Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a memorial service

On April 23, 2018,, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a memorial service held at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London to memorialize 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence murder. At the service, Prince Harry read out a support message on behalf of Prince Charles of Wales. Stephen was killed by a group of racists on April 22, 1993 in Eltham in southeast of London while waiting at a bus stop. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met with Stephen's mother, Baroness Doreen Lawrence and his brother Stuart at the same time for "celebrate his life and legacy".
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke silk Clutch, Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps
Meghan Markle wore Hugo Boss dress from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Hugo Boss Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Meghan Markle carried Wilbur and Gussie Bespoke Charlie Oyster Silk ClutchMeghan Markle wore Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pumps In Beige Suede
                        Wilbur and Gussie Silk Clutch                      Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pumps

54 comments:

  1. I might be old fashioned but Meghan could have thrown a shawl over her shoulders for the memorial service. I think a sleeveless dress was out of place. the color and style were spot on. But, even cap sleeves would have been better.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed. A church venue (formal event or not) calls for some kind of covering; even a small sleeve as you mentioned would be fine. This dress comes in a 3/4 sleeve version.

      Delete
  2. OK I will join the bandwagon about her hair. I think it is beautiful but those pieces hanging down bother me. In the last picture, she seems have it all back and it looks great. As for the dress, I like it and I personally don't have a problem with the darker colors.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice dress, fits her well, but not appropriate for a service in a church. Arms must be covered!
    She needs help, but this particular kind of advice could be given to her by Harry

    ReplyDelete
  4. El vestido esta lindo, los complementos perfectos pero ya me aburre ese peinado despeinado. no se ve elegante

    ReplyDelete
  5. Replies
    1. I second you. Old Fashioned opinions here.

      Delete
    2. oh yes, still this days :-)
      but some just ignore.

      Delete
    3. It was a memorial service, not a celebration service. Even First Ladies in the US cover up out of respect. She is in a different role now, if she was some unknown member of the congression then she could dress any how.

      Delete
    4. I meant that they don't these days in many churches.....not saying it is right or wrong

      Delete
    5. It's not old fashioned or right/wrong. Simply a matter of courtesy or respect.The shoulder jacket would even have done
      However, it is a lovely dress which suits her beautifully. As for the hair.... :-(

      Delete
  6. Before she went to church her hair was messy, when she came out it was organized . She must have combed it with her hands 😀 Nice dress

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is no dress for a service in a church.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The 'messy bun' and the strands dangling in her face turn me off. She looks sloppy. I also think the dress is inappropriate for the occasion.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Dress is beautiful but I agree that without sleeves it isn 't appropiate for church.She must learn some things which maybe isn 't exist in USA.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ms. Markle must still be in the Hollywood style. Messy hair, inappropriate clothes. Does Harry not see this? I guess he sees too many stars in the eyes when he looks at her so anything she wears is okay with him. Will someone (anyone) take her aside and give her advice? But she may be one of those who does not welcome advice on her hair and clothes after all she is an actress and those of Hollywood seem to feel they know it all.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice dress and yes not for a Church Service, with out sleeves or a shawl. Every one from the BRF wear;s sleeves to Church. Maybe different in some places in the US.

    ReplyDelete
  12. If you look at the picture of the congregation in the church, no one is sleeveless. No one. Except Meghan. I'm American and yes, some do sleeveless in church, but many churches are much less formal. This is an occasion where sleeves are needed. She stands out for the wrong reason, IMO.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Look again. Two girls in the choire + woman in red on the left, all sleveless, woman sitting next to the woman in red bare shoulders.

      Delete
    2. They are not representing the royal family!

      Delete
    3. Correct. Please look at photos 6 and 7. The woman speaking to the entire congregation at the front of the church is in a sleeveless red top. In photo 6, there is a woman seated on left side with bare shoulders.

