Meghan Markle's dedication to the Commonwealth extends to her accessories! The royal bride-to-be turned to her beloved Canadian brand Maison Birks for earrings and Australia's Natalie Marie for rings as she stepped out at the Commonwealth Youth Forum on day three of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on Wednesday (April 18). Meghan paired the delicate pieces with a fashion-forward striped nautical dress by Aquazurra, a black Camilla and Marc blazer draped over her shoulders, Tamara Mellon's Paramour multi-strap pumps and an Oroton cross-body bag.
After seven years living in Canada, Meghan fell in love with fine jeweller Birks, and is often seen wearing their trendy stacking rings. For her engagement photocall with fiance Prince Harry, the former actress adorned her ears with the brand's opal earrings. "Her style is modern yet accessible and she always finds ways to make pieces her own, Birks VP Eva Hartling told Hello!. To chat with young people alongside her husband-to-be, the new Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, Meghan wore the Plaisirs de Birks Gold Bar Earrings, sleek 18k gold bars that retail for $375.
Another Commonwealth country was well-represented in her look of the day: Australia! Not only was Meghan's cheap and cheerful bag by Aussie brand Oroton but her Natalie Marie square wire ring also hails from Down Under. The dainty stackable ring retails for $216, and the brand is one that the former Suits star has turned to on many occasions, including their Dotted Oval Pendant and Rose Morganite Ring.
"It’s invaluable to have someone that truly loves and supports the brand wearing our pieces, as this translates very honestly and authentically to our collective following," Natalie told Marie Claire. "I think Meghan’s appeal is that she is a very genuine and open individual, who speaks very truthfully and sincerely whether the conversation is around her style choices or her extensive charity work."
The designer, who explained that her aesthetic is minimal and deconstructed, also makes engagement rings and wedding bands. Could Natalie be behind the ring that Prince Harry slides onto Meghan's finger when she says "I do"? Only time will tell!