As Duchess of Sussex, she has fashion houses like Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta clamouring to dress her, but it seems that Meghan Markle still has one eye on the high street. For her latest royal engagement, a trip to her namesake county of Sussex with her husband Prince Harry, the Duchess wore a dark green silk shirt from Scandi favourite & Other Stories, priced at £69.
It’s the first time we’ve seen Meghan - or, indeed, any member of the royal family - wear a piece from H&M’s fashion-forward sister brand. Described online as featuring ‘a relaxed shape with a slightly longer back’ with ‘a modern and versatile appeal,’ the straight fit silk shirt is still available to shop in the Duchess’s preferred deep green hue. And when that particular colour way inevitably sells out (we give it a matter of hours), there are four other shades to choose from, including light blue and off-white.
Apparently channeling the preferred fashion formula of her former Suits character, Rachel Zane, Meghan paired the affordable blouse with a leather pencil skirt in a similar green shade by Hugo Boss. Priced at £369, the paneled style is still available on the brand’s UK website. She completed the ensemble with a cream cashmere coat by Emporio Armani, and the £1,695 ‘Demi’ satin tote by US-based designer Gabriela Hearst (which is still available to shop on Net-a-Porter, FYI). Jewellery-wise, the Duchess stayed true to one of her favourites, Missoma, wearing the brand's Mantra Open Heart signet ring (priced at £85, and still available to shop online) along with the Double Chain bracelet, £69, and the Rainbow Moonstone Beaded Leaf bracelet, £75.
As part of their first royal trip to Sussex, Harry and Meghan will see the historic Sussex Declaration (the second known parchment manuscript of the American Declaration of Independence) before opening Chichester University’s Tech Park. They will then head to East Sussex, where they will drop in at the aptly named Royal Pavillion and visit Survivors Network, a charity that supports survivors of sexual violence and abuse, and Peacehaven Youth Centre.