Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Support Prince Charles During First Engagement as a Married Couple!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out their first official engagement as a married couple this afternoon, attending the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday patronage celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.


It's been the most incredible week filled with hype and anticipation leading to Saturday's stunning Windsor wedding. Yesterday, we saw the release of the couple's romantic official wedding portraits and today, just three days after their wedding, Harry and Meghan returned to duties.


A fabulous photo of Meghan with Charles and Camilla.


The couple's decision to support Charles for their first post-wedding engagement is a thoughtful one and has been seen as a wonderful gesture, following the unexpected role Prince Charles played during the Royal wedding. The image of the Prince meeting Meghan at the Quire will remain a vividly memorable moment from the day.


Not only did he step in at the last minute to walk his daughter-in-law down the aisle, he was instrumental in offering advice and helping to select the wedding music. However, it was the unwavering support and kindness he showed Meghan's mother Doria from the moment she arrived in London, that particularly touched Meghan and meant the world to her. During her speech at the wedding reception, the Duchess thanked Charles. The Standard reported: “It was important to her to make a point of thanking him publicly, although, of course, he knows privately how she feels.”


It's clear Meghan already enjoys a very warm relationship with Charles and Camilla.



One of the photographers did a great job capturing this moment between Meghan and Camilla.



Today marked the first of many garden parties the Duchess of Sussex will attend.


Harry delivered a very loving speech. "You have inspired William and I, and looking out here today, it is clear to see that we are not alone". Today marks the one year anniversary of the dreadful tragedy. Harry reflected on the importance of the day during his speech "I would like us to take a moment to remember all those affected by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena a year ago. We are fortunate to have over 250 representatives from the Emergency Services here today."


More from the speech:

'As I was preparing for this afternoon, I looked through the long list of those who had been invited. Pa, I was again struck by the range and diversity of the work which you are involved with.  Currently there are your two major charities, The Prince's Trust and the newly formed – Prince's Foundation – which has brought together your work supporting vulnerable young people in society, the built environment, culture, heritage and education.  These sit alongside your 18 military associations and more than 420 patronages, ranging from music and the arts to rare breeds and plant life.  Although the subjects vary enormously, I know that the way in which you work with each of them does not.
Who amongst you has not known the joy, and perhaps trepidation at receiving a handwritten note in response to some news shared from your organisation, urging you on and asking for more to be done to address this issue or that?  Who has not come away from a meeting with my father, their head spinning with a dozen new ideas which he wants to get underway urgently, having met a group of people or read something that has fired his imagination and started the flow of ideas. 
His enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious; it has certainly inspired William and I to get involved in issues we care passionately about and to do whatever we can to make a difference. In fact, many of the issues William and I now work on are subjects we were introduced to by our father growing up.  His passion and dedication are remarkable and seeing so many of you here today, I cannot fail but to be in awe of the drive he has had for so many years, to contribute to the enrichment of society both in this country and around the world.
But Pa, in my mind, this event sums up your approach to work – I know you really didn’t want today to be about you and would far rather the focus be on the people and organisations represented here. I know that in your mind, you see the opportunity of bringing everyone together as a chance to thank them for all of their amazing work! It is your selfless drive to affect change, whether that is to improve the lives of those who are on the wrong path, to save an important piece of our national heritage or to protect a particular species under threat, which William and I draw inspiration from every day.
So, Pa, while I know that you've asked that today not be about you, you must forgive me if I don’t listen to you – much like when I was younger – and instead, I ask everyone here to say a huge thank you to you, for your incredible work over nearly 50 years. Work that has given self-confidence and opportunity to thousands of young people who might not have had the best start in life; Or to champion causes like climate change long before almost anyone else was talking about it; and above all, for your vision and ability to bring people together to make change happen.
You have inspired William and I, and looking out here today, it is clear to see that we are not alone.  You have created an incredible body of work that has, and will continue to make such a huge difference to so many people's lives both here and around the world.
With that, Ladies and Gentlemen, please can I ask you to join me in wishing The Prince of Wales a very Happy Birthday – 6 months ahead of his 70th! How very Royal!'

There was a funny moment when a bee distracted Harry from giving his speech much to Meghan's amusement :)


Today's event celebrates the Prince of Wales' patronages and military affiliations as well as others involved in charities supported by the Prince.


Over 6,000 people were invited from 386 of the Prince of Wales' patronages and 20 of the Prince's military affiliations were represented. A number of guests from the Police, Fire and Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, and RNLI were present.


The royals posed with guests for official photos.


An overview.


Fittingly, a number of the cadets and emergency services personnel attending were first responders after the bombing at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017.


The Telegraph reports;

'It is understood to have been the first choice of the Prince who wanted to use the garden reception to thank his charities and patronages for their work over the years.
A palace insider said: "He wasn't comfortable with a big event that was just about him. He felt like this would be a much better option."
It is the start of birthday celebrations which is likely to involve a private party for family and friends around the actual date of November 14, and a new official portrait.
The Prince is patron or president of more than 400 organisations, focusing on topics ranging from the environment to youth opportunity, food sustainability, architecture and faith.'

Musical performances included the Band of the Welsh Guards, Eschoir (a Welsh male chorus), the National Youth Pipe Band and a gospel choir.


Guests enjoyed a selection of teas, sandwiches and cakes.


The newlyweds were congratulated on their wedding.


More from the Mail Online:

'Sophie Rogers, 26, gave the Duchess what appears to be her first gift. 'Oh how sweet, thank you,' said the Duchess. 'I was just admiring your necklace, it’s beautiful.' 
Corporal Gregory Gilbert, 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada, said meeting Harry and Meghan was 'wonderful' after he and his colleagues flew over especially for the party. Second Lieutenant Reid Killen said: 'It felt like talking to my youngest son, the Duke reminds me very much of him. 'He's always joking around and Harry has the same sense of humour.' His wife Janine Killen said: 'I always thought the royals were from far, far away but they are very down to earth. They can meet anybody anywhere and have the right words to say.'
Major Kirk Langdon said: 'It was excellent meeting the Duke and Duchess, it was everything I thought it would be.' He added: 'We all came over from Canada, 10 of us were asked to come out and celebrate. We will definitely be going to Windsor and all the other sites.' 

A video of the Duke and Duchess chatting with guests, there's also lovely footage of Camilla saying goodbye to them.


