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!

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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!

86 comments:

  1. Wow! Could not love that Club Monaco dress more. The beautiful rich color and fabric, the sophisticated midi-length, and the fun ruffled sleeve! Elegant and festive. I wonder if she tailored it at all to be not such a deep v neck, though?

    Meghan is certainly one to watch on the style front. It’ll be so interesting to see how her “true” royal wardrobe evolves, as Kate’s has done.

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  2. Dawwwnnnnnnnnnnnn! What a nice set of New Year Resolutions!
    Simple yet achievable!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year!

    Also did you know that it wasn't until today that I realized I didn't follow you on Twitter?!?!?!? :O
    I look at you twitter every single day many many times and I realized today that I didn't follow you!!!!!!!!! That is a sin!!!!!!!!!
    But now I do! :D

    Happy New Year!

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  3. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr

    May this guide us all in 2018!

    Happy 2018 to you all!!

    Special thanks to our dearest Charlotte, for your wonderful work!! You´re amazing!!!

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    1. Words we all should live by, Eve.

      Happy new year everyone. God bless us every one!

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    2. I have to appear for the blessing. From your wishes to God.
      Happy New Year to all of you and your loved ones.

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    3. Eve, bluhare.😊😊 Amen and Amen to that.❤️

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  4. It actually does not look like that dress to me. Her hem is a gentle ark, I do not think it is the Club dress.The Club Monaco is a right angle at the hem not two arks on each side of the slit as hers appears to be.

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    1. Meghan's stylist Jessica Mulroney gave official confirmation to Club Monaco. It's good to know they are certain because as you correctly said it is so hard to tell from photos taken on Christmas Day.

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    2. Jessica giving "official confirmation" on the dress means she is currently Meghan's stylist?

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    3. I hope Meghan changes stylist.i really don't like the way Jess dresses.its too repetitive

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    4. Yes, the dress has an arc. I followed the “Tay dress” link in Charlotte’s article. The photo there does indeed show the arc. Not sure why it doesn’t show on this model. My question is how did she put the coat on with those ruffle-y sleeves. Sure, the Sentaler sleeves look loose on her, but still, velvet with a ruffle — wonder if it was uncomfortable.
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  5. Whaou what a beautiful dress
    thank you Charlotte and happy new year to you

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  6. i know that this os a blog about Meghan, but I just realised there is a very good chance that the cast of Suits will be at the wedding. So, not only am I excited about harry and meghan getting married, but I am super excited that Harvey Specter and Mike Ross will be at the royal wedding!!

    (this is the only place I can share my royal excitement. Thanks for indulging me)

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    1. Sharyn, you´re not alone!! ;-)))
      To say that my daughter is mildly irritated whenever I "go off" on something royal, is a gross understatement....LOL So I come here, too, to share my "royal excitement"!!
      And Harvey Specter and Mike Ross at the wedding....even more reason to look forward to it!!!! :-)))))

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    2. Woohoo! I never thought of that...now I'm even more excited for the wedding! Thanks for pointing that out ;)

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    3. Tammy from California1 January 2018 at 18:45

      Eve, everyone I know, except for my sister, who is equally as interested, thinks I am nuts! THIS BLOG= GOOD!

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  7. That color is perfect for Meghan and a seasonal color. The style is perfect for her. I love velvet. So happy it is popular now. Looks like a comfortable dress also. May you have a blessed New Year also, Charlotte, and only good things come your way.

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  8. Thank you thank you thank you for identifying Meghan's Christmas dress.. YAY! I check this website multiple times a day to get Meghan's fashion credentials and save. Including your Duchess of Cambridge site. Made my day you blessed woman!!

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  9. Also I will say the abuse which is being inflicted on Meghan Markle is appalling, tragic, uncalled for (as any form of abuse is), and just horrific. Especially as she is being used like a jolly pawn and scapegoat (and money machine and royal accessory if they had their way) by her half-siblings, and half-sister in particular - very un-family like, considering 'family' has been the most common word used around the globe for past few days in relation to MM. No fault of PH who just spoke his and Meghan's truth which everyone is entitled to regardless of status and background - just people misunderstanding and grasping at anything. Don't get me started on the non-stop racism. Your website is a lovely place of zen and peace, and just positivity and light. Hope my comment doesn't spoil this post for anyone, but had to say it. Thanks again!!

