It’s no secret that Meghan Markle has a keen eye for fashion.
And so, it should come as no surprise that the incoming royal bride turned her eyes far afield to Australia when she put together what fans are calling one of her best looks yet.
The royal bride-to-be stepped out on a 25 degree day in London wearing a $2,600 pinstripe summer dress by New York label, Altuzarra.
She accompanied this with a $699 Marguerite jacket by Australian designers Camilla and Marc draped over her shoulders and a $295 cross-body bag from fellow Antipodean label Oroton slung over her shoulder.
Meghan Markle stepped out on a 25 degree day in London wearing not one but two Australian designers (pictured with Prince Harry)
The future royal opted for both a jacket by Camilla and Marc, which retails for $699, and an Oroton cross-body bag, which retails for $295 (both pictured)
Meghan (pictured) paired her Australian pieces with a pinstripe summer dress by New York label, Altuzarra and heels by British designer, Tamara Mellon (both pictured)
The future royal seemed ready for business as she joined Prince Harry to meet youth delegates taking part in this week’s high-profile Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
The future royal seemed ready for business as she joined Prince Harry to meet with youth delegates taking part in this week’s high-profile Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in London.
Completing her summery outfit – which fans are describing as her raciest royal look yet – Meghan sported killer black suede heels by British fashion designer, Tamara Mellon.
She added another fashionable touch, by ‘shoulder-robing’ her Camilla and Marc jacket – a style made popular by the Kardashians.
The jacket appears to be from the Australian designers’ winter 2018 ready-to-wear collection, and costs $699.
Meghan later ditched the jacket once inside the venue, something which royals rarely do during public appearances.
Earlier this week, Prince Harry was named by the Queen as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador
The Avalon Zip Top Crossbody bag from Oroton, meanwhile – which retails for $295 – was also given pride of place in Meghan’s outfit.
This could provide a much-needed boost to the Australian household name, Oroton, which went into administration in November last year after failing to find a buyer.
The company racked up a $14.2 million loss in 2017.
The jacket appears to be from the Australian designers’ Camilla and Marc’s winter 2018 ready-to-wear collection, and costs $699
This isn’t the first time Meghan has turned to Australian designers to make a statement.
She famously wore the Australian duo, Ralph & Russo’s, fairy tale designs for her engagement photo shoot.
Priced at $98,675, her dress drew plaudits from the fashion world – who commented on the delicate nature of the silk tulle ruffles, the gown’s transparent bodice and its beautiful stitching.
She was also at one stage rumoured to have ‘chosen’ the Aussie couple for her wedding day, which will take place in a month’s time.
Prince Harry said that both he and Meghan were ‘excited’ to take on the challenge of their new role, helping young people around the world solving challenges of the future
Earlier this week, Prince Harry was named by the Queen as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
He said that both he and Meghan were ‘excited’ to take on the challenge of the new role, helping young people around the world solving economic, social and environmental challenges of the future.
At the Commonwealth event, the couple met about 40 young leaders, including Commonwealth Youth delegates, past winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award, as well as Commonwealth LGBT activists at the Commonwealth Youth Forum, including Australian delegate Jacob Thomas.
For the occasion, Prince Harry wore a smart grey suit jacket and tie.
It is unusual for someone who has not yet married into the royal family to be involved in a high-profile occasion such as the Chogm summit
Many complimented Meghan on her outfit, dubbing it her raciest royal look yet, as she removed her jacket inside the venue – which is uncustomary for royals
It is unusual for someone who has not yet married into the royal family to be involved in a high-profile occasion such as the Chogm summit.
But the Queen, who is Head of the Commonwealth, has made clear that she sees Harry and his future bride as lynchpins of her work with the so-called ‘family of nations’.
The couple are due to marry at Windsor Castle on May 19, and Meghan has voiced her desire to ‘hit the ground running’ when it comes to her official duties and her desire to facilitate change.
She intends to place a particular emphasis on women and young people.