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Having called her future relative “wonderful” from the start, the American actress and expectant royal clearly have an affinity for each other—one that took center stage on Wednesday as the two sat side by side to discuss the Royal Foundation and their future work within it. While Markle is not officially tied to the royal family just yet, the Los Angeles-born activist appears to be in sync with the woman who has already experienced everything that is in store for the former Suits star.
Sartorially speaking, they kept to the same color family. “Both women were resplendent in shades of blue, which was undoubtedly coordinated, and looked at ease with each other and in taking the stage for the first time together,” Meghan’s Mirror editor Amanda Dishaw told E! News.
Middleton opted for a royal blue peplum maternity dress by Seraphine, while Markle sported a darker blue sleeveless belted wrap dress by Jason Wu—a departure from the blouse and pant combinations she’s been wearing as of late. “Some of our readers were initially worried we might not see Meghan in a dress until the wedding based on her record of wearing trousers to royal events recently, but she showed us today that she’s all about mixing it up, wearing a classic yet chic satin Jason Wu dress,” Dishaw pointed out.
Their budding bond was also apparent in their body language. “Their interactions and the warm smiles they shared showed everyone watching that they are in this together,” Ross added. “Both women are in impossible roles, stepping into a blinding spotlight. You could tell from the subtle smiles, nods, and glances they shared that they are friends and comrade in their unique positions as ‘Windsor Wives.’ Both women spoke about how the Fab Four are working together towards change, and you can tell that Meghan and Kate have a long and happy future as sisters-in-law and good friends.”
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“She could not have looked more put together, but she is bending our preconceptions on how a royal woman should dress.”
“She’s a natural! I also loved how she spoke so passionately about the empowerment of women [and] girls, something we can absolutely expect her to champion in her new role and one so exciting for us to be able to watch develop.”