Meghan changes clothes on the plane and arrives in a cream dress wearing the Queen’s gift

Jaimie-lee Prince
Oct 25, 2018
07:14 A.M.
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Meghan Markle arrived in Fiji decked out in high royal fashion. She adorned a couple pieces from the Queen to go with her classy look.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle both swapped out their previous outfits on the plane. Harry, 33, looked smart in a tailored grey suit. His pockets featured military medals.

It was Markle, 37, who stole the show in a striking long-sleeve dress by Australian designer Zimmerman. She paired it with a matching Stephen Jones hat. In an appropriate contrast, Markle held a black Kayu box clutch.

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Her footwear was a pair of black Tabitha Simmons heels. She accessorized with gifts from her royal in-laws.

Her earrings came from the queen. The pearl earrings were studded with diamonds and matched her outfit. She also wore a bracelet that she received from her father-in-law Prince Charles.


Her ensemble perfectly suited some white flowers she received upon landing at Nausori Airport. They were given to her by a young girl hailing from Bau, the home island of Ratu Apensia Cakobau.

High Commissioner Melanie Hopkins and the Chief of Protocol Jonetani Tagivetaua greeted the couple.


Strong winds and light rain plagued the Duke and Duchess as they observed the royal salute. Markle was forced to hold on to her hat during the affair.

The royal couple will attend a welcoming ceremony at Veirqaquavi Vakanua, a part of the city center's Albert Park. There they will view some dance performances from locals of Tabua and go to a Kava ceremony.


Following the ceremony, the pair will visit the Grand Pacific Hotel in the evening. The President of Fiji will host a reception and a black tie dinner there. Harry is expected to give a speech.

Just yesterday, Markle wowed the public with a striped beach dress that featured a long slit at the legs.


It was worn at the only event she attended yesterday following a rest period. The Duchess had to grapple with the pants part of her dress amidst the wind as she walked.

Markle has also been wearing several powerful jewelry pieces other than those from her royal family. Aside from the adorable handmade pasta necklace she got from a six-year-old admirer, she's been making a statement. 


She was spotted donning pieces from a sustainable brand on Saturday. She showed off Canadian jeweler Ecksand's stackable rings made of recycled gold.

Erica Bianchini, co-founder and designer at Ecksand, is pleased that Markle seems to have ethical standards in fashion. Bianchini said it appeared "she must already be aligned with [their] values." 

The couple will be spending two more days in Fiji to address environmental and educational issues. Then they will move on to Tonga and New Zealand on Sunday.