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Meghan Markle makes a statement in Kiwi designer’s dress

Bold, bright colours are the statement style choices for Meghan Markle this month, as she heads off on her final round of royal duties. Following up her blue Victoria Beckham ensemble, and caped red gown, the Duchess chose a green number from Kiwi-born designer Emilia Wickstead as she attended the Commonwealth Day Service.

The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Westminster Abbey in emerald Emilia Wickstead caped dress

The emerald cape dress was an interesting choice for the Duchess, given the controversy that came up between them around her wedding. in 2018, Wickstead spoke up about Meghan’s Clare Waight Keller wedding dress, claiming it looked “identical” to one of her designs. The designer later issued an apology, saying “I do not think that the wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs.”

Gigi Hadid rocks Emilia Wickstead powersuit at Variety’s Power of Women on April 5, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Wickstead has been a popular choice amongst both royals and celebs, with the caped trend becoming a much-loved look by the big names in fashion. Supermodel Gigi Hadid rocked a blue power jumpsuit by Wickstead last April, that also featured a cape draped over one shoulder.

Meghan matched the dress with a William Chambers hat and nude pumps by Aquazzura.

Meghan Markle Stuns in a Red Gown at Mountbatten Festival of Music

Her duties as a senior royal family member might be about to come to an end, but Meghan Markle looked positively radiant as she stepped out in London for the Mountbatten Festival of Music.

Markle appeared to colour coordinate her look with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, who attended the event at the Royal Albert Hall in his role as general captain of the Royal Marines. Harry wore his dress uniform while Markle turned heads in a vibrant red, caped Safiyaa dress.

The gown retails for around $2600 NZD – take a closer look at it here – and is very similar to the blue Safiyaa dress Markle wore during her pregnancy while attending a state dinner in Fiji in 2018. 

As the couple prepares to step down as senior members of the royal family on 31 March, they have embarked on a number of official engagements.

Last week Prince Harry and wife Meghan were all smiles as they arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, marking their first joint appearance since their royal exit.

Meghan wore a bright blue Victoria Beckham dress while Harry was matching in a navy blue suit.