Meghan Markle’s sophisticated fashion sense is slowly rubbing off on Prince Harry, but there’s one thing in particular that’s uniting their looks – Canadian brands! The loved-up couple stepped out for their first official appearance of the year on Tuesday (Jan. 9), with the prince wearing Club Monaco, one of the country’s favourite casual retailers.
Prince Harry looked positively dashing in the brand’s Wool Topcoat in olive - which is currently on sale for $319 - while the royal couple headed into London’s Reprezent radio station. Meghan looked equally chic for the occasion in a camel coat by Canuck label SMYTHE (now available for pre-order for $995!). She paired it with a belt by yet another Canadian fashion franchise, Aritzia. She completed the look with a budget-friendly sweater from Marks & Spencer, Burberry trousers and Sarah Flint pumps.
But this isn’t Club Monaco’s first royal rodeo! For Meghan’s milestone first Christmas with her royal family-to-be, the 39-year-old dazzled the crowd in the brand’s velvet Tay Dress, currently on sale for $239.
While the 36-year-old originally hails from Los Angeles, Meghan has spent years living in Toronto, filming many seasons of her former show Suits and coming to know and love a plethora of Canadian designers. Much like her future sister-in-law’s influence on fashion, the “Meghan Effect” means that items the star chooses to wear – Canadian and otherwise – seldom remain on racks.
The bride-to-be stunned in another Canadian piece for her engagement photos with Prince Harry – a gorgeous $799 cream coat by homegrown label LINE, which is now sold out. And during her first official summer as Harry’s right-hand woman, Meghan was often spotted wearing Aritzia and Mackage. One of her most notable looks came when the couple made their official debut during the Invitus Games. Meghan attended the opening ceremony in a maroon dress and matching leather coat by the respective brands.
Now that the duo will be exchanging vows in May, royal watchers can look forward to seeing whether Canadian designers make their way onto the wedding-wear roster!