Far from a Cinderella story, Meghan Markle’s life has seen her rise to fame from an unknown “briefcase girl” on a popular game show to co-starring on a hit television series to a whirlwind royal romance and her journey back again into a “less royal” life. While the journey hasn’t always been glamorous, the actress-turned-royal has always seemed to maintain her poise — and her killer sense of style. From skirt-suits to gowns and fascinators, we’re taking you through the style evolution of Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle attends a photo exhibit in 2006
Check out the style evolution for everyone’s favourite girl-next-door TV friend.
Meghan Markle attends a Golden Globe private event in 2007
Meghan Markle scoops up swag bags at a pre-Emmy gift lounge event in 2009
From the smiling, bubbly Markle to the brooding, cool-girl we all know and love, check out the style evolution for the one and only KStew.
Meghan Markle attends an event for the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards in 2011
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Meghan Markle attends an event for GQ’s Men of the Year in 2012
Back then, she was more Hollywood-chic before she started sharing similar style to Princess Diana.
Meghan Markle attends TV Guide’s Hot List Party in 2012
Meghan Markle attends Elle’s Women in TV event in 2013
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Meghan Markle attends the Elton John Aids Foundation event in 2014
Meghan Markle attends NBC’s New York Summer Press Day in 2015
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Meghan Markle attends an event for AOL Studios in 2016
In case you're wondering, it went well — as these photos would suggest.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their engagement in 2017
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Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry and becomes the Duchess of Sussex in 2018
Understated, elegant and timeless, it was the perfect gown for the actress-turned-royal, who looked every bit the princess on her big day.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry begin their 16-day Autumn Tour in 2018
Check out the style evolution for everyone’s favourite 90’s grunge icon.
Meghan Markle attends the Centenary of the RAF in 2018
Meghan Markle debuts her baby bump at the Fashion Awards in 2018
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Meghan Markle masters pregnancy style in 2019
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry present baby Archie in 2019
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Meghan Markle opts for a monochromatic look while attending a gala function in 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say goodbye to life as royals in 2020
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Meghan Markle attends the Commonwealth Day Service in 2020
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