This is the adorable reason Meghan Markle wore green to Prince Louis' christening
Meghan Markle's sartorial choices are continuing to eclipse reports of her first official royal duties as the Duchess of Sussex. Regardless of the fact that she's quickly become fast friends with the Queen, and has already accompanied Her Royal Highness on a solo outing back in June - where she travelled on the royal train (something that is unprecedented for such a new member of Kensington Palace) - we're apparently more fixated on things like why the erstwhile actress has to wear tights in a heatwave.
Now, eagle-eyed royal followers have been commenting on the fact that Meghan chose to wear an olive green ensemble to Prince Louis' christening last Monday, a move which seemingly went against the blue colour scheme that was preferred by other royals including Carole and Pippa Middleton, and Princess Charlotte.
While the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla Parker Bowles chose to wear neutral tones of white and cream to Prince Louis' christening, Meghan Markle donned an olive-green Ralph Lauren number and the reason behind it is incredibly sweet.
The newly appointed Duchess of Sussex wore a tailored Ralph Lauren dress with a bateau neckline, which she paired with a matching fascinator from her go-to milliner, Stephen Jones. Royal commentators noted that the outfit - which was olive-green from head-to-toe - had some interesting colour symbolism behind it. Green is believed to be one of the most calming colours, and Meghan's exact shade represents the traditional colour of peace.
Additionally, green is known to connote love, family and nurture - three themes which are fitting given that Meghan was attending her first royal baptism as a new member of Kensington Palace.
Additionally, on official royal engagements with the Queen, it's been pointed out that Meghan has been adopting one particular style rule. The former Suits actress errs towards a muted palette of neutral toned clothing, while the Queen opts for her signature brights. Certainly, at the monarch's 92nd birthday celebrations, Her Majesty wore a bright blue ensemble at Trooping the Colour, while Meghan chose a subtle blush pink Carolina Herrera dress. And at their solo outing to Chester, the Queen wore a lime green ensemble, whereas Megan wore a nude Givenchy dress.
As you have probably guessed, it's all to ensure that monarch takes centre stage at public outings - a fact corroborated by fashion commentator Lucas Armitage. Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said "I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colours."
"The key really is that it isn't a rule solely for Meghan, it's for any ancillary member of the royal family. When you attend an event with the Queen, she is the star of the show and you don't want to upstage her too much. I don't think it will be an overly conscious effort on Meghan's part, but the Queen often wears bright, block colours deliberately, so people six deep in a crowd can see her, especially as she's not very tall. There is logic to the Queen's wardrobe," etiquette expert, William Hanson continued.
Well, regardless of the intention behind Meghan's Ralph Lauren number, I think we can all agree that she looked as wonderful as ever.