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The Hidden Meaning You Missed From Meghan Markle's Outfit For The Queen's Birthday Concert

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It’s been a busy few days for Meghan Markle. Wednesday saw the future royal attend her first official Commonwealth event, swiftly followed up by a reception for Women’s Empowerment the next evening, then a Saturday morning reception to mark the start of preparations for this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney and, to top it all off, a special concert for the Queen’s 92nd birthday, held at the Royal Albert Hall on the same night. And just as Meghan hasn’t put a fashionable foot wrong in terms of dressing for the first three occasions (we’re talking about the Altuzarra striped dress, the classic ‘Jackie O’ little black dress and a summery printed style by ‘it’ label Self-Portrait) her outfit for the birthday concert didn’t disappoint, either.

For her second official engagement with Her Majesty the Queen, Meghan opted for a regal cape dress in navy blue by Stella McCartney, paired with a distinctive zodiac clutch by Naeem Khan. Look a little closer at the gold acrylic clutch (which retails at $1,490) and, if you’re clued in with your star signs, you might notice that Meghan has chosen the design to match her own astrological sign. Born on 4th August, she is a Leo, and the embellishment on her clutch recreates that very constellation, using Swarovski crystals to mark out the stars.

Stella McCartney’s cape dress is a sophisticated look that’s beloved by royals around the world: it’s been seen twice on Queen Letizia of Spain (who’s worn the style in bold red with asymmetric sleeving and a longer hem, as well as in a shorter khaki green style) and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

Meghan and her fiancé Prince Harry arrived at the Royal Albert Hall along with Prince William, who appeared to be playing third wheel to his brother for once (his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth to her third child in a matter of days, stayed at home).