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    1. I agree with you. She must be incredibly grounded and able to shut out all the crazy surrounding her.

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    2. Yep agreed!! That takes real strength!

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    3. Amén Rebekah! I dont go to certain sites any more. This site is very upbeat, & I love that. Happy new year everyone! Can't wait to see Meghans wedding dress. NLopez

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  10. Becca.😊 Good News. Both "Dater's Handbook" and "When Sparks Fly" are available on You Tube.

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  11. I adore this dress. It is perfect for the festive season...and it is so lovely to get to hear bits and pieces from The Tig and hear Meghan's actual voice as opposed to only stuff about her (not this blog which is wonderful!)

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  12. Thank you for a wonderful post! I can't believe we found the dress she wore under her coat. I saw some other pictures of the dress on a different blog, but yours was the only ones that showed the true beauty of the dress. Now I can see why she chose it. I had also read 2 versions of Meghan's resolutions elsewhere, but you were the first to include the year. Knowing it is from 2016.and not 2017, says to me that she must have been as surprised as we were as the magic started unfolding in her life. Hoping for magic in all our lives in the Jew Year!!

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  13. Happy New Year to you, Charlotte, & to all your readers! x That dress is very pretty...Meghan has such good taste! I hope Meghan sticks to her New Year's resolutions...otherwise she'd fit right in with Prince Philip in the swearing department LOL
    This is an odd observation, but has anyone noticed that lately when Harry is pictured with Meghan, he has his right hand tucked under the lapel of his jacket? Did he have this habit before? Is it some sort of hand signal or am I reading too much into conspiracy theories? (cue Twighlight Zone theme music).

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    1. Kiwi Gal, I noticed that, too. Is he imitating Napoleon here? LOLOL....

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    2. Kiwi Gal

      Thanks for the laugh about Prince Philip and swearing!:)

      Happy New Year to everyone!!!

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    3. I think it's a self-comforting thing for nerves.

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    4. Eve, that's exactly what I was thinking! LOL

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    5. Grenada, I also thought that, too.

      Haha, Anett :)

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    6. Could he be giving directive signals to the PPO's??? 🙅‍♂️💁🏼‍♂️🙆‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️
      Nawh, lol. The Napoleon thing is more bettah. 😉

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    7. I noticed also. Strangely enough, I saw a video of his mother recently and she did the exact same thing! It must denote some sort of security or something.

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    8. LOL surfer girl!

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  14. Charlotte, Happy New Year to you! Thanks for the blogs. I have enjoyed them.

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  15. Thank you very much Charlotte,I really like the dress,very appropriate and elegant.

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  16. Love the color and the dress style,hate the velvet texture.
    This is such a nice blog where rational people can come and have a good discussion without all the hate. 2018 will be big for us fans can’t wait to see the tiara and dress she wears. I predict Harry will tear up when he see her.

    With media trying to tear her down and “family” selling her out I’m glad Harry supports her and has her back. Even for the strongest people that can be tough. Of course she also has the support of her mother and close friends.

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    1. Monica, you are the first person to comment about the velvet texture. Like you, I appreciate the colour and style of the dress but not the quality of the velvet. If one sews, which I do, in fabric stores we find, that there are several grades of velvet. Silk velvet is very expensive. Cotton velvet is not as expensive, but it is not as luxurious. A decent velvet is a silk/rayon blend. Then there are 100% synthetic velvets…polyester, nylon or viscose. This dress looks to be made from a synthetic. That could be why the dress on the model is not hanging very well and in my opinion looks inexpensive. With velvet you truly do get what you pay for. Club Monaco is not in the same league as designer dresses we usually see on celebrities.

