Most of us found out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged when Kensington Palace formally announced the news in November of last year. (Raise your hand if you were never the same.🙋) But of course that's not how everyone found out and apparently, Meghan Markle got a little creative with some of her engagement reveals. Among the lucky few who learned of the engagement of the decade from the bride herself was Markle's longtime makeup artist, Daniel Martin. In a new interview with Good Morning America, Martin revealed that Markle clued him in to her bride-to-be status via—ready for this?—emojis.
The Duchess of Sussex tapped The Wall Group makeup artist Daniel Martin to do her makeup on the big day, and the result was effortlessly elegant and oh-so glowy. "Seeing the dress for the first time really set the tone for her makeup—Natural, polished and timeless," Martin previously told Brides of Markle's wedding day beauty look."Too much makeup would have been a distraction from the dress."
Martin also previously revealed to Brides the unusual way he and Markle did her makeup trial ahead of the big day. "We basically did her trial through text messages," he said.
Since Markle can apparently pull off a makeup trial via text message, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that she first told Martin of her engagement in a similar way. "She [texted and] was, like, 'Hey—what are you doing May 19th?'" the makeup artist recalled in his recent GMA interview, according to Entertainment Tonight. "And then she sent me two emojis of the bride and groom. I was, like, 'OK, yeah, whatever you need.'"
Sure, Meghan Markle never Instagrammed an engagement ring selfie during her time as a bride-to-be, but knowing that she's a fan of the bride and groom emojis is almost just as good!