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Meghan Markle’s Year in Fashion as She Celebrates Her 42nd Birthday

  • August 14, 2023

Ever since her 2016 debut as Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle has been of the fashion world’s most closely watched figures as she attends public and private events.

Known to value control over her own image, Meghan’s pride in styling herself for major events was revealed in 2021, when an email exchange with a former courtier showed the royal’s emphasis on taking ownership of her own look.

Since her 2018 wedding, Meghan has mixed high-fashion couture brands with emerging designers and blended wardrobe staples with statement pieces to form a unique aesthetic.

Over the past 12 months, the public have seen the duchess dress for both important state occasions and glamorous red carpet events, each bringing a unique set of fashion criteria.

Here, as Meghan Markle celebrates her 42nd birthday on August 4, Newsweek looks at some of her top fashion moments from the past year.

Meghan Markle Fashion Moments 2022/2023
Meghan Markle photographed at the Ripple of Hope awards (L) December 6, 2022. At the Women of Vision awards (R) May 16, 2023. And at the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II (center) September 19, 2022. The Duchess of Sussex has had a number of impactful fashion moments this past year.
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One Young World Summit Wearing Another Tomorrow

Meghan Markle One Young World 2022 Fashion
Meghan Markle photographed wearing a red outfit from the brand, Another Tomorrow, at the One Young World summit, September 5, 2022.
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In September 2022, Meghan and Prince Harry made their first working return to Britain since stepping down from their roles within the monarchy and moving to the U.S. in 2020.

The couple took a trip to Europe to attend a series of charity events for organizations they retained roles with post-2020. For the first of these

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