Meghan Markle & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Day Services

Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on Monday (March 12) in London, with The Royal Party also including Her Majesty The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.

Meghan Markle: This was Meghan’s most formal event to date, marking her first official public appearance with Her Majesty The Queen. For the occasion, she donned an elegantly chic Amanda Wakeley ‘Springsteen’ navy dress topped by an Amanda Wakeley cream sculpted ‘Crombie’ coat that really elevated the look with a bright finish. Many are saying that her bespoke white fascinator by Stephen Jones Millinery was in subtle tribute to Princess Diana, who was particularly fond of berets and who also wore a beret designed by Stephen Jones in 1982. Manolo Blahnik pumps along with a Mulberry ‘Darley’ bag and Adina Reyter earrings rounded out the look.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: Also wearing navy, Catherine opted for a monochromatic approach in this Beulah London coat dress styled with a Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ bag, Rupert Sanderson ‘Malory’ pumps, and a matching Lock & Co hat. It was as classic, safe, and sophisticated, as we’d expect.

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Meghan Markle In Jason Wu and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Seraphine – Royal Foundation Forum

Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made their first-ever work appearance together on Wednesday (February 28) for the Royal Foundation Forum in London, where Meghan expressed her support for the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns, while Catherine shared heartfelt remarks about the importance of mental health.

As you would expect, their fashion made headlines.

Meghan wore a navy Jason Wu Spring 2018 sleeveless trench dress with Isabel Marant earrings and Aquazzura suede pumps which served up a for a feminine, yet utilitarian vibe, while the Duchess recycled her Seraphine maternity dress.

Meghan decision to choose Canadian designer Jason Wu echoes some of her previous style choices (Erdem and Line, The Label), where she shown support to the country that she most recently called home.

Jason Wu Crepe Back Satin Belted Wrap Dress
Isabel Marant Enameled Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings
Aquazzura Casablanca Suede Pumps

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Erdem – The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was at The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange reception, held at Buckingham Palace on Monday (February 19) in London, where Naomi Campbell was also in attendance.

Many looks would appear conservative compared to Naomi’s theatrical entrance at the event—so it’s no surprise this Erdem floral number fell into that category.

The black-and-white patterned frock likely came as no surprise to many. But, it did flirt with just a bit of playfulness in its flared hem, with the pumps keeping it right within her style wheelhouse.

There were mixed feelings on her two Erdem dresses, worn earlier this month during her visit to Sweden. What do you make of this one?

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham – 2018 BAFTAs

All the attendees of the 2018 BAFTAs were encouraged to wear black as a stand against sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the entertainment industry.

The one person who didn’t wear black was Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Instead she opted to wear a Jenny Packham green dress styled with a black clutch and stunning emerald jewels which felt over-elaborate with this look.

So why didn’t she wear black?

The Duchess, like other members of the royal family, are supposed to remain strictly neutral with respect to any political campaign or movement, and are under pressure not to make political statements. Also, royal family members are also encouraged not to wear black unless they are attending a funeral or Remembrance Day.

You’ll be happy to learn that dark green is a colour that is closely associated with the Suffragettes, who used the colour to represent hope. So why she couldn’t make visual stand in this instant, perhaps she was making a subtle one.

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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Norway – Day 1

After a second day in Sweden, the next leg of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal visit abroad took them to Oslo, Norway on Thursday (February 1).

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park: The Catherine Walker coat trend continued in full force for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with this beautiful blue rendition, the colour alone of which was so striking. The Lacorine faux fur hat contributed a richly warm and luxe form to echo the fur cuffs with Cornelia James gloves to round out the look.

‘MESH’ Workspace: Whilst visiting the workspace for start-up tech companies, Catherine continued the royal-blue theme with this Seraphine Maternity dress. I like the addition of the lace bodice and flutter sleeve for a feminine twist on her signature day dress.

Royal Palace Dinner: Those who weren’t so fond of her prior two Erdem floral dresses may find much more favour with this sweeping Alexander McQueen barely-blush gown that offered such a captivatingly romantic mood. I can just imagine the sweeping movement of those silky chiffon layers, with the sheer embellished cape only adding to the soft drama of this entrance. A Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch completed the ensemble.

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