Saturday, 30 December 2017

Meghan's Club Monaco Christmas Day Dress & New Year Resolutions

Since Meghan's Christmas Day appearance, a number of you have been in touch asking if it's possible the dress she wore underneath her Sentaler coat could be identified. We saw a peek of the burgundy velvet piece, but without some indication of the neckline, it looked like we would have to wait until Meghan gave it another outing to know.

Luckily, the brand who designed the piece - Club Monaco - confirmed on their Instagram page, it is in fact their Tay Dress. Note, the distinctive wrap detail at the bottom. Given the interest in the piece, perhaps they'll rename it The Meghan? :)

The velvet effect dress comes in a rich jewel-toned burgundy with tiered, ruffled short sleeves and an effortless wrap design. The colour was perfect for the festive season. The dress is available at Club Monaco where it is reduced from $298 to $239. It's also widely available at ShopBop, Neiman Marcus and Zalando.

Club Monaco received confirmation from Meghan's stylist Jessica Mulroney.

When Meghan and Harry joined the Queen in mid December at Windsor for the Royal Household Christmas Party it was reported by the Mail Online she wore a burgundy lace dress. Meanwhile, Hello! wrote she selected a "festive red dress" for the night. I suspect it's quite possible she may have worn the Club Monaco dress on that occasion too.

Meghan has long been a fan of the popular brand which was launched in Canada in 1985. The first store in Toronto still exists today. Today, the high-end casual clothing retailer is owned by Polo Ralph Lauren with 140 locations worldwide. We saw Meghan in their Sinthea dress in June for a special reading of the pilot episode of Suits at the ATX Festival.

It's a beautiful dress!


An interesting and timely Meghan story doing the rounds today involves a blog post she wrote on The Tig last year sharing her New Year resolutions. The Telegraph reports:

'Prince Harry's fiancee wrote on her blog last year that she always has the same resolutions. The future duchess, who spent Christmas with the royals for the first time this year, admitted that she swears when she is "overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple of drinks".
Ms Markle, 36, said she chews her nails when she is stressed, especially on turbulent flights. She revealed that every year she makes the same resolutions to cut out such "unladylike" behaviour. Writing on her candid personal blog on January 1, 2016, she explained: "Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. "These make my New Year's resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks. And when it comes to the biting of the nails - well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It's unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit."

Meghan vowed to "leave room for magic" (We can safely say that hope came to fruition):

'She wrote: "For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully. To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher.
"My New Year's resolution is to leave room for magic. To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change.
"To let the magic know that there is an open door policy with me in 2016 and that it is always welcome to join the party.
 "I invite you to do the same. Have a beautiful, blissful, and incredibly magical 2016. So grateful to be with you on the ride." 

Seven months after writing the post, Meghan met Harry on a blind date.

With that, I want to wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring all you hope for and more!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Prince Harry Speaks of "Fantastic" Christmas with Meghan During Successful Radio Edit

Hello, I hope you all had a delightful Christmas!

I'm briefly popping in to chat about Prince Harry's stellar turn as guest editor for BBC Radio 4's flagship programme Today. The meticulously curated three-hour programme covered a range of topics the Prince is passionate about. Of course, Harry wasn't going to get away without a question or two about Meghan. During a brief chat, Harry revealed they enjoyed a "fantastic" Christmas.

The Telegraph reports:

Asked about how Ms Markle coped meeting the "in-laws" the prince replied: "It was fantastic, she really enjoyed it." Later, he added: “It’s the family that, I suppose, she’s never had”.
Ms Markle joined the Queen and royal family at Sandringham on Christmas Day, and was photographed walking arm in arm with Prince Harry to the service at St Mary Magdalene Church.
Prince Harry said that the family “loved having her there”, adding that they had “great fun” staying with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and playing with the children.
Describing Ms Markle’s first royal Christmas, he said: “It was fantastic, she really enjoyed it, the family loved having her there and you know, there is always that family part of Christmas, there is always that work element as well.
“Together we had an amazing time, we had great fun staying with my brother and sister In law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic. We are really looking forward to new year and looking forward to 2018.”

You can see Harry in the video below.

