Aristocrat 'does a Prince Harry' by marrying American actress

Aristocrat, 50, whose family is

Aristocrat 'does a Prince Harry' by marrying American actress

Aristocrat, 50, whose family is worth £2bn 'does a Prince Harry' by marrying American actress, 36, who even starred in the same show as Meghan (though his family 'didn't even know they were an item')

  • Justin Portman, 50, married 36-year-old actress Morgan Snyder this week 
  • Mr Portman described it a 'shotgun wedding' because wife is heavily pregnant 
  • Ms Snyder starred in 90210, which Meghan Markle also starred in in 2008
  • Son of late 9th Viscount Portman was married to supermodel Natalia Vodianova

A British aristocrat whose family is worth an eye-watering £2billion has mimicked Prince Harry by tying the knot with an American actress who even starred in the same TV drama as Meghan Markle.

Justin Portman, 50, married 36-year-old actress Morgan Snyder this week in a quiet Herefordshire ceremony.    

The nuptials were described by Mr Portman - son of the late 9th Viscount Portman - as a 'shotgun wedding' because his wife is heavily pregnant and expecting their first child next month.

Justin Portman, 50, married 36-year-old actress Morgan Snyder this week in a quiet Herefordshire ceremony

Justin Portman, 50, married 36-year-old actress Morgan Snyder this week in a quiet Herefordshire ceremony

The nuptials were described by Mr Portman - son of the late 9th Viscount Portman - as a 'shotgun wedding' because his wife is heavily pregnant and expecting their first child next month

The nuptials were described by Mr Portman - son of the late 9th Viscount Portman - as a 'shotgun wedding' because his wife is heavily pregnant and expecting their first child next month

The couple's discreet ceremony was far less lavish than the Sussexes 2018 Windsor wedding (pictured leaving the Castle) and was kept secret even from some of Mr Portman's friends

The couple's discreet ceremony was far less lavish than the Sussexes 2018 Windsor wedding (pictured leaving the Castle) and was kept secret even from some of Mr Portman's friends

Although the couple's ceremony was far more discreet than the lavish St George's Chapel wedding of the Sussexes - who are themselves in the first few months of parenthood - parallels can be drawn between the two brides.

In 2013, Ms Snyder played an unnamed 'bad-ass chick' in US teen drama series 90210 of which Meghan once had a fleeting role five years earlier.

The Duchess of Sussex then portrayed the part as Wendy who most notably pleasures another character's boyfriend in the front seat of a car.

The clip of her getting frisky with co-star Dustin Milligan, who played Ethan, in the premiere episode of the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot resurfaced after news broke of her relationship with Prince Harry. 

But while the ex-Suits actress' 2018 Windsor wedding grabbed global headlines, Ms Snyder's guarded ceremony came as a surprise to even some of Mr Portman's friends. 

Meghan also starred in the US teen drama 90210 where her most notable scene involved pleasuring another character's boyfriend in a car

Meghan also starred in the US teen drama 90210 where her most notable scene involved pleasuring another character's boyfriend in a car

The ex-Suits actress played the part of Wendy in 2008, five years before Ms Snyder's 2013 appearance

The ex-Suits actress played the part of Wendy in 2008, five years before Ms Snyder's 2013 appearance

Meghan appeared in the premiere episode of the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot which saw her appear alongside co-star Dustin Milligan, who played Ethan

Meghan appeared in the premiere episode of the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot which saw her appear alongside co-star Dustin Milligan, who played Ethan

Despite Ms Snyder's burgeoning bump, she wore a white lace mini dress and a floral garland on her head.

In an Instagram post, she told her 1,800 followers: 'The knot has been tied!'

According to IMDB, the recent bride is credited with roles in Confessions Of A Womanizer and Seattle Road before becoming a jewellery designer.

Mr Portman, whose family own much of London's Marylebone, was previously married to supermodel Natalia Vodianova, 37, with whom he has three children.

Following her split from Justin in 2011, she found love with luxury impresario Frenchman Antoine Arnault, 42, whose father, Bernard, is the boss of the world's largest luxury-goods company, LVMH Moet Hennessy. 

In a picture posted on Instagram, Justin Portman and Morgan Snyder pose on the court after a tennis match

In a picture posted on Instagram, Justin Portman and Morgan Snyder pose on the court after a tennis match

A snap posted by Ms Snyder shows the couple dining at the Mirabelle Splendide restaurant in Rome

A snap posted by Ms Snyder shows the couple dining at the Mirabelle Splendide restaurant in Rome 

Mr Portman, whose family own much of London's Marylebone, was previously married to supermodel Natalia Vodianova, 37, with whom he has three children

Mr Portman, whose family own much of London's Marylebone, was previously married to supermodel Natalia Vodianova, 37, with whom he has three children

Vogue cover star Natalia, who went on to have two more children with her super-rich French boyfriend, explained last year: 'I feel like we're married. Why change anything?' 

When Mr Portman's father, Edward Henry Berkeley Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, died in 1999, the title passed to the recent groom's half-brother Christopher Edward Berkeley Portman.

Christopher is the first child of Edward's first marriage to Rosemary Joy Farris who he divorced in 1965.

A year later he wed Penelope Anne Allin with who he had four sons - Piers, Justin, Alexander and Matthew. 

The Portman Estate stretches across 110 acres of property in central London between Oxford Street and Edgware Road and Marylebone. 

The nobles first moved from the west country in 1532 when they bought land in London.

According to IMDB, the recent bride (right with Mr Portman) is credited with roles in Confessions Of A Womanizer and Seattle Road before becoming a jewell

According to IMDB, the recent bride (right with Mr Portman) is credited with roles in Confessions Of A Womanizer and Seattle Road before becoming a jewell

When Mr Portman's (pictured with Ms Snyder) father, Edward Henry Berkeley Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, died in 1999, the title passed to the recent groom's half-brother Christopher Edward Berkeley Portman

When Mr Portman's (pictured with Ms Snyder) father, Edward Henry Berkeley Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, died in 1999, the title passed to the recent groom's half-brother Christopher Edward Berkeley Portman

Justin (right with Ms Snyder) is the second son of Edward and Penelope Anne Allin who wed in 1965

Justin (right with Ms Snyder) is the second son of Edward and Penelope Anne Allin who wed in 1965

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