Every girl has that one wear-with-everything coat she literally can't get enough of. The duchesses are no different, always relying on the same trusty layers to immediately elevate their looks. For Meghan Markle it's a white coat that serves as her secret weapon for making any outfit chic.
On Tues., the entire royal family — well, aside from Prince William and Kate Middleton's gaggle of kids, anyway — filed into Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles.
The last time both duchesses were in a room together with 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was during Christmas Day service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in King's Lynn. The rare occasion called for Markle to break out what is shaping up to be her favorite item of clothing: that ultra-luxe Amanda Wakeley coat.
The tailored layer is cream-colored with an inverted lapel and sharp lines, giving it a sculpted look. It features a wide, concealed-clasp belt that Markle left undone to show off the metallic brocade dress she wore underneath.
The sleek white coat helped break up the bold silver-and-gold jacquard so perfectly. To top it off, she paired it with a bronze clutch by Wilbur and Gussie and nude Paul Andrew pumps.
You might remember the jacket from her and Prince Harry's visit to the Natural History Museum only a month before, when she paired it over a monochromatic turtleneck dress by Calvin Klein in another lust-worthy Meghan Markle maternity look. But that wasn't the first time she wore it.
Markle actually debuted the coat a year ago — even before she was officially a royal — during a church service celebrating Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. Pairing it with a black dress and a white Stephen Jones beret, the look was significant, seeing as it was one of the first times the duchess opted for a London-based designer instead of an American brand ahead of her own inauguration.
You can see why the royal keeps it in rotation, too. There's simply no sleeker, more neutral coat, and lucky for you, it's still in stock. Get the duchess' favorite layer or another like it, ahead.