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She’s Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle played a starring role in the legal drama Suits, she’s a UN Women’s Advocate, a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada, and she was a blogger for her lifestyle website The Tig. Moreover, since the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry, Ms. Markle has been owning the spotlight.  

One major topic that surrounds Markle is her biracialism. Her mother is black and her father is white and although she can “pass for white,” she is still the first African-American Royalty- to any extent, that Great Britain has ever seen.    

Today she is known as Prince Harry’s stunning Princess- to be; however growing up, her “self-identification was wrapped up in being the smart one” and she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts from Northwestern University.  

One thing Meghan Markle has always been is débonnaire. Her taste in fashion only reinforces this notion. From simple chic to royal vogue, the “London look” has been suiting her well.  

For members of the royal family it is customary that women wear hats at formal daytime events, such as weddings and christenings, as well as at seasonal events like official visits and engagements. 

When asked about her taste in style, she said that she gravitates towards more neutral palettes and really enjoys timeless pieces. Meghan adds, she always tries “to mix in something trend-centric” with her stylistic choices. This little extra pop of flair, ironically reminds me of the late Princess Diana.

One of Diana’s designers, Victor Edelstein said that in the 1990′s, Diana started to feel more freed of royalty constraints and therefore less obliged to wear British fashion. Her sense of style had become more globalized and according to photographer Tim Graham and fashion editor Tasmin Blanchard, the Diana that they saw in the nineties, was a lot sleeker and more streamlined.”   

    

The traditional style of the establishment can be pretty rigid but when an intelligent woman like Meghan Markle manages to carry herself with graceand isn’t afraid to let her personality shine-whether it be in her attire or candidness as a person, it encourages other women to do so.   
 

Kaci Gregory is a recent graduate from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Media & Communications and French & Francophone studies. Because of her interest in women's studies, diversity and her passion for cosmetics and fashion, she founded the blog "She's Debonnaire." Her objective is to facilitate dialogue among women on issues related to gender, race, culture, and sexuality and how they impact perceptions of beauty.

2 Comments

  1. Lauren Young

    January 30, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Great article! Thank you for sharing! Meghan Markle is a beautiful woman- the royal family is lucky to have her!

    • Kaci Gregory

      January 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback 🙂

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