The Duchess of Sussex kept hints of green in her second look

By Stephanie Petit
March 11, 2019 12:46 PM
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Meghan Markle is a master of the quick change!

The Duchess of Sussex kicked off Commonwealth Day celebrations on Monday with a visit to Canada House in London with Prince Harry. The mom-to-be was glowing in a bespoke outfit by Erdem, featuring a knee-length green jacket with delicate appliqué. She accessorized the look with her black Deneuve pumps by Aquazzura as well as a Givenchy clutch and pulled her hair into an elegant side bun.

Just hours later, Meghan changed into a second ensemble for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. She arrived hand-in-hand with Harry wearing a cream coat over a printed dress with a matching pillbox hat, believed to be a bespoke outfit by Victoria Beckham.

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The soon-to-be mom, 37, kept touches of green in her second outfit of the day by carrying a green clutch and sporting matching heels for a touch of color.

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Meghan’s green outfit holds a special connection to her adopted hometown. (Meghan filmed Suits in Toronto for several years before marrying Prince Harry.) Fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu was born in Canada to a Turkish father and an English mother, and he split his time growing up between Montreal and England – making the brand a perfect choice to honor both countries.

The coat also featured a fun nod to Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland. According to Erdem, the black floral embellishments are known as the “Doria beaded rose embroidery.”

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Kate Middleton also attended the service at Westminster Abbey, sporting a red Catherine Walker coat dress that she previously wore during her 2014 trip to New Zealand. She topped it with a matching fascinator.

Kate Middleton
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Commonwealth Day honors the family of 53 nations, some of which have the Queen as head of state. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, which encompasses almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population.