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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.

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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

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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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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Have a Key Fashion Designer in Common

  • July 25, 2023

Kate, the Princess of Wales, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have crossed fashion paths at regular intervals over the past six years, with the royal sisters-in-law both looking to the same brands and designers to outfit them for their public appearances.

Over the years, both have repeatedly returned to the same style leader, French fashion designer Roland Mouret. Whether it be for a red carpet, a royal tour or, most recently, a world class sporting event, Wimbledon, Mouret’s classic and elegant clothes have fit the bill for both Kate and Meghan.

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The Princess of Wales photographed wearing Roland Mouret at the Wimbledon men’s final (L) July 16, 2023. And Meghan Markle photographed wearing Roland Mouret at the Clivedon House Hotel (R) May 18, 2018. Both sisters-in-law have patronized the French designer’s work.
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Mouret was born in 1961 and studied fashion in Paris before going on to found his own design house in the 1990s. Kate first publicly wore a Mouret creation in 2013, just two-years after her marriage to Prince William, debuting a cream longline gown with long sleeves and a split skirt for the London premiere of the movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

In subsequent years Kate has worn a number of Mouret pieces, including more recently a striking monochrome gown for the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in London, a soft tailored plum colored pant suit for a day of engagements during a visit to Boston, and a green asymmetric day dress for the Wimbledon championships.

Meghan too has been a long-time fan of the designer, and the pair were photographed together at a private dinner in Toronto, Canada, back in 2016, before she met future husband Prince Harry.

Meghan wore a Mouret dress

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