The Duchess of Sussex gave her first nod to British fashion of the royal tour when she stepped out in a dress by royal favourite Roksanda on Friday.
Pregnant Meghan, 37, opted for the $2,376 (£1,295) two-tone blue midi as she joined Prince Harry at Macarthur Girls High School, Sydney, and kept it on for back-to-back meetings with the Australian Prime Minister and leader of the opposition.
The mother-to-be paired the flattering A-line frock with nude suede pumps by Stuart Weitzman and simple jewellery from Canadian brand Birks.
Earlier the duchess showed her support for Australian design by donning a $1,615 (£880) maxi dress by Melbourne-born designer Martin Grant for a morning trip to Sydney’s Bondi Beach, pairing it with wedge espadrilles.
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Afternoon: The Duchess of Sussex sported a $2,376 (£1,295) two-tone blue midi dress by British label Roksanda for a visit to Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney
Morning: Meghan stepped out in a maxi dress from Melbourne-born designer Martin Grant’s 2019 Resort collection as she joined Harry on Bondi Beach on Friday morning
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child together in Spring next year, are on their fourth day of a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.
So far the Duchess has used her wardrobe choices to shed light on a number of Australian designers, alongside favourites like US label Brandon Maxwell and and high street chain Club Monaco.
She has also shown her support for close friend Serena Williams’ new eponymous label by sporting one of her blazers on an outing, while heirloom jewellery from Princess Diana’s personal collection has been a way to pay tribute to Harry’s mother.
Today’s outing in Roksanda is the first nod to British fashion on this royal tour.
Evening: The Duchess of Sussex wore the same Roksanda dress as she joined Prince Harry to meet Australia’s opposition leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe Shorten at Admiralty House, Sydney. However Prince Harry changed into a suit and tie for the occasion
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also stopped at Kirribilli House in Sydney on Friday evening, where they met Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison
Serbian-born Roksanda Ilinčić has become a firm favourite of A-listers and royals alike, with Meghan’s sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge donning her designs for a number of high-profile occasions.
Meghan opted for the ‘Athena’ dress from Roksanda’s pre-autumn/winter 18 collection, which draws on the typically feminine shape of 1950s design with its nipped in waist and A-line skirt with gentle pleating.
Meghan paired the flattering frock with Stuart Weitzman’s ‘Legend’ Pumps, available for $528 (GBP £287), and a pair of $914 (GBP £498) blue topaz earrings by Canadian jewellery brand Birks.
The Duchess of Sussex’s Roksanda dress, pictured, is the first nod to British fashion on this royal tour. paired the flattering frock with Stuart Weitzman’s $528 (GBP £287) ‘Legend’ Pumps
The royal mother-to-be kept her jewellery simple with a pair of $914 (GBP £498) blue topaz earrings and a $3,650 (GBP £2,538) white gold bracelet, both by Canadian jeweller Birks
Fashion fans noted Meghan’s choice of colours perfectly complemented the Macarthur Girls High School uniform, pictured. The royal couple spent time meeting local schoolchildren
She finished the look with Briks’ $3,650 (GBP £2,538) ‘flex wrap bracelet’ in white gold.
Earlier on in the day, Meghan wore a striped by Martin Grant to Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
The $1,615 (GBP £880) style featured a straight, sleeveless neckline and full pleated skirt, with contrasting caramel and white stripes.
The pregnant Duchess, 37, paired the contemporary design with $147 (GBP £80) Castaner canvas wedge espadrilles, but she ditched them to step onto the sand.
Meghan Markle stunned in yet another Australian designer on Thursday, when she plumped for a Martin Grant khaki dress and espadrilles to visit Bondi Beach
The royal paired her dress with Castaner canvas wedge espadrilles, but swiftly removed them once she stepped on the sand (pictured)
The $1,615 AUD (GBP £880) gown worn by Meghan (pictured with Prince Harry) featured a straight, sleeveless neckline and full pleated skirt, with contrasting caramel and white stripes
Meghan’s shoeless look was a far cry from Kate’s towering cork wedges which she wore on the second leg of her Australia tour in 2014 (pictured on Sydney’s Manly beach on 18 April 2014)
The Pleated Stripe Long Dress is currently unavailable with online sale starting from December 15.
It’s not the first time the Duchess has worn Martin Grant, after she plumped for the French-based Australian on Tuesday and Thursday with her stylish trench coat.
The Australian brand boasts a laundry list of celebrity clients including Cate Blanchett, and Blake Lively and Cameron Diaz, as well as international royals like Queen Rania of Jordan who is a long time fan of the brand.
Prince Harry also opted for an Aussie label, opting for a blue shirt by Jac + Jack.
Meghan kept accessories to a minimum, wearing a simple $418 teardrop pendant from Los Angeles jewellery designer Adina Reyter.
The delicate, yellow gold necklace is made with 14 carats and pavé diamonds, and will be available online from October 22.
The couple (pictured) enjoyed taking part in the ‘Fluoro Friday’ session – within 20 minutes of the royal visit, OneWave’s official website had crashed due to the volume of traffic
Meghan kept accessories to a minimum, wearing a simple $418 teardrop pendant from Los Angeles jewellery designer Adina Reyter (pictured on the beach with Prince Harry)
Since the start of their official engagements earlier this week, the Duchess’ wardrobe choices have caused sartorial stock to sell out around the world.
Dubbed ‘The Meghan Effect’, her outfit selections have crashed the sites of fashion labels including Karen Gee, Club Monaco and Dion Lee, despite the Dion Lee dress only being available for pre-order at present.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with a local surfing community group OneWave early on Friday morning.
This is an initiative dedicated to raising awareness for mental health and well-being in a fun and engaging way.
Despite the early call time, Meghan was up at 4.30am to practise yoga before the busy day.
This comes after reports that the Duchess shipped in yoga mats to Admiralty House, where she and Prince Harry are staying for the week.
Their Royal Highnesses took part in the ‘Fluro Friday’ session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues, before meeting with members of the public
Later on Friday, the Sussexes’ will participate in a youth advocacy programme which aims to unite and inspire young people to be inclusive
Meghan kicking off her shoes was a stark contrast to her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, who famously kept hers on when visiting Sydney’s Manly
Their Royal Highnesses took part in the ‘Fluro Friday’ session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues, before meeting with members of the public gathered alongside the beach.
Within 20 minutes of the royal visit, OneWave’s official website had crashed due to the volume of traffic.
Later on Friday, the Sussexes will participate in a youth advocacy programme which aims to unite and inspire young people to be inclusive.
The newlyweds will also engage with students to discuss topical issues such as social justice and youth empowerment.
In the afternoon, the Duke will scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and athletes to raise the official flag of the Invictus Games.
Friday’s engagements will wrap up with calls on the Leader of the Opposition at Admiralty House, and the Prime Minister at Kirribilli House.