Harry's words paint a wonderful picture of him, Meghan, William and Kate at Anmer having a ball with George and Charlotte. It was excellent to see the four of them together on Christmas Day. I think it's quite obvious how close they are and how warmly Meghan has been welcomed into the fold. 2018 is going to be an unforgettable year; it's no surprise to hear Harry is eagerly awaiting the new year.

Indeed, the programme included many fantastic moments, and perhaps the finest of those was hearing Prince Harry interview his father Prince Charles about his busy year and his key focus for 2018. It was a very natural, almost off-the-cuff chat between father and son filled with affection (Harry calls Charles "Pa"). Harry asked: "Do you feel optimistic about the future, for the world that William, myself, your grandchildren and everyone else out there is going to inherit?" Charles replied: "Well my dear boy if I must say so, the fact you're saying this, gives me enormous optimism. I haven't obviously put you off when banging on all these years, because if you think that, that is really encouraging. What I've tried to do all these years is to make sure that I can ensure that you and that your children, my grandchildren, also everyone else's grandchildren, have a world fit to live in." Harry added: "I totally see it and I totally understand it because of all these years of conversations that we've been having, I do end up picking your brains more now than I ever have done." His father added: "Well, darling boy, it makes me very proud to think that you understand." You can listen to their chat here.

Another highlight was an insightful pre-recorded interview with President Obama. Harry is close with both Barack and Michelle Obama; they have been vocal supporters of the Invictus Games, as Harry has been of the Obama Foundation. Harry credits their shared belief in young people as the cornerstone of their bond.

President Obama spoke about young people:

“I have seen the power of these young people and I think that the to have confidence and give young people the ability to make decisions and drive their own organisations. When you give young people responsibilities they will rise to the occasion. I think we underestimate what young people can do so I think the key thing is creating a platform and we can get into the detail of how you set it up to actually give young people power. Give them the ability to go out there and change the world.”
Harry added: “If you really want to make change you need to look up from your phone, you need to get out into your communities and you need to stand up for what you believe in."

More on the conversation from USA Today:

"I wake up later," said former president Barack Obama of what’s different about his mornings now. It’s wonderful to be able to control your day in a way that you just can’t as president."
When asked if he felt relief after finishing what's arguably the world's toughest job, Obama said: “Relief probably isn’t the right phrase because relief indicates that I can’t wait until this thing is finished. But I think that there was a sense that we had run a good race."
“But the things that are important to me haven’t changed," he added. "I still care about making sure that the United States and the world is a place where kids get a decent education, where people who are willing to work hard are able to find a job that pays a living wage. Although I don’t have the same tools that I had as president, I have to rely more on persuasion than legislation … a lot of the things that still motivate and move me continue to this day."
Obama told Harry there are some things he misses about the job. “I miss my team. Everything you do every day you know can affect millions and billions of people in some cases and to have really smart, focused people who are there for the right reasons and who over time have built up trust and have learned to support each other, rely on each other, I miss that," he said.
"All of us in leadership have to find ways to recreate a common space on the internet,” he said. One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases. The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanisation of society and allows ways of finding common ground."

The chat ended on a lighthearted note with a list of quickfire questions. Does President Obama prefer Suits or The Good Wife? Queen or the Queen? Rachel or Monica? Buckingham Palace or the White House? Click to listen to the interview and find out :)

Harry declined to reveal if the Obamas will be there on the wedding day. More from People:

“Well, I don’t know about that,” Harry said. “We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together yet so who knows whether he’s going to be invited or not. [I] wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”

Other segments during the show included a conversation on mental health and the importance of looking after employees. Sir Simon Wessely from King's College explained that businesses need to take their staff's mental health seriously: "It's about your workforce. If you are doing it in your company it has a measurable impact on productivity." The Invictus Games and their positive effect on competitors as well as their families was discussed. Prince Harry asked two Young Commonwealth Leaders to share why they are proud to be part of this Commonwealth family and how they hope the work they do will inspire millions of other young people globally. Prince Harry chatted about his African Parks work with experts. The important issue of trust in the charity sector was also raised. You can listen to the entire programme here. If you have time, I can assure you it's a compelling, informative and enjoyable listen.

