Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex just days after their romantic televised wedding.
The couple attended a garden party with 6,000 guests (no big deal, right?) at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles’s 70th birthday.
Although the party was intended for the Prince of Wales and his charitable works, all eyes were on the newlyweds, specifically the Duchess.
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Meghan still looked the part of the blushing bride, but showed she’s still got her sense of humour when she was overcome with a fit of giggles when husband Prince Harry was stung by a bee during his speech to his father.
Harry was a true pro though, breaking his speech off briefly to announce, “Sorry, that bee really got me”.
Meghan’s look is a major departure from her previous royal engagements – she’s traded in her messy updos for a sleek off-centre bun underneath her blush hat by Philip Treacy.
It seems as though Meghan has taken a page from sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s stylebook, wearing one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite labels. Retailing for $1040, Goat’s Flavia dress in a pale rose colour is a very feminine choice for the normally cutting edge Markle. Paired with Tamera Mellon pumps, Meghan picked another Kate Middleton favourite by wearing Sloney nude tights.
One celebrity stylist says this is the new and improved Duchess of Sussex.
“Here we see Meghan as a Royal for the first time and is notable that she has upped her game,” Lucas Armitage told the Daily Mail.
“We have seldom seen her as co-ordinated and she very rarely wears one colour in this unified way, we are used to seeing royals utilise this mono colour dress code for public engagements.”
However, not everyone is loving her look — with many criticising her pale tights.
Only time will tell if Markle’s latest look is part of her royal style-evolution or if this is just a look the Duchess was trying on for size.
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