Meghan drapes her bump in bright Canadian designers for a visit to Birkenhead

By Jessica Pollack

Having lived in Toronto for seven years, the Duchess of Sussex is still staying true to her favourite Canadian labels - and on a visit to Birkenhead today (Jan. 14) it was to beautifully bright ends. All eyes were on the royal mom-to-be thanks to her eye-catching ensemble that paired a bright red Sentaler coat with matching pumps and a slinky, long-sleeved purple dress. This marked Meghan and Prince Harry's first joint engagement of 2019 with visits to local organizations Tomorrow's Women Wirral and Hive Wirral Youth Zone.

Meghan paired a red Sentaler coat with a purple Babaton dress in Birkenhead. Photo: © Getty Images

The former actress's blossoming bump was on full display in the figure-hugging midi dress by homegrown label Babaton by Aritzia, which boasts a slit on one side. Her cherry red topper, which may seem familiar to eagle-eyed fans, is the same Sentaler coat that the 37-year-old wore in camel to her first Christmas at Sandringham with the Royal Family in 2017. With its signature ribbed sleeves and wide lapel, the belted Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat, also known as the "Meghan Coat," is made from baby alpaca fabric and retails for $1,695.

The duchess wore her hair in a messy bun with her usual natural makeup look. Photo: © Getty Images

Meghan accessorized in her typically chic style, matching her bright red suede pumps to her show-stopping coat and toting Gabriela Hearst's iconic bag. The duchess wore her hair in her signature messy bun with face-framing tendrils and kept her makeup look bronzed and glowing, playing up her brown eyes with liner and mascara and finishing the look with a swipe of pink lipstick. Her husband looked handsome as ever in black pants, a white shirt with a dark sweater and a grey coat.

The royal mom-to-be protectively cradled her growing bump. Photo: © Getty Images

Harry's leading lady surprised fans last week as she stepped out in style on Thursday (Jan. 10) after her first four royal patronages were revealed. Clad in another impeccable coat, this one a camel design by Oscar de la Renta, Meghan turned stylist for the day at Smart Works, an organization that helps to empower disadvantaged and unemployed women. She paired the outerwear with a black t-shirt dress by Hatch maternity and a pair of stunning cow-print Gianvitto Rossi pumps.

Meghan stunned in an Oscar de la Renta swing coat and cow-print pumps at Smart Works. Photo: © Getty Images

The pregnant royal has a busy week ahead of her, with two big outings on the books for Wednesday. During the day, she will visit a second patronage, The Mayhew, where she'll "meet staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, and hear more about the animal welfare charity’s various initiatives, from community engagement to international projects," according to Kensington Palace.

That evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the premiere of Cirque de Soleil's Totem as a fundraiser for Sentebale, where Meghan is sure to turn up the glamour. A cause very close to his heart and that of his late mother, Princess Diana, Prince Harry started the charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 to help children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

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