Harry utilised his guest spot as editor and the result was a jam-packed morning filled with fascinating and entertaining moments. Bringing together a global figure like President Obama and the future King to discuss issues close to their hearts was a stroke of brilliance. Harry was very relaxed and had an excellent rapport with both. The use of the allocated time to inform the public more on Invictus, mental health, the work in African Parks and highlighting the Commonwealth all served to produce a show that has been described as a resounding success.

The Guardian newspaper has hailed Harry as "the monarchy's best insurance policy":

'The audience profile of the Today programme in no way resembles the millennials whose support the monarchy needs to survive into the prince’s generation. All the same, he turned the programme into an effective showcase for the skills he can bring to his difficult role as constitutional appendix. He managed to conduct interviews with the least cool global figure – his father, Prince Charles – and the most cool, Barack Obama, in a way that allowed them both to look as good as they could.
Prince Harry may yet turn out to be the crown’s best insurance policy. By marrying Meghan Markle, he is linking royalty with a 21st-century celebrity who has a backstory that many people in Britain can identify with. She shares his unquestionable commitment to the subject of mental health that brought a contemplative quality to the long conversation with President Obama that is often missing from public debate.'

The paper continued:

“Republicans are right to worry. Prince Harry’s Today was a stunning public relations feat that achieved several different goals at once – showcasing the utility of royalty and building the brand, aligning his ‘young royals’ brand and his father’s."

According to several reports, Harry and Meghan will ring in New Year with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland in Los Angeles.

Opinion: I've given a lot of thought to the comments left in our last post, 'Harry and Meghan Spend Christmas at Sandringham'. I think it's quite impossible to quantify the enormity of joining the British Royal family. It is a completely new chapter, new career, new rules, new country for Meghan. She is starting a new life. There are, too, many perks of course, and obligations, which I feel confident she will fulfil with aplomb when her official role commences. No matter how confident, competent, independent and successful she is, this is a huge, life-changing time for Meghan. Christmas Day marked the first time she was photographed with the Royal family, her first public curtsy, her first time meeting members of the public at Sandringham. The eyes of the world are fixed on Meghan now, every item she wears, word she utters. She is keenly aware she is now representing the Royal family. The fact she appeared a little nervous and clung to Harry is only a sign she's human. I found comments suggesting it was "childish" and "nauseating" quite frankly melodramatic and ridiculous. This is a huge undertaking for anyone, and it's unrealistic to expect anyone to walk in, especially within four weeks of the engagement announcement, and know it all. I find it reassuring she appears so willing to learn. From what I could see, she turned to Harry, Kate and William before the curtsy. She isn't afraid to ask for advice, and the support of the family can only prove beneficial. She is as deserving of the opportunity to settle in and find her feet as previous royal brides. I believe every active member of the Royal family has responsibilities and duties, and should be held accountable accordingly, but let's give her a chance to actually get there.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Harry and Meghan Spend Christmas at Sandringham

Prince Harry and his future bride Meghan Markle are spending their first Christmas together at Sandringham with the Royal family.

It's hard to believe it's been a mere month since Harry and Meghan's engagement announcement. Since then, the whirlwind four weeks has seen Meghan undertake her first public engagements in Nottingham with Harry by her side. The couple also attended two Royal household staff parties amidst early planning and preparations for their wedding next May. Earlier this week, we got the 'icing on the cake' to their wonderful news in the form of three beautiful engagement portraits. Meghan's been warmly welcomed into the Royal family, and they are said to be immensely fond of her. Meghan is the first royal fiancée to spend Christmas with the Royals. I thought it a very wise decision as Meghan's family live in the US and she and Harry wanted to spend it together. A source told reporter Camilla Tominey she is "already considered part of the family". It's the perfect opportunity for her to get to know Harry's immediate and extended family better.

Yesterday, Meghan already got into the swing of a very royal Christmas with Christmas Eve celebrations. The royals will have enjoyed tea and chatting before decorating the Christmas tree and observing the German practice of opening gifts on Christmas Eve. The family tend to give each other funny items and homemade goods. In the evening, the family change into evening wear, with the royal ladies donning gowns, tiaras and jewels for dinner.

