Meghan Markle's Most Stylish Moments During The Royal Tour

The Duchess of Sussex displays her sartorial diplomacy in a wardrobe that elevates her preference for minimalism


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KAREN GEE

The Duchess wore a white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee during her welcome reception at Admiralty House in Sydney.

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DION LEE

Arriving in Melbourne in a navy dress by the celebrated designer with an asymmetric hemline.

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EMILIA WICKSTEAD

Choosing a more formal day dress from the New Zealand born designer, Meghan adds a Philip Treacy hat and Tabitha Simmons heels to complete the look.

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MARTIN GRANT

Choosing another Australian favourite, Meghan keeps it casual during a visit to Bondi beach wearing a striped dress from the designer's latest resort collection.

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SAFIYAA

Wearing a blue close to that of the Fijian flag, Meghan does colour blocking again during a state banquet in Suva.

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ZIMMERMAN

Opting again for classic ivory, Meghan wears a bespoke dress from Australian label Zimmerman with a Stephen Jones hat and a clutch from Kayu during day one in Fiji.

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MARTIN GRANT

Wearing another Martin Grant dress in Tonga, Meghan is gifted traditional Tongan necklace and woven skirt during her visit.

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VERONICA BEARD

For a visit to the oldest secondary school in Tonga, Tupou college in 1886, the Duchess chose a blue shirt dress by Veronica Beard worn with a pair of Banana Republic suede pumps.

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SELF PORTRAIT

Upon her arrival into Nuku'alofa, a red dress by Self Portrait was chosen for the occasion, interpreting the colour of the Tongan flag. While her stylist should have checked the dress the visible swing tag trailing behind her from underneath the dress, the colour of the dress provided the perfect distraction. Honourable mention for Prince Harry in this lovely linen suit.

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA

After a vibrant wardrobe in Fiji and Tonga, Meghan returned to Sydney before her trip to New Zealand, attending the Australian Geographical Society Awards wearing this Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2018 dress featuring a seagull motif.

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ANTONIO BERARDI

Attending the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Meghan selected a khaki halter-neck, tuxedo style dress by the Sicilian designer.

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KAREN WALKER

Arriving in Wellington for the final leg of their tour, the couple arrive greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan chose one of her favourite designers, Karen Walker, selecting a houndstooth print double breasted trench coat from the designer's current collection.

It's the fifth time the Duchess has worn Karen on this tour, including a pair of earrings and sunglasses. Karen tells us: “This trench coat is one of our most beloved silhouettes. It first appeared, in classic tan trench coating, in one of our shows at London Fashion Week in 2004. Since then we’ve refreshed and revisited it many times and it continues to be a favourite. It’s one of those silhouettes that works well in almost any situation, not least, stepping off a plane. Her Royal Highness looks very chic and we’re delighted that she’s chosen to wear Karen Walker once again.”

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GABRIELA HEARST

For the evening reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Meghan chose a black capped sleeved dress by Uruguayan born, New York based, designer Gabriela Hearst. The dress is a modified version of the designer's silk wool 'Herve' dress, complete with an A-line silhouette. Her necklace is by local jeweller Jessica McCormack, from a collection inspired by the spiral patterns found on Ta Moko. It’s fitting she wore a colour associated with New Zealand as she gave a moving speech on feminism and the suffrage movement, while Prince Harry selected a sharp navy suit, white shirt and wool tie.

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READ: Meghan Markles Wears Karen Walker and Jessica McCormack on Day 1

CLUB MONACO, JAC + JACK, OUTLAND DENIM & STUART WEITZMAN

Starting the week off with a meeting with young people in the mental health sector at beloved sea-facing Wellington cafe Maranui, Meghan wore appropriate garb for the windy city's well-known temperamental weather. She chose mostly Australian designers for her outfit, with a black Jac + Jack turtleneck, Club Monaco coat, Outland Denim jeans and high-heeled lace-up black boots by Stuart Weitzman. The Duchess of Sussex has been favouring Outland Denim jeans, a socially-conscious denim brand that aims to help young women in Cambodia by providing them safe employment, and has worn them several times during her and Prince Harry's tour. The Prince himself wore a soft grey ensemble that mirrored Meghan's coat, with camel desert boots.

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MAGGIE MARILYN

The couple visit Courtenay Creative in Wellington. The Duke wore navy chinos, a white shirt and a grey blazer. The Duchess wore a sleeveless version of designer Maggie Hewitt’s ‘Leap of Faith’ blazer dress. Maggie’s designs sit in some of the world’s top department stores, with a large business in the US. Speaking to Viva, Maggie says “I am so honoured to have the Duchess of Sussex wear Maggie Marilyn. Her commitment to supporting sustainability in fashion is a great example of the positive impact a platform like hers can make. I’m proud to be a Kiwi!” The Duchess teams the dress with Boh Runga earrings gifted to her by Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, Manolo Blahnik heels and a Jessica McCormack diamond pendant.

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READ: How Maggie Marilyn Is Taking Ethically Made Fashion To The World

BURBERRY & BRANDON MAXWELL

On her visit to Pillars, a Manukau-based charity that offers mentoring schemes to support children who have a parent in prison, the Duchess of Sussex was presented with flowers by six-year-old Ghianna Angi. Choosing palette of soft neutral tones, Meghan wore a dress by American designer Brandon Maxwell paired with a coat by Burberry. Before the Duke and Duchess' wedding, there was speculation that former head of Burberry Christopher Bailey may be designing Meghan's wedding dress - this turned out to not be the case, of course, but Meghan is still a fan of Burberry's classic outerwear, having worn several varations in the past.

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ANTONIO BERARDI

For their last evening engagement in Auckland, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a reception at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Meghan wore a navy cocktail dress by British/Sicilian designer Antonio Berardi - a dress she's worn before in her first ever public engagement with Prince Harry last year. She paired the double-breasted button-front dress with nude Aquazzura heels and a Christian Dior clutch.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY & TRADITIONAL WOVEN KOROWAI

In Rotorua for their last day of engagements in New Zealand, the Duke and Duchess are welcomed at Te Papaiouru Marae for a formal powhiri and luncheon in Their Royal Highnesses’ honour. Meghan wore a Stella McCartney dress and pounamu necklace, and both she and Harry were bestowed with traditional woven korowai (Maori cloaks). The korowai symbolises protection and strength - for the Duchess, it is a gift intended to envelop her in warmth and love during her pregnancy.

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GIVENCHY

For their final engagements of the tour, The Duchess changed from her Stella McCartney outfit earlier in the day to a navy top and pleated skirt designed by her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy, worn with Manolo Blahnik heels. The Royal Highnesses also visited the Rainbow Spring Nature Park to learn more about the center’s Kiwi breeding initiative.

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