Meghan Markle’s Strappy, Pearl-Embellished Pumps Are the Ultimate Statement Shoes

Meghan Markle is back in the U.K. — and in the coolest shoes.

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out for a private event in London today wearing a camel wrap coat from Alex Eagle Studio. The coat was crafted in London from Loro Piana wool with a built-in tie at the waist and a midi-length.

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Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Royal patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view. The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality. The Duchess is pictured here with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram, featured in the National’s exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton

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For footwear, the Northwestern University alum selected Aquazzura’s Mae pumps. The statement-making shoes feature a velvet suede upper, a pointed toe and a 4.3-inch heel. The pumps are available from Farfetch.com for $683.

Aquazzura, pearl pumps,

Fitting right into the season’s shoe jewelry trend, the stilettos boast elegant straps covered with eye-catching pearls. Other labels including Bottega Veneta, Casadei and Sergio Rossi have also looked to the jewelry realm in recent seasons, incorporating details such as chains and crystals into their footwear.

The “Suits” star completed her look with a black handbag, which appeared to be from Loewe.

Meghan has worn Edgardo Osorio’s Aquazzura pumps many times over the years — including for her engagement announcement and at her wedding reception. Osorio says it has been “an incredible honor and privilege” to have the duchess’ approval.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their engagement, with Meghan in Aquazzura shoes.
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Meghan Markle in Stella McCartney and Aquazzura with Prince Harry on her wedding day in May 2018.
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“She’s an amazing role model, a beautiful woman. I couldn’t be more happy,” the designer told FN in 2018.

Apart from Aquazzura, other go-to brands of Meghan’s include Manolo Blahnik, Sarah Flint and Stuart Weitzman. She has also reached for more affordable silhouettes from labels such as Rothy’s and Veja.

While Aquazzura’s Mae pumps come with a royal-sized price tag, we’ve rounded up some more affordable shoes with pearl or faux pearl detailing to help you emulate Meghan’s look without breaking the bank.

To Buy: Penny Loves Kenny Ozzie Pump, $45 (was $60).

Bella Belle

To Buy: Bella Belle T-Strap Pump, $315 to $325.

J Renee, white lace heels
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To Buy: J. Renee Desdemona Embellished Pump, $41 to $130.

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