Friday, 6 March 2020

Duchess Meghan In Topshop & Roland Mouret For National Theatre Visit

It's been a busy couple of days for the Duchess of Sussex since she returned from Canada. We were told Meghan planned to make good use of her time by undertaking a number of engagements and several meetings. Before Harry and Meghan made their glittering appearance at the Endeavour Fund awards last night, the Duchess visited her patronage the National Theatre.


The Duchess visited their Immersive Storytelling Studio, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is used to develop new forms of dramatic storytelling. The theatre noted: "The National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio was established to examine how virtual reality, 360˚ film, augmented reality and other emerging technologies can widen and enhance the NT’s remit to be a pioneer of dramatic storytelling and enable audiences to stand in other people’s shoes. Theatre regularly uses technology to enhance the theatrical experience, or to allow creative teams to do things that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. The Immersive Storytelling Studio commissions new work to be experienced through or to incorporate these technologies."


Meghan spent time with musical artist Nubiya Brandon and viewed her hologram which features in the National Theatre's exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern.


All Kinds of Limbo is an engagement of a musical performance starring Nubiya Brandon, who sings a musical narration of her life in limbo that spans the genres of reggae, grime, classical, and calypso.


Using cutting edge VR technology to craft the staging, audiences step in to the VR performance space with the musicians for an immersive musical experience.


More from Sussex Royal: "Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view.The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality."


Meghan met with Director Rufus Norris who recently spoke to The Telegraph about plans for Meghan's future work with the theatre: "From our perspective, I don’t think it's going to change anything. She is still very engaged, the conversations are regular and ongoing, there are ideas we are exploring. There has been no indication at all from her that her engagement with us would be anything other than business as usual – she has proven to be a very engaged patron, and we look forward to working with her. She has star reach, she understands the nature of what we’re trying to do. She has been interested in the learning work, the work in communities, the work around the country. She’s less interested in coming here and going to a string of press nights. It's a really in-depth engagement with the range of work we do."


The Duchess was radiant in a classically elegant ivory look featuring an organza blouse and a textured skirt. We saw a glimpse of this look yesterday when Meghan and Harry left The Goring after a private lunch.


Meghan's blouse is the £29 Topshop Ivory Organza Sleeve style. It's described as: "This blouse adds a sheer elegance to your wardrobe. Whether you wear your during day or elevated in the evening, this piece is such a Topshop classic." It's available in several colours in limited sizing on the Topshop website and Nordstrom.


Meghan teamed the blouse with a gorgeous Roland Mouret pencil skirt. The £595 Moka Jacquard Skirt is described as: "Add the Moka skirt from Roland Mouret into your desk-to-dinner edit for a distinctive style perspective. This pencil silhouette is crafted from textured jacquard woven with cotton and subtle stretch." It's available at My Theresa and Roland Mouret.


As we saw yesterday, Meghan carried the Loewe Small Postal Box Tote.

And completed the look with the Aquazzura Mae Pearl pumps.



Notting Hill based jewellery brand Sophie Lis confirms the Duchess wore her Love pendant. 10% of each sale goes directly to Wild at Heart Foundation. Wild at Heart Foundation funds animal welfare projects all over the world. By 2025 they want to rehome 10,000 dogs, neuter 100,000 dogs and educate 1,000,000 children.


Based on its meaning, I'm guessing it was a gift from Harry.

'This pendant is inspired by an extract taken from the poem “The Eternal Song” by 19thcentury French poet Rosemonde Gerard.
Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage, Aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain
For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.'

I understand the Duchess is currently visiting a secondary school in London. We should hear more on that shortly.

38 comments:

  1. Does that skirt have texture or is that a lighting artifact?
    if it's texture, I'm pleased to see it! The blouse seems "fussier" than other items we've seen on DoS, so it's fun to see her playing with her style.

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    1. oh, it IS textured!
      Lovely outfit--suits her well. Do we have any word on her jewelry?

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    2. An update on that coming now :)

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  2. Love The skirt, not so much the blouse. Always like the effort to throw in an affordable piece however! And of course it's wonderful to see Meghan out in support of one of her causes.

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  3. This is possibly my favorite "business" look she's ever worn. I love the mix of textures and the exhibit looks fascinating. Great to see her again.

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  4. The soft blouse and textured skirt are a terrific combination! 😍

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  5. Bel ange. J'aime son style moderne-classique, chic et fraisπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  6. It’s great to hear from the director that the duchess is still very much engaged with her patronage and they are exploring different ideas together. It’s good that she is committed to the community work the National Theatre does and not just the photo op evenings. She looks very happy in the pictures. The all-white look is fabulous and I love the playful puff sleeves on her blouse. It’s a different style to what we have seen before and the textured split front pencil skirt is giving me Rachel Zane office chic vibes. Meghan is 2/2 on the fashion stakes so far.

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  7. Ooh! I love the top as styled on the model...that would be a fantastic look on Meghan for sure!

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    1. Me too. I like it much more. I think I'm in the minority, but the skirt just seems to high cut for my taste. The top on the model would have been awesome.

