Meghan Markle’s Royal Exit Looks Just Resurrected a Major Fashion Trend

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been admired for her style ever since she was an actress on Suits. As a royal, Meghan’s clothes get even more attention, which has allowed her to spotlight fashion brands that she loves. Additionally, she also can start trends and influence what people wear. As usual, Meghan’s recent looks have been the talk of the town, and this time, they might also help usher in a major trend that often gets overlooked.

Meghan recently had her final U.K. tour as a working royal

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Earlier this year, Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, announced that they would take a step back from being senior royal family members. In a statement that was released, the couple shared that they would still carry out some work in the U.K. to support Her Majesty, but they also wanted to spend more time in North America and take on non-royal jobs.

Meghan and Prince Harry’s departure will officially take effect on April 1, 2020. As such, a few weeks ago, the pair decided to embark on a tour of the U.K. to mark their final engagements as working royals.

Meghan’s outfits during the tour are resurrecting a major fashion trend

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Meghan’s outfits always get a lot of attention and the ones she wore on her final tour are no exception. Some of the most striking outfits are all monochromatic looks with Meghan’s dresses and accessories matching in color.

At the Endeavor Fund Awards, the duchess sported a blue Victoria Beckham pencil dress, which she paired with navy shoes and a navy clutch. Meghan opted for different shades of blue, but an all-blue look.

Meanwhile, at the Mountbatten Festival of Music, Meghan glowed in a floor-length red gown from Safiyah. She accessorized with red shoes, red clutch, and ruby earrings. Once again, a mono-color look.

During her final event of the tour — Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey — Markle went out with a bang in an emerald green dress. She also wore a fascinator of the same color and carried a dark green bag.

Monochromatic outfits sometimes get a bad rap for being boring, but Meghan clearly showed that they are anything but.

Meghan Markle’s outfits also sent subtle messages

Royals often do not talk to the press, so they occasionally use their outfits to send subtle messages to the world. Fans believe that Meghan’s looks during her final tour also have a lot of hidden meanings behind them.

According to Vanity Fair, Meghan’s bold outfits could be a way for her to tell the monarchy of what it will be missing in the future. The news outlet wrote: “Showcasing their special brand of subtly sexy, modern-royal magic in recent days, Meghan and Harry also reminded the monarchy that it is losing two superstars who felt they had ‘no choice’ but to step back.”

Meghan wore capes for two of her outfits, and Vanity Fair does not believe that this is a coincidence either. It is not clear exactly what sort of message Meghan is going for, but it is possible that the capes are a way to showcase her as a superheroine. Additionally, they could represent her and Prince Harry’s flying away and leaving the royal family.

Although Meghan and Prince Harry will still keep their primary U.K. resident — Frogmore Cottage — they will also be spending more time in North America from now on. She and her family have been residing in a mansion on Vancouver Island in Canada for a few months now and the couple has reportedly moved to Los Angeles.