Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended a dawn Remembrance Service to commemorate ANZAC Day at Hyde Park in London yesterday, followed by a service at Westminster Abbey. Meghan was dressed smartly in a tailored grey maxi coat and wool felt hat, and later, a black Emilia Wickstead ensemble with beret.
Meghan wore a Smythe ‘Pagoda’ Jacket, from the Fall 2018 collection, a double breasted military style coat. We are told that coat retails or £714 and is available for pre-order now, though you won’t be able receive your coat until October! The wool-cashmere panelled coat features wide notched lapels, double breasted tortoise buttons, a silt breast-pocket on the left hand side and falls to a maxi length. The unique features of this coat are the double set of angular welt pockets on either side, diagonal seamed detailing on the shoulder to create a strong almost peaked look and asymmetric hem, falling longer at the back then the front. The coat is lined in luxurious light grey silk.
Meghan wore her Sarah Flint ‘Jay’ Pump 100, retailing for £283.40. The pointed toe pump is made from black suede features an arched toe cover and block tortoise shell tapered heel. The heel height is 4 inches or 100mm. The Jay Pump also comes is available in an 85 height. Meghan has previously worn this for her first official engagement with Prince Harry of 2018.
Meghan carried her Gucci ‘Dionysus’ super mini velvet shoulder bag. A very small shoulder bag in black velvet with black leather accents and the iconic tiger head clutch. The bag features a chain shoulder strap that can be used or tucked away for an evening clutch look. This bag is no longer available, though you can still view it here.
Meghan chose this bag for the CHOGM evening reception last week, too.
The bride-to-be wore a black wool-felt floppy hat with wide brim. This gorgeous hat added a touch of regal class to this outfit. You can get a very affordable replicate of this hat here.
Meghan also wore a poppy attached to her coat. This is the first time that we have Meghan wear such a tailored coat for a royal engagement. Meghan is normally a fan of long line, wrap coats. The Smythe coat was crafted to perfection with amazing seam and panelling construction and detailing. We hope to see more structured coats in the future.
Now a look at what Prince Harry’s fiancee wore to Westminster Abbey. Meghan wore a sombre outfit by Emilia Wickstead and Philip Treacy.
Meghan wore the Emilia Wickstead ‘Christian’ textured crepe jacket, retailing for £401.69. The jacket features a high sharp pointed collar, single breasted hidden button placket, 3/4 length sleeves and a cropped waistline. The black fabric has a wave jacquard pattern throughout. Both the jacket and the skirt were part of Emilia Wickstead’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. We believe these are a custom made piece for Meghan. The Countess of Wessex is often spotted wearing Wickstead’s ultra feminine and demure designs and in fact has worn the exact outfit Meghan was wearing in pale blue. The Duchess of Cambridge also favours wearing the New Zealand born designer.
Meghan wore an Emilia Wickstead ‘Christian’ textured high waisted pencil skirt, retailing for £1337.78. This is a modified version of the swing skirt, Meghan’s skirt is finely tailored into a straight pencil skirt with side-tucked gathered pleats at the waistband. The skirt falls to a tea length and is made from the same wave jacquard fabric as the jacket.
Meghan carried a Jimmy Choo ‘J Box’ clutch in black, retailing for £721. This black clutch is edged in a thick gold contrasting border with top clasp fastening. It has a lined interior with one compartment and gold-tone metal hardware optional chain strap, for either a shoulder bag or clutch option. A perfect clutch for today’s event’s. We know we will see this clutch many more times from Meghan. This is what we would call a cigarette box clutch.
Meghan made a quick hat change for the afternoon and wore a Philip Treacy OC 467 hat. A small black parasisal tilted beret. This hat is modified with the large buntal scroll and flowers removed and replaced with a small embellished and beaded dragonfly. Meghan has now worn four hats for royal engagements with 50% of them worn on the same day! This small straw fascinator fitted Meghan’s head perfectly, at just the right tilt. We hope that Meghan may start to expand her had range a little more and try out a percher or large disc fascinator as they would really suit her face shape.
Meghan wore her Manolo Blahnik ‘BB 105’ (Tora Heel), retailing for £472.27. A classic court heel pump with pointed-toe and curved back Manolo signature ‘Tora Heel’ in black suede. It appears Meghan has a new pair of Manolo’s, that added slick and polish to finish her outfit.
Meghan accessorised with her Cartier ‘Galanterie de Cartier’ earrings. A small pair of diamond disc post stud earrings. Price is upon application for these earrings. You can view and enquire about these earrings here. Get an affordable pair of these earrings here.
Meghan also wore a poppy.
This is one of Meghan’s most polished and tailored Royal looks to date. In the last week alone Meghan has gone from meeting the public, to meeting Heads of States, other dignitaries, sitting in the Royal Box and attending military memorial services which is a different level of royal engagements. Meghan has stepped up her sartorial choices to reflect these more high profile events and today’s look perfectly reflected the sombre occasion for a church service befitting a senior royal lady.
You can copy both of Meghan’s looks here: