Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have only been married a matter of weeks, but these two are hardly holed up enjoying the first days of newlywed bliss. In fact, Markle just stepped out for her first public appearance post-royal wedding without her husband, and we’ve got the full breakdown on her standout style moment .
The Duchess of Sussex had a busy morning after spending the night with Queen Elizabeth II aboard her royal train, where the two traveled to Cheshire, England, about 200 miles north of London. But if you thought sleeping on a train might mean bedhead and cozy travel wear, think again: Markle stepped off the commuter in a stunning cream-colored Givenchy dress.
Wearing her hair in her signature loose waves, the 36-year-old paid homage to her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s creative director, by choosing a custom-made knee-length beige dress with a dramatic cape overlay, which she accessorized with a thin black belt across her waist and a black Givenchy clutch. After receiving some criticism for her Trooping the Colour ensemble which bared her shoulders, it seems Markle wanted to avoid controversy altogether, covering up with this tough-to-pull-off neckline for her first solo appearance alongside the Queen. She added the Black Perfect Pump ($355) by American designer Sarah Flint and, yes, sheer tights, proving that she’s in accordance with royal attire protocol .
The former Suits star spent the morning attending a slew of public engagements with the Queen (including this stop at the Catalyst Museum), who wore a lime green Stewart Parvin coat and Rachel Trevor hat, according to Elle . Staying true to her classic style, the Duchess kept her makeup simple and accessorized with a singular silver bangle… and, of course, her gorgeous engagement and wedding rings front and center.
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