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    2. Laura.😊 Who knew velvet was so complex, lol? Not me. Thank you for the info. I love velvet so I loved learning about it. Our schools used to have Home Economics classes where we were taught
      sewing and cooking/nutrition. I loved those classes. Loved them. I have heard that they have omitted such things recently from some school curriculums.
      Where does on find quality fabric these days Laura? I would love to know. :) I just might get creative and start sewing again. I really enjoyed it before. (I used to loan my portable sewing machine out to girls in my dorm when I was in college. That silly thing would work perfectly for everyone but me, lol.)
      The dress on the model does look a little pathetic. Less than perky for sure. Not to worry. Harry's princess will no doubt be royally educated about velvet sooner than later and will be wearing better (or even silk) velvet before you know it. :)

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    3. Super Girl…I wrote a long reply answering some of your questions. I hit publish but that led me to a Gmail sign in. So I am not sure if my comment will be published. I'll check back and if it isn't I will try to repost.

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    4. Okay, Surfer Girl the reply did not post, so I am trying again. I too enjoyed Home Economics classes, that are no longer part of the school's curriculum. It was good to learn about cooking and nutrition, as well as how to sew. Perhaps this course was dropped due to the women's movement feeling that girls should not be forced to learn how to cook and how to sew. I think these are skills both men and women need.

      I only took Home Ec. from Grades 6–8, but in those three years, I we sewed placemats, then an apron, followed by a blouse, a skirt and a dress.

      You ask where one can buy quality fabric. I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We have a street called Ottawa St. It has at least a dozen fabric shops. The same street also has stores that sell sewing machines, hat-making supplies, sewing notions, quilting supplies, unholstering and drapery materials. Bus loads of tourists visit this street to shop. For me this street has always been there and I take it for granted. You can purchase fabrics online, but then you would not be able to feel the texture, check for stretching or wrinkling and be sure about the quality.

      If you ever come to Canada, give me a shout. I will be happy to take you to Ottawa St.

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  17. Gorgeous dress! Just not sure I like it with the boots. I wonder if she changed out of the boots once inside.

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    1. I really dislike the boots. Erika - I left a message in the last thread clarifying something. Please do read it.

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    2. I read and replied. Thank you:)

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    3. Also need to say that Julia was not run off the blog. Maybe you missed her post where she declared she would no longer comment here or anywhere about Meghan, because she was so offended by how Meghan left one dog behind with friends. That turned Julia's opinion on her to such a degree that she didn't care to comment on her any more. She was not run off blog. I don't know who here would do that and Charlotte wouldnt allow it.

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    4. rosman. I left a response to your comment on Charlotte's 12/27 entry up page at 11:55.

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    5. No, I realize that and said so in my comment. I was talking about the comments that followed that in which several posters told her it was just as well she leave etc. Some weren't very nice. I remember several other posters responding to those saying that after all this time, Julia didn't deserve to be spoken to that way.

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  18. American Army Wife30 December 2017 at 18:12

    You imagine she put the slouchy boots on with the dress only for the walk to church? Odd combination of color, texture, and vibe together otherwise. I thought her clothes overpowered her when she was outside to the point that I looked up her height, thinking she must be petite. She is 5'7" ! I think all the colors she wore that day were not the most flattering. She could wear a much different palette, even the neutrals, that would enhance her considerable natural beauty and still always be elegantly, simply dressed for her job.

    The deep V in the dress is also not church appropriate for a member of the royal family, but I imagine she kept her coat on in the old church. It's also hard to picture playing with children comfortably in it. I like the dress as it is styled and appreciate the price.

    Harry's comments about her family, no matter how he meant them were extremely unkind and undiplomatic. I think ONLY of his bride's mother. Ouch. Secondly, it also degrades his wife to be. I imagine he thinks he is rescuing her? haha. In contrast, I think William was thought to believe that his wife's family depicted the home he never had, do I remember correctly? Context is everything I suppose.

    Lovely work Charlotte. Happy New Year and thanks for helping me learn so much about the UK.

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    1. I agree that the clothes are not flattering her at all. I hope she gets rid of Jessica as her stylist.

      As for Harry's comments, I think they were designed to put the extended family members in their place. They probably even spoke with Meghan's mother right afterwards to clarify what Harry said.

