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Meghan Markle sported three designer outfits thought to be worth upwards of £8,600 one day as she joined Prince Harry for the Invictus Games at The Hague.
Meghan, 40, is soon expected to return to the couple’s California home while Harry, 37, will stay on for the duration of the Paralympic-style event he set up for wounded service personnel.
During her first appearance of the day to watch athletics, volleyball and archery events at Zuiderpark, Meghan opted for a £1,944 ivory blazer by American fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.
Meghan Markle opted for a £1,944 ivory blazer by American fashion designer Brandon Maxwell as she watched athletics, volleyball and archery events at Zuiderpark on her third day at The Hague for Invictus Games
During her first appearance of the day she opted for a pair of straight-leg blue jeans and recycled a pair of £455 Manolos
She paired the piece with a pair of straight-leg blue jeans and recycled a pair of £455 Manolos and pair of £97 Valentino sunglasses.
Meghan added some bling to the look with a £911 ring set by Shiffon, which she has been seen wearing throughout her trip, and a Zodiac necklace thought to be by LA-based jeweller Logan Hollowell.
The California-based jewellery designer is a favourite of Meghan’s and on her 40th birthday she wore two of his pieces featuring a Taurus symbol for Archie, who was born on May 6th 2019, and a Gemini pendant for Lilibet, who was born on June 6th, 2021.
Later in the day the Duchess attended a reading to a group of 12 children in a private event held in the Zuiderpark where she donned a pinstriped blazer thought to be a £675 style by Veronica Beard.
Later in the day the Duchess attended a reading to a group of 12 children in a private event held in the Zuiderpark where she donned a pinstriped blazer thought to be by Veronica Beard for £675
She paired the casual look with one of her famous laidback boyfriend shirts and a pair of blue denim jeans, opting for more parred-down accessories and subtle make-up.
Meghan has been a wearing pieces by American sister-in-law designer duo Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, famous for their contemporary and effortless take on fashion, for several years.
Attending a reception in the evening, Meghan wore a £3,600 embroidered crepe couture shift dress by Valentino which she paired with a suede bag by Khaite for £960.
She teamed the look with a bold red lip and a pair of oversized Valentino sunglasses while wearing her brown tresses swept to the side.
The Duchess’ beauty look was done by her long-time make-up artist Daniel Martin, who won high praise for creating Meghan’s natural make-up look at her 2018 wedding.
Attending a reception in the evening, Meghan wore a £3,600 embroidered crepe couture shift dress by Valentino which she paired with a suede bag by Khaite for £960
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met athletes at a reception held as part of the Invictus Games at The Hague in the Netherlands
The Seattle-born make-up artist has long been friends with Meghan after meeting while she was filming Suits in Toronto in 2011.
Meghan’s visit to the Netherlands comes after she and Harry held top-secret ‘clear the air’ talks with the Queen and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle on Thursday after stopping off in the UK en route to the Invictus Games.
It is the first time the Duchess of Sussex has set foot in Britain since she and Harry acrimoniously quit as working royals and left the royal family reeling with their score-settling Oprah interview in which they accused an unnamed senior royal of racism.
Meghan last saw the Queen at an awkward Commonwealth Day service on March 8 2020 but has claimed since to regularly speak to her on the phone and over video calls.
Meghan added some bling to the look with a Zodiac necklace thought to be by LA-based jeweller Logan Hollowell
Meghan her blazer in the morning with a pair of straight-leg blue jeans and recycled a pair of £455 black Manolos and pair of £97 Valentino sunglasses
Meanwhile, Harry has not seen his grandmother in person since Prince Philip’s funeral last April – when he flew over briefly from their new home in the US. But their contact would have been limited because of Covid restrictions.
He has since launched a High Court legal action against the Home Office claiming it is too dangerous to bring his family to the UK after being stripped of his official Metropolitan Police protection.
It is not known how the couple arrived – whether they took a private jet or flew in commercially – but their presence is the talk of locals on the Windsor estate, the Mail understands.
They arrived incognito on Wednesday and are believed to have stayed at Frogmore Cottage, the home they have kept on despite quitting the UK where Princess Eugenie and her family currently live, overnight.
They are not believed to have their children, Archie and Lilibet with them, the latter of whom the Queen has never met.