Meghan Markle stuns in white by one of Kate's favourite designers for Commonwealth Day service

By Laura Sutcliffe

Meghan Markle stepped out for a milestone event with the Royal Family on Monday (Mar. 12) looking every inch the royal. Alongside husband-to-be Prince Harry, The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Theresa May, the 36-year-old attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey looking stylish as ever in a stunning navy dress and white coat by Amanda Wakeley, a favourite designer of her future sister-in-law Kate. She anchored the look with suede navy pumps and topped it of with a chic white beret by Stephen Jones. Meghan kept her makeup simple with brown shadow and a pink glossy lip to highlight her natural beauty.

In her Commonwealth Day message, which featured in the service, the Queen has praised the "Commonwealth connection" that allows people from different nations to bond and celebrate "diversity." The annual service celebrates The Queen's lifelong commitment to the Commonwealth, as head of its 53 countries.

TAP TO VIEW IN GALLERYMeghan Markle walking with Prince Harry in her white coat and hat with blue pumpsMeghan stuns in white coat and hat by Amanda Wakeley

This is the second time that the former Suits actress has appeared in public for an official engagement with soon-to-be sister in law Duchess Kate. In February, the two ladies took part in the Royal Foundation Forum in London and co-ordinated their outfits for the occasion – they both opted for striking blue dresses that showcased their individual styles. Kate stepped out in a gorgeous cobalt blue dress by Seraphine; one of her favourite maternity labels, which retails at an affordable $175. The dress skimmed the wife of Prince William's neat bump and flattered her frame.

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Meghan, meanwhile, went for a luxury high end designer dress, choosing a Jason Wu number which cost $2,525. The navy belted satin wrap frock featured bold statement shoulder detail and a contemporary belted waist. The Suits star, 36, teamed it with a pair of black high heel shoes, featuring an ankle strap and pointed toe. On 19 May, after Meghan marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, the American actress is due to become the fourth Patron of The Royal Foundation.

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