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    2. "Family I never had" is actually a common expression at least in America. And it's not used to demean one family, but rather to recognize differences. I've heard people with great relationships with their own family use the expression. When Meghan was asked about her family in the engagement interview she immediately defined "family" as her parents and close friends. When Meghan thinks about family that's who she thinks about, and that's very different from over 20 people from 4 generations gathering under one roof. If all we knew about Meghan's family came from her own words then I don't think anyone would have seen anything negative in Harry's words because Meghan only talks positively about both of her parents.

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    3. Agree on the look.

      I doubt she is 5.7.
      Look at the picture with the cast...she looks quite short.

      Camilla

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    4. I agree with anon 13:40. Family must mean 'extended family' here. In dutch we have 2 words: one for parents + siblings and one for including grandparents uncles etc

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    5. I agree on the height and also on the comment on family. She looks to me around 5.5 or 5.6". People who have met Kate have commented that she is not more than 5 ft and 7". So I would guess around 5.5.

      "Family she never had" to me meant that she never had huge multigenerational get-togethers that the royal family institutes. I didn't interpret it as negative at all or a put-down of her parents or mother. Even if one does have large families it is a rare holiday when everyone can be under the same roof all at the same time. For instance, one year it will be a sibling going off on vacation or an uncle going off to the in-laws or whatever. So even if Meghan did actually have a large non-toxic family (which I don't believe she did - I think that her extended family is quite problematic), the statement could be true.

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    6. People.com has a picture of Savannah Guthrie with the same dress and you can see that it can be worn in a way that is not revealing.

      https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeopledotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F01%2Fsavannah-guthrie.jpg&w=1100&q=85


      http://people.com/royals/meghan-markles-298-church-dress-is-still-in-stock-and-shes-twinning-with-savannah-guthrie/

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    7. Harry should have taken the high road and avoided the comments about her family. He has opened up a Pandora's box. It s clear she has a large extended family.

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  19. Wasn’t expecting a new post before the new year so this was a lovely surprise. I’m in looooove with the dress. Very me. I’d snap it up ina heartbeat but unfortunately it’s out of my price range at this time :-(

    I’ve found I really like Kate’s classic style but I’m leaning more towards Meghan’s for that edgy twist. I appreciate having my designer horizons expand thanks to them.

    Surfer girl, thank you for your reply. Reading other comments you’ve made, I find myself often agreeing with you. Not always of course but what’s the fun if you can’t learn from others’ POV’s? :-)

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    1. Roxana.😊 You are welcome. Hearing and learning of other's perspectives is enriching for sure even when we disagree. :) I have learned a lot here. :)

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  20. The dress is pretty but have to agree an odd combo with those boots. The colors do not seem like a good combination nor does the slouchy nature of the boots with the relaxed long length of the dress seem like a good thing. Maybe she had a different pair of shoes at the Sandringham that she changed in and out of before going to and returning from Church.

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  21. It is said that several changes of clothing are required on Christmas Day at Sandringham. Surely it makes sense to wear a beautiful dress for the luncheon underneath a warm coat for church. In Meghan’s case, she would only need to take off her ginger colored hat, coat, and boots, and slip into a nice pair of pumps to be elegantly dressed, in the beautiful burgundy velvet with diamond earrings, for the Queen’s lunch. My sense is that HM is strict about lunch starting on time, so that it does not infringe on her speech.

    I like Meghan’s mention of a wish to be ladylike, when she discussed New Year’s resolutions. I had been thinking that word when I saw her shaking hands with her right glove off, and walking with her left hand holding Harry’s arm. Such customs are perhaps lost on younger generations, but I always feel that one can be feminist and still be ladylike, even given the odd swear word. Meghan evidently agrees.

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  22. Every New Year gives you the perfect chance to start something new and fresh. So do your bit this year and make the world a better place for yourself and others. Happy New Year 2018!
    Happy New Year to all!!!

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  23. I doubt she would have used the same dress twice...and they wouldn.t have reported 'lace dress', there could have been no mistaking this dress for a lace dress.

    Also... I think Meghan is a gem of a beauty.. but short sleeves with these slouchy boots, and red velvet with beige brown.. I don.t think I like or understand her style choices.

    Plus, some discussed whether she were tall or not. Ftom the picture with the cast I think it.s uite evident she.s pretty petite,not just frame-wise but also height-wise.

