The Duchess of Sussex visited the National Theatre in London

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio at the National Theatre in London. The Immersive Storytelling Studio is where the National Theatre works with artists and emerging technologies to develop new dramatic work and experiences. The Duchess viewed emerging technology, such as virtual reality, which is being used to develop new forms of dramatic storytelling. The Duchess is Royal patron of the National Theatre. The Duchess wore a chevron puckered skirt by Roland Mouret.
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka chevron puckered skirt and Topshop ivory organza sleeve button through blouse
Meghan Markle wore Topshop Ivory Organza Sleeve Button Through Blouse
Topshop Ivory Organza Sleeve Button Through Blouse
Meghan Markle wore Roland Mouret Moka Chevron Puckered Skirt
Roland Mouret Moka Chevron Puckered Skirt

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  1. Lovely photos - she looks great! The top is unusual and I don't like the broadness that the puff sleeves give up at the shoulder (compared to the model, where they puff lower down the arm which looks better) but I love the skirt. A fitted sweater or sleeveless blouse might have been better. However Meghan is smiling and looks happy and I'm very pleased to see her again.
    - Anon 9:13

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  2. It is not yet spring or summer!!!!

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    1. It is also not 1950. The fashion rules that dictated colors and fabrics for each season fell by the wayside long, long ago. For a fashion blog, knowledge about is definitely lacking on here.

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    2. Thank you "chardonn8r" for this valuable information which you say is lacking on this blog. Have I been living in ignorance since the 1950? And this must explain why I've never been on the front cover of one or some of the fashion mags.

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    3. Fashion doesn´t follow many rules (trends are really only someone´s ideas, just arbitrary designs), so fashion "knowlegde" isn´t really about knowing, it´s more about following.
      One rule though that isn´t arbitrary is to dress for the season/climate. And Meghan´s outfit looks totally out of place for London in early March. If I´d walk around London dressed like that people wouldn´t applaud me for looking trendy; they would shake their heads because I´d be freezing cold.

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    4. In case my earlier message requires some further explanation. I know about developments regarding fashion rules... and I appreciate when they are taken into account. However, although the white blouse is lovely, I feel cold only at seeing it!! Feeling comfortable has in my view some value as well, that works better when clothing is adapted to seasons.

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    5. Yes, but she is indoors here. But this isn't the first time she has done this - I have concluded that she just doesn't really feel the cold.

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    6. Perhaps I may add my bit which might explain her choices. I am not from North America but I go there quite often because I have family in both the U.S.A. and Canada. I can tell you this you can boil up alive in Canada and the U.S.A. in winter and freeze to death in the summer indoors because of the overkill of the air conditiong or heating in both places usually in public places. It might explain Meghans choice of clothing for indoors.

      That said I think she looks absolutely gorgeous in both outfits even though I don't like the white one much, just is not my taste and the turquoise one is a tad too tight, she still looks glorious in it. Calling her curvy is really stretching ones imagination to the utmost if anyone is not curvy it is Meghan. She has a relatively straight up and down shape which is just why she nearly always looks so supremely elegant and uncluttered. No sticky out bits to spoil the lines of the garments.

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    7. @nalerina
      She's definitely curvy. If anyone is not curvy it is Kate. Kate is the one who's straight up down with absolutely no curve and flat backside. I think you are mistaken. You confuse the two. Your sight does you no justice.

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  3. Nice blouse and skirt.

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  4. Is it summer in the UK?
    I like the neckline of the blouse but not the sleeves.
    I like the texture of the skirt but not the design (the front slit, the exposed zip + overall too long).

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    1. Agree with all you said. The top and skirt do not work well together IMHO.
      Glo

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  5. Just perfect!!

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  6. Just love the outfit and the Duchess is looking superb.
    Did she wear colour matching shoes to set off the handbag?
    Will she remain as Royal patron of the National Theatre? If not, to me, it will be a great loss. I see the fusion of American and British theatre art as a positive thing.

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  7. A better combination would be: navy blue / black blouse, white skirt, blue / black shoes.

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  8. Is she the Duchess or a former Duchess?
    It't not a royal anymore.

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    1. She will remain the Duchess of Sussex, of course. The title is not taken away from them, only the right to be addressed as HRH (or YRH, in case of direct addressing). They remain members of the royal family, but are no longer considered als "senior" or "working" royals from April 1st on. That's all.

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    2. Ridiculous comment. She'll always be a royal.

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    3. She will always be royal. It can't be undone. Annulment would probably be the answer but at this point it's too late.

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  9. I personally don't love bright white for this time of year but think this is a great monochrome look. The different fabrics and textures add interest. I would love to see her hair 3-4 inches shorter.

    E.B.B.

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    1. Why does her hair have to be shorter?

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    2. I completely agree, EBB. I like the mixture of fabric textures and think this outfit fits her well. I hope she wore a coat to this appointment which is just not shown here. From the photos her outfit appears to be cream, not white, which is more appropriate for the winter-into-spring season. I too think it’s time she cut off a few inches of hair. It would look more polished.

