This £59 Hobbs dress is almost identical to Meghan Markle's £850 Roksanda gown

This £59 Hobbs dress is a near-identical to Meghan Markle's Roksanda dress [Photo: Getty Images]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon be heading to Africa for their first official tour with son Archie, which can only mean one thing: Meghan will be taking an enviable wardrobe with her.

A royal tour means countless wardrobe changes and if the couple’s previous engagements are anything to go by, the Duchess will step out in a number of designer labels and luxury accessories.

One such number is the elegant, two-tone Roksanda dress the new mum wore to visit the Macarthur Girls High School during her 18-day Australian tour.

[Photo: Getty Images]

Meghan accessorised her navy pleated dress with nude Stuart Weitzman Legend pumps, Birks blue topaz earrings, and a Birks white-gold flex bracelet, while her hair was styled in a half-up style with loose curls.

The Athena gown retails for a hefty £850 and while the blue has completely sold out, it is still available in a beautiful pink colourway.

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But if you don’t have that much to spend, Hobbs London has a near-identical dress for a fraction of the price.

The Helenora Dress retails at £89, but is currently on sale for £59.

Hobbs London Helenora Dress | £59 (WAS £89) | Shop now

The description reads: “Our Helenora dress nips in at the waist for a confident, hourglass silhouette while the flared skirt only adds to the femininity. The boat neckline brings an air of elegance while the woven colour block hem adds interest.”

While the Hobbs version has short sleeves, the navy dress features a vibrant two-tone design exactly like the luxury Roksanda ensemble, which can be styled with a pair of flats or court shoes to take the dress from day to night.

The gown is currently available in sizes 10-16.

The dress has already received plenty of praise online, with one shopper describing the gown as “very flattering”.

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One wrote: “This is a lovely dress, great quality materials, well cut and very flattering. The length is mid calf on me (5’7) and looks great with heels or flats.

“Ideal for any “smart casual” occasion. The bright blue stripe at the base is made from a different material (body is a thick stretch jersey) but that doesn’t detract, although it will crease unlike the rest. Love it!”

As with anything Meghan wears, we expect this number will sell out in no time, so you ought to be quick.

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