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How to get the royally stylish looks of Meghan Markle

Mixing designer with high street, Meghan Markle has quickly become the epitome of modern British Royal fashion.

Since her engagement in November 2017, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made a statement with her preppy fashion, shaking up the traditional conformity of the Royal Family.

And while she is tormented by the press and the so-called ‘protocol police’ for ‘disrespecting’ the Royal Family with her fashion choices, Meghan has continuously made the best-dressed list in fashion magazines and has been praised by fashion designers and editors.

But by opting for more darker tones, higher hemlines, and formal pantsuits, the Duchess is definitely making her mark by pushing the traditional limits and making a statement all on her own through mixing high street and designer pieces, while also throwing in much of her style from her acting days.

Here are the best ten looks from Meghan’s first year as a royal and how to recreate a similar look for less!

1.) The International Women’s Day Panel – March 2019

Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with pulled-back dark hair walks in a black and white mini dress with a black blazer.
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with pulled-back dark hair walks in a black and white mini dress with a black blazer.] Via Getty / TOLGA AKMEN
A staunch feminist, it made sense for Meghan to be out and about and on a panel celebrating International Women’s Day in 2019 at King’s College, London. The event, set up by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, featured many other feminist activists discussing the issues facing women today worldwide. The Duchess opted for a black and white printed dress, a black blazer and black stilettos – a perfect monochromatic look for the work day!

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2.) The Wider Earth Gala Performance – February 2019

Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with pulled-back dark hair walks in a white calf-length dress with a white coat. She is standing next to a white man with red hair in a navy suit.
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with pulled-back dark hair walks in a white calf-length dress with a white coat. She is standing next to a white man with red hair in a navy suit.]Via Getty / Chris Jackson
At a special performance at the Natural History Museum for Wider Earth, a new theatre production that supports their work on forest conservation, Meghan decided to go more casual than formal. A cream-colored turtleneck dress, a white coat and a pop of color in matching olive green stilettos and clutch bag. It looks comfortable but also very elegant – perfect for an evening at the theatre.

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3.) A day of events in Brixton, London – January 2018

Meghan Markle is walking in a long biege coat, scarf and black trousers
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with her dark hair pulled back, is walking in a long beige coat, scarf, and black trousers] via Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock
In their first joined engagement of 2018, Meghan and Harry visited the Reprezent 107.3FM radio station in Brixton, London. It is the only radio station to be completely run by under-25s. For the event, on a chilly day. Meghan opted for a long-line coat (for the January chill), a black sweater and wide-leg black trouser, with button details in the hips and waist.

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4.) Together: Our Community Kitchen Cookbook – September 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with dark hair open, is looking down smiling and walking on grass wearing a blue coat and black top and skirt. Her mother, a dark-skinned woman is walking to the right of her and wearing light pink clothes
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with dark hair open, is looking down smiling and walking on grass wearing a blue coat and black top and skirt. Her mother, a dark-skinned woman, is walking to the right of her and wearing light pink clothes] via Ben Stansall/Getty Images
One of Meghan’s first solo projects was working with survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Hubb Community Kitchen was set up as a place for the survivors to go, and Meghan has been privately volunteering since before her engagement. To raise funds, a cookbook was released, and Meghan provided the forward and supported the initiative. For the launch event on the grounds of Kensington Palace, Megahn arrived (with her mother Doria Ragland and Prince Harry), wearing a pleated black skirt, a sleeveless black turtle neck and a bright blue coat for a pop of color.

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5.) Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports – February 2019

Meghan Markle, a dark-haired woman with her dark hair pulled back is wearing a striped sweater, green jacket, black boots and jeans with a hand in her pocket and the other hand holding Prince Harrys, a red-haired man in a black jacket and grey trousers
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-haired woman with her dark hair pulled back is wearing a striped sweater, green jacket, black boots and jeans with a hand in her pocket and the other hand holding Prince Harrys, a red-haired man in a black jacket and grey trousers] via Samir Hussein/Getty Images
During the state visit to Morocco (and the last royal visit before giving birth), Meghan and Harry visited the Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports to find out how the organization supports children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. For the visit, Meghan wore a striped jumper, a khaki parka jacket, ankle boots, and skinny jeans – the ultimate comfortable, chic casual look!

