Harry and Meghan might have been meeting with veterans in the US, however they nodded to the UK Armed Forces with their red poppies – a symbol of Remembrance Day – which were pinned to their jackets. Earlier in the day for a visit at Camp Pendleton, Meghan also wore a navy blue crew-neck cardigan by American designer Carolina Herrera, which was adorned with delicate red and black poppy appliqués. Meghan may now reside in California, but her poppy cardigan shows that she has continued the royal art of dressing diplomatically and thoughtfully, selecting outfits that are imbued with symbolism.
After the release of the couple’s Netflix documentary and Prince Harry’s controversial memoir Spare, Meghan slowed down her number of public appearances this year, until she attended the Invictus Games in September. When she has been photographed, she has been leaning on a polished, but simple wardrobe centred around tailored separates. “It does feel like Markle is leaning into a subdued, stylish way of dressing where her clothes are (or seem to be) more relatable, reserved, and not, well, distracting. Which, in a way, seems to be a goal that goes far beyond fashion,” Vogue’s Elise Taylor wrote in October. These two outfits certainly continue to reiterate this message.
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