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Meghan Markle Stepped Out for Dinner With Prince Harry in the Perfect Date-Ready Jumpsuit

Meghan Markle Stepped Out for Dinner With Prince Harry in the Perfect Date-Ready Jumpsuit

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The Duchess of Sussex has had a whirlwind trip to New York so far, beginning with an appearance at the United Nations, then a meeting with Gloria Steinem, and lastly, dinner with friends at Italian restaurant Locanda Verde, accompanied by Prince Harry.
For her evening look, Meghan Markle opted for a monochrome jumpsuit by Gabriela Hearst, featuring a strapless neckline and cut-out detailing at the back. Finishing off the sleek look, she accessorized with a Bottega Veneta pouch bag and strappy Aquazzura heels, while wearing her hair in a low ponytail.
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It’s not the first time Meghan has championed eco-minded designer Gabriela Hearst. The Duchess often sported the designer’s cult Demi bag during her first official engagements as a royal. She also opted for a custom navy dress by the Uruguayan-born designer during a royal tour of New Zealand back in 2018, and she chose a tailored blazer by Chloé – which installed Hearst as the brand’s creative director in 2020 – for a visit to a non-profit in Amsterdam in April this year.
Meghan’s latest Gabriela Hearst look is in keeping with her wardrobe of elevated staples – her Dior city shorts, worn earlier in the day, are another example of that. All the better if they come with the sustainability credentials to match, too.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Meghan Markle Revived Pretty Woman Style in Polka Dots For Prince Harry’s Polo Match

Meghan Markle Revived Pretty Woman Style in Polka Dots For Prince Harry’s Polo Match

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As Julia Roberts famously said in Pretty Woman, “I want the fairytale.” It’s a sentiment a young Meghan Markle – the California girl who went from small-screen star to royal bride when an English prince swept her off her feet – no doubt related to. And an outing for the Duchess of Sussex in Santa Barbara over the weekend suggests Vivian Ward’s post-makeover wardrobe made quite an impression on her, too.
The Duchess turned out to support her husband Prince Harry, a keen polo player, at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, where his Los Padres team took home the Lisle Nixon Memorial trophy on Sunday, and her chosen outfit had more than a dash of Pretty Woman about it. Her breezy blouse with tie-front detail featured a polka-dot print – just like the dress Vivian wears to stomp the divots in the classic rom-com.
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Meghan added high-waisted tailored shorts like those that were central to Julia’s ’90s power wardrobe in the film, once she’d relieved the boutiques of Rodeo Drive of much of their stock. Black Aquazzura heels, the requisite hat, and movie-star Valentino shades completed the Duchess’s retro look.
Post-makeover Julia loved a polka dot print. Photo: Getty
Meghan’s crisp white shorts, cinched with a black belt for added polish, are by Khaite, a New York brand that keeps cropping up in her wardrobe. She paired founder Cate Holstein’s off-the-shoulder bodysuit with tailored black trousers to join Prince Harry on stage at the Invictus Games in The Hague earlier this year. Khaite is typical of the labels that Meghan – who relied on Emilia Wickstead dresses and Givenchy formalwear as a working royal living in the UK – now gravitates towards as a mum-of-two living a private (though no less high-profile) life with her young family in Montecito.
These days, her style leans easy, minimalist and neutral, with a luxe touch. Think: cashmere separates by The Row and Loro Piana suiting for business trips to New York, Chanel ballet flats to pose for a relaxed family portrait, and swathes of taupe Ralph Lauren for a visit to the British Embassy in the Netherlands.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Meghan Markle Just Embraced the Cutout-Dress Trend in a Very Regal Way

