The moment Meghan Merkel walked down the aisle wearing a breathable gown by Claire Wet Keller for her wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, we know what it means to be a royal and changed culture. The entry of the Duchess of Sussex into the public eye at the same time threw her into the fashion world. The 40-year-old multi-hyphenate has designed a collection with Canadian clothing brand Reitmans, serving as the label’s brand ambassador in 2016. The fashionable Duchess also launched a capsule collection in 2019 with SmartWorks for the benefit of working women in the UK. Not to mention, she edited the guest September 2019 “Forces for Change” British Vogue issue, which features influential women such as Gemma Chan, Jane Fonda and former First Lady Michelle Obama. From her impressive beauty to her sophisticated but unconventional style, people are constantly amazed by Merkel, just as they were with Princess Diana.
Although the former actress has become an icon of royal style in her own right, some of her best fashion moments are a clear congratulations to her late mother-in-law, who has a lasting legacy as a royal trendsetter. Perhaps your mind goes straight to the time when the Duchess came out wearing a purple-and-red dress while she was pregnant with Archie, which is a direct reminder of Diana’s innovative look during her world travels in the early 90’s. Merkel notably made her debut at the 2018 Royal Ascot wearing Givenchy, allowing the world to relive that unforgettable moment when they saw Diana in a black-and-white outfit similar to Thomas Starsowski at the same event. Most recently, Merkel has been able to keep Diana Peerless Legacy alive with her appearance in Trooping the Color in an exquisite outfit that includes an off-the-shoulder navy dress and a wide-brimmed hat from Stephen Jones Military. Like Diana, Merkel has a reputation for making clear color palettes and combinations look extraordinary.
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