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Meghan Markle is the Internet’s Favorite Style Icon Right Now

The future royal has an eye for marrying royal sophistication with trendy statements pieces.


Samir Hussein

Between her bestselling tote bag, her white engagement coat that effectively broke the Internet for a few minutes, and her casual Invictus Games denim look, future royal Meghan Markle is tapped in, and has officially taken over the internet as our style icon du jour.

With her international wardrobe, Markle appears to be aiming for a style that could be comparable to that of Michelle Obama rather than future sister-in-law Kate Middleton, passing through quite the style evolution over the years. Michelle Obama was our best dressed First Lady in years—or, at least, since the inimitably chic Jackie Kennedy Onassis—and has always had an eye for up-and-coming design talent like Jason Wu.

It’s clear that Markle has veered in that same direction of supporting home-grown designers, as she has already demonstrated her support of Canadian designers like the one that made the white coat she wore during the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry (Markle was born in Los Angeles, but Suits—the show that made her a television star—films in her adoptive home of Canada). The white coat comes from the Canadian brand LINE and sold out in minutes—as did the blue Issa dress Kate Middleton wore during her engagement announcement to Prince William in 2010—but Markle’s outer wear ended up crashing LINE’s website multiple times throughout the day, and will be reissued just before her Memorial Day weekend wedding ceremony as “The Meghan.”

The burgundy tote bag Markle recently carried while shaking hands with the crowd in Nottingham comes from Scottish label Strathberry, may have been a slight breach of royal protocol (a clutch is customary), and also sold out quickly online. Fans of the soon-to-be royal superstar have also fawned over the ripped jeans that she wore to the Invictus Games in September from Los Angeles brand Mother. Markle’s eye for marrying royal sophistication with trendy pieces positions her as a true “people’s princess,” not unlike the late Princess Diana. Only time will tell if Markle will transition into a health goth phase like her sister-in-law or design her own merch in the future, but expect anything she wears across the pond to sell out fast.

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Thirteen-year-old Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, is the heir apparent to the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ throne. She and her younger sisters, Princess Alexia, age 12, and Princess Ariane, age 10, are the daughters of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The sisters are pictured here at Kagerplassen in Warmond, Netherlands.

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Countess Luana and Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau with their mother, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau. The young countesses are the daughter of the late Prince Frisco of Orange-Nassau, a younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.

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Leonor, Princess of Asturias, is 11 years old and the heir apparent to the Spanish throne. She and her younger sister, 10-year-old Infanta Sofía, are the daughters of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Here, the sisters attend Princess Sofía’s first communion.

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Prince Hisahito of Japan, a 10-year-old prince, is a dapper young man and often seen wearing a suit. He is the youngest child and only son of Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Kiko, Princess Akishino. The young royal is third in line to become Emperor, behind his uncle and father. Here, the young prince visits Nagasaki with his family in December of last year.

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One-and-a-half-year-old Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne, is the youngest child and only son of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband, Prince Daniel. He is the third in line of succession, after his mother and sister, to the Swedish throne. Here he is attending the 40th birthday of his mother at Solliden Palace in Borgholm, Sweden.

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden welcomed Prince Gabriel into the world just this last August. The baby prince is sixth in line to the Swedish throne, after his older brother, Prince Carl Philip.

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