Meghan and Harry arrived with William and Kate - they are staying with them over the festive period at Anmer Hall. Meghan will have been there this morning as Prince George and Princess Charlotte opened their presents. The 'Fab Four' looked very happy as they made their way to Church.

Meghan looked incredibly relaxed and poised.

Kate and Meghan.

The Duchess and the future Duchess chatting during the walk.

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An arrival video from the BBC.

Lama Hasan reported "A line stretching all the way down the road in Sandringham, people tell us it is massive turnout today to see the royals especially Harry and Meghan".

Sandringham is a majestic country house on 20,000 acres of land. It has been the private home of four generations of sovereigns since 1862. It has played host to Her Majesty's festivities since the fire at Windsor Castle in 1992, and she remains there from mid-December to February each year. When the Queen or members of the Royal family are not in residence, the house is open to the public. William and Kate's new country home, Anmer Hall, which is currently undergoing renovations, is on the Sandringham Estate.

The parish church of St Mary Magdalene is of exceptional historical interest, with memorials to many members and relations of the Royal family from Queen Victoria onwards. King George VI, Princess Diana and more recently Princess Charlotte were all baptised there.

The current building dates to the 16th century and was restored by S. S. Teulon in 1855 and Arthur Blomfield in 1890. It is considered to be a noteworthy example of a carrstone building. The silver altar and reredos were presented to Queen Alexandra by the American department store owner, Rodman Wanamaker, as a tribute to Edward VII. He also presented her with the silver pulpit and a silver 17th-century Spanish processional cross. Of note also is a Florentine marble font and a Greek font dating to the 9th century.

Meghan was all smiles as they left Church. Below, Meghan with her future brother-in-law William.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

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A curtsy from Meghan and Kate for the Queen.

A very good video from The Telegraph.

Meghan's first public curtsy was captured by the BBC.

A video from ITV News.

Harry and Meghan wish locals a Happy Christmas.

Meghan was in her element chatting to well-wishers.

Francesa was there this morning and kindly shared her photos. I asked her what she thought of Meghan and she replied: "She took so much interest in everyone around her. She was very caring".

The Royals will now return to the house for a traditional turkey lunch followed by an afternoon filled with walks on the estate with the dogs, the Queen's Christmas speech, a drink or two and a relaxing evening of games and television. As you can see Harry and Meghan's engagement photo features among the framed family pictures. The Queen said she looks forward to welcoming new members into the family next year. You can view the annual message here. It's very happy time for the Royal family and on a personal note for Harry and Meghan, their first Christmas together shall be one they'll always look back on.

It was wonderful to see Meghan at Sandringham - the beginning of a very special tradition. These two have quite the year ahead :)

Meghan wrapped up in the Sentaler Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat in camel (a special word of thanks to the Meghan's Mirror team for their ID work this morning). Once again, we are seeing Meghan's continued love of championing Canadian fashion. The piece is described as "This long wrap coat in luxurious baby alpaca has the SENTALER signature wide collar that works in harmony with the longer length. The fit and flare vented hem keeps the femme feel of a sophisticated classic that will be worn season after season."


Meghan carried the $1,550 Chloe Pixie Small Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag.

My Theresa

Today marked the first occasion Meghan wore a hat since the engagement. Milliner to the royals Philip Treacy confirmed it is one of his designs.

A closer look at Meghan's boots. They are the Hiline style by Stuart Weitzman.

They are available at Nordstrom.

Meghan accessorised with the Maison Birks Snowflake Large Round Jacket Earrings she wore for the Pre-Christmas lunch.

Maison Birks

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones; thank you for following Meghan's journey on the blog this year. 2018 is going to be very exciting! :)

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Release Official Photos to Mark Their Engagement

A Christmas surprise for royalists! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released three beautiful photos to mark their engagement.

The photos were taken earlier this week at Frogmore House by renowned fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. The black and white image above displays a romantic moment as Harry wraps Meghan in his coat and she touches his cheek. The photographer perfectly captured a couple in love. This photo shot on the steps outside, shows the couple holding hands with Meghan's engagement ring taking centre stage.

Kensington Palace Twitter Feed

A couple of hours after the release of the first two photos, Kensington Palace tweeted an unexpected third as a thank you. "Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle's engagement photographs. The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you."

