- Meghan and Harry had their first public engagement in Nottingham in Friday
- The couple appeared to have coordinated their outfits wearing navy and sand
- Meghan opted for a Canadian brand for the second time since their engagement
However, it was not just the couple who went hand in hand, with the Prince and his fiancee apparently colour co-ordinating their ensembles for the high-profile appearance.
Meghan flew the flag for Canada, where she had lived until recently, in a navy double breasted coat from the Canadian brand Mackage.
It seems that the bride-to-be is keen to bring a little of her former hometown of Toronto with her to London, having also opted for a Canadian brand for her engagement photo-call.
But her look was not without its nods to her new home; Meghan’s camel skirt is by UK-based Joseph, while her suede boots are from that staple of the British high street, Kurt Geiger.
Meghan Markle showed off her camel skirt by Joseph, which she accessorised with a black belt
Meghan was seen braving the winter chill as she left Nottingham Academy without her coat, while Harry swapped his coat for a navy jacket
Meghan, who has moved from Toronto to be with her future husband in London, chose Canadian brand Mackage for their first official engagement together
Happy couple: But the future royal’s boots – believed to be from Kurt Geiger – were a nod to the British high street
The Meghan effect! The bride-to-be’s navy coat has already sold out on a number of websites
On Monday, Meghan opted for a white wool coat – which instantly sold out – was from Canadian brand Line The Label.
And on Friday, she donned another stylish winter coat as she joined Prince Harry on a royal engagement for the first time, this time a navy, military-inspired number by Mackage that has previously been seen on the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie.
The actress previously wore one of Mackage’s leather jackets during an appearance at the Invictus Games in Toronto, which sold out the same day.
Later in the day, Meghan removed her navy coat to reveal a black polo top underneath, which she paired with a full-length camel coloured skirt.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared to be in perfect sync as they arrived in Nottingham for their first royal engagement on Friday
Meghan flew the flag for Canada, where she had lived until recently, in a navy double breasted coat from the Canadian brand Mackage
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Meghan Markle made her way to Nottingham today with Prince Harry to attend their first official royal engagement together.
Meghan’s debut was smooth, most notably sartorially with her chic ensemble. She ticked the royal boxes keeping things sophisticated, but we were loving her wintry look in a midi skirt and a cosy looking coat.
Despite not being Canadian, only residing there while filming Suits, Meghan is often spotted in the country’s brands, which today was Mackage who designed her military coat. But we were also pleased to see Meghan donning a British designer too. The skirt is by Joseph and we love the utilitarian vibe it exudes and how its volume and heavy cotton finish is the perfect fit for the current chilly British weather.
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She and Harry opted for complementary colours in the form of navy coats with sand-coloured accents
Embracing her new base, the skirt is from British brand Joseph coming in at £595, while her £455 handbag was by Scottish brand Strathberry.
Meghan was seen carrying her handbag with her while meeting the crowds – something that Kate rarely does – while her engagement ring was on full display.
However, the Queen is rarely seen without her signature Launer handbag, which suggests Meghan might be taking a leaf out of her book.
The actress finished her ensemble with a pair of elegant black suede heeled boots by Kurt Geiger, a change from the court shoes royal fans are used to seeing on the Duchess of Cambridge.
Meghan later took off her navy coat to reveal a black polo neck top underneath
Wearing her brunette locks down in loose waves, she showed off her natural, glowing complexion as she arrived in the city.
It seems that Meghan may have also had an input when it came to Harry’s wardrobe who stepped out in a tonally similar ensemble.
The prince, 33, was also seen in a navy blue wool coat and his suede desert boots complimented the colour of Meghan’s coat.
Shunning the traditional suit which is normally favoured by male members of the royal family for public engagements, Harry instead opted for a simple open collared white shirt.
Meghan wore her brunette tresses in loose waves for her initial engagement, and opted for a soft beauty look with a slick of berry lipstick
Meghan was carrying a £455 handbag by Scottish brand Strathberry in burgundy as she met with well-wishers
The couple appeared in perfect sync as they moved along the seemingly endless line of well-wishers
He also appeared to accent the colour of Meghan’s skirt wearing a scarf in a shade of sand that almost perfectly matched the 36-year-old’s outfit.
As the couple arrived, they walked towards a group of dignitaries with one arm around each other’s backs.
The couple appeared in perfect sync as they moved along the seemingly endless line of well-wishers.
Members of the crowd called out Harry’s name, while others held up camera phones to capture the moment, or stretched out their hands for the prince and his fiancee to shake.
Canadian coat also worn by Justin Trudeau’s wife
The navy coat worn by Meghan today was previously worn by Justin Trudeau’s wife.
The double-breasted number by Canadian brand Mackage was donned by Sophie Trudeau, 42, during a Remembrance Day service in Ottawa last month.
She teamed the navy coat with a matching trilby hat and black polo neck underneath.
The Canadian prime minister’s wife also added a black belt over the coat to cinch in her waist.
Meghan, who lived in Toronto while filming Suits, seems to have a penchant for championing Canadian brands, having worn a white coat by Line The Label on Monday.
She was also seen wearing the same Mackage coat as she wore today last December.
Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie wore the same navy coat as Meghan during an engagement in Ottawa last month
The visit aims to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and efforts to tackle youth crime but it also gave the prince the opportunity to showcase his partner to the nation.
Harry chose Nottingham, a city he knows well, for their first walkabout, a mainstay of royal engagements.
The couple, who arrived by train, began their tour with a civic welcome at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market district.
Ahead of their arrival, hundreds of curious and excited onlookers had packed the streets, including avid fan Irene Hardman.
The 81-year-old is well-known for handing bags of Haribo sweets to Harry, and first presented his father, the Prince of Wales, with two bags – the other for brother William – 20 years ago.
Meghan displayed her glowing complexion with a natural make-up look on Friday
The Suits star showed off her slender waist during her first official engagement with Harry
She gave a nod to her new home with her skirt, which was by British brand Joseph
Harry and Meghan posed for a group shot with the cast of a hip hop opera during their visit
She said: ‘It is absolutely wonderful and fantastic, and we’re privileged they’ve chosen Nottingham to be their first official engagement.’
The city and its people are close to Harry’s heart, with the visit his third public trip there since October last year.
It is the first official engagement by the couple in what will be a six-month tour of the UK, allowing the American former actress to get to know her new home.
Holly Burdett, who is originally from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, but now lives in Sydney, Australia, flew back to the UK earlier this month on a ‘gamble’ that the couple would announce their engagement.
She said: ‘It paid off – I knew they’d be in London, doing something, and it’s been about a year since they started properly dating.’
She joked: ‘I always thought I’d marry Harry but you can’t win them all. As long as they’re happy, that’s all that matters.’
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online