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The Duchess of Sussex makes a stylish comeback with sophisticated pieces by Chanel, Celine, Valentino and more

Two years after renouncing her royal title and moving out of Kensington Palace (and essentially, the UK) with her husband Prince Harry, Meghan Markle is back in the spotlight.

Over the Easter weekend, the Duchess of Sussex made her first public appearance in a while to kick off the 2022 Invictus Games in the Hague, Netherlands. Fans of Markle were immediately reminded of what they had been missing: the star’s impeccable, sophisticated style.

Instead of pulling a Princess Diana and stepping out after months of scandal in a risqué revenge dress, Markle showcased a wardrobe that was subdued, classy but casual, and full of neutral hues. We’re talking white, black, brown and blue—everyday colours that would have easily looked boring if not for Markle’s keen attention to fit, silhouette and accessories.

Below, take a closer look at Markle’s Invictus Games outfits and what makes each of them so marvellous.

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The All-White Suit

Markle made her arrival to the the Hague in the antithesis of Princess Diana’s LBD: a white-on-white suit. Her double-breasted blazer and tailored trousers, both from Valentino, created a slightly oversized and androgynous silhouette that only seemed more powerful with Markle’s white Aquazzura heels—the same ones that she wore to her wedding.

Her all-white ensemble wasn’t the only thing that made the duchess seem radiant that day. She also opted for gold jewellery, including a Catbird bracelet that was gracefully draped over her hand, and a Sophie Lis pendant that sat elegantly on her collarbones.

The standout accessory, though, is Princess Diana’s yellow gold Cartier Tank Française Watch, gifted to her by her husband.

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The Camel Coat

Markle followed up with another monochromatic moment, this time built around the classic camel coat. The duchess nodded to her roots by wearing the cashmere Leonarda wrap coat by Ralph Lauren, matched with a brown turtleneck and the American brand’s straight-leg trousers.

Markle supported another American label in her ensemble, namely through her Carolina Herrera Petit Doma Insignia handbag. Again, her jewellery was a subtle but defining choice, this time in the form of a yellow gold Cartier Love bracelet which she has been spotted wearing numerous times.

The Tweed Jacket

The Duchess attended the first day of the Invictus Games in a laid-back yet lady-like outfit marked by a black Saint Laurent boucle tweed blazer. Her look featured other prim and proper elements worthy of a princess, such as her Celine Cuir Triomphe shoulder bag and Chanel ballet flats.

The rest of her outfit, though, screamed “California cool”, from her plain white tee to her faded Moussy Vintage skinny jeans. Our favourite detail? Her Linda Farrow aviators, fit for a royal rockstar.

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The Off-Shoulder Top

Trust Meghan Markle to make a bodysuit look elegant. At the games’ opening ceremony, the Suits actress bared her shoulders through a cream-coloured draped bodysuit from Khaite, which she paired with the New York fashion label’s high-waisted, flared Amelie pants. Her Manolo Blahnik Campari pumps—a Sex and the City favourite—added to the illusion of her height when standing next to Prince Harry.

Markle’s top seemed to nod to Princess Diana’s own famous off-shoulder moment and its neckline also allowed Markle to flaunt her simple yet sophisticated Cartier Juste Un Clou necklace.

The Belted Jacket

On Easter, Markle flaunted an outfit that brought together two elements of her looks from earlier that week: denim and a white jacket. It was a winning combination, mostly thanks to the cut of her ivory belted jacket from Brandon Maxwell and the slim fit of her jeans. Markle again finished her look with Manolos, this time choosing the timeless, towering BB pumps in suede.

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The White Dress

White is very much the duchess’s colour, and she highlighted that at the reception on April 17 with a floral embroidered crepe minidress by Valentino. Its long, tapered sleeves were reminiscent of the ones from her famous Givenchy wedding gown, while its A-line cut was both timeless and timely, given that ‘60s silhouettes are now trending.

Instead of predictably accessorising in white, Markle opted for browns, seen in her Khaite Beatrice suede shoulder bag and her Ralph Lauren pumps. Finally, as a show of her confidence, Markle flaunted a bold, red lip.

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