Kensington Palace

The Telegraph reports:

'The photographs were taken this week by Polish photographer Alexi Lubomirski, known for his work in fashion and celebrity and formally known as His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski after inheriting a title from his father.
Lubomirski said: "It was an incredible honour to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together." He added: "A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits."
Lubomirski appears to have flown to the UK especially for the assignment, travelling to London on December 15th and tweeting from Heathrow Airport on the 18th to celebrate the "last job of the year". A former assistant of Mario Testino, his CV boasts photo shoots with Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Selma Hayek, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.
Born in England, he moved to Botswana at the age of eight. The Prince and Ms Markle have spent significant time in the country over their relationship, including a camping trip on their third date.'

The fact Alexi Lubomirski grew up in Botswana was obviously a factor in Harry and Meghan's decision to commission him. Botswana holds a very special place for them as a couple. It shows the level of detail and thought that went into the photoshoot. Below, the photographer with Julia Roberts after a shoot last month.

Alexi recently shot Angelina Jolie and Claire Danes.

Frogmore House is a 17th century English country house, which is located within the grounds of the Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire. Half a mile south of Windsor Castle, Frogmore was let to a number of tenants until the late 18th century, when it was used intermittently as a residence for several members of the royal family. The house is currently uninhabited, but it is used by the royal family to host both private and official events. In recent times, the house was notably used as the venue for the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly's wedding reception in 2008.

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'Set amidst the extensive Home Park of Windsor Castle, Frogmore House is surrounded by fine and picturesque gardens. The house dates from the 1680s and was purchased for Queen Charlotte in 1792.  Here the Queen was able to indulge her love of botany and laid out the garden with many rare and unusual plants.
At one time the house was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. After her death, her son-in-law, Prince Albert, commissioned the building of an elegant mausoleum to hold her remains.  Queen Victoria was particularly fond of Frogmore's peaceful ambience and it became her favourite retreat.
Victoria and Albert's love of Frogmore lead them to break with tradition and build themselves a much larger and grander mausoleum for themselves.'

A peek inside Frogmore.

Shortly after their engagement, Kensington Palace said Windsor is "a very special place for both Harry and Meghan". They will hold their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 May. The choice of Frogmore House as the backdrop for the official engagement photos again demonstrates their affection for Windsor. If the title didn't hold such a troubled history; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor would have have been ideal for the couple.

Royal reporter Emily Nash suggests they may have spent time at Frogmore in the earlier months of their relationship away from the public eye.

Emily Nash Twitter Feed

The Mail reports it is being considered as a possible venue for the wedding reception:

'It has also been tipped privately as a possible venue for Harry and Meghan's own bash. It may explain why Meghan was seen in deep conversation with Mr Phillips at the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace yesterday.'

Meghan wore a semi-sheer Ralph & Russo gown with gold feather detailing and a silk organza skirt, hand appliquéd with silk tulle ruffles from the Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 Collection. The Mail reports the couture gown was £56,000. Kensington Palace confirmed the piece was "privately purchased". Reporter Jack Rosyton said "I'm told Meghan didn't have to pay the full £56K". The British luxury goods company and haute couture fashion house is adored by royalty and celebrities all over the world. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear they are in contention to design Meghan's wedding dress.

In the black and white photo, Prince Harry wore a Burberry coat and Meghan chose a cream sweater by Victoria Beckham. There have been a number of reports suggesting Meghan and Victoria have become close friends.

It looks like Meghan wore the Cashmere Sweater (with thanks to innominate). Made in the UK, it is described as "Embroidered initials leave Victoria Beckham's signature mark on an otherwise classic crewneck sweater in sumptuously soft cashmere."

I simply adore the photos. What do you think of them?

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Meghan Marks a New Tradition at the Queen's Pre-Christmas Luncheon

Meghan Markle marked a momentous milestone (try saying that ten times) in her new royal life today as she and Prince Harry arrived at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's annual Pre-Christmas luncheon.

Ahead of the luncheon, a royal source told reporter Camilla Tominey Meghan would be in attendance as "she's already considered part of the family". Today's luncheon offered the perfect opportunity for Meghan to meet extended members of the family before the wedding and, of course, reacquaint herself with the Queen's corgis. During the engagement interview, Harry revealed they had taken quite a shine to her.

