, including Priyanka Chopra (left) and Janina Gavankar (right)
“I remember sitting there and taking it in.” Wow, what an incredible opportunity to have such diversity in this particular church. ‘That kind of music, those voices had never been sung in that church before.
The ages of the family, the ages of people who started in that church or who held services in that church, were predominantly white. And then, here is this one moment when this harmony of humanity took place – that completely changed the world at that time. ‘
Looking back at the most diverse royal wedding ceremony in British history, Martin made him think about the other Asian guests in attendance and what it meant for him to witness that historic moment.
‘I have literally only seen one other [Asian] person and she worked for the palace, ”he said. And Priyanka [Chopra] and Janina [Gavankar] in terms of Asian women, but I don’t remember seeing another Asian man. ‘
Martin also said he will likely be called Meghan Markle’s makeup artist for the rest of his life.
It’s a mystery: Martin said he won’t reveal the exact products he used on Meghan on her wedding day, which has heightened curiosity
Association: Martin said he and the Duchess of Sussex often discuss how he will be called ‘Meghan Markle’s makeup artist’ for the rest of his life
‘It is wild that we are three years old [since the wedding] and I will be asked forever. And I think it’s okay, he said.
Martin has spoken at length about how he achieved Meghan’s natural glow and subtle smokey eye on her wedding day, but he declined to disclose the exact products he used, which only added to curiosity.
It’s because I’ve never publicly spoken about what I’ve used on her [for the wedding]. That will always be the mystery, ”he said. ‘That always comes up, but it’s all good. I am really lucky to be a part of that celebration of my friend’s wedding. That’s just, I think it is. ‘
Martin said his lifelong association with the Duchess of Sussex after her marriage is something they’ve discussed in detail.
‘Meghan and I, we talk about it all the time. I will always be that person, as some people are, I will always be Meghan Markle’s makeup artist for the rest of my life. That’s fine because we’re friends, ”he said.
“I think if we didn’t have a personal connection, it would certainly be different.”