Meghan Markle Just Embraced the Cutout-Dress Trend in a Very Regal Way

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Another day at the Invictus Games, another great look from Meghan Markle.
On April 17, the Duchess of Sussex was photographed chatting with members of the Canadian team during the IGF reception, wearing a beautiful white Valentino dress with thin floral cutouts across the shoulders and neckline. She paired the look with a bold red lip and wore her hair down and parted to one side. Prince Harry attended the event in a tan suit.
Over the weekend Markle reportedly spoke with one competitor’s wife about their children’s similar names. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have two children: two-year-old Archie and 10-month-old Lilibet Diana. Archie’s full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Sherry McBain, a nursing officer in the Royal Air Force, told the P.A. news agency that Markle bonded with her wife, Mandy, who attended a book reading at the Invictus Games with their son, Harrison. The Duchess reportedly confided that she and Prince Harry had trouble choosing which name should come first, but ultimately opted to make Harrison their son’s middle name.
Meghan Markle speaks to Team Canada on day two of the Invictus Games. Photo: Getty
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the IGF reception on April 17, 2022. Photo: Getty
White seems to be an ongoing theme for Meghan Markle this week. For her first appearance in The Hague on April 15, the Duchess nailed the oversized suit look in an all-white Valentino ensemble. She then opted for a white off-the-shoulder top to attend the event’s opening ceremony on April 16. For the trifecta, Markle donned a belted Brandon Maxwell coat while watching a volleyball match with Prince Harry on April 17.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on day two of the Invictus Games. Photo: Getty
Ahead of the Invictus Games, an international sporting event founded by the Duke of Sussex for wounded service members, the couple paid a visit to Queen Elizabeth, marking their first joint trip to the U.K. since moving to California in 2020. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed that the couple saw the queen at Windsor Castle, where she’s been staying since her COVID-19 diagnosis in February. The Invictus Games began on April 16 and will run until April 22.
Originally published in Glamour.com

A Closer Look at Meghan Markle’s Invictus Games Style So Far

A Closer Look at Meghan Markle’s Invictus Games Style So Far

Meghan Markle put her best foot forward at this year’s Invictus Games — particularly when it came to her outfits.The Duchess of Sussex accompanied Prince Harry for the fifth annual international sporting event held at The Hague in the Netherlands, wearing the likes of Valentino, Celine, Khaite, Brandon Maxwell and more to attend events.
The opening ceremony kicked off on April 16, and the games will conclude on April 22. Though they were originally scheduled to be held in May 2020, the games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then they were postponed again to the spring of 2022.
Markle started off strong, wearing an all-white power suit by Valentino at the welcome reception on Friday. She topped off the look with a white stud bag also by the Italian luxury fashion house and white pumps from Aquazzura to match.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games venue in The Hague, Netherlands.
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On Saturday, during the Land Rover challenge, the duchess and duke had a matching moment in black, with Markle wearing a chasseur jacket in black tweed and black bag by Celine over a plain white top, Moussy denim jeans and two-toned beige and black flats by Chanel. She wore sunglasses by Linda Farrow and styled her hair in a ponytail.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry wore a black polo with the Invictus Games logo and navy blue slacks.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the 2020 Invictus Games in The Netherlands.
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During the opening ceremony later that evening, Markle dazzled in a black and white outfit by Khaite that featured a white ruched off-the-shoulder top and black flared trousers, with heels by Manolo Blahnik. She had her hair in an updo with two strands framing her face and wore earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Markle spoke on stage and thanked the Netherlands for hosting the games before going on to address solidarity with Ukraine and thanking the athletes for their efforts.

Meghan Markle at the 2020 Invictus Games opening ceremony in The Netherlands.
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“For each team, my husband and I both recognize it’s been a lot to get here, both physically and emotionally, not least of which for the Ukraine team, whom we are all standing with,” she said. “One thing I know for sure is that every single moment it has taken to get here will be worth it, because it is here, at the Invictus Games, that we honor your years of active duty on the field and your continued service to your country, to your family and your community off the field.”
On Easter Sunday, Markle wore a white jacket by Brandon Maxwell over a pair of dark wash denim jeans and pumps by Manolo Blahnik.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the 2020 Invictus Games in The Netherlands.
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Later that day, she wore a white floral long-sleeve minidress by Valentino, a brown handbag by Khaite and sunglasses also by the Italian label.
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Meghan Markle Stuns in White Valentino Suit at the 2022 Invictus Games

Meghan Markle Stuns in White Valentino Suit at the 2022 Invictus Games

Meghan Markle has arrived in the Netherlands for the anticipated Invictus Games.
The Duchess of Sussex wore an all-white ensemble, which featured an oversized blazer and wide-legged trousers and matching white stud bag, all by Valentino, and white pumps to attend the welcome reception on Friday in The Hague.
For their arrival, Markle and Prince Harry were escorted by athletes from Team Netherlands and their family members. At the reception, the couple also met with athletes from Team Ukraine.
This year marks the fifth annual Invictus Games, with the opening ceremony kick off on Saturday and the games concluding on April 22.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, at the Invictus Games venue in The Hague, Netherlands.
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The games were originally scheduled to be held in May 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were postponed to 2021. The games were then postponed again to the spring of 2022.