Her Majesty hosts the fifty-strong luncheon every year for the entire extended family, many of whom are spending Christmas with their own children and grandchildren rather than joining the annual gathering at Sandringham. It is one of very few occasions where so many members of the Royal Family are assembled together. The royals usually stay for a couple of hours before departing. It is said The Queen takes attendance at the luncheon very seriously and family members rarely miss the event.

Harry and Meghan left KP almost immediately after William and Kate who brought their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the lunch.

This photo of Prince Harry begs a caption contest :)

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Another view of Meghan arriving. In every photo I've seen, she looks incredibly relaxed.

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Meghan will undoubtedly enjoy seeing Buckingham Palace in all its splendor for the festivities. Although, she has already become well acquainted with the Palace. She has enjoyed tea with Her Majesty there and was spotted arriving with Harry shortly after the engagement. It heralds a new era for Meghan as she begins her royal life. The newly engaged couple will travel to Norfolk in the coming days where they will enjoy a traditional royal Christmas.

A seasonally appropriate welcome awaited guests in the form of a 15ft Nordmann Fir Tree from Windsor Great Park.

The perfect finishing touch to a Royal Christmas tree :)

There's a wonderful video showcasing the process of decorating the Palace shown below.

It is a beautiful time of year at the Palace. Earlier this week, the Coldstream Guards Band played a selection of Christmas carols during Changing of the Guard.

A quick video of Harry and Meghan leaving from royal reporter Richard Palmer.

The pair were seen smiling and chatting as they left. It looks like they had a wonderful time.

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A glimpse of Meghan's engagement ring.

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Meghan looked elegant as she arrived at the Palace today.

The amazing HeavenQRF identified Meghan's pretty dress as the Self Portrait Nightshade Midi Dress. The £300 dress is crafted from a combination of specially designed guipure lace and solid crepe skirt. The short sleeved bodice is fitted to the waist with a grosgrain waistband in contrast to the full silhouette of the tucked A-line skirt. The neckline is finished with a solid black collar stand. The bodice is lined with a nude bandeau for coverage and the dress is fastened with an exposed zip in the back. It has been sold out for some time.

We can see the detail of the dress slightly in this photo.

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A reader kindly shared a photo of Suki Waterhouse wearing the same piece. Emma notes Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands. also wore the dress for a wedding earlier this year. You can view photos here.

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Meghan has been a fan of the hugely popular brand for years. Below, we see her wearing their Teardrop Lace Dress at the Glamour and L'Oreal Paris Celebrate 2016 College Women Of The Year event last year.

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The Meghan's Mirror team believe Meghan's new earrings are the $6,000 Maison Birks Snowflake Large Round Jacket Earrings - a very seasonal choice by one of Canada's leading jewellers.

If searching for an alternative to Meghan's earrings, the talented Meghan's Fashion found the $21 Over Ear Jackets and the $36 Front and Back Discs at Bling Jewellery.

How did the luncheon go? The Mail Online reports it was a charming afternoon with Meghan pulling a cracker with Prince Charles.

Meghan Markle passed her first major test as a member of the Royal Family yesterday – by pulling a cracker with future father-in-law, Prince Charles, donning a paper hat and reading out a corny joke.
Prince Harry’s fiancé was a guest at the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, where she was introduced to almost every member of the monarch’s extended family. According to an insider, she appeared slightly nervous initially but soon began to dazzle, with relatives queuing up to meet the prince’s glamorous bride-to-be for the first time.
Fortunately for the US-born actress – who will no doubt attend her inaugural state banquet next year - these lunches are designed to be fun, not formal. ‘Everyone wanted to meet Meghan and welcome her to the family and she didn’t disappoint,’ they told the Mail. She was obviously a bit nervous at first but she soon relaxed with Prince Harry’s help as he introduced her to everyone and then she really enjoyed it.
‘Harry was clearly very happy and very proud of her and everyone thought she was delightful. It was your typical Christmas lunch in spite of who was there – turkey, crackers…the lot. ’

It was lovely to see Meghan at the luncheon. We'll see the couple on Christmas morning at Sandringham next :)