Meghan Markle's Best Royal Looks — from Messy Buns to Whimsical Fascinators

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stepped down from their royal roles, but there are still plenty of beautiful looks to come from the Duchess of Sussex. Take a look back at some of her best style moments of her royal life

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Meghan Duchess of Sussex Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - 07 Mar 2020
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Best Glam Moment

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend Mountbatten Music Festival
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Meghan Markle has a number of show-stopping gowns in her closet, but her lastest may just be her best! She chose a caped dress by Safiyaa and accessorized with Leigh pumps from Stuart Weitzman and a Manolo Blahnik clutch bag for the Mountbatten Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall in March 2020. The best part? Her outfit perfectly coordinated with Prince Harry's military uniform.

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Best Fascinator

Members Of The Royal Family Attend Events To Mark The Centenary Of The RAF
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The Duchess of Sussex typically sticks to fairly simple fascinators and hats, but her whimsical swirl fascinator by Stephen Jones for the RAF100 Service at Westminster Abbey was a welcomed departure. Plus, it perfectly coordinated with her bespoke Dior dress (with total Audrey Hepburn vibes).

03 of 11

Best Royal Rewear

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
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Meghan chose an especially meaningful dress to meet Nelson Mandela's widow during their tour of Africa. She sported her NONIE Trench Dress, which she previously wore to another event celebrating Mandela — in July 2018, she debuted the ensemble at an exhibition marking the centenary of the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary's birth.

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Best Casual Attire

Day 3: Invictus Games Toronto 2017
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017. Karwai Tang/WireImage

Meghan brings elements of her California girl style in many of her outfits, but she looked completely herself in a pair of ripped jeans paired with a white button-down shirt and sunglasses at the 2017 Invictus Games.

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Best Undone Bun

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The Duchess of Sussex loves her low buns, so much that it's even the style she chose for her wedding day. She revisited the special hairstyle in Oct. 2018 for a day in Sussex, wearing her hair in her go-to low bun with loose curled pieces framing her face.

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Best Maternity Working Wear

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to Birkenhead, UK - 14 Jan 2019
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For a day of outings in Birkenhead in Jan. 2019, Meghan dressed up her growing baby bump in not just one, but two bold color choices. The red coat and shoes with a purple dress doesn't seem like it would work, but the mom-to-be perfectly pulled it off...just like Princess Diana did!

07 of 11

Best Power Suit

Britain Royals, London, United Kingdom - 04 Sep 2018
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Meghan loves her trousers, and she can certainly pull them off. She chose a black pantsuit by Altuzarra paired with a shirt by Deitas for the 2018 WellChild Awards.

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Best Maternity Gown

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend Totem by Cirque du Soleil
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Who said pregnancy can't be glam? She sported a sparkly navy dress with three-quarter length sleeves and a leg slit by Roland Mouret for the Cirque du Soleil's Totem show in Jan. 2019. She carried a clutch by Givenchy (her wedding dress designer!) and wore a gold bracelet that once belonged to Princess Diana.

09 of 11

Best Wimbledon Attire

Celebrities Attend Wimbledon
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Meghan is a regular at Wimbledon, often times to cheer on pal Serena William with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. But her best courtside look came in July 2018, when she paired a striped shirt with white slacks.

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Best Princess Diana Jewelry Piece


Meghan found the perfect way to incorporate her husband's late mother into their wedding day. As they headed out to their evening wedding reception, she sported the aquamarine ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.

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Best Summer Ensemble

Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry at Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup
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Meghan once again let her California style shine in a midi-length denim dress by Carolina Herrera, worn in July 2018 as she cheered on Prince Harry in a charity polo game.

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