Whatever the Duchess of Cambridge wears turns to gold and it seems that Meghan Markle is already having the same effect on the retail world since joining the royal family.
After stepping out in a white belted coat by Canadian brand, Line the Label, the retailer’s website completely crashed.
Fashion aficionados rushed to the style portal in an attempt to get their hands on the jacket – even though it’s not being sold online.
In a nod to her previous home of Toronto, Meghan chose to wear a coat from the Canadian brand. While the exact price of the piece isn’t known, a similar style is retailing for £450.
Line the Label’s website has crashed after Miss Markle wore a £450 coat from the Canadian brand for her official engagement announcement with Prince Harry
Founded in 2000 by friends John Muscat And Jennifer Wells, the brand is known for its stylish knitwear and use of sumptuous materials and counts actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Bosworth among its A-list fans.
Meghan has donned the brand before, most notably to the Invictus Games earlier this year.
Wrapping up against the cold, Meghan offered only a glimpse of her dress beneath her white coat. The forest green frock was designed by P.A.R.O.S.H, the brainchild of Italian designer Paolo Rossello. The brand channels a classically mod aesthetic that is revamped with playful patterning and bold, vibrant colours.
Meghan chose to support Canadian fine jewellery brand Birks for her official engagement photocall. She donned a pair of £850 18K yellow gold and opal earrings from Birks in the official announcement, taken outdoors, in the grounds at Kensington Palace.
The white coat is by the Canadian brand and fashion aficionados rushed to the style portal in an attempt to get their hands on the jacket – even though it’s not being sold online
Meghan donned vertiginous £369 Matilde Crisscross Nude Suede Pumps by Aquazzura heels as she cosied up to her prince charming
The dress she wore is sold out in all sizes except for small on the brand’s website
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first appearance together after announcing their engagement. Prince Harry designed the diamond engagement ring with one stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Diana’s personal collection
The Duchess of Cambridge had the same effect on the high street after her engagement announcement in 2011.
The now-iconic royal blue wrap dress by London-based label Issa flew off the shelves after the 33-year-old wore it, while delivering the news of her future nuptials to media at St James’s Palace.
The dress was created by Brazilian-born designer Daniella Issa Helayel who has dressed everyone from Naomi Campbell and Madonna, to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
It was after the big announcement that the ‘Kate effect’ took off with fans rushing to copy the brunette’s style – even before she became a member of the royal family.
Brands such as L.K. Bennett, Hobbs, Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Reiss, Zara and J Brand have all benefited from the Duchess wearing their garments.
Meghan looked resplendent in a chic belted white coat dress and vertiginous heels as she cosied up to her prince charming
Prince Harry designed the engagement ring, which was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers and Medallists to Her Majesty The Queen
The royal looked nervous but happy and his fiancee stroked his arm lovingly as they spoke to reporters, who asked him: ‘When did you know she was the one?’ and he replied: ‘From the very first time we met’
Kate donned a blue Issa dress, which sold out, and showcased the oval 12-carat Ceylon sapphire surrounded by a cluster of 14 solitaire diamonds set in white gold – which previously belonged to William’s mother, the late Princess Diana Duchess of Cambridge wears ‘double leaf’ gold earrings