Meghan Markle Recycles Blue Dress She Wore Last Year in Tonga for Royal Tour of Africa

Meghan Markle recycled her fashion with a flirty sky blue dress she wore during her first royal tour to Tonga, in 2018.

Royals recycle their outfits, and for the second part of the "Sussex Royal Tour," in South Africa, Meghan wore a dress she had on during her first royal tour to Tonga, on October 2018.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Photos from the Duke and Duchess's joint Instagram account showed the former in a flirty sky blue dress by Veronica Beard and her comfy go-to wedge from Castaner. 

Markle wore her hair down, as she walked beside her husband greeting a crowd of their fans, sat down for a meal of local cuisine, and stood in the District Six Museum.

The Duke and Duchess had an amazing first day in South Africa

In the caption accompanying the photos, Sussex Royal noted that the couple visited the museum and the Homecoming Center. The visit to the former gave the two, 

"A first-hand look and understanding of how much of this diverse community [got] destroyed with people subjected to forced relocation during the apartheid era."

The caption also added that,

"The Duke and Duchess had an amazing first day in South Africa, and are incredibly grateful for the wonderful welcome they have received."

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The second half of Day one for #SussexRoyalTour brought Their Royal Highnesses to The District Six Museum and the Homecoming Centre who are re-building their local community in Cape Town. The Duke and Duchess had a first hand look and understanding of how much of this diverse community was destroyed, with people subjected to forced relocation during the apartheid era. At the Homecoming centre The Duke and Duchess were treated to food cooked by local women that showcased the wonderful variety of recipes - and the importance of cooking to bring communities together - a topic The Duchess feels strongly about (just like Together, the cookbook from the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen which The Duchess supported this time last year). • Their Royal Highnesses have had an amazing first day in South Africa and are incredibly grateful for the wonderful welcome they have received. Thank You! Stay tuned for more updates and behind the scenes moments on tour! #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ SussexRoyal / Omid Scobie / PA images

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Markle and Prince Harry are on tour with their son Archie; this is the first they are undertaking as a family and the second since the two got married. Interestingly, the Royals announced they were expecting their child before beginning the tour that took them to Tonga.

Markle is not the first nor will she be the last royal to recycle an outfit 

At the time, the parents-of-one also visited Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, and the former actress had an impressive wardrobe that went over $68, 000. It included a black Brandon Maxwell gown that sold back then for $1, 895, among other pricey outfits.

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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images

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Markle is not the first, nor will she be the last royal to recycle an outfit. Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton is famous for doing that with her gowns. In March, the Duchess of Cambridge dressed in a black Alexander McQueen outfit to the Portrait Gala, which she wore at the 2017 BAFTA Awards in London. 

The mom-of-three equally wore to the 2019 Commonwealth Day service a Catherine Walker coat-dress she wore during the Australian and New Zealand tour with Prince William in 2014.

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Happy Heritage Day South Africa! 🇿🇦 • Today we are celebrating the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. The Duke and Duchess are so happy to have been invited to the festivities in Bo Kaap today, and were overwhelmed by the amazing welcome. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ photos PA images / SussexRoyal

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After the lousy press Markle got for flying a private jet twice, in recent times, it's nice that she's getting positive news for repeating an outfit.

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