Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Jason Wu Wrap Dress Edition

She made an appearance alongside a whole crew of royals to discuss her charitable plans for the future.
By Stephanie Saltzman,
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London. Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."

On Wednesday, Meghan Markle Did a Thing while Wearing a Thing: She joined fiancé Prince Harry and future in-laws Prince William and Kate Middleton for the first annual Royal Foundation event in London to discuss charitable plans for the future. Oh, and she did so while wearing a sleeveless navy Jason Wu wrap dress. Markle styled the simple, trench-style dress with black pointed-toe heels and minimal jewelry. (Well, as minimal as you can get with that sparkler of an engagement ring.)

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Prince William at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London. Photo: Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Being that Middleton was also in attendance, she, too Wore a Thing, in the form of a (currently sold-out) violet-blue Séraphine maternity dress. But the content of the royals' (and soon-to-be-royal's) discussion is also worth noting. Markle spoke about the social movements currently underway to empower women.

"I think right now in the climate we are seeing so many campaigns, I mean #MeToo and Time's Up, there is no better time to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them — men included in that. I mean, it makes such a tremendous difference," she said, according to Vogue UK. This and a potential Spice Girls reunion at the wedding? Meghan Markle is quickly establishing herself as a Girl Power Icon.

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