    Camilla

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    1. Camilla, I'm with you. I don't believe this velvet dress is the same wore at the previous holiday event - a lace dress for that event seems very likely.

      My guess is that Megan wore different shoes with her velvet dress in the house - just like she didn't keep her hat on.

      I also don't think Megan is 5' 7" - maybe with her heels on. I think she appears to be petite. Maybe 5' 5"?

      My 2-cents. :-)

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  24. First I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We still have quite awhile to go here on the east coast of the US. I do love Meghan’s resolution from last year’s blog - I actually keep my resolution pretty similar from year to year as she did. I’d like to share mine with you, I share it on my fb each year to hold myself accountable from year to year.

    May 2018 be the best year yet!

    My resolution: “New Year, New You" is not a theory I subscribe to. I look at New Year's as a time to restart and refresh, I am constantly learning and growing, New Year's is an opportunity to hit reset.

    Look at your life, what is or isn't working, people who build you up and people who try to tear you down, the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly - choose your own adventure and those you want along for the ride.

    Go into the new year with plans and ideas to continue building YOU. There is only one YOU and the world would be a darker place without YOU. Today is a continuation of the story of your life, don't let the chapter end on a cliffhanger, continue the story and chose the path that will lead you to happiness and peace.”

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    1. Eve from Germany1 January 2018 at 07:05

      Happy New Year, Alaina!!
      Beautiful words, your resolution resonated deeply with me...
      Hugs and a huge THANK YOU!! from Germany!

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  25. Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for sharing and conversations, even the more difficult ones. I have learnt a lot here and I'm grateful. May 2018 be a wonderful one for royal watchers all around! 😉

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  26. Happy New Year, EVERYONE. God bless and keep you safe, each and everyone.

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  27. I know that as this is your blog, you decide what is posted and what is not, and that you have taken the commendable decision to not post the racism and abuse that is directed at Meghan Markle. But I noticed you did not post my comment about how most of the abuse comes from Trump supporters.

    From looking at the abusive tweets on Twitter and the Daily Mail comments, 99 times out of 100, the people doing the abusing are Trump supporters who have taken issue with Meghan because of her comments criticising Trump when he made the “grab them by the pussy” comment that was secretly taped. She called him misogynist, which we all know he is along with being a white supremacist, anti-gay, anti-trans, racist. His supporters swarm on the internet making up conspiracy theories about anyone who opposes him, targeting them with abuse and bizarre accusations. Recently Chrissy Teigan was targeted by one of these crazy Trump supporters who accused her of running a paedophile ring – she has since locked her account. This is what is happening to Meghan – they call her a “globalist” leftie, liberal, been married twice not once, libtard, pro-Obama (which seems to be one of the greatest crimes of all), and the list goes on.

    This is just one of 1000s of tweets I have seen under any tweet by @KensingtonRoyal, which illustrates what I am saying : https://twitter.com/Fifi_Borgia/status/947554133447462912

    By not acknowledging what is the main force driving this abuse, which will continue indefinitely throughout Meghan’s entire life, you are omitting a major element in Meghan’s story. I know how appalled you are by the negativity and hate directed towards Meghan, hence your opinion pieces addressing it, so I would appreciate it if you read my comment and thought about what I have to say. I just fear that what could and should be a beautiful fairytale story, is being marred by racists and insane right wingers who will never stop their hate campaign. Meghan will have to endure something that no other royal has had to endure and I don’t know where it will end because these people are relentless and dangerous.

    Apart from that, thanks for a wonderful blog which I love reading for the depth of details and obvious warmth and admiration you have for Meghan, which she fully deserves.

    I genuinely wish you a Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Grenada,

      Thank you for your comment. I will publish a 'Comment Guide' for this blog at some point shortly. I think it's important to keep politics off the blog and it will be part of the policy moving forward. It would add nothing but ugliness to the conversation and take conversation on a divisive off-topic road. I would rather keep the focus on Meghan and Harry. I hope you understand.

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    2. I've added this underneath the comments to avoid confusion moving forward.

