If Meghan Markle fans recognized the glimpse of her outfit they got on Wednesday (Dec. 19) as she and Prince Harry arrived at the Queen's annual pre-Christmas lunch, it's because she first wore it on TV! Before she gave up her career in favour of public service, the actress and lifestyle blogger appeared on the TODAY show wearing the pretty, semi-sheer Erdem dress, and we're loving this royal rewear!
Back in January of 2016, the Suits star was the special guest for a segment about winter style, promoting the upcoming season of the legal drama as well as her beloved blog, The Tig. Meghan looked gorgeous in the dress by the London-based, Canadian-born designer, which features a high ruffled collar and an abstract floral pattern in green, blue, purple and gold. She topped it off with sleek, centre-parted waves, a cat eye and a bright-pink lip as she talked incorporating sequins, florals and knits into chic cold-weather wardrobes - something the former Toronto resident had by then become an expert on.
That same ruffled collar was the only thing on display today as the mom-to-be made her way into Buckingham Palace wearing the recycled dress with a Winser London Cape, opaque black tights and suede pumps. Her hair was styled straight and she wore a more natural face of makeup, letting her pregnancy glow shine with some black eyeliner and a glossy pink lip.
The Duchess of Sussex recycled another element of her look, too - her diamond earrings, which she previously wore on her wedding day. On her big day, she paired the Galanterie de Cartier white gold and diamond studs with a bracelet by the brand and her spectacular Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau tiara.
Next week will be an exciting one as Prince Harry and Meghan join the Cambridges for a jam-packed Christmas at the Queen's Norfolk estate. Various feasts will be punctuated with gag gifts, Her Majesty's annual speech and a trip to St Mary Magdalene church - where fans will get another glimpse of the expecting royal in her holiday finest!