This is the 1 Color Meghan Markle Refuses to Wear in Public

Meghan Markle is one of the most photographed women in the world and therefore all of her fashion choices are dissected every time she steps out for a royal engagement. Prince Harry’s wife has faced some criticism for her wardrobe choices, but she’s also received praise and many online retailers know that if Markle is spotted in a specific article of clothing or brand, it won’t be in stock very long.

When it comes to her color choices, the Duchess of Sussex has worn a number of different shades since joining the royal family but there is one hue you’ll never see her in. Here’s the answer to which color Markle refuses to wear in public.

Meghan Markle
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This is the color you’ll never catch the duchess in

Markle has stepped out in quite a few different colors since she’s been married to Prince Harry. We’ve seen her in plenty of pastels and neutrals but she’s donned some bolder shades at times as well. However, there is one color the duchess doesn’t wear and that’s orange. In fact, Markle’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, never wears the color either.

Royal fans know that Queen Elizabeth II certainly isn’t afraid to rock a bright orange outfit, so why don’t the duchesses wear it?

According to The Express, “There is no royal fashion rule preventing the [women] from sporting the vibrant hue, but it is believed orange does not photograph as well as other colors.”

The queen, on the other hand, can’t be too concerned with what photographs and doesn’t photograph well since she always wears bold and neon colors so she can be spotted in a crowd.

“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the queen,'” Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex, explained in the 2017 documentary The Queen at 90.

What else Markle has stopped wearing since becoming a royal

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Since transitioning from acting to royalty, Markle has abandoned a few of her fashion favorites, but for good reason.

The former Suits star used to wear dresses with plunging necklines. A month before her royal wedding, she tried to pull off that look again with one low-cut floral design, but she quickly learned that “daring” pieces aren’t what the royal ladies wear.

“Cleavage is something that is not practiced, especially during the day,” said Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette.

A few other things Markle has stopped wearing these days are short suits and skirts. Again, the royals aren’t fans of showing a lot of skin so they opt for longer hemlines. Another item fans remember seeing Markle carry a lot after she and the prince got engaged was her crossbody bag. That style, however, has been replaced by a clutch.

“I suspect that when Meghan was an actress and not a member of royalty, she kept money, make-up, and the kitchen sink in her cross-body bags — as we all do,” royal author Penny Junor told Harper’s Bazaar. “Now that she is a duchess, she doesn’t need anything more useful than lipstick, and possibly her phone.”

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