The Duke and Duchess are enjoying their first days of married life at Kensington Palace. They are reportedly planning to leave for their honeymoon before the end of the month. When they return, they will undertake several overseas trips along with a schedule of engagements in the UK. We expect to hear news of key areas, campaigns and charities Meghan will support in the coming weeks. In the meantime, she's been formally announced as the fourth Patron of The Royal Foundation.


The Duchess was a picture of elegance in a custom made GOAT Fashion Flavia Silk-Crepe dress (with thanks to innominate).


The £595 dusky pink dress is described as "beautifully fluid and feminine". The fit and flare shaped dress has contrast silk-chiffon dΓ©colletage and sleeves and delicate frayed edge trim on the neckline and cuffs. It was a splendid choice for today's event. It's available at GOAT Fashion and Matches.


Goat Fashion is synonymous with understated luxury. It began as the go-to cashmere range for the fashion cognoscenti over a decade ago. The brand has developed into a full ready to wear collection encompassing signature knits, professional dresses and outerwear. Found in over fifty stockists across the UK, Goat is a truly British brand headed up by founder and designer Jane Lewis. The brand has been a firm favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge and a host of celebrities for years.


The dress also comes in black.


Meghan's pink hat is by milliner Philip Treacy.


Tamara Mellon confirmed Meghan wore their Siren Nappa Leather pumps. They retail for $450 and are currently available in most sizes.


Meghan accessorised with the Vanessa Tugendhaft Rose earrings (with thanks to What Meghan Wore).


A closer look at Meghan's bracelet.


Meghan carried her Wilbur & Gussie Oyster Silk Clutch.

A nice close-up of Meghan's engagement and wedding rings.


And a look at Harry's.


The Duchess of Sussex is off to a great start!

372 comments:

  1. She looks beautiful.

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  2. Wow, she looks absolutely beautiful.

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  3. Flawless. Exquisite. Style icon. Queen. Sorry, emoting a bit now because the Duchess of Sussex takes my breath away.

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    1. Completely breathtaking! Agreed! :)

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    2. Emote away! I agree with all of your adjectives.

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    3. Ditto to all you said hear hear!

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  4. perfectly nailed by the new Duchess! bravo.

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  5. Totally LOVE this dress!! And a real posh royal hat and updo- great! Makes up for falling-apart bin on wedding day - assuming this one stays in place #fingerscrossed

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    1. Hose and sleek hair! I’m curious if she is dressing for the occasion or this is the new way? Will she do no hose and messy bun for more casual events? Stay tuned!

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    2. Unless the occasion is ultra casual, like a day at the beach, let's hope the pantyhose and the polished look of her hair are here to stay.

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  6. Not feeling the dress or the hat from what I'm seeing of it so far...

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  7. Anonymous in Colorado22 May 2018 at 16:17

    YESSS!! Imagine me pumping my arms in the air in approval! The Duchess (eeep I'm giddy just typing that instead of "Meghan") looks flawless & oh so elegant!

    I've been in withdrawal & a bit of a champagne hangover HAHA in these post wedding days so I love that we keep getting these glimpses!

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    1. Whoooot! Whooot! YES! I feel you Colorado!! :) xo

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  8. Duchess mode. She's found a good hat shape and look at the updo, no tendrils. The dress underwhelms, but it is most appropriate to the day, with the pale hose and conservative pump. Knew she'd be ready for the part.

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    1. I think if you expect minimal and sleek dresses you won’t be as underwhelms. For her style it fits right in. I love it myself.

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    2. One of the reporters who was there said photos don't do the dress justice, that it was much lovelier in person. She said Meghan looked amazing in it.

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  9. Now! THIS! This is what I'm talking about. Gorgeous! Lovely, lovely - all of it.

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  10. Oh my goodness Meghan is SO ELEGANT!! She has such grace and such a regal bearing. I love her outfit and her hat is fabulous!!

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    1. It's like she new who she would be all along, as an HRH, but didn't overstep until she was one! Now she is & she has stepped effortlessly into The Role! :) Amazing!! :)

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  11. Meghan can really rock a hat! I thought that she had chosen the beret as her pre-marriage hat type, to indicate she wasn’t a Royal, but today she brought out the princess hat! She looks beautiful!

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    1. She Definitely "Brought The Princess"!!! lol :) xo

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  12. Pam from Boston22 May 2018 at 16:23

    I love the dress and hat. Why do the men carry umbrellas?

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    1. Why do men do Anything? lol :) xo

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    2. Pam, a bit from Mr. Porter about umbrellas

      https://www.mrporter.com/daily/why-you-ought-to-carry-a-proper-umbrella/1723

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    3. In case it rains?

      I'll see myself out. :)

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    4. Laura, thank you for that link, which led to two other articles that they did about Meghan and the wedding.

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  13. Meghan looks stunning! Every hair in place, too. She seems to have blended effortlessly into the RF. She and Harry are going to do great things for the RF.

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    1. Effortlessly!! It's like someone flipped on a switch! I now understand that she knew exactly who she was as a fiancΓ© & exactly who she would be as HRH Duchess of Sussex! She continues to blow me away! :) xo

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  14. Wooow What a look! Beautiful dress

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  15. Wow! Beautiful. She is really getting the english look down. Not bad for a girl from Cali!! Go Meghan! PS I don't love the color nor the frayed sleeves but I think she looks great in it. And I'm just a middle-aged mom living in Utah. Thanks Charlotte!!!!!

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  16. This is rare miss for me - I don't think the dress does anything for her and her stockings are too pale (perhaps they look pale in the bright sunlight). Love the hat though.

    The messy bun haters will be happy!

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    1. The pale, veiled look for her legs matches her arms perfectly. Many of us in the UK prefer that to shiny tanned legs.

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    2. 😊😊😊

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    3. I agree, the hose could match her skin tone a little better! And the dress fit was a little off/saggy. Her hair and makeup look gorgeous though!

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  17. It's like instant elegance overload!!! I love it! The smoothed back updo, the clutch, even the way she's walking... perfection! 😍

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    1. I love it "Instant Elegance Overload!" lol :) I totally agree.... Absolute Perfection! :) xo

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  18. Cee Cee from KY22 May 2018 at 16:34

    WHY could her hair not have looked like this on her wedding day? Such an improvement! My initial thoughts: Great hat, really like the dress- still a little big on her, but I think that's the design rather than the tailoring, and it doesn't bother me here. A big win for her I think! Nice work Meghan!

