Meghan Markle steals the show in cream, caped dress during first outing with the Queen
Almost one month after Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married, she and Queen Elizabeth made their first solo outing together.
Such milestone took place in the northwestern city of Cheshire, which is around 200 miles away from London, on June 4. Meghan and Elizabeth disembarked the royal train in Runcorn after spending the night aboard, reported People.
The Queen put on a lime green suit dress that had an inverted V-cut at the bottom that revealed a white dress with flower pattern. Apart from that, she wore a lime green hat that had a flower-like design.
Meghan, on the other hand, chose a very elegant light beige pencil dress and matching cape top that made her look gorgeous. Her number had a thin black belt that was cinched in around her waist.
Now that Meghan has been part of the Royal family for almost a month, the changes that she has done on her style are noticeable. The first and most significant one is her hairdo.
Before tying the knot with Harry on May 19, she usually opted for her go-to messy bun. During this first official outing, she traded that for a straight and sleek hairstyle that also looked great on her.
Another aspect that was different was related to her legs. The new Duchess of Sussex have chosen to put on pantyhose instead of her usual bare legs twice so far, reported People.
During the outing, Meghan also did something that might not be that noticeable to the public: the ‘Duchess slant.’ Myka Meier, royal etiquette expert and founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, explained what that is.
“Typically, the ‘duchess slant’ is used when a lady has to sit for an extended amount of time while keeping poise and posture.”
Myka Meier, People, June 14, 2018.
Meier added that one of the biggest etiquette mistakes a lady can make was to cross her legs at the knee as they should keep their knees and ankles together. If they were to cross something, they should only do so at the ankle.