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  10. Very nice outfit, especially the skirt looks good. Beautiful hairstyle. Rebecca

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  11. Love both pieces, the blouse is delicate and very elegant, and the skirt is very pretty. I think is a good combination and a good balance of textures, I just find that Meghan has a short torso and the placement of the waist is not the most flattering to her figure, I get the same feeling with Mathilde. I still find the total outfit, very chic and refreshing.

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    1. She is wide/square in the middle and waist placent emphasizes that so it's not flattering. But I like the monochrome look, very spring like.

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  12. It is not summer yet and this outfit as well as turquoise dress look slightly out of place.

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    1. Agreed, but then her statement dressing is to say, I am free again, free to wear what I want, when I want, who knows what was in her mind. RM

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    2. Oh, do you feel that Queen's colourful outfits are out of place. QEis the one who uses all the colours around the year. In my opinion it's just fine to use black in the summer and white in the winter - just like all the other colours. - Siri

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    3. It is about short sleeves, sheer materials.... colors are fine.

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  13. Outfit looks awful, make that AWFUL. How does she manage to have so many ill fitting clothes. Oh well, she is citizen Meghan next week.

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  14. i love the white combination. And I note the low cost "Top Shop" blouse combined with a nice designer skirt. Meghan looks fresh and youthful. Love the switchup in shoes; refreshing rather than the Royal's usual pumps.

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  15. The Duchess of Sussex is looking beautifuland -
    to the speculations about the motives of this lovely couple I want to ad: Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which is intended to solve or to describe. (Carl Popper)

    Sarah P.

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    1. Wonderful quote. Unfortunately I am certain it falls on death ears. Just imagine the possibility that Harry and his family value their family and joy of life over privilege and money. By the way, the average British citizen pays about two quid per year for the Royal Trust. And yet somehow that makes certain people (most of whom aren’t probably even British) entitled to tell them how to live and what they should or shouldn’t do. Shaking my head in disbelief here. Tanya

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  16. Joann
    I liked her overall look very much. I wish the photographer could have zoomed in a little on the fabric of the skirt. I would have liked to see it up close. What I did see, I liked a lot. I'm not bothered by the trend of seeing more summery looks this time of year. In the U.S. , some of the TV news shows are showing the news readers/anchors in pastels, off-the shoulder outfits. I'm also seeing quite a lot of all-white outfits with white shoes. Meghan, I think, is being influenced by the current trend. And I think it's a good look for her.

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  17. Stop with the hate. she looks perfect. Everything fits nice because she has a nice figure.
    She looks beautiful in all her outfits because she has the curves to carry them on. For you people she should look like an l with no shape then she would look beautiful to you. She is a black/mixed woman. What did you expect? Most brown/black women are curvy. And by the way, she doesn't wear a fake butt. It's natural. Remember she's black/mixed.

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    1. You are the only person who has brought her race into this - and your assumptions that everyone commenting here is white. And nobody has said anything about a "fake butt".

      Plenty of comments here where people like her outfit. And some people don't - it's called having different opinions and different tastes.

      G

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    2. And you're the only person who seems to be offended by my comment. Why is that?

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    3. No, I'm the only person who has replied. And I'm not offended - I simply don't understand the need to accuse people of hating and point out the bleeding obvious because they might not appreciate her outfit.

      Just to be clear, I think she looks great. She usually does.

      G

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    4. Yes, you are. And I didn't make the comment especially toward you. I was making a broad observation to an obvious fact. I am curious to why you took it so personal.

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    5. Yes, you are. I was making a broad observation but you seem to take it personal. I am curious to why?

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    6. @G Agree, no she is not the only person who is noticing that you didn`t consider treating others as you want to be treated.

      Sarah P.

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    7. No, I'm not. Don't know how to say that more clearly so you understand.

      And I didn't take it personally. But to answer your curiosity - which I thought I had already done - I don't think every criticism of Meghan (of which there is far too much) is based on the fact that she is mixed race. And I am curious as to why you brought race into the discussion when nobody here had even suggested that was an issue. And I don't think not liking what someone is wearing is a sign of "hating". I agree that for some people nothing Meghan does will ever be right and that may influence their thinking when it comes to her clothes but their are many nuances - and many people here just don't like what she's wearing.

      That's all. But if you want to tell yourself that I took your comment as personally directed at me - and that I'm offended - go right ahead.

      You still haven't addressed my original point but you want me to keep answering your same question.

      G

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    8. @Sarah P, you’re perfectly right. My sentiments exactly. Tanya

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    9. Yes, you are right. Not every criticism of Meg is based on the fact that she's mixed, but at the same time her race has lots to do with it. And don't be naïve, hate makes people do lots of things, including criticizing Meg for her outfits. I am not saying you hate her. How could I? I don't even know you. I'm speaking broadly. Hate is a powerful emotion.

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    10. Could you PLEASE stop accusing me of various different offences? I'm not naive - I acknowledged that some people will dislike her clothes based on their dislike of a person they don't even know. However, I stand by my assertion that many commenters here have no agenda other than they don't like her clothes or like them but find them badly fitted. That's all.

      G

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    11. I am not accusing you of anything. You're exaggerating. Oh, and maybe you should be her fashion stylist since you know so much about fashion. That is if you can get the job? I doubt it but you never know. Good luck. By the way, I'm complimenting you.

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    12. Maybe you can get a job as chief snark since you're such an expert at it. I'm sure you'll get the job - absolutely no doubt, no luck needed. I'm not complimenting you - and I'm not exaggerating. BTW - you're an utter pillock.

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    13. You're projecting your hate and anger toward me or anyone else for that matter. You need to seek help.

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  18. What was the designer thinking when creating this skirt? Don't know if it is the fabric or the split in the front that makes it look odd. I like the blouse but think it doesn't go well with the skirt. Both fabrics clash somehow. Mrs Mojo Rising

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  19. Ensemble très printanier.. Superbe la jupe à chevrons ; le chemisier sans manches aurait donné un plus joli look... Ravissants les escarpins avec le petit sac assortis !

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  20. She looks lovely. Pulls off white well, and her hair looks gorgeous worn down.
    I'm not always a fan of the high split in a skirt or dress. I don't think it's bad, necessarily, but pulls attention away from an otherwise nice ensemble. It looks like a fashion element added to put something edgy in but for me is distracting and cheapens the outfit. Again, not terrible, but just doesn't add enough positive stuff.

    A small detail; otherwise she looks happy, healthy, and on target fashion wise.

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  21. For her final appearances she looks very polished. Love the blouse and skirt, but not the front split. She has beautiful hair; so glad she didn't do the front tendrils. Would have been great to see Baby Archie.

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  22. Continuation of the scheming games… nothing has been agreed with the royal family. The media plays along and have their headlines. Certainly good for the couple‘s wallet.

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    1. Do tell Monty. They asked to leave the game. An adult who leaves the nest to provide for themselves is a schemer?....and do not whine about protection costs. Former and current politicians, and this entire group are among many, many people who add to the protection budget. How much this week in Ireland and South Africa? In general, no matter the cost, parents are usually happy to see their children create a new family and move on. MB

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    2. Unfortunately yes, she didn't do anything good for the royal family. new wind is good but not on the path she want. i don't like the outfit, neither the blouse, nor the skirt and certainly not in the combination.

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    3. @11:37 What an original comment? No doubt fed by the speculations made up by the rags. Be sure never to purchase a similar one. MB

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    4. @11:37 You said she didn't do anything good for the royal family. Tha's a nonsense comment. By saying for the royal family, it's like you're assuming she's not part of the royal family. Legally, royally, she's part of the royal family. You're excluding her. Why? And by the way, what is it you think she didn't do good? (for the royal family which she is part of, even though they move to Canada).

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    5. @11:37 You're excluding her. What a nonsense remark. She is part of the royal family even though they move to Canada. Legally, she's part of the royal family and will always be forever. Nothing can change that. Absolutely nothing. And by the way, what do you mean by she didn't do anything good for the royal family? what is it you think she didn't do.

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  23. She looks great - the bright white is very striking and attractive. I like the style of the blouse especially.

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  24. The Duchess wears this ensemble well. I saw a photo of her shoes, bag, and they were gorgeous. The subtle pieces of jewellery she wore are the perfect finishing touch.

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  25. Wonderful shoes!

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  26. This top and skirt look odd together for me. I like both pieces very much, just not together. White does look wonderful on her. I do not subscribe to those out dated notions that white can only be worn at certain times. That's ridiculous. And even though I'm not a fan of overly long extension hair, she does seem to have it better styled than on previous occasions.
    Chel

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  27. P. E. R. F. E. C. T. I. O. N. !

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  28. I don't care for this virginal outfit. The blouse and skirt don't go together in my opinion, there's no waist definition. I still think her laugh seems a little fake and forced. Obviously this blog has two Meghan bands, one finds everything perfect, the other
    band not so much.

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    1. Actually there are three bands. The third one finds everything wrong, horrible and shameful especially if there is absolutely nothing wrong, horrible or shameful. Truth.
      - Anon 9:13

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    2. @Ninius, And you are on the hate ban!

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    3. @Ninius. Your comment is perfectly OK, until the period after definition. The rest is just catty and totally unrelated to fashion, it's just throwing shade at a public figure that you happen to dislike, this seems to be the trend nowadays with social media, just as it was back in the day in gossip circles.
      I struggle to understand the feeling of such dislike toward somebody that has no effect on your life. I can see it towards politicians that affect your wellbeing , neighbors, coworkers, in other words, persons that alter our lives, and yet most of us can dissent, without having to bring the others down.
      I will say that I am not on either band, I generally like her fashion choices, and when I don't, I just say it, regarding, her character, life choices or personality I just follow my rules, and don't go around preaching and talking about thing that I know nothing about, and the ,moral lesson are best left to Sunday Mass.
      CB

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  29. Being misunderstood as a human being was Lady Diana´s fate. There is the desire within every man or women wants to be welcomed as a person and considered as scared and as a women you have to face different criticism as a man. By the way the fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

    Sarah P.

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