All of Duchess Meghan’s Royal Re-wears on the Africa Tour
The Sussexes' ten-day royal tour of Africa may be over, but we're still reliving it like Meghan Markle relived her first year as a duchess through all her royal re-wears. Though we saw her in 18 (!!!) different outfits, many of them were recycled from previous events and engagements (unlike her and Harry's big royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, where all of the duchess's getups were brand-new).
Yep, the duchess is really digging her (five-inch-high) heels into a new theme: re-wearing clothes she's worn in public before. In total, Markle was an outfit repeater on five separate occasions in South Africa (and that's nothing to say of the accessory re-wears). Here, all the thrifty duchess moments.
VERONICA BEARD SHIRTDRESS
For day one of the South Africa portion of their tour, Markle changed from her wrap dress by the sustainable African brand Mayamiko to her sky-blue Veronica Beard shirtdress that she first debuted during the Sussexes' royal tour of Oceania. (Fun fact: The @SussexRoyal account recently posted an Instagram honoring the duchess's birthday, and it featured a picture of her in the dress, taken in Tonga. So...we guess she wanted everyone to really remember it before she re-wore it?)
Martin Grant Striped Maxi Dress
Another Australia tour repeat, this Martin Grant dress made its debut on Bondi Beach last October, and again on this tour during Markle and Prince Harry's night out to an evening reception honoring youth leadership and activism at the British High Commissioner's residence in Cape Town.
On day three, Markle opted to re-wear her black Everlane "The Essential" jumpsuit ($120) that she previously wore during her time guest-editing the British Vogue September issue. With it, she re-wore her black Manolo Blahnik BB pumps and Gas Bijoux earrings (from the Morocco tour in February), but added a brand-new Zofia Day delicate diamond-and-gold open cuff.
Lisa Marie Fernandez dress
Markle first wore her Lisa Marie Fernandez linen "Rosetta” dress ($595) in July when she and Archie attended Prince Harry’s charity polo match, then wore it again on the royal tour when she Skyped in to a meeting with Prince Harry and a group of female college students from the Nalikule College of Education while he was in Malawi.
House of Nonie Trench Dress
The duchess rewore her House of Nonie dusty pink trench dress with beige Stuart Weitzman heels to meet Nelson Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, on the last day of her and Harry's tour. The dress choice holds a special significance for the occasion, since Markle first wore it when the couple attended an exhibition marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth in London in July 2018.