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    1. I think we may just see a more formal style as an HRH than we saw as a fiancΓ©! I totally didn't call it, but I think we will! :) xo

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    2. Because she wanted to wear her hair the way she did. I am one of those people who likes my hair a little messy

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    3. I like messy hair too, New World Order. If I didn't, I'd have to be bald.

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  19. Love this dress and hat. Her earrings are so pretty. This is how her chignon should have looked for the wedding.

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    1. I think this is her as HRH! When she got married, she was still coming to Harry as herself.... not yet as HRH Princess Henry of Wales, Duchess of Sussex..... Now she is HRH Duchess of Sussex & It would appear she was ready for The Role all along! Seems she drew a line in the sand of "Before & After"! I guess it's not such a crazy thing, just not one we saw coming so distinctly! (including Rocking The Big Royal Jewelry & Rocking The Big Hats & a Sleek HRH look! Why are we surprised.... she knows how to dress for a role & this is the biggest one of her life! I think we just were lulled into thinking her Pre-HRH look was what she was going to just role right into her married life! Clearly she sees it as a distinct line. She is now Regally HRH from Head to Toe (even including hosiery) & even in her graceful carriage! Absolutely Delightful! :) xo

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    2. Kate, I agree with you...especially about the chignon :)

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    3. I do not want to see Meghan lose her personality or style as she makes her way into royal life. Yes, I get there are rules, and I think she needs to meet the dignity of her position and work, but I hope she's herself while doing it. I like the not done look of her hair. Aside from personal taste on a couple of things, I think she's done really well so far.

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  20. Another day of perfection. Love how she has her clutch tucked as we American do. I do not believe she ever takes a bad photo. Can't wait for the full post. The magic just keeps on coming. How lucky are we. Thank you.

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    1. Yes! The Magic Keeps On Coming! :) xo

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  21. Not a fan of the dress. Loved the hat though...and cream suits her lovely!

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  22. It will be exciting to see a new selection of hats as the season changes. Many will be happy today as her bun is not "messy" lol

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    1. We've loved her bag game..... now we get to see her Hat Game! Just watching footage of HRH The Duchess of Sussex on CNN at The Garden Party & there is one glorious sleek bun under that hat & there is not a wisp or loose hair in sight!!! Oh My!.... She is So Elegant!! :) xo

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    2. Methinks the "messy bun" divide will go the way of various elements the Duchess of Cambridge's style choices that draw ire and fire. Oddly enough and ironically, we don't dis the Queen for her helmet head. Why is that?

      There will likely be no middle ground for Meghan here. However, I believe it to be a trend which will pass (like hipster beards and man-buns, beehives, bobs and Gibson girl updos). Eventually something else will come along and those who dislike the messy bun can chill for a bit.

      Personally, I'm not usually a messy bun fan and when I see it at a wedding most of the time I can't help but think, "I hope you did that yourself and didn't pay for it."

      However, I can appreciate it from time to time depending on the circumstances or the person. For example, I preferred the b&w wedding photo with the tendrils over the green room poses without. Then again, it wasn't as messy as some stylings. Plus, they were going for a relaxed-regal style. For the history books they ditched the relaxed and opted for regal.

      Plus I agree with the comment on an earlier thread which dealt with hair and race. Chris Rock did a comedy documentary on the subject which might be of interest to people unfamiliar with the subject. Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QhOoanzh60

      In addition to that, most women have some kind of issue or challenge with their hair that is simply what they have to deal with. Calling out our "sisters" for a hair out of place or style choices really isn't any of our business. Preferring one thing over another as individuals is fine; however, saying "you should" or "she should" isn't really our place. At least, it's not mine.

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    3. Pam from Boston22 May 2018 at 19:07

      Yes, that's me! I said after the first engagements together after the engagement that the too messy messy bun would have to go once Meghan became an official royal. Her hair looks great today.

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    4. I do not think the messy bun will go away, I think she will do her hair in different styles for different events but we will see.

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    5. If stick straight hair without a strand out of place is what reads as 'polished' to you, maybe it's a good opportunity to think about why? This type of hair is easy to accomplish for most white women, but take a look at Meghan's natural texture and think about the extra hours and time it requires for her to have her hair fit your idea of 'polished,' as it does here. I think it looks beautiful today. I also realize that Meghan is bowing to what the public (and other women here) think she needs to do to 'fit in' to this role. There is a lot behind criticism of black hair and hairstyles as being 'inappropriate' or 'unpolished,' and I think it's okay for everyone to have an opinion but I agree - there is no 'she should' that is acceptable here. It just keeps sending the same messages about how women have to conform to the previous ideal of 'appropriate.' I hope some day she rocks her natural texture (Kate too) and that we can begin to let go of some of the fuss about polished hair.

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  23. Ok, I LOVE THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF SUSSEX!!!!!! How is it possible that I love them now more than I did when they were engaged!!! Each time I see them, I fall more & more deeply in love with & in admiration of them!! :) She looks Ethereal again, this time in this light blush chiffon delight! A Big Hat!! I Love It & She Really Carries it off So Well!!! Remember when we were wondering how she would look as A Royal? Could She, Would She wear big Royal Rocks? Could She, Would She wear Big Statement Hats (instead of petite beanies)? The Answer Is Yes!! Plus..... She looks like She's Been Royal All Her Life? Amazing!!

    ps. I love love love Camilla's Ensemble! I can't believe how I've become a Fan of Charles & a Fan of Camilla, since The Famous Wedding Week! I see them now in their own light..... no longer just through the lens of my pain over the loss of & the horrible suffering of Diana!

    Thank you Charlotte!! You are Always So Fast!! CNN is still reporting that they will "shortly arrive at The Garden Party" & I thought "I'm going to go check in on what Charlotte has!" As always, ahead of the curve!! :) xo

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    1. I can't get over how Meghan looks to have had an inner royal in her all along, just waiting to get out!

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    2. Yes Becca USA, I feel the same away about Charles Camilla! I've always had a bit of a grudge against them, but this weekend really turned it around for me. What a dream, to be so warmly accepted and loved by your in-laws. I have newfound respect for the couple.

