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Meghan Markle’s bold outfit choice months before wedding was a ‘big red warning’
October 26, 2020
Meghan Markle's decision to wear a tuxedo in 2018 should have rung alarm bells for the royal family, a royal writer has claimed.
Instead of opting for a glamorous gown like Kate Middleton several years before her, Meghan wore a chic designer suit to her first official night time engagement.
Royal Writer for news.com.au, Daniela Elser believes the writing was on the wall for Meghan's future actions, the moment she snubbed wearing frock for a tuxedo in February 2018.
Her fashion choice at the Endeavour awards could not have been further removed from Kate's which Daniela described as 'exquisitely princess-y' by comparison.
Daniela wrote: "It was exactly 40 days after their $47 million wedding in 2011 that newlyweds William and Kate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for their first glitzy evening engagement as a married couple.
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"For the historic moment, the newly-created duchess opted for a pink, crystal-covered Jenny Packham frock that was exquisitely princess-y (Cinderella, eat your heart out).
"In the years since, when it comes to night-time events, she has experimented with sweetheart necklines, ruching, lace, one-shouldered draped numbers, and even some misjudged sequins. It’s been a whirlwind ride. Not."
The Endeavour Fund Awards was held at Goldsmiths' Hall in London to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick veterans, who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges as part of their recovery and rehabilitation.
Daniela says Meghan's outfit was undeniably fashionable but should have served as a 'big red warning'.
She said: "With the benefit of hindsight, the outfit that Meghan Markle chose in February 2018, three months before her wedding, for her first official night time engagement should have served as a big red warning sign about the tumult that was to come.
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"So, did she roll up wearing a Kate-esque dress, all glitz and sparks?
"Absolutely not. Instead the now-Duchess of Sussex wore an impossibly chic tuxedo from Alexander McQueen with a Prada clutch and Manolo Blahnik heels.
"And, any fashionista worth their old Celine will tell you, Meghan looked downright sensational.
"However in retrospect her choice of look should have set off alarm bells in Buckingham Palace.
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"If ever there was a moment that symbolised her intention to do things her own way, it was this ensemble.
"Short of getting a bullhorn and standing in front of Kensington Palace, the future royal could not have been making a more profound and loud statement about her intentions.
"With the $3,331 look, she was clearly signalling that she had no intention of demurely toeing the line or blindly acceding to the status quo.
"Rather, this was Meghan boldly and confidently flagging her intention to do things her own way."