When Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child , Meghan’s global legion of fashion followers geared up for the next phase in her sartorial journey. Already armed with a sell-out wardrobe , the 37-year-old is well versed in tackling royal engagements and it’s safe to say, her maternity aesthetic has further cemented her status at the nation’s fashion queen. Not one to shun from the spotlight, the mother-to-be kick-started her maternity challenge down under, as Harry and Meghan embarked upon their first overseas tour together. Just hours after news of the royal baby swept the nation, the Duchess of Sussex debuted her blossoming bump in a £940 dress by Aussie designer Karen Gee accessorised with a pair of Princess Diana ‘s earrings – a winning first glimpse of what was to follow. In further proof of her diplomatic know-how, Meghan also packed local labels, Outland Denim, Dion Lee and Martin Grant, in her covetable suitcase. And despite her growing bump, the Duchess has not once strayed from her now-famous style with her go-to styles – we’re talking the tuxedo dress, tailored coat and protocol-scraping flair – still reigning the headlines. But she knows when to steal our attention, most recently breaking her navy stint in a colour-blocking ensemble by Canadian labels, Aritzia and Sentaler. From that Oscar de la Renta dress to her enviable coat collection, look no further for the ultimate Meghan Markle maternity style file. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Chronicling the Duchess of Sussex’s love affair with the boat neckline How Meghan Markle is switching up the royal fashion game Meghan Markle’s style file: Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in public
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The Duchess of Sussex has brought a whole new dimension to royal style this year, making clear her love of clean lines, neutrals and trouser suits . Meghan, 37, has proved to be a master of diplomatic dressing and introduced us to little-known fashion labels, in addition to representing American and Canadian designers . The mum-to-be was born and raised in the US and spent around six years in Toronto, Canada, while filming ‘Suits’. The Duchess also paid tribute to her London, since moving here at the start of the year and has worn pieces from a number of British-based designers, including Stella McCartney, Erdem and Emilia Wickstead as well as accessories from Strathberry, Charlotte Elizabeth and DeMellier. Meghan’s also cemented her relationship with Givenchy’s creative director Clare Waight Keller , who created her wedding dress. Meghan turns to Keller for bespoke pieces, particularly for high-profile and important engagements. But, being a former Hollywood actress and a royal does mean that her wardrobe carries a hefty price tag. By all accounts, Meghan’s 2018 wardrobe has proved to be far more expensive than her stylish sister-in-law’s. Thanks to her wedding, royal tour of Australia and a wealth of formal events, the cost of the Duchess’ ensembles has crept into the thousands. Notable outfits from the year include the newlywed’s two bridal gowns and a particularly show-stopping Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress, which she wore in Australia. Take a look at Meghan’s most expensive outfits she’s worn in 2018 in the gallery above. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: From Kate and Meghan to the Queen, the best royal fashion moments of 2018 The royals arrive for the Queen’s Christmas lunch The Royal Family’s Christmas 2018 plans: Meals, presents and traditions
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