Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Stella McCartney Midi Dress in New Zealand Edition

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a powhiri, a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony.
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Meghan Markle in Stella McCartney at a powhiri ceremony in Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan Markle in Stella McCartney at a powhiri ceremony in Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo: Chris Jackson/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."

We did it! The "we" in this case being Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the baby she's carrying and the thousands upon thousands of people around the world fixating on their every move during the past two weeks as they've traveled in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. The "it" being reached the end of the tour. Congrats to one and all, but especially to the Duchess of Sussex, who has been wearing a truly staggering number of things lately and can now return to a bit more privacy — and presumably, more time wearing whatever her approximation of athleisure is.

On the last leg of the couple's stop in New Zealand, they attended a powhiri, a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony. For the occasion, the Duchess chose a bespoke navy midi dress by Stella McCartney, which she paired with her favorite navy Manolo Blanhