The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a gala performance of Hamilton

On August 29, 2018, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex attended a special performance of "Hamilton" in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre in London. The special event is raising awareness of Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale, which supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. (The Duchess wore the digital dress by Canadian label Judith & Charles. The tuxedo-style mini 'Digital' coatdress retails for $550).
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress, Paul Andrew pumps, carried Jimmy Choo clutch. Prince Harry
Meghan Markle wore Judith & Charles Digital Dress from Winter 2016 Collection
Judith & Charles Digital Dress - Winter 2016 Collection

52 comments:

  1. This outfit suits her body type so much better than some of her previous attempts. Meghan is such a petite person and can sometimes look swallowed in her clothes. Only one negitive here , perhaps a little longer just sitting on her knee??

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  2. omg I really hate that dress.

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  3. I thought she looked wonderful until I saw the full length shot. Much too short! Needed to be below the knee. To add insult to injury, no pantyhose???

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  4. I just can’t pinpoint why I don’t like this dress. Maybe it is too short, the shape makes her look to square and doesn’t quite fit around the bust. Or maybe I am wrong? I will be interested to read other comments.

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    1. The dress doesn't work because of her calves/shins (lower legs)- they are peculiarly thin. (She has a really cute figure - but she does have thin calves). The dress is quite narrow and short, and accentuates this characteristic. We can't take our eyes off the lower legs because of it. I think dresses/skirts a bit longer work better on her.

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  5. Bad. Just bar outfit. Bad makeup. Bad hairdo. Im sadly disapointed.

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    1. I actually agree with you Raquel. She looks more actress than duchess.

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    2. I disagree! once more. She is making the right compromise between age appropriatness, fashion & her own style.

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  6. This event is not on behalf of the Queen. It is Harry's baby. She entirely appropriate. No need for hose at all. She is not on duty. I think she knows when to follow the rules and when she can do her own thing. Tastefully of course. Catherine, Letizia, Mary, Maxima and even Diana did and do not wear hose for every event. Anything related to the Queen and Commonwealth she will follow the protocal. Like I said this is a charity Harry started with the Prince of Lesotho and is not part of any official business.

    She looks great. But I do think the dress could be a wee longer. But she is young and this is a fun affair with young people and her arena. Why shouldn't she just do her own thing!

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    1. Well put on everything! Yes, a bit longer, but she's not the only royal who's put a toe out in something a little shorter than I'd like. I thought they both looked great

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    2. I totally agree with you. Catherine has had much shorter dresses and that has not been a big deal. Meghan looks lovely and very happy and the dress is very, very chick. I believe that we who make here comments come from very different countries and cultures and that makes our opinions so different. In every case it's very interesting to read different opinions.

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    3. @2:00 You are correct. This is Harry's project and not an official representation of the crown. The dress is appropriate even the length. Over the knee reduces it to a governess look. For the stocking police, it is becoming harder to find stockings in stores these days, a true indication that their use is in decline for this generation. (Letizia also owns this same dress).

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    4. Completely agree with all these comments. I've got 2 of these dresses and this new tuxedo look hits just the right note of classy and sexy...As Marigold said any longer and it would look like a governess. I think hose would also give it that same look unless super super sheer. But folks it's late summer, she's having a date night with her man...Prince or not...I say go for it! If i had a quibble i would like to see some more accessories. Bigger earring perhaps?

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    5. Bravo Meghan! What a chic look! She hits all the right notes. Zucchina makes a valid point about some of these comments possibly coming from different countries or cultures. I would like to add that different age groups may have different opinions as well. Not wearing stockings is just the way it is now. I understand some women will cling to their stockings for all time, but please respect the women that are confident enough to go without. We are trending toward "natural beauty", that should include forgoing stockings. Meghan is young and can wear a shorter dress, just as Kate has done. Being royal should not mean the ladies are forced to dress as if they are 20 years older than they are. I am happy to see Meghan finding a balance between her personal style and her royal style.

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  7. Dress hits the right notes for fun, professional, and evening. Very smart. Makeup looks great in 5th and 6th photos especially.

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    1. Agree! I think she looks great and entirely appropriate. Her hair and makeup are lovely too.

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  8. Elle sait parfaitement s'habiller. Ce vêtement lui va comme un gant. Trop long cela la rendrait vieille. Dautre part ses tenues sont validées par un staff. Cet événement ne fait pas partie des charites royales. Il s'agit de l'association Sentebale du prince Harry et du prince Seisso du Lesotho donc ici elle accompagne son mari. Arrêtez avec vos remarques. On a l'impression que cette femme est idiote et ne sait pas ce quelle fait ni ce quelle doit porter. Elle respecte le protocole en y ajoutant sa touche. La duchesse de Cambridge pendant longtemps a porter des robes au dessus du genou qui lui allait comme un gant.

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    1. I fully agree, the outfit suits her perfectly, length IS OK FOR HER! Look at the picture of the model, she is wearing it even shorter. I fully agree also with Diane. She knows very well when she needs to wear hoses.

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    2. Merci pour vos comments en francais!

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  9. Like the dress, shoes and purse with these two exceptions— the dress (this is not a casual sundress) is way too short and her legs would look much better with hose. Hose is cosmetics for the legs.

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  11. Beautiful and totally appropriate. Read the Telegraph article for a competent opinion. And remember she is more than just Harry’s wife.

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  12. Women her age don’t wear pantyhose, especially with a sexy and modern dress. Harry doesn’t want to touch her knee and feel anything but her smooth skin. It’s summer and it’s hot, and a casual event to boot.

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  14. She looks fabulous - it really suits her, hair and make up great. Wonderful for a night at the theatre enjoying the musical sensation that is Hamilton.

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    1. I think she looks prettier then on her wedding day! She’s exudes happiness here!

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  15. I like this dress a lot but I knew she would get a lot of criticism because of the length of the dress. I agree that it would be too short for an official engagement on behalf of the Queen, but as Diane pointed out it's not on the behalf of the Queen.

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  16. ze heeft magere benen zonder vorm, schickenlegs. Mooie kop maar de benen maken het geheel niet mooi.

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  17. elle est vraiment très jolie et ses tenues lui vont très bien.

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  18. très très jolie et ses tenues lui vont vraiment très bien elle est class!!!

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  19. I like this one much better than many of her long dresses that looked too big on her. She looks beautiful this time, dress is really a bit short, but we saw that length before on some other royals even on royal occasions!

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  20. She's so cute!! Such a cute smile, so warm and genuine!! Wow she's just doing such a great job and she looks so happy! Good for her!! Nice to see pics of happy people for a change!!

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  21. The style of dress seems a good choice for her and the occasion. This dress is indeed on the short side, and I think a few more cm hadn´t hurt, but is much better than the large dresses that she almost drowned in. And I´m glad she opted for a golden purse to break the monochromatic all-over black.

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  22. I am distracted from her outfit by her legs. One leg is skinnier than the other one. With weird legs like that she should never wear a mini skirt.

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    1. I agree, her legs and knees detract from the whole outfit. She looks better in pants or a little longer dresses.

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    2. Those are super rude comments. She is in no way deformed, as you are suggesting. Common sense would tell any intelligent person that it is an optical illusion. You have gone from commenting on Meghan's clothes to attacking her body, namely her legs. Body shaming goes both ways. It is not just for over-weight women. LilyBart and Gilberte Lambrechts are also body shaming her for being too thin. Is it really okay to dictate how a thin woman should dress because her lower legs are a distraction to you? I thought it had been made clear that it was not acceptable to body shame any woman. Thinner woman cannot always help how they look and the comments can be just as hurtful.

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  23. Well she does not have the perfect legs ok, but the skinnier one is an optical illusion in my view.

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  24. Overall, I am disturbed by criticism of Meghan's body parts. This is body shaming. It is offensive. We are all born with certain body shapes, and that includes our legs. Commenting on fashion is fine but targeted barbs are not OK. Maria Teresa of Luxembourg is a short, rotund woman and we would be rightly taken to task for calling her "stump legs", but somehow it is OK to use terms like "chicken legs" for Meghan? I realize the term has not been used in this particular thread but it has definitely been used on this board. Just no.

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  25. Fully agree with chardonn8r and Pine.

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  26. There is nothing wrong with being thin, there is nothing wrong with having a fuller figure. We all come in different sizes and shapes. The fashion challenge is, to find the right style and fit for your size and frame. I don't think that those who commented on Meghans thin legs wanted to be mean, it has nothing to do with body shaming. They simply noticed although this look is overall a good one for Meghan, something is just not quite right. I noticed that too. Most of us don't have the perfect customer figure, where you simply buy and slip in. To make a dress look great it needs in most cases some little adjustments. What you have to have in mind, first point is, a dress has to sit right on the shoulders. Because when it sits wrong on the shoulders there is not much you can do to save the look. That means: you buy a dress from the shoulders downwards. Then you put your eye on the bust, the waist, the hips, the length and the armlength. The proportion of upper body and lower body is important. I like this dress very much and I think it is a great style for Meghan. It would have needed just tiny adjustment to make a perfect look. What I would have done: adjust the front part with an invisible button inside to fix the lapels and lower the hem one or two inches. It would still have been a mini dress above the knee.

    Meghan does have thin and long calves. This is not body shaming, this is a fact, that you need to have in mind when you choose the right skirt length. As I said before, the proportions would have looked better with the skirt part a tiny bit longer still above the knee. And.....this is important: Different shoes!! These pointed high heels are not good for Meghans legs and her body proportions. She usually buys them one size too big and can't walk in them. The heels she is wearing draw the attention to the less perfect parts of her body (again, no this is is not body shaming, these are the facts alle of us face) The wrong shoe destroys the whole look! This dress, which is a coat dress actually would need a lower heel and a less pointed front. This would make for a more confident standing and walking and would make this good look a real Wow! look.

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  27. Are skinny and beautiful legs really the worst tthing the Duchess of Sussex can have?
    Are beautiful legs worse than vinditive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring or cruel ?
    Not to me.

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  28. Beth..I respect your opinion and agree with you most of the time, but zoning in on every little imperfection in some outfits really takes away from the purpose of the event and reduces the person to a clothes hanger. Yes it is about fashion, but there is a human element and Ms. Electra always tries to include both in her choice of pictures, while H&M always seem warm and attentive at their events. It is true that there is time before these events to have them tailored since mass manufacturing will not fit every body type to perfection. The truth is that many of these garments are worn only once. It is not as if they are outrageously ill fitting. To a trained eye some things are jarring, but why make costly adjustments then hang them in a closet. Royalty on the whole is under fire for being a throwback to another era with no true relevance in the 21st century. They probably do not care to invite unnecessary criticism for having large closets of bespoke and/or expertly tailored clothes. Some posters seem to think that they owe us new knock-em-dead outfits and accessories...and stockings.. at every appearance (applying invented protocol of their own making) and overlook the cause. Many people spend a lot of time in their lives dressing to hide this or that body flaw, then realize that it does not matter in the long run. A clear mind, spirit of adventure and compassion for others are more important.

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  29. If you've got it, flaunt it! Meghan's certainly got it! In my opinion Meghan isn't inappropriately dressed, she is wearing an a totally appropriate outfit, it suits her status, her age and her figure, although I have to admit, she does have very, very slender legs.

    I grew up admiring the Princess of Wales. When she was young, she dressed older than her years, sadly it wasn't until she entered her thirties that she really blossomed. Hemlines went up, necklines went down. Diana began to really show of her gorgeous legs, elegant décolletage and stunning figure with the "right" clothes.

    I hope Meghan maintains her individuality and maintain and builds on her own sense of style.

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