Meghan Markle Sends A Message In Oscar De La Renta For First Public Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement

It's more than flowers for spring.

Meghan Markle wearing Oscar de la Renta

by Natalie Hammond |
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For her first public appearance since she announced her second pregnancy, Meghan Markle looked spring-ready in Oscar de la Renta. She, along with Prince Harry, popped up at Spotify's 'Stream On' event, from their home in Montecito, to discuss their podcast, Archewell Audio.

Meghan Markle wears flowery dress and sits next to Prince Harry

On closer inspection, Markle's choice of outfit for this particular appearance might have more significance than just looking in-season. First of all, could she have been showing her support for #StopAsianHate, a movement that is speaking up about the wave of anti-Asian hate crimes that have taken place across America? Oscar de la Renta's creative director, Laura Kim, has been voicing her concerns on Instagram, joining a united front of fashion designers and industry insiders who are asking their followers to help spread the facts and stop misinformation.

After this week's announcement that the couple would be stripped of their patronages connected with the royal family, could her choice of print also be a way of subtly saying, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade'? The dress's price is also worth noting. Coming in at $3,490, it perhaps would have raised eyebrows as a member of the royal family, but as a free agent with her own income, who's to stop her?

She also wore a ring from a sustainable jeweller, Ecksand, a Canadian brand that uses conflict-free, lab-grown and recycled diamonds, and prides itself on a much greater level of transparency than other fine jewellery brands. Given her penchant for meaningful jewellery that carries an important message of its own, Meghan's choice of ring here wasn't an accident – she has been, after all, one of the most prevalent influencers when it comes to sustainability.


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