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Prince Harry has been a patron of the Invictus Games Foundation since 2014. The games are an international sporting event for injured, wounded and sick servicemen and women, both currently serving and veterans. They were inspired by the Warrior Games in the U.S.
This marks Markle’s first time back in Europe since the spring of 2020, when she and Prince Harry were doing their last round of royal engagements before fully stepping back as working members of the British royal family. The prince returned to the U.K. twice — for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021 and to unveil a statue of his late mother Princess Diana with his brother Prince William in July 2021.
Before flying to The Hague, the prince and Markle visited with Queen Elizabeth II in London, the first time they had seen the monarch in more than two years.
The couple has since relocated to Montecito, Calif. with their two children — two-year-old Archie and 10-month-old daughter Lilibet.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Visited Queen Elizabeth in the UK for the First Time in Two Years

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Visited Queen Elizabeth in the UK for the First Time in Two Years

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Photo: Getty
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have paid a visit to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in the UK on their way to the fifth Invictus Games. It marks the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first visit since departing from the UK to California in March 2020. The Queen, now 95-years-old, and recently recovered from Covid-19, is facing mobility issues and has pulled out of several upcoming events.
Markle and Harry are making their way to Europe for the fifth Invictus Games taking place in the Dutch city of The Hague from this weekend onwards. Prior to returning together for the event, Prince Harry has previously visited twice on his own for two occasions: the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, in April 2021, and once more in July 2021 to unveil a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, with brother Prince William.
Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II on their royal engagement trip to Chester, England in 2018. Photo: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily
Launched by the Duke of Sussex for wounded service members and veterans, the Invictus Games will take place from April 16 to 22, 2022. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but postponed to this year due to the pandemic, the games will see Markle join the Duke on occasion too. This is not the Duchess of Sussex’s first experience at the event, having joined Prince Harry at the Toronto Games in 2017, the couple’s first official appearance together, and for the Sydney Games in 2018.
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Meghan Markle is All Set to Break Stereotypes Against Women in Her New Spotify Podcast

Meghan Markle is All Set to Break Stereotypes Against Women in Her New Spotify Podcast

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After months of inactivity on Spotify, Meghan Markle is returning to the streaming service with a new podcast. Titled Archetypes, the podcast will be hosted by Markle and will have a summer release.
Through the podcast, the Duchess of Sussex will continue championing women’s empowerment by diving into the origins of misogyny and sexism. The podcast aims to analyze and touch upon the beginnings of gender stereotypes and why they dictate women’s lives, bringing up language used towards women and how it defines them.

“This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back to us… but where do these stereotypes come from?” questions Markle in a teaser for the podcast. Archetypes will feature the mother-of-two in conversation with historians and experts on the subject to uncover the root cause of stereotypes. “This is Archetypes, the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back,” says Markle, adding, “I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.”
The news of the podcast has been long awaited after Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry signed a multi-year deal with Spotify in partnership with their production company, Archewell Studio back in 2020. The Duke and Duchess mentioned this decision came with a mission to  “build community through shared experience, narratives and values,” and Markle’s Archetypes keeps that goal in mind.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Special Announcement

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Special Announcement

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they will be working with organizations in support and advancement of gender equality.
Sharing the news via their Archewall Foundation, the couple will achieve their goals through new grants going on to state: “As we cross into Women’s History Month, and ahead of International Women’s Day next week, Archewell Foundation is announcing a number of non-profit investments in leading organizations working to advance gender equity, build policies that empower women and families, ensure meaningful media representation for women, and provide women with a network of tools and support for gaining employment.”

On the first day of Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to announce that Archewell Foundation will be supporting Smart Works with a grant to help enable an important research project on female unemployment in the UK.Find out more on the Archewell website. https://t.co/OfZzF2TNvL pic.twitter.com/w2SU1jGwzd
— Smart Works Charity (@SmartWorksHQ) March 1, 2022

We are thrilled to be receiving support from the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Their amplification of issues central to women’s progress couldn’t come at a more critical time in the fight for gender justice.https://t.co/9MpBCjjfN2
— National Women’s Law Center (@nwlc) March 1, 2022

