Meghan Markle looked to Kate Middleton for inspiration last night as she donned a £4,000 monochrome jumpsuit which was near identical to a gown her sister-in-law wore earlier this year.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, who is currently living in her $14 million California mansion having stepped back from royal duty, joined her husband the Duke, 37, in New York yesterday.
The royals spent their Monday evening dining with friends at Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Tribeca hotspot, Locanda Verde, just hours after Harry gave a politically charged speech at an United Nations event honoring Nelson Mandela.
Meghan opted for a bold black and white Gabriela Hearst fitted strapless jumpsuit for the occasion, which she paired with black stilettos and a red bag.
The look from the mother-of-two was strikingly similar to one worn by her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, in May when she stepped out in a £2,700 Roland Mouret black gown with an identical white strap detail at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere.
Meghan Markle, 40, looked to Kate Middleton, 40, for inspiration last night as she donned a £4,000 monochrome jumpsuit which was near identical to a gown her sister-in-law wore earlier this year
The look from the Duchess was strikingly similar to one worn by her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge in May when she stepped out in a £2,700 Roland Mouret black gown with an identical white strap detail at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere
The Top Gun gown was the most daring look Kate has worn at an event since turning William’s head during a fashion show at St Andrews University where she donned a skimpy see-through dress that shown her underwear.
The form-fitting dress highlighted the Duchess’s shape, and her sling back hair and cleverly applied body shimmer brought the attention to her toned arms and chiselled shoulders.
She looked radiant in the off-the-shoulder Roland Mouret column gown, £2,300 Alexander McQueen clutch and £10,500 Robinson Pelham diamond star earrings as she made her glamorous entrance on the red carpet.
The royal mother-of-three wore her brunette locks in a sleek parting and opted for dramatic dark eye makeup and a slick of pink lipstick.
Kate looked radiant in the off-the-shoulder Roland Mouret column gown, £2,300 Alexander McQueen clutch and £10,500 Robinson Pelham diamond star earrings as she made her glamorous entrance on the red carpet (left). Meanwhile Meghan donned a black and white jumpsuit, black stilettos and red clutch as she left Locanda Verde last night (right)
The gown, with it’s striking black form fitting shape and bold white strap across the bodice, was near identical to the look chosen by Meghan in New York last night.
According to it’s online description, her £4,000 jumpsuit featured a ‘bold silhouette’ and the brand’s ‘signature knot detailing’ across the back.
Meanwhile the ‘fitted strapless jumpsuit’ also has a ‘slight flare is seen towards the hem of the pant allowing for a flattering look’.
The Duchess of Sussex, in her third outfit of the day, accessorized dainty gold earrings, her $350,000 Triology engagement ring and wedding band, and Princess Diana’s $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch.
The pair exited the trendy ristorante, where one can easily run up a tab of $85 a person, hand-in-hand
Harry sported a more casual look in black denim jeans, a navy blue shirt – with the arms rolled up – and grey suede sneakers. He also accessorized with two separate bracelets and a necklace which was mostly hidden by his shirt.
The Duke’s relaxed appearance was a stark contrast to his keynote speech at the UN General Assembly in which he blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a ‘global assault on democracy and freedom.’
Harry and Meghan’s dining experience came after the Duke gave a speech to delegates on climate change and poverty during a two hour meeting at the UN on Monday.
Despite the event meant to be in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, the Prince launched an attack on American politics during his keynote speech.
Earlier in the day, the Duchess donned a $1,590 Givenchy patch pocket skirt when appearing alongside her husband as he featured as a keynote speaker at the UN General Assembly
Meanwhile she wore a pair of trendy navy shorts as she stepped out hand-in-hand with Gloria Steinem
He said: ‘This has been a painful year in a painful decade. We are living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe.
‘Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet with most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many.
‘And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional right in the US we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom the cause of Mandela’s life.’
Harry also the blasted the ‘rolling back of constitutional rights’ and criticized SCOTUS for its decision to remove federal abortion protections.
The comments, heard by a mostly-empty room at the United Nations on Monday morning, were the latest broadside at US politicians.
They followed recent remarks by Meghan to Vogue magazine in which she, alongside famous feminist icon Gloria Steinem, urged men to be ‘more vocal’ with their anger about the decision to overturn Roe.