Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, showcased many Australian designers in her tour wardrobe for her first official visit. But a Kiwi favourite also made the cut.
Markle wore Karen Walker’s black Northern Lights sunglasses on during the couple’s visit to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy conservation programme on Fraser Island.
The oversized, cat-eye frames looked classic and sleek and perfectly complemented both outfits, a polka dot dress by & Other Stories and later changed in a striped, linen dress by ethical label Reformation.
While at Bondi Beach, Markle wore Karen Walker Temptation stud earrings and The Runaway Stamp Ring, both in gold, when she and Prince Harry joined OneWave’s ‘Anti Bad Vibe Circle’, as people of all ages shared their experiences of mental health issues.
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🏄🏄♀️ Founded at Bondi Beach in 2013, the @OneWaveisAllitTakes community has now spread to more than 100 beaches in over 20 countries, giving 10,000 people the chance to speak openly about mental health — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined OneWave’s ‘Anti Bad Vibe Circle’, as people of all ages shared their experiences of mental health issues. To turn the tide on stigma surrounding mental health issues, OneWave is encouraging people to share their experiences of living with mental health issues and the power of opening up using #OneRoyalFluroWave. #RoyalVisitAustralia #Australia #Sydney #Bondi #BondiBeach
“I’m always excited to see our designs being worn, no matter what the item or who it’s being worn by,” Karen Walker said to The NZ Herald on Markle wearing her accessories. “Meghan always looks terrific and has a great sense of style.”
Markle has previously worn Karen Walker during New York Fashion Week in 2014.
The couple arrives in Wellington on Sunday night and are due to depart on November 1.
The big question, however, is what local designers Markle will wear during her time in New Zealand. During the 2014 Royal Tour, Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, wore three items from New-Zealand designers, including Emilia Wickstead, a designer Markle has worn on several official duties in the UK.