Since the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has been making headlines for breaking royal style rules, from stepping out with bare legs to carrying a crossbody bag.
Unafraid to upset the queen, the former “Suits” actress caused quite a stir after ignoring the royal family’s unspoken pantyhose policy, forgoing tights for the couple’s official engagement photo-call in November.
Instead, Markle went bare-legged for the special occasion, pairing a chic white Line Mara wrap coat with strappy pointed nude suede Matilde pumps from Aquazzura.
Recently, the 36-year-old — who was born and raised in Los Angeles — opted for an unusual look for a future royal or member of the family during a trip to Scotland with Prince Harry.
According to royal expert William Hanson, royals almost always carry clutch bags as a means to avoid shaking hands, but keeping things more modern, Markle opted for a hunter green crossbody bag by Scottish luxury brand Strathbury.
Slung casually around her upper body, the mini leather bag perfectly matched her double-breasted navy and green plaid Burberry coat.
On another occasion, Meghan eschewed typical royal style rules by choosing an all-black ensemble for a visit to city of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. While you probably won’t catch members of the royal family wearing an entirely black outfit outside of somber occasions such as a funeral or remembrance service, the starlet still dressed in all-noir.
Wearing a Stella McCartney ribbon coat with black skinny jeans from the Welsh brand Hiut Denim, she completed her look with velvet round-toed, block-heel Kiki booties from designer Tabitha Simmons.
Meghan also sported an uncommon hairstyle for royals, the ubiquitous messy bun — a ‘do future sister-in-law Kate Middleton has yet to be bold enough to rock.
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