It’s been a busy few days for Meghan Markle. Wednesday, April 18 saw the future royal attend her first official Commonwealth event, swiftly followed up by a reception for Women’s Empowerment the next evening, then a morning reception on Saturday, April 21 to mark the start of preparations for this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney, and to top it all off, a special concert for Queen Elizabeth‘s 92nd birthday, held at the Royal Albert Hall on the same night.
And just as Meghan hasn’t put a fashionable foot wrong in terms of dressing for the first three occasions (we’re talking about the Altuzarra striped dress and the classic “Jackie O” little black dress) her outfit for the birthday concert didn’t disappoint, either — it even sent a secret message to the Queen.
For her second official engagement with Her Majesty the Queen, Meghan opted for a regal cape dress in navy blue by Stella McCartney, paired with a distinctive zodiac clutch by Naeem Khan. Look a little closer at the gold acrylic clutch (which retails at $1,490) and, if you’re clued in with your star signs, you might notice that Meghan has chosen the design to match her own astrological sign. Born on August 4, she is a Leo, and the embellishment on her clutch recreates that very constellation, using Swarovski crystals to mark out the stars.
Stella McCartney’s cape dress is a sophisticated look that’s beloved by royals around the world: it’s been seen twice on Queen Letizia of Spain (who’s worn the style in bold red with asymmetric sleeving and a longer hem, as well as in a shorter khaki green style) and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
Meghan and her fiancé, Prince Harry, arrived at the Royal Albert Hall along with Prince William, who appeared to be playing third wheel to his brother for once (his wife Kate Middleton decided to stay at home prepping for the birth of her third child). The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a healthy baby boy on Monday, April 23.
This post was written by Katie Rosseinsky. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.
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