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Meghan Markle Chooses Welsh Denim For Royal Visit To Cardiff

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Meghan Markle proved that she too can master the art of diplomatic dressing on her latest official visit as part of the royal family, a trip to Cardiff with her fiancé Prince Harry.

Meghan, whose arrival in the Welsh capital was delayed by an hour due to some characteristically British rail hold-ups at Paddington, chose a long navy blue coat from Stella McCartney’s Spring 2018 collection, tied at the waist with a satin sash belt, along with a pair of jeans by Welsh denim brand Hiut Denim. The royal-to-be completed her ensemble with a saddle bag from British accessories label DeMellier London, the Mini Venice style in forest green, and the Iconic Yellow Gold and Diamond Splash ring by Birks.

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Cult favourite Hiut is certainly an astute choice by Meghan. Founded by husband and wife team David and Clare Hieatt, the brand makes its selvedge denim in Cardigan, Wales. Known as a hub for jeans-making until factory closures in 2002, Hiut has brought the denim business back to the town, employing a team of experts to craft each pair by hand.

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After meeting members of the public gathered to greet them, Meghan and Harry headed into Cardiff Castle, where they visited a festival celebrating Welsh culture.

Since her engagement to Harry was announced back in November, Meghan has joined her fiancé for a handful of official events, including a trip to Nottingham and a visit to Brixton, as well as heading to church along with the rest of the royal family while celebrating Christmas at Sandringham.

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For these high-profile events, Meghan has chosen to mix Canadian labels (perhaps a nod to her adopted home of Toronto, where the actress lived while filming Suits) with British favourites: after she was photographed wearing a £45 M&S jumper for her Brixton outing, the style almost immediately sold out online. Much like the Duchess of Cambridge, too, she has become adept at mixing higher-end designer styles with more affordable high street fashion.