Meghan Markle Shows Appreciation for the U.K. with Red, White & Blue Outfits

When it comes time to pick outfits for royal engagements abroad, the Windsors have a tried and true method. Typically, female members of the royal family wear designers from the country they’re visiting and rock colors featured on their vacay spot’s flag. We saw it when Kate Middleton recently visited Ireland for the first time and also way back when she and Prince William popped into Norway. Now, Meghan Markle’s testing out the formula while in the United Kingdom—wait, what?

Yes, the 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex is technically royalty in the U.K. (at least for another couple of weeks), but with her and Prince Harry’s royal exit pending, it makes sense that she’d want to pay tribute to the country she resided in with her husband for several years. And, since she and the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex, are currently wrapping up their final week of official royal engagements, now’s a perfect time.

It all started when Markle and Prince Harry arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony late last week dressed in coordinating shades of blue.

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She wore a dress from British designer Victoria Beckham for the event and a Stella McCartney clutch (McCartney also hails from the U.K.).

Then, during a secret visit to her patronage the National Theater, Markle sported an all-white outfit with pieces from British retailer Topshop and Roland Mouret.

The latter designer is, of course, French, but the Roland Mouret flagship store is located in London.

And, finally, for the Mountbatten Music Festival, the duchess donned a chic red gown from London-based label Safiyaa.

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It’s interesting to note that red, white and blue are also the colors of the American flag and Markle is, after all, an American. Red and white are the colors featured on the national flag of Canada, too, where the duke and duchess have been living since late last year.

Three outfits, so much meaning.


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