Meghan Markle put Wales front and centre in Cardiff outfit

By Laura Sutcliffe

Fans were anxiously awaiting a glimpse of Meghan Markle as she stepped out in Cardiff with Prince Harry for her second official engagement of the year on Thursday (Jan. 18). The former Suits actress stunned the waiting crowds and photographers in a sleek black coat by Stella McCartney, $300 trousers by Welsh brand Hieut Denim and a patriotic green tote bag which was a nod to the Welsh flag.

Meghan, 36, wore her long brunette hair in an updo once again. Her makeup was typically flawless, featuring neutral brown eyeshadow, dark mascara and glossy nude lips. Harry and Meghan's first port of call was Cardiff Castle. The trip has been designed to showcase the incredible culture and heritage of Wales, and during their time in city they will learn more from some of the local organizations working in the community, as well as hearing performances from musicians and poets, and meeting with leading sportsmen and women.

The actress stunned in classic black coat

Prince Harry's fiancée has fast become a fashion powerhouse following the news of her engagement, with many of her chosen items becoming instant sell-outs. Meghan caused a sensation online when she visited Brixton on Jan. 9, where she blended Canadian, British and American designs for a polished look. The $77 knit sweater she wore from British high-street chain Marks & Spencer not only became a sell-out, but was also popping up on eBay for four times the amount.

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The same can also be said for Meghan's handbag collection. On Christmas Day she carried the Chloe 'Pixie' bag, which subsequently flew off the shelves, and the burgundy Strathberry handbag she wore when she visited Nottingham on Dec. 1 resulted in the website crashing! It's not just her wardrobe which causes a frenzy. When the actress stepped out in Brixton with her hair tied back in a 'messy bun', beauty fans around the world were quick to discuss the style and emulate her chic look.

The happy couple stunned on Cardiff trip

The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, following on from their engagement announcement on Nov. 27, 2017. Bets are now being placed as to which designer wedding gown the future royal will opt for on her big day.

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