Looking back at Meghan Markle’s most stunning style moments, it’s hard to forget her olive green Ralph Lauren dress worn at Prince Louis’ christening ceremony in 2018. In light of the latest “Archetypes” podcast episode of Markle in 2022 in which she spoke about her Nigerian heritage, many royal fans remember her iconic outfits centering on the color green (green and white being the two colors of the Nigerian flag).
The significance of Markle’s olive green Ralph Lauren dress
While supporting her nephew a few years ago, Markle’s ensemble not only looked chic, but also seemed to break royal protocol for christening attire, as Express United Kingdom note, as it went against the “blue color scheme which was favored by loved ones, including Louis’ grandmother Carole Middleton, aunt Pippa Middleton and big sister Princess Charlotte”. The outlet added that other party members at the event, such as Kate Middleton and Queen Camilla, opted to wear “neutral white and cream tones”, with Markle the only guest in olive green. .
The publication also writes that green is “considered one of the most soothing colors around, while its exact hue, olive green, represents the traditional color of peace.” Green is also known to evoke love and education, Express United Kingdom emphasizes, “as well as a love of family and nature,” and it seems Markle’s intention was to bring positivity to her nephew’s special occasion with the meaningful hue.
Markle’s form-fitting, form-fitting piece emphasized her petite waist with a thin, darker green belt, and its below-the-knee hem would certainly have been approved by the late Queen Elizabeth II (notorious for choosing clothes that were never shorter than that). Markle’s husband Prince Harry looked dapper in a classic blue suit while walking alongside his wife.
The dress also featured a look that Markle has rocked many times, a sleek bateau neckline, as well as sleek, flowy midi sleeves. the old Combinations The actress completed her look with a matching Stephen Jones fascinator, as well as timeless Manolo Blahnik suede pumps in the same hue.
While other female royals may have historically opted for bright colors (and still do!), it’s worth noting that Markle typically chose neutral or muted hues for public events and occasions when she was still working as a royal. In an interview with The daily mailfashion consultant Lucas Armitage explained that Markle’s choice to wear nude tones was made as a “show of respect” for Her Majesty.
“Meghan has once again gone for a neutral color. I think it’s a smart styling tactic as it will always work with the queen’s look; she’s known and applauded for her use of bright and fun colors,” had Armitage previously told the publication, adding, “I would be shocked if Meghan ever went for a bold color, although it’s worth noting that in her previous life she was a fan of bright hues.” true to date – in her more recent moments as a style icon, Markle fans will know that she always tends to opt for earth tones or more subtle, less flashy pieces and colors.
Markle opens up about her Nigerian ancestry on ‘archetypes’
For her Oct. 25 ‘Archetypes’ podcast episode, ‘Upending the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Myth’ on Spotify, Markle sat down with guest comedian Ziwe Fumudoh to discuss their shared Nigerian ancestry and false stereotypes. and harmful often imposed on black women.
Markle notably revealed to Fumudoh, who is Nigerian-American, that she learned more about her heritage through a genealogy test. “I just did my genealogy a few years ago, I’m 43 per cent Nigerian,” the Duchess of Sussex, 41, told Fumudoh, 30.
Fumudoh then shouted in surprise and delight, “No way!” She continued, “Are you serious? It is enormous. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know? Markle then told her guests and podcast listeners, “I’m going to start digging into all of this.” She added that “everyone I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are like what?” (Perhaps Markle’s many gorgeous green pieces and style moments pay homage to that!)
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