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    3. Baring in mind that Charles will be king in the near future I think Harry’s speech and the use of the word “Pa” is really a push in the right direction PR wise. I understand the pain people feel for Diana, she was a pawn in The Firm. We should realize what Camilla and Charles have is a great enduring love story.
      As for the Dutchess, she looks polished and beautiful although they struggling a little with wearing a larger hat.

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    4. Becca and Olivia, Charles and Camilla have never been vile people. It is fit that their inner good is now being shown. Because so many loved Diana, Camilla was seen as evil. In reality Diana and Charles were very mismatched…a marriage because Charles needed to provide an heir. He and Diana were only together a dozen times before they were wed. I am not saying the lead up to their divorce was a good thing, but it was understandable.

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    5. Over the years my attitude towards Charles and Camilla has softened from "that homewrecker!" to "they were in love long before he and Diana got engaged... they should be together". But now it's gone even further and I'm thrilled at how they have welcomed Meghan. Charles walking with her was so touching. It warmed my heart.

      Clearly I’m not the only one who hasn't heard "Pa" before. Thought that maybe I'd missed it somehow previously.

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  24. Do you think it's possible that during their engagement period, that Meghan kept to a base of her own personal style as a Pre-Royal Style, while all the time mapping out what would be her Royal Style! (still in keeping with what she likes), but as an evolution of Herself becoming an HRH? If this distinct before & after style continues... then I will definitely see it as a game plan & that's so ingenious! She will have drawn a distinct line between Meghan the actress & Meghan, HRH Duchess of Sussex! It's ingenious! It's like she is a butterfly that has come out of it's cocoon! :) xo

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    1. But I hope she doesn't lose the leather jackets! I want to keep seeing her in those. Not officially, but in "off" times.

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    2. My 'guess' would be that by Meghan being Meghan - the California girl, turned actress - that people in the UK towns she was visiting would be more easily drawn to her. She was very approachable as Meghan. It was smart of them to get her out as soon as possible. The wedding was a big boost for the RF. Including Charles - by the posts here, it sounds as though many find her more appealing.

      All in all - everything is going in the right direction. I hope that Harry and Meghan will be wonderful for the RF and the UK. It's going to be exciting to watch.

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    3. Elle, you're so right. It will be exciting to watch! :)

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  25. Born to be a royal lady!

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  26. I can't say anything that others haven't already said, so I will simply agree with everyone about how stunning the new Duchess looks.

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  27. Finally that's a bun is done. Jay! The whole outfit is excellent. Please, continue like this. <3

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  28. I understand that people feel underwhelmed by Meghan’s style but I get it. She is just not into form fitting bright clothes. Her look is elegant and understated. She is so beautiful that she can get away with it. I think she looks beautiful today. It’s so similar to the wedding dress is ways. Sinead

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    1. I agree 100% Sinead. So many comments here about her dress not "fitting" or it was too plain. My first thought was the dress was reminiscent of her wedding dress. Meghan is a no-frills duchess and it looks great on her. Simple and elegant. Question - why do people think clothing must be form fitting? I think her dress fit to perfection.

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    2. Helena, I think certain body shapes need a fitted shape dress, Eugenie did not suit the dress she wore on Saturday. She needs a form fitting style for her curves. Meghan on the other hand can wear any shape, she is so slim, clothes hang from her. I personally love that look.It is definitely her style, she has a modern elegance to her. I can’t wait to see what the future brings, now that she is a Duchess. Sinead.

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  29. Wow, she definitely took a page from the royal uniform book with this one! And a brand that Kate usually chooses, too!

    The hat and hair are perfection and I love this light cream on Meghan. The little frayed sleeves are a nod to her own personal style, I think, and are the only thing keeping this from being completely standard royal, in my opinion. I think it's good that she embraces a bit of that "uniform" English look and thinks she's pulling it off well, although I admit that I didn't expect her to embrace it so soon. I hope to keep seeing these polished looks with touches of Meghan going forward!

    Do we think this is a sign that she's abandoning her trendier attempts in favor of more standard looks? Sort of a "I'm married and will now assimilate" kind of thing?

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  30. SeΓ±orita Dee22 May 2018 at 17:08

    Perfect.

    And I see she is capable of pulling her hair back without those annoying tendrils. THIS is how she needs to pull her hair back. Even her makeup looks better today.

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  31. Love the hat 😍

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  32. This is another case of the color of a dress getting washed out in the sun with the photos. Just like the dress Kate wore to the wedding that was yellow that everybody criticised her for because they thought it was white. If you look at the photos from the website of the designer for this dress, it is clearly much darker and in my opinion looks a lot better than the white washed out photos in the sun. How lovely they look. So happy for them as husband & wife now!!

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    1. Isabella my exact same thoughts. We know for a fact that this dress is a dusty rose color but it looks white or a grey white in many of the photos. Good example that Kates dress was probably a yellow as stated in the press release and fgot washed out in the bright light. I bet the pink color looked wonderful in person. Suspect the nylons disappeared in person.

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    2. I enjoy photography as a hobby. I have a high-quality digital SLR camera with many bells and whistles. When I photograph yellow wildflowers, they always look white. Sunny days, cloudy days, with or without my external flash, no matter what... white.

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    3. Heather, good to know.

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  33. There's a really lovely photo on the BBC of Charles, Camilla, and Meghan all laughing. I just so love how those three seem to have bonded. I've never been a huge Charles or Camilla fan, but it's really nice to see Meghan being embraced so much in her new family.

    Also, her makeup looks just gorgeous today. I love that nude lip.

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  34. Well, the “OFFICIAL ROYAL”, HRH Duchess of Sussex. Very lovely indeed. Thank you, Charlotte.

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  35. Rhonda - Wisconsin22 May 2018 at 17:16

    Totally nailed it! Go Meghan! She looks beautiful and I LOVE the dress. She looks chic, glamorous, regal and every bit a Duchess. Holy WOW!!! I hope she had a great time at her first event as a Duchess.

    Thank you Charlotte for the speediness of your post!

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  36. Well, the “OFFICIAL ROYAL”, HRH Duchess of Sussex. Very lovely indeed. Thank you, Charlotte.

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  37. This is why I love Duchess Meghan! She looks regal, but she still remains true to her aesthetic-clean lines and understated elegance!

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  38. WOW!! She knocked it out of the park.....er, garden! I'm so glad she didn't go with ankle strap shoes.

