Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, made the official public announcement that the couple is expecting their first child due in the spring of 2019.
Speculation has been surrounding a possible pregnancy ever since Mrs. Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot, which is why it was all the more exciting when the couple confirmed the rumors themselves. Yesterday the duo stepped out in Sydney to begin their Austrailian tour which also marked their first official post-pregnancy announcement appearance. The royal couple will spend 16 days touring Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand.
For the public appearance, Meghan wore a stunning white dress that fit her like a glove and was designed by Austrailian designer Karen Gee. She paired her look with simple nude pumps and a lightweight trench coat. One aspect of her look that is worthy of note is her choice of jewelry which was inherited by the late Princess Diana, according to The Royal Watcher Blog. Meghan wore a pair of stunning butterfly earrings that Diana wore during a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986 — a year after she gave birth to Harry.
Check out the comparisons and Meghan’s full look below:Source: Royal Watcher blog EPA/JOEL CARRETT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT EPA/JOEL CARRETT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
This isn’t the first time Meghan Markle has channelled Princess Diana’s style, check out a few of her Princess Diana-inspired looks below.
12 Times Meghan Markle Channelled Princess Diana’s Style
12. The Plaid Coat
As a royal, it’s tradition to honor the country you are visiting by dressing according to the country’s local colors. Princess Diana did so in February 1989 on a visit to Edinburgh. The plaid coat seemed to be one of her favorites and she donned it multiple times for public appearances to follow. Meghan Markle recently wore a similar coat from Burberry in shades of hunter green and navy on a similar trip to Scotland which was a clear nod to Diana’s look.Source: Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection | Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment