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Meghan Wore Custom Carolina Herrera for Her Pregnancy Announcement

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wore a custom-made Carolina Herrera gown for her surprise pregnancy announcement.

The former actress and her husband Prince Harry shared on Valentine’s Day that Meghan was expecting their second child, and released a romantic black-and-white snap to accompany the news.

In the picture, taken remotely via iPad by their friend and photographer Misan Harriman, Meghan is cradling her stomach while laid on Harry’s lap in their garden, wearing a stunning billowing white dress.

Multiple outlets confirmed that the dress was made for the Duchess while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child, 21-month-old Archie, by the brand’s creative director, Wes Gordon.

Harriman, who was the first male Black photographer to shoot a cover of British Vogue, took to Instagram to share his joy at being chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to capture the heartwarming picture.

“Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow,” he wrote. “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”

Harry and Meghan also managed to sweetly pay tribute to the prince’s late mother, Princess Diana, with their baby announcement.

Back in 1984, the beloved royal icon revealed the news that she and then-husband Prince Charles were expecting their second child, Prince Harry, also on Valentine’s Day.

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Perfect Pair: Deadly Ponies + BMW

We know that the proverbial horse must always go before the cart, but a just-announced partnership between two brands known for their impeccable design and commitment to ethical and sustainable manufacturing is rewriting this popular saying, placing both horse and cart side-by-side for what’s set to be a head-turning series of creative collaborations.

To mark the release of its all-electric BMW iX3 later in 2021, the luxury car brand has chosen to work with local leathergoods label, Deadly Ponies, whose own goals of being the world’s most responsible handbag brand mirror BMW’s ongoing dedication to ecological and social sustainability, and the conservation of the Earth’s resources.

Indeed, recently recognised by Dow Jones as the world’s most sustainable automotive brand, of the 760,000 tonnes of waste generated by BMW’s production of 2.5 million vehicles a year, 99 per cent is recycled, and by the end of 2021, BMW Group will offer five fully-electric vehicles: the MINI Electric, BMW i3, BMW iX3, BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. For its part, Deadly Ponies’ plan to open its own atelier will enable it to maintain complete control and oversight of its environmental and social impact, as well as achieve 100 per cent renewable energy and zero waste to landfill by 2022.

With such a synergistic relationship underscoring the numerous special projects both brands have scheduled throughout the year, we’re expecting a smooth ride from go to woah. As for the first collab that STYLE readers will want to get their hands on, look out for next month’s limited-edition Deadly Ponies capsule collection, created to celebrate the launch of the sixth-generation BMW M3 and M4 high performance vehicles in mid-March.