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6.) A day of events in Birmingham, England – March 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with dark hair open, is smiling in a navy coat and black trousers, with her arm around Prince Harry, a red-haired man wearing a black coat, a cream jumper and blue trousers
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with dark hair open, is smiling in a navy coat and black trousers, with her arm around Prince Harry, a red-haired man wearing a black coat, a cream jumper and blue trousers] via Victoria Jones/PA Images/Getty Images
On International Women’s Day 2018, Meghan visited the city of Birmingham with Harry as they enjoyed a day of events from meeting female STEM students to visiting apprentices under the Coach Core program, a charity that is a part of the royal foundation. Meghan kept it casual in a navy coat with white accents, a white polo-neck jumper, cropped black trousers, and black court shoes – a casual but cool look.

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7.) The Royal Foundation Forum – February 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with dark hair open, is sat down wearing a navy dress. To her right, Prince Harry, a red-haired man in a black suit and white shirt. To the left, Catherine Middleton, a pregnant woman in a blue dress, and Prince William, in a black suit]
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with dark hair open, is sat down wearing a navy dress. To her right, Prince Harry, a red-haired man in a black suit and white shirt. To the left, Catherine Middleton, a pregnant woman in a blue dress, and Prince William, in a black suit] via Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Joining her soon to be in-laws and husband, Meghan sat alongside Catherine, William, and Harry at The Royal Foundation Forum – a charitable foundation set up in 2009 for Princes William and Harry to take forward their charitable ambitions. This was Meghan’s first time with the Royal Foundation (having recently been announced as a Patron) where she spoke of female empowerment and raising awareness for women’s rights.

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8.) Invictus Games Kick-off – October 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with open dark hair, is wearing a white blazer, black shirt and trousers and brown sunglasses, is walking hand-in-hand with Prince Harry, a red-haired white man wearing a black shirt, grey trousers and black sunglasses
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with open dark hair, is wearing a white blazer, black shirt and trousers, and brown sunglasses, is walking hand-in-hand with Prince Harry, a red-haired white man wearing a black shirt, grey trousers, and black sunglasses] via Samir Hussein/Getty Images
On day 5 of their Pacific Tour, (and a year after they made their first public appearance together at the 2017 Invictus Games), Meghan and Harry were kicking off the games, created by Prince Harry himself for wounded veterans, down under. Sporting a casual look, Meghan wore an official Invictus Games black shirt, black skinny jeans and slingbacks and brightening the look with an eye-catching white blazer.

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9.) Fraser Island, Australia – October 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with her dark hair pulled back, is wearing black sunglasses,a striped maxi dress with a thigh leg slit and brown sandals is smiling and holding hands with Prince Harry, a red-haired white man, wearing a dark shirt, beige trousers and black sunglasse
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with her dark hair pulled back, is wearing black sunglasses, a striped maxi dress with a thigh leg slit and brown sandals, is smiling and holding hands with Prince Harry, a red-haired white man, wearing a dark shirt, beige trousers, and black sunglasses] via Samir Hussein/WireImage/POOL
Day 7 of the royal tour had the pregnant Meghan, unfortunately, missing out on the first two engagements at Fraser Island due to severe storms and the rough terrain required to cross to get to the island. Instead, Meghan joined Harry the following day for a walkabout on the beach. She was all smiles in a floaty linen maxi dress with a daring thigh-high slit and brown sandals as she greeted the people of Fraser Island

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10.) Wimbledon Women’s Final – July 2018

Meghan Markle, a dark-skinned woman with dark hair pulled back,is wearing a blue and white striped shirt, white wide-leg trousers and holding a white hat as she walked through arena stands
[Image Description: Meghan Markle, a brown-skinned woman with dark hair pulled back, is wearing a blue and white striped shirt, white wide-leg trousers and holding a white hat as she walked through arena stands] via Rex/Shutterstock
Joining her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton (who was still on maternity leave) and cheering her best friend, Serena Williams in the Wimbledon Women’s Final, Meghan did not come to play! Her sleek striped shirt and white wide-leg trousers were the ultimate tennis watching outfit.

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