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  39. She looks absolutely incredible and still has that wedding glow!!! She couldn't have picked a more perfect outfit and it's so sweet they showed up (so soon after their wedding) to support Prince Charles! I cannot get over the picture of Prince Charles, Camilla and Meghan laughing! That warmed my heart. I hope they always have a close relationship. Well done, Meghan. Well done.

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  40. This wedding gave me a whole new respect for Charles. Meghan is lucky to have him as a father-in-law.

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    1. Yes! And he is also lucky to have her.

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  41. I'm thinking the Newest Fab Four may be Charles & Camilla, Harry & Meghan! :) xo For as out of the loop as he has apparently felt with W&K, (we'll never know for sure how accurate this is) as they are much involved & extremely close with The Middletons..... It's nice to see him have such a role to fill with The Duke & Duchess of Sussex. He's Harry's Father & Meghan has no family in The Uk. They all appear to get on Famously & it seems to be quite organic! I'm truly happy for Charles! :) xo

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    1. Great thought Becca. I do feel Charles gets a bad press but their relationship seems to be bringing the best out of both.

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    2. Although I don't like "fab four", I agree.

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  42. Jessica in Los Angeles22 May 2018 at 17:31

    She nailed it! The dress isn’t to my personal taste, but I think she looks lovely and very “Duchess-y”. I think it shows how well she will fit into her new role. She looks perfectly dressed without drawing attention to herself during someone else’s celebration. And I really love the hat!

    I also really thought Charles looked quite nice in his outfit and really liked Camilla’s ensemble. But I’m curious about Camilla’s choice of pearl choker. That’s a style I associate completely with Diana, and I’m sure she tries to stay far away from any Diana comparisons. Is that a common style for the royals to wear with the multi-strand pearl choker and broach/jewel in the middle?

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    1. That's a classic Sloane Ranger necklace, though a little dated nowadays. It reminds me of what one wore, if one was lucky enough to have decent pearls, thirty years ago.

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    2. Queen Mary always wore a choker, of course that was the style of the day. I've seen QE and Princess Anne wear a choker on occasion. Camilla seems to wear one, more often than not, and changes out the jewel setting. I think it's becoming her "look" and carried off well, along with her big hats! :)

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      Thanks for the replies. I had no idea about the pearls and it struck me as very odd. I loved her outfit and hat here and at the wedding.

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  43. I was guessing what color she would wear today and my bet was on blush. So happy she choose this color. It's perfect for a garden party - pastels, love them!

    I think her dress, hat, shoes and clutch are lovely. And really so is she. It's interesting that she went with monochromatic. And each component is relatively basic - no frills. I do wonder if she'll stick with simplicity overall.

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  44. She looks very elegant. Love the hat on her, but the dress isn’t my favorite. Glad to see the new Duke and Duchess so soon after the wedding!

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  45. Are we thinking these are new earrings?

    Also, I'm thinking about how lovely this has all worked out for the family. Kate's on Maternity leave & with The Duke & Duchess of Sussex much in the news, it takes the attention off of how she is not! With HRH DOC busy enjoying & adapting to her new baby & the transition to a family of 5..... is also affords The Duke & Duchess of Sussex time of their own in the forefront of the news. It all has worked out so seamlessly for all! By The Fall, both The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as well as The Duke & Duchess of Sussex will be working full on at the same time & each couple & individual on their own journeys! That will be such a vibrant time! Especially with The Invictus Games & possible tours for The Sussexes! Methinks Charlotte will be really hopping! :) xo

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  46. I think I would be feeling this look more if it FIT her. Why, oh, why can’t Meghan find a good tailor like Kate has? She had the same problem with her wedding dress. What could have been a stunning look was ruined by a loose fit.
    On the positive side, I do like the hat, her hair and the earrings.

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    2. I agree. Beautiful but needs to be tailored especially in the waist. In her tv role she wore pencil skirts that fit to perfection. Hope she refines the small differences that will highlight instead of misfitting her figure.

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    3. I don't think the fit is bad at all. Her clothes in the TV show weren't necessarily her taste and I think she's shown so far that really body conscious isn't her thing.

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  47. She looks great today and I really like her up-so with that hat! Also that fact that she has no strands hanging down or falling out of place gives her a slightly more "chic duchess" look which I think is great. She really seems to be embracing her new role and seems so at ease and happy!

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    1. Agreed. My immediate reaction was "No loose strands, yay!"

      As someone else pointed out upthread, we're each entitled to our own opinions and it's bad form to bash a "sister" about something like hairstyle, which is not our choice and hence, not our business. So this isn't a bash, just a "yay" based on my personal preferences and opinions. Loose strands - to me - aren't always the right choice. To me, she made the right choice today. But for all we know, she's desperately trying to grow out the shorter strands and might be frustrated lol!

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  48. Seeing how white this "dusky pink" dress photographs makes me realize how the confusion over Kate's yellow-notyellow coatdress came about. Lighting can really make a huge difference in how we perceive color!

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  49. She looks great! Dress, hat, hair, makeup, it all works perfectly. I would also love to see her wear the dress in black to an evening event!

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  50. Our new Duchess looks beautiful as true English duchess.I love that she decides to wear big and so regal hat which matches with dress perfectly.

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  51. She looked wonderful! I love that Harry is still wearing his ring! :)

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      I read somewhere, it has two of Diana's diamonds set in it as well.

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  52. Oh my! It's like a switch was flipped and with the royal wedding and the new title, Meghan not only became royal but also dressed royal. Improvements to her former style include: a colour (albeit a subtle one,) every hair in place (wish it had looked this way at the wedding,) clothes that are not baggy, panty hose, a real statement hat, a clutch rather than an across the body bag, shoes and purse in a lovely colour. There's real hope that this former California girl will measure up to the expectations of how the British Royal Family usually appear.

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  53. Wow, wow, wow, wow! Everything about Meghan today says Duchess and she looks absolutely radiant and lovely. I love the whole ensemble - EVERYTHING - from the dress, hat, shoes, jewelry, accessories. This is actually somewhat of a relief to me as strange as that may sound. I know she has the desire to assert her own style and with the "messy bun" element of her wedding hairdo, I was concerned that it would continue to be her main style. I actually wish her updo today was how she would have had her hair styled for the wedding. And of course there will be events where she will be a bit more casual. But today I was blown away.

