Meghan Markle channels Melania Trump in high neck dress and coat combo

Meghan Markle channels Melania Trump in high neck dress and coat combo

Meghan Markle stunned tonight, channelling Jackie Kennedy in a high-neck look.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a white dress and white matching coat tonight in London.

She added an olive clutch and matching olive shoes.

These were the same accessories she wore to Prince George’s christening.

The look was similar to the outfit worn by Melania Trump on Donald’s inauguration.

Meghan wore the Amanda Wakeley Cream Crombie Coat in cream. The coat costs £922.32 from Orchard Mile.

She also appeared to be wearing the now sold-out Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Pointed-Toe Pump in Olive.

Similar shoes in different colours cost around $584.95 (£442.24) from the designer’s website.

The bag is a classic clutch style from Ralph Lauren while the dress is a custom version of a Resort 2019 Dress by Calvin Klein. The roll neck dress has been shortened for the Duchess, and adapted to fit over her huge bump.

Melania Trump’s powder blue suit, which she wore for her husband President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, is also from Ralph Lauren Collection.

Comparisons were made to Jackie Kennedy at the historic US event.

Kensington Palace tweeted: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are attending tonight’s gala performance of #TheWiderEarth in support of The @QueensComTrust, of which The Duke is President, and the production’s official charitable partner @QueensCanopy.”

The Queen’s CW Trust tweeted: “The Duke of Sussex is President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust We are a charitable organisation that champions, funds and connects young leaders working hard to change the world!”

Is Melania Trump secretly issuing hidden message by wearing a UK designer?

The mother-of-one wore a Burberry coat, which is worth £1,490.

The British fashion house was founded in Basingstoke, back in 1856 – and its headquarters is now based in London.

Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.

Actress

Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.

Relationships

In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.

Published at Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:45:00 +0000

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