Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been accused of playing it safe with her fashion choices since she became the newest member of the royal family when she married Prince Harry in May, regularly opting for neutral tones of beige and white.
But the former Suits star has started injecting some colour into her wardrobe in recent weeks, as she stepped out in a stunning olive-green frock, with a coordinating hat and shoes for Prince Louis’ christening on Monday.
The 36-year-old Duchess looked incredible in the Ralph Lauren dress which featured a high neckline and loose mid-length sleeves, as well as a dainty belt with gold detailing which cinched the beautiful royal in at the waist.
Meghan teamed the dress with a perfectly matched hat, by milliner Stephen Jones, and completed the sophisticated, yet stylish, look with a pair of olive court shoes, and opted for a classic pair of stud earrings.
Meghan wore her long dark locks tied back in a classic up-do and kept her make up simple and understated with a lick of eyeliner and a subtle coat of pink lipstick. The former actress also carried an elegant pair of gloves, which she had removed prior to her arrival, and a small clutch bag.
Meghan and Harry, who tied the knot at St George’s Chapel almost two months ago, looked completely in love and held hands as they arrived at the Chapel Royal, at St James’ Palace, alongside the Cambridges, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The newlyweds greeted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, ahead of the christening service and Meghan, who shot to fame as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, was caught on camera giggling as she greeted the man who officiated her wedding in May.
However neither Prince Harry nor Meghan were named among Louis’ six godparents, with the honour going to Guy Pelly, who was once dubbed the “court jester”, family friend Nicholas van Cutsem and William’s school pal Harry Aubrey-Fletcher. As well as Laura Meade, the wife of William’s close friend James Meade, Kate’s schoolfriend Hannah Carter and her cousin Lucy Middleton.
The Queen and Prince Philip were notably absent from the special occasion, however it has been confirmed that the 92-year-old monarch had previously agreed the arrangement with the Duke and Duchess due to work commitments, not health issues.
Prince Louis’ grandparents on both sides, Carole and Michael Middleton and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, all beamed with pride as they arrived at St James’ Palace. Catherine’s sister Pippa, who is expecting her first child, was also in attendance with her husband James Matthews.