      Delete
  13. I have always been told that you do not go sleeveless in church. Of course, I am Roman Catholic and that was just a given but maybe some other churches have lightened up on that. I admit that I see sleeveless in church and sometimes even shorts but I am still old fashioned and cover my arms.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I agree with other comments about the sleeveless dress. It was not so hot in London to go sleeveless. I am wondering whether she is getting advice on protocols. Still, she looks lovely,

    ReplyDelete
  15. Not at all appropriate. Neither the hair nor the sleevless dress... She needs help!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well, maybe it is okay to be sleeveless in church, but not to a memorial service. Meghan is trying to "be herself" I suppose. I can understand that. But it must be done with finesse!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the other way round. It's not the type of service that calls for a covering of the shoulders and a few inches more, but the VENUE of the service - in this case a consecrated church. If the memorial service was in a garden (as some of them are) or even in a room or a building that is not a consecrated church (as in some modern religions), you could get away wearing something smart and sleeveless if you dared. It is a matter of common respect and decorum that requires partial covering, though perhaps respect and decorum are becoming less common these days. The full arm doesn't have to be covered either. Note also that this memorial service is a 25th anniversary of someones death, not a memorial service that is in replacement, or in support of a funeral. For that situation you may want to be even more conservative.

      Delete
  17. Lovely dress but not correct for a formal church service, just needed a little black jacket. Bare arms looked very informal. Perhaps someone should be advising the poor girl as to what is the done thing, can’t ever imagine the Queen getting it wrong, her advisors wouldn’t have allowed it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am one of the old school. I find this so inappropriate. I could almost understand if it was a very hot day in the summer, but this Is April.It just doesn’t show respect. She is there as a representative of the Royal family, not at a friend’s memorial where she can do as she wishes. I try not to criticize her hair, but I must say it was even sloppier than usual today. It is only once in awhile that she is out on official duty. She can wear what ever she wishes on her own time. She could make a better effort when she’s on royal duty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally agree, she will be a member of the royal family and there are some protocols she will have to follow, like dress code. She will learn.

      Delete
  19. I remember when Michelle Obama went around with bare arms. What hand wringing!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am American but I think her sleeveless dress inside a church and for a MEMORIAL was very inappropriate, especially when she walked down the aisle and seated so prominently. You would have thought someone would have advised her better, especially when she made the same gaffe last week for the Commonwealth meeting. Appears as disrespectful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Two Americans thinking alike, you and I.

      Delete
  21. For one thing this was not a funeral or a solemn event. It was a celebration event. Most of the choir had short sleeves. If this had been a more formal solemn occassion then yes I concur a jacket would be more appropriate. But it wasn't! Rules are different around the globe..and have changed much. People go to church in jeans..I am not so sure God cares what we wear. I kind of think He is just happy we are there. There is an old hymn called Just As You Are.... that is what Christ means to most. Dressing up with hats and coats etc is really man made. As I said events call for more decorum. She was appropriately dressed....again.

    You all do realize that these things are all planned out and she is well aware of what she can and cannot wear. She was exquisite at the birthday gala..Sophie wore a pantsuit
    ...gasp LOL Meghan is doing fine. The more events that become more direct work for the QUEEN and not their own personal interests will have her dressing more in line with the Stepford Wife so many want her to become.
    I hope she keeps her own style. She knows when and when not to wear something. Remember she is NOT MARRIED yet! She is way down the line and has the freedom.

    Give her break...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Diane, totally agree with you. I can't believe that in 2018 people are still setting their hair on fire because a woman shows her arms in a church. There is nothing at all inappropiate with her choice, why is this wrong? It wasn't a funeral, is it OK to do it if it had been a wedding or a christening? plenty of women in the crowd are sleeveless, and no, there is no protocol that says that she must cover her arms. As a practicing catholic I attend church with short sleeves, in warmer climates in the summertime it's not unusual to do so, even in a funeral. Welcome to the 21st century.

      Delete
    2. @Diane - Although I agree with you,Meghan did seem appropriately dressed for today's event,that is my opinion and my choice to agree with you and others. However, if I hadn't have thought her appropriately dressed,that again would have been my opinion. To have comments like 'Give her a break' and block letters posted is a little argumentative and disrespectful of others I think. An opinion that differs from yours and others,is just that,a differing opinion, not necessarily a jab at Meghan herself. I think this is something we should all be mindful of,otherwise people will feel unable to post an honest opinion without being 'told off' ! I doubt Meghan needs anyone shouting out for her.
      We all hope Meghan has a smooth transition into Royal life, and that she is advised in the 'do's' and do not's' of royal protocol, and like many before her, she will make the odd mistake, and we'll all have a differing opinion on it, but I'm sure as royal followers we'll be kind and respectful,not just of Meghan,but of each others opinions.