Amongst the four organizations receiving generous grants is Smart Works Charity, which works as a means to help women secure jobs. Markle joined the organization as a patron in 2019, and continues to support them. The other three organizations are The Center on Poverty and Inequity at Georgetown University Law Center, National Women’s Law Center, and The 19th. The grants will go towards helping marginalized girls in schools, hospitals, juvenile justice systems and so on, as well as focusing on BIPOC communities and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are thrilled to be receiving support from the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!”, tweeted The National Women’s Law Center.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continually stressed on the importance of amplifying the voices and lives of marginalized people and centering action towards equality. They mentioned, “Part of Archewell Foundation’s core commitment is to build strong, compassionate, and equitable communities across the world. Although these grants have been announced as we recognize Women’s History Month, the work they represent is relevant and vital every day of the year.”
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Last year, on occasion of Women’s History Month, the couple worked with an organization by the name of World Central Kitchen whereby they provided meals to women at a restaurant in Chicago. Markle also worked with Smart Works last year and wrote personalized notes of encouragement to women receiving support from them. “Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect,” expressed Meghan and Harry.
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Meghan Markle’s One-Shoulder Blue Dress Is a Vibrant Alternative to Basic Black Gowns

Meghan Markle’s One-Shoulder Blue Dress Is a Vibrant Alternative to Basic Black Gowns

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Meghan Markle, over the years, has challenged quite a few royal dressing rules. And since the Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry stepped back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family, the former has found herself experimenting even more with her sartorial picks. Back in November 2021, the Duchess dazzled in a strappy scarlet Carolina Herrera number, and has also favored smart pantsuits on more than one occasion—the most recent being that slouchy Loro Piana set in a deep shade of plum.
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This weekend, Markle took over our social media feeds once more in a noteworthy look. Seen attending the 2022 NAACP Image Awards with husband Prince Harry, the Duchess opted for a bold blue one-shoulder gown, which came with aquamarine paneling along its edges for a summery seaside spin. The asymmetrical, body-skimming gown also featured a thigh-high slit and multi-hued train that added to its playful look. To complete her look, Markle opted for beautifully sculpted side-swept waves, a soft bronzed-out beauty look, and for accessories, Alexis Bittar earrings, and Aquazzura heels. Check out the full look below.

Both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spotlighted Black designers with their outfits
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What makes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wardrobe choices so significant this time around was the fact that the royal couple spotlighted Black designers with their picks. While Markle’s blue gown was designed by Christopher John Rogers, Prince Harry wore a classic black suit by Ozwald Boateng. The duo graciously accepted the the President’s Award—an honor given to those who have shown a dedication to public service—in the presence of Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
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If you have a special evening coming up, and would like to try something different, a vibrant one-shoulder gown like Meghan Markle’s may be just the ticket. A piece like this promises to stand out in a sea of all-black ensembles, and can easily be re-worn come summer.
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Meghan Markle’s Armani Dress from the Oprah Interview Will Be Displayed at This Fashion Museum

Meghan Markle’s Armani Dress from the Oprah Interview Will Be Displayed at This Fashion Museum

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Meghan Markle’s Giorgio Armani dress, worn in the infamous Oprah Winfrey interview of 2021, will be going on display at the Fashion Museum, Bath. The piece has also been named the 2021 Dress of the Year.
Every year, the museum invites prominent names in the fashion industry to submit a Dress of the Year that “encapsulates the prevailing mood of fashion, represents the past year, and captures the imagination.” Given the buzz that was generated by Markle’s tell-all interview, it is no surprise that the dress had been chosen to be exhibited at the museum’s “A History of Fashion in 100 Objects” exhibit.

We’re excited to announce that a #GiorgioArmani dress as worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been chosen by @Dazed magazine’s Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton as #DressOfTheYear 2021! ✨ Read the full press release on our website https://t.co/maWhnSHohI pic.twitter.com/OZizJuNrq8
— Fashion Museum Bath (@Fashion_Museum) February 22, 2022

The long black V-neck dress featured lotus flower prints blooming from the shoulder down to the chest, with a wide buckle belt cinching the piece in at the waist. Its breezy and comfortable fabric also made it an apt choice for Markle’s pregnancy at the time of the interview. The elegant number wasn’t just a memorable pick because it featured in an important conversation that brought several of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s shocking experiences with the royal family to the surface, but also because it marked a time of new beginnings with regards to motherhood for the Duchess.
“It’s well known that members of the Royal family often use outfits to send a message through their choice of style, color, or motif,” stated representatives of the museum. “It was reported that the Duchess chose a dress with a lotus flower design because of the flower’s symbolic association with rebirth, self-regeneration, and spiritual enlightenment, and its ability to flourish despite seemingly challenging conditions.”
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