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  54. Also, first photos of Harry wearing his wedding ring.

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  55. Another thing I noticed, that is a change since her engagement days.... she has been sporting jewelry with a white gold base under the diamonds (as opposed to the gold that we previously mostly saw) & she is only wearing her wedding ring set, none of the other little gold rings! I do believe I see a thin diamond looking bracelet on her left wrist (possibly again with a white gold base). So this too is another subtle shift for her as an HRH attending a Royal Engagement! :)

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  56. Enter your comment...wow! beautiful loving the hat the dress and hair in its updo.

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  57. Flawless, elegant, beautiful from head to toe. And her updo, wow!

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  58. Very very pretty and perfect for the garden party. Really like the hat, earrings, bracelet and shoes along with the pretty pale pink dress. Both she and Harry looked good.

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  59. Meghan looks lovely! She doesn't need a ton of bling, makeup and extra fussy details to look good. A true natural beauty. I'm in the minority, but I like the odd hair out of place and her relaxed but polished style. I don't think there's any need for her to look like a Stepford wife and by coiffed and hair-sprayed within an inch of her life. The polished "royal" aesthetic looks nice and is expected but I hope she stays true to what she likes when it comes to her hair and her style as much as she possibly can while still conforming to the royal standard of dress. Also Charlotte, thanks for all your fantastic work on this blog! LEANNA from Canda

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    1. If her hair is anything like mine,that overall coiffed hair could take a toll especially when she has to do them for engagements.

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  60. She looks great! I love the hat and THOSE EARRINGS are amazing. Putting either those or their little rose gold + chain rose ring on my wish list when I hit a milestone I've been reaching for.

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  61. Gorgeous. I covet that Philip Treacy hat! Its shape is so sculptural and perfectly asymmetrical. Reminds me of one of Kate’s pale pink hats with a cluster of flowers.

    They’re all on a crest of goodwill carrying over from the weekend. πŸ’–

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  62. Utterly elegant. What a beautiful debut as the new Duchess of Sussex. Loved everything about her look and the dusky pink does wonders for her (it’s a favorite of mine) though I’m sure it looked better in person. I think the bright sun didn’t help photograph the pale color but no matter.

    I love that they chose to attend this event as their first official engagement as a married couple. The support showing to PC is a very thoughtful gesture. The rapport between Meghan and her new in-laws is very heartwarming. There’s a picture of Meghan and Camilla talking and holding hands that jumped out at me that I thought was very sweet. I don’t know if you’ve seen it Charlotte. I thought it said a lot about the relationship that’s been developing between the 2 :)

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  63. Simply gorgeous - love the whole look! Love her hair pulled back tightly in a low, side chignon Almost feels like a new, post-wedding 'style' has been revealed. Time will tell, I suppose.

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  64. Melanie from California22 May 2018 at 18:34

    Looks great and thank god no messy bun! Nice Meghan!!

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  65. Loved the hat, She looks good all though the dress is not my taste.
    It didn't seem like they were there for that long, but It was so nice to here Harry talk about the influence there dad has had on them. everyone focus on Diana but Charles was there for them to and cares and loves them. So I think it was really nice for Harry to acknowledge that some of the charity's are because he introduced them to. Made me happy to here.

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  66. Kathleen Gibbs22 May 2018 at 18:42

    I have been looking for a place to put this comment, and this now seems to be it. It's not very often that a single photograph brings me close to tears, but the photo you have here (and in other posts) of Prince Charles greeting the Duchess of Sussex at the Quire is one of them. Given the emotional hell she must have gone through in the days leading up to the wedding, it's clear that they are both happy to be seeing each other and happy to be exactly where they are on this very special day. You can see the Duchess's smile, but every aspect of their body language speaks to the fun and joy they are feeling. The photographer should win an award for this unique angle, the lighting and every aspect of this photograph. There was some wonderful photography coming out of the wedding, but as a professional, this one really takes the cake. I have the urge to try to get a copy of it an display it on my own mantel! It speaks to me about the whole Wales family and their support and love for each other. I just LOVE this photograph!

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    1. That photo will definitely show up again and again, as well it should. Beautiful, meaningful, and heartwarming.

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      I also love the one where Charles extends his hand to Doria as they go into the registry. So sweet.

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  67. I love the hat, the shoes and the clutch, but what color is that dress? It looks white with pink sleeves? or cream in other pictures? On the model, it looks like a darker pink. So... what is it?

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  68. Absolutely love everything about this...even her hose color chosen to match her dress. Any idea on what her nail polish is?

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  69. Well she is very elegant for this garden party no hair does not exceed lol ,appropriate attire for this kind of event, this hat suits him very well but I hope that during a less stuffy event I will find My Meghan with his Messy bun and his modern looks. I like to think she gets along well with Charles and Camilla

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  70. My goodness she is beautiful. Thank you, Charlotte, for your diligent reporting...helps with the withdrawal I've had the last couple days! Love everything about her ensemble. -Shelley in Colorado

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  71. It also looks like she was wearing a petite diamond tennis-style bracelet. Is there any info on that? Thank you!

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  72. Now that more pictures are coming in, I have one observation about the dress. The dress looks wonderful when she doesn't move but when she does the mesh gets bunchy giving an unattractive muscleman effect, unfortunately. Again, I think, this is why Kate's wardrobe can seem repetitive because she has learned that very few kinds of dresses will photograph well from various angles during situations.

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  73. Charlotte, can we get a close-up of Prince Harry wedding ring? I haven’t seen a good image yet! Thank you!

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  74. Me in Vancouver22 May 2018 at 18:56

    What a lovely afternoon for Charles. Harry and Meghan look wonderful together - I love seeing Harry so happy. Unfortunately, really don't like this dress, especially when I watched the video and saw it from the back in motion. It just seems unflattering. Meghan is a beautiful woman and my comment goes only to the dress - I just don't care for it at all. I thought she looked lovely from the neck up though.

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  75. WOW she knocked it out of the park.....er, garden! Lovely speech by Harry. And those chocolate cheesecake looking squares are making my mouth water!

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      THAT FOOD. lol I love those refreshments. So pretty and they look SO delicious. I want to try every one of them. At least twice.😊

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  76. Well now Meghan is a Duchess and at last we have a faultless elegant groomed look.
    If only her hair looked like this for the wedding !!!!

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  77. I think she knocked it out of the ballpark. I love the entire look. She looks gorgeous.

    Lorrr From US

    And thanks again Charlotte for your coverage on their wedding day. I went straight to your site first.

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  78. Not a fan of the dress as well. But she looks really happy and I guess that‘s the real point!
    Now it really is time ( even for Meghan) to wear stockings... do you think she will really stick with carting stockings from now one? I mean I also wear stockings sometimes - but I also believe that stockings are not always a good idea (especially in Summer)...

    Greetings from Austria
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  79. Love her whole outfit and hairstyle, as well as the coordination with Prince Harry's attire.
    I wonder how long Doria will stay in London. I hope she has time for some sightseeing and enjoying the glorious weather with her new extended family. She deserves a special holiday!

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      With a Master’s degree in Social Work from USC, maybe Doria will work for The Royal Foundation or for one of it’s many charities.
      The opportunities for her in that are many. πŸ€—

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  80. I loved the interaction between Meghan and Camilla. They seem so comfortable with each other and Charles, Camilla, Meghan, & Harry all seem to be so comfortable with each other.

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  81. Perfection! I am so happy to see her looking polished and elegant, like a true Duchess! Her hair is neatly glued in place, she is wearing an actual hat, rather than a fascinator, she has stockings on and an appropriate, fitted dress...I love it! THIS is the look I've been waiting to see. Keep it up Duchess Meghan!

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  82. The dress would have looked wonderful on paper; a shame it didn't fit. Having to clutch at her hat made it worse. She has superb taste and her choices make that evident. I have no doubt she'll grow into the job as time goes on.

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  83. Beautiful hat and hairstyle. Love them.
    Unfortunately the tights are too light and the dress is not the good size.
    However, she looks radiant.

    A Visitor from France

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  84. Adelheid from Germany22 May 2018 at 19:51

    Oh my god! Meghan looks amazing!!!

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  85. How simply elegant. The Duchess has landed.
    Graceful, beautiful and polished and so at ease.
    Love the silhouette of the large, hat too - keeping things clean, umembellished and simple seems to be her style - it lets her natural beauty shine through.

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  86. She looks Great, wonderful hair beautiful dress and hat, stockings, shoes, clutch! Wow!


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  87. Love the outfit! Simply elegant. The frayed-edge cuffs look like lace without fuss. Smart choice for a) a garden party and b) one's first engagement as Duchess. Someone mentioned the clutch - I noticed the clutch went under the arm, too, which was when she was clapping. Camilla did that with her clutch also at the time. Isn't that what we do! The wedding event and coverage was wonderful and now it's over, what a treat to have a new engagement covered so well to enjoy already. Thank you admin!

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  88. And how on hearth can they walk on those heels at a garden party!? These ladies are amazing really!

    Silvia

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  89. Love the hat and updo, LOVE the rose earrings. The dress is just ok for me, I’m not crazy about the sheer sleeves. She looks glowing and beautiful as always. Love the video of Charles and Camilla saying goodbye, they’re very at ease with each other.

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  90. Harry has on his wedding ring! This is the first time it's been pictured I think.

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  91. The Duchess looks beautiful, but the dress is a big miss for me. Purely personal preference. She does look beautifully groomed, her hair looks really lovely, better than wedding day. Her hat and accessories lovely. She is going to do well.

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  92. I don’t want to say anything bad cause she’s gorgeous and smart and vivacious and wonderful. I think she is going to have to learn that she can have things custom tailored now... the dress is gorgeous and so is she!Heather Detroit MI

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      Yes! Just a tweak would help with the fit.

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    2. I want to say her hat, hair and poise everything - she looks amazing and comfortable in her role. Love her and seeing her grow!

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  93. I wasn't a fan at first but you have to admire the way she's upped her game. Her work ethic is fantastic, not to mention everything else about her. Gonna have a lot to read about at this rate!

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  94. I can’t stop looking at these photos! She looks stunning, absolutely gorgeous ensemble from head to toe. Breathtaking.

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  95. I have been a fan from the beginning. She has been nothing but class and enthusiasm, keen to learn and embrace her new position from the moment her engagement was announced. I have cringed at some of the cruel and unkind things written about her - most of which seem to spring from either jealousy, or less-than-subtle racism.

    I think she looks great. Hat is gorgeous. I always wonder how they look so cool and comfortable in long-sleeved dresses or coats, hats, stockings etc. I'd be melting.

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  96. Silvia from Tuscany22 May 2018 at 21:01

    She looks beautiful, elegant and totally appropriate. I love the way she seems at ease with Charles and Camilla. They've welcomed her in the warmest way!

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  97. I thought she might change her look a bit once she became “official” and I think she did it very well. (But I also wish she has brought THIS hair to her wedding. With her veil, it would have been better. But I love the soft tendrils in the picture with no veil of just Harry and her.)


    Annie
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  98. Hello!

    The post is updated with close-ups of Harry's wedding ring and Meghan's bracelet and additional photos :)

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  99. blueandgreyeyes22 May 2018 at 21:31

    I love the affection and the energy they emanate as a family. Meghan looks chic and feminine - the best kind of look in my books. I prefer the wedding day hairstyle, but this one is so much better executed. I particularly love the dress and the earrings, but would have gone for a different shade of stockings, not so white

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  100. At first glance, I thought Meghan was wearing a strapless dress. Then I saw the sheer upper bodice and sleeves. I am still not sure I like the effect of the different colors. Her accessories are lovely, and she seems to be having a wonderful time. A successful first garden party!

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  101. Eve from Germany22 May 2018 at 21:41

    Wonderful to see Harry paying tribute to his dad. I´m one of those still remembering Diana´s words about Charles´"disappointment" because Harry was a boy and had red hair. Look where they are now...they share a strong bond and Meghan and Camilla seem to be quite happy with each other, too. I´m just happy for how things are now for all of them. Meghan seems to fit in perfectly - as a duck takes to the water (I hope I got that saying correct? lol)...
    I honestly don´t like that dress - the cut, how it´s put together, but Meghan´s effortless elegance, the hat (which I adored on her), the shoes - I would never wear this, but I don´t even care, because her elegance and grace shine through no matter what she wears, it´s absolutely amazing....
    She was the perfect English Lady today - Lady Mary would have raised an eyebrow thinking: "WHAT? Competition? NO WAY!!" (LOL!!!) and the Dowager Countess would have drily remarked "Who would have thought that an American lady can pull off such elegance - I need a sherry, NOW!" (LOL!!)
    I hope they have a wonderful, relaxing honeymoon - they both deserve it!! Although, as far as I´m concerned, they could just do more garden parties, preferably every day - just for me to indulge in all these gorgeous photos... sigh! :-)))

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  102. I wonder whether Camilla intended to wear that green outfit to the wedding, but decided it was the wrong green and switched things around.