      Welcome to Mad About Meghan! We do so look forward to reading your thoughts. Constructive, fair debate is always encouraged. Hateful, derogatory terms and insults are not welcome here. This space focuses on Harry and Meghan, not any other member of the Royal family. It's not the place to discuss politics either. Thank you for reading, we look forward to your comments :)

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    3. It should be noted that some of those "supporters" are bots, especially on twitter. However it should be noted that the negativity has always been notable even before her opinions where widely known.

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    4. Grenada: wow! Unbelievably stunning

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    5. Grenada, thank you for your well articulated comment. It is dismaying the veiled racism that Meghan has been victim to and those who partake in such evil should not be allowed to comment on this blog.

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    6. I agree politics do not belong here. There is a reason royals must be neutral. It is a divisive subject. That being said, the few references that have been made to US politics have been of the same opinion as Grenada, though not as strongly worded. My impression is that the posters are all nice persons, far removed from what Grenada describes. On the other hand, I am not American, have never been in the US nor plan to be, my origins ( how I dislike the word race) are quite as mixed as those of Meghan and I have 3 nationalities. And I don't think Meghan is perfect. I don't feel welcome to say so here. I understand it is for the sake of keeping the blog a nice place. But it is a stretch to believe everyone that utters a critic does so because of US politics.

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    7. 😊 Amen, H. I detest racism. And except for Grenada's comments about racism, I haven't found it here either.

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    8. H: thank you for that comment. You are absolutely right. Not everything or everyone is brushed by a broad stroke. This is one of the reasons why things are so divided, if one doesn't agree with someone you are labeled. No happy medium anymore. It's all or nothing. Very sad!

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  28. My New Year's resolution is to never read anything else from MM's family! Or about her dogs or her former best friends. Or from psychics who say the marriage is doomed. Bit I think the "news" will calm down and we will have enough positive stories to push the bad ones into the past.

    There is one image circulating of MM's red/burgundy/cherry/purple dress that shows a lot of cleavage; I doubt she wore it that way. First, she is not voluptuous, and, second, she has more sense. She does seem small but she is reported to be 5' 7" and she seems about 2 inches shorter than Kate, although it's hard to tell.

    I hope she and Harry visited her mom and perhaps other friends and had a great time!

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  29. Tammy from California1 January 2018 at 18:51

    I loved Meghan's whole look on Christmas day. Comments on her boots being too slouchy: I honestly think, as one reader put it, she has the best legs in the world! I think her ankles are so petite that she has a hard time with boots in general. I have never seen a pair on her that doesn't look "slouchy". Why should a girl ditch boots because her ankles are too pretty?
    In general, I think Meghan has a wonderful eye for fashion (or her stylist does) and I always enjoy seeing what she wears.

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    1. Tammy, I am cursed with the same problem. Small (the doctor once said dainty) calves and ankles. I hate them. But I laughed out loud at you calling them"pretty". It gave me a different perspective from the frustration I usually feel when buying boots. I cannot buy like everyone else, because they slouch too much. So, I am severely limited in the style I can buy (only those with laces, so that I can tighten them), or I search specifically for boots with a smaller than usual calf width. It takes so much effort. But, I guess Meghan now has the staff support to do that.

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    2. I’m jealous! I’m the opposite problem / my calf width is larger than most boots so I either have to spend more $ on the extended calf boots or just wear booties.

      I agree Meghan has great legs which is one of the reasons I don’t like the slouchy boots - it doesn’t show them off. If they were my legs, I’d be showing off my legs every chance I got.

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    3. Her calves are extremely skinny, and most people don't consider that very skinny calves represent great legs. They cause problems with boots, because you can never find any that really fit snugly. Slouchy boots are "in" at the moment, but Miss Markle want to consider having some boots custom-made for her.

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    4. I've seen some remarks that the Club Monaco dress has too low a neckline for daytime wear, and in some photos on a model, it does. However, others show that it can be wrapped so that the neckline is perfectly appropriate for daytime wear. In addition, I own wrap dresses that I think are cut a little too low for wearing in the daytime, and I just wear a plain camisole in a coordinating color under them.

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  30. Im so much inlove with her coat. Hmm i hope she will recycle thr dress she wore just like the duchess do hmm i hate reading about the marriage. With prince harry will not work or the hate comments of her family members

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