      Delete
    3. Trying not to be too old-fashioned and adapting to the 21st century, I think she would be more on the safe side with some sleeves. Temperature was not so high...
      My point is that it is not the role of a member or soon, of the royal family to be pioneer in breaking a habit, if not a rule, in dress codes for cérémonies at Church whatever they are. They main duty is to avoid offending anybody on such a subject.
      Giving her a break sounds fine, but isn't it easier to take good habits straight away?
      I wonder whether a new comer automatically gets some advice on such things or whether respecting full freedom is the rule, and ccorrect later on. I think I would then take the initiative of asking about the do's & do not's, as a colleague here says.

      Delete
    4. Anon 1:52 I too have my views. I can use caps if I like. I can also say give her break in a general manner. I did not call out anyone.
      But YOU are calling me out. I respect your view but I am not scolding you ...as you are me.
      So CHECK YOURSELF and have a great day

      Delete
  22. I’m American and I agree this bare shouldered look is inappropriate for the occasion especially as it is in a church and as she was seated in such a prominent position. These facts made it a very official occasion and she missed the mark In not wearing a jacket or sweater over the dress. I hope she soon starts taking advice before these events. This is twice in one week where her choices were far too casual and came off as disrespectful.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I think she looks fine. I'm only surprised at the lack of sleeves as the temperature has dropped again in London.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am not at all any "church person", but even to my eyes she should have covered her shoulders to this memorial service. To ordinary Sundays it would be accepted. But basically I like what she is wearing if the situation would have been different, she looks good.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I think that when you become part of a new group - whether at work, with your in-laws or in a new coubtry - it's always better to err on the side of cautious, if you want to be accepted. Even in this blog there are views both pro- and conra.
    Sophie may wear jumpsuit to the concert, though personally I thought it a bit weird, but she has already established her position and worth whithin the royal family. Meghan still has to prove it. It's always better not to antagonize people provided it's not one's major principle which has to be maintained at all costs. She knows that the public will scrutinize her looks each time there is a picture. As for her not being married yet, it doen't apply - it was an official occasion and Harry was there as an official representative of a royal family. That is why I think that it would have been better to put on a jacket or a shawl, no matter how lax the rules currently are.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I cannot believe that she wears a sleeveless dress. It is just a matter of simple common sense. And even when other people wear sleeveless clothes or she just wants te be herself doesnt matter in this case. This is about respect and just have good manners. We have her a church And a memorial.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I could not agree more. She needs to learn her duties quickly. It's not about her anymore, she's now a representative and whether she likes it or not. Self expression goes out the door when you are now a public figure with public responsibility.

      Delete
  27. I don't know why ppl are complaining about Meghan's outfit. She looks appropriately understated for church. Did anyone see Barbara Bush's funeral, where many female guests were more risque than Meghan, mainly Mrs. Bush's granddaughter and namesake, Barbara Bush. The younger Bush's dress was sleeveless, deep and wide v-cut, and above the knees, in combination with dark purple lipsticks and black eyeliners.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But those in attendance of Mrs. Bush's funeral are not the standard. Royal protocol calls for something other than a cocktail frock, in my opinion.

      Delete
    2. That is what here in Italy we call "americanata"

      Delete
    3. Mrs.Bush's funeral was a private event with invitations. Some family members were dressed in an unusual way, but the ivited guests were dressed quite properly.

      Delete
    4. Yeah, don't judge us Americans by what the Bush girls do.

      Delete

Blogs allow for the posting of public comments. Posted comments must directly relate to the information and or topics of discussion on those blog. Comments that are moderated will be reviewed before posting. Comments that are not moderated will be addressed as soon as possible. We trust the community to ignore personal attacks, negative speech, and respond politely.

 
Newmyroyals - Term Of Use