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  103. Does anyone know why they left so quickly? I found it odd. Normally, as I understand it, these affairs go on for some time after the Royals arrive. Often there are quite a few royals in attendance so as to ensure that those in attendance have an opportunity to speak with one of them. With 6000 people it would be a challenge otherwise. I assume it was the plan all along that they were there basically just for the intro and Harry's speech. Hence the pulling Harry aside to let me know (I'm guessing) that Charles and Camilla were about to start their walk about. Which was apparently their signal to depart.

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  104. I love that Harry is wearing a wedding ring on the traditional ring finger!

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  105. Zora from Prague22 May 2018 at 21:54

    Thank you, Charlotte! I almost forgot about today's engagement and it was a big treat to find this post! I really like Meghan's look, very polished and elegant. I don't think she will always look this way - today was a very classy garden party whereas for less formal events, I believe she will dress closer to her pre-wedding style. Let's see. In any case, she is obviously able to look like a born duchess while being herself.
    I loved Harry's speech and his addressing Charles as "Pa". The moment at the end when they kissed was very nice. I believe Harry is very grateful to his "Pa" for making Meghan feel welcome.
    And the moment with the bee was priceless! πŸ˜„πŸ

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  106. I’m becoming a Meghan fan after that look today. Really looking royal. Bye bye Hollywood look. Meghan has a bigger purpose.

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  107. SierrafromMontana22 May 2018 at 22:14

    These two will be very fun to watch this summer. I like her look today and adore her earrings. Harry and his respect for his "Pa" is really nice to see. I wonder when Meghan's first solo engagement will be! And her first Trooping is coming up! I wonder if she'll also attend any polo matches this year. Charlotte - wonderful job on blogging on the wedding day - so well done!

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  108. What an elegant look. I especially love the hat on her. I'm looking forward to their upcoming trips. Thanks for keeping us updated, Charlotte.

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  109. Today was a smash hit! Her dress, accessories, hair, hat....all of it, perfect! I can not wait to see what is ahead for this couple. I wonder if we won't see quite a lot of Meghan. I have a feeling that she will definitely not shy away from the public and my feeling is that she will frequent polo matches etc. allowing herself to be seen and pictured as she goes about her life. This might all be wishful thinking but here's to hoping that the royal machine doesn't dictate every little aspect of what we love about Meghan Markle, the DOS, which is her ability and proclivity to engage with people.

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  110. Susan in Florida22 May 2018 at 22:28

    Funny, I didn’t cry on the wedding day. I saw two joyous people choosing each other. But today, these photos made me tear up. Prince Harry giving a heartfelt tribute to his “Pa” and with his wife at his side. Duchess Meghan looked magnificent. Prince Charles has risen in my esteem as well. Duchess Camilla is growing on me in a positive way.

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  111. Love this outfit from head to toe! πŸ’•

    This dress is simply gorgeous...the color, the cut, the frayed detail. The hat together with the side chignon is so elegant. Although it is a monochrome look its not boring at all in my eyes.

    Would say...perfect first engagement as a duchess! πŸ’—

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  112. Ps And the first thing I noted...she wore a panty hose ;-)

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  113. The Duchess of Sussex looks just beautiful, i love the simplicity of her look and she really knows what works for her. The sleek hair was appropriate for this occasion just as a more relaxed approach was good for some of her pre-wedding engagements tho not a big fan of messy buns. I love the colour of the dress and accessories and those earrings are so pretty. I hope she can use her wedding tiara as her go to for big occasions as i think she carries larger pieces beautifully (especially the aquamarine ring, how lovely to see it after so long). And, I love the colour of Camilla's outfit and the display affection towards Meghan from Camilla put a smile on my face, great to see. Thank you Charlotte for your wonderful work bringing us these posts��. Bronwyn-Sydney.

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  114. Do we know who her assistant is yet? I noticed her handing a gift to the woman in a spotted dress with a big bag.

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  115. I think she looks amazing -- every detail perfect. So glad she wore the tights, which are so weird in almost every other setting. But it shows respect for her new position and the Queen. Prince Charles has had a great week, I am so glad.

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  116. 🌸 I think the outfit is perfect. Straight out of Vogue.πŸ’
    Hopefully she also got the dress in black. I would have gotten both colors. It’s a classic.
    Her hats are always exquisite and out of the ordinary. Not just run of the mill and I appreciate her effort in that. They accent her outfits perfectly.
    Love the obvious closeness between Meghan, Camilla and Charles. That is truly phenomenol. A joy to behold. πŸ•Š
    Harry wearing a wedding ring. Could Harry be any sweeter? wow. Kudos Harry. :) His message to his Dad quelling the rumors and healing the years that wrongly painted Charles as a bad dad. πŸ•Š
    The Queen and Phillip have to be smiling one big smile after another. I am so thankful they are both alive to see all this. 🌺

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  117. In a word...stunning...and that goes for both of them. What a wonderful thing to see two people so in love.

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  118. Today's look was a smash hit with me. Meghan is a rock star and I cannot wait to see what she and Harry accomplish.

    But first, the honeymoon... I'm hoping for something adventurous, not just a beach holiday. Not that it's my decision of course lol! But H&M seem so energetic and interested in people and the world. No matter what they choose, the important thing is that they are happy. :)

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  119. She looks amazing drop dead gorgeous what a stunning couple her hat is amazing and so is her dress and prince Charles looks so happy

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  120. The first look of thr duchess of sussex was good and sophicated I love who resemble of the She taking a cue of the duchess cambridge itself hmm they both really atunnung in one point other hand camilla looks Great too the warm welcome of prince charles and Camilla looks Happy and very welcoming towards the duchess of sussex yes Prince charles was good dad to his boys but he not good to their mom princesss wales Hmm When i saw prince harry wedding band the sweetest thing yes any man cannot wear the wedding bond with pride and love just like him

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