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    2. Meghan has a very high waist so unfortunately her skirts (and some dresses) are always going to seem high cut. I do agree that the top on the model would have been nice and it would have helped camouflage her high waist.

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  8. Cee Cee from KY6 March 2020 at 18:18

    Wow, this is a really great look for Meghan!

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  9. She looks amazing, and I’m glad she’s able to squeeze in so many engagements this week!

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  10. I LOVE when she wears a side part. It’s so flattering.

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  11. Adore the clean crisp modern look of Meghan's fashion statement today.

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  12. This is an absolutely KILLER outfit. I want every single piece.

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  13. Nothing better for me than to see Meghan with "love" jewelry!

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  14. Love seeing Meghan! She looks so happy. Wish she’d cut her hair though..looks healthier when it’s shorter and frames her face better! I also feel like these looks are so so good for her body Type!

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  15. Becca in Colorado6 March 2020 at 20:27

    STUNNING! This is right up there with the autumn berry look she wore in Windsor for my favorite ever Duchess outfits.

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  16. She looks great. What a treat to see them out and about again

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  17. Thanks, Charlotte. The Duchess of Sussex looks wonderful and she’s still hard at work. Fantastic!!

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    1. The price of endurance and work is success, but the Duchess of Sussex reaps such enormous disrespect that we forget that she is a Human Being; it gives me goosebumps.How does she handle it all? Lots of prayers. Fortunately there are still honorable people like you Charlotte. I am still satisfied to know that his happiness, his beauty and his deep commitments will make his venomous haters disillusioned. Peace and Love Meghan.

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  18. The look is very elegant from Meghan as very often she is radiant in this wedding class of white. But here I fund even more for his pendant and the message it symbolizes. I discover this strong and beautiful poem, thanks to you Charlotte. How we learn every day ... thank you Meghan.

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  19. Another satorical win for the Duchess today! She really can rock a pencil skirt! I'm so jealous!! And this necklace is so sweet, I'm sure it was a gift from either Harry or Archie :) My anniversary is coming up and I think I might just ask for this.

    I liked hearing about how the visit to Stanford tied into what the National Theatre is doing. The Duchess is so committed to her causes that she's always looking for ways to help them by bringing together like minded individuals, technology and other support. She has shown us continually that she is not one to just show up for press night but works hard behind the scenes doing all she can.

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  20. I appreciate the emphasis on British brands and more affordable pieces (still mostly expensive but not eye-watering). She really is very good at royal work, always engaged and enthusiastic.

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  21. love this look. classic and classy. her makeup is great. oh my her hair needs some attention. far too long and the ends look so unhealthy. she needs a good cut. hope she will.

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  22. Meghan please have baby number 2

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  23. I have truly missed Harry and Meghan - it is nice to see them in their element - supporting causes with and bringing their stories to the forefront- I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of their week and the clothing choices are very well thought thru - I am I love with the necklace - it is gorgeous as they are - kudos πŸ’―

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  24. A fantastic look, with the camel coat, I think it was gorgeous! I really like her look with her longer hair, it shows you can pull off a white outfit without looking too bridal or costume-y!! And mixing accessible price with higher price is nice! I can't wait to hear more from your blog, Charlotte - fantastic work!!

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  25. Nicole from france7 March 2020 at 09:17

    Sorry I made a mistake in my post, of course I meant Victoria Beckham , not Stella MacCartney !

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  26. Hmm i love the duchess of sussex outfit hmm she support all her causes is these her last outing as a working senior royal

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  27. I love a side part on Meghan. Gorgeous as always.

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  28. This blouse is so beautiful, sold out obviously.

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  29. She looks incredible. And so happy, Harry too! That white ensemble is beautiful and the blue dress was stunning! They seem happier than even before they were married. I hope they are and continue to thrive and do great work in the world. Go Team Sussex!

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  30. The Duchess looks lovely. A soft, feminine look. Love the shoes and bag. The subtle, delicate pieces of jewellery are the perfect finishing touch.

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  31. That necklace is EVERYTHING. Serious heart eyes over here. If it is a gift from Harry ... so lovely and romantic! It hits all the right notes, beautiful, touching message and supports an amazing charity. Win win win!

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  32. Stunning is a great word to describe her, Melissa!
    OK, I really don’t want to flog a dead dandelion here, but I honestly don’t understand what’s happening with Meghan and Harry, and the issue of adequate protection. Please don’t think that I am leveling criticisms toward anyone; I think I’m just confused about how these things work. I’m certainly appalled by the way that Meghan has been vilified and bullied unmercifully in the newspapers and online. She and Prince Harry, bless them, still seem to want to support their charities and have indicated that they might add more to their roster now that they are working independently. I would have thought that they might have been safer had they felt able to stay as official working members of the royal family. As soon as they walked out of their door in England, there would have been protection officers all around them to protect them. Is that still the case? I know that they probably have some kind of protection now, but would this be as good as if they were still working royals? I think the world of both of them, and I’m honestly scared for them now – I just feel that they are more vulnerable than ever. Is there any information here or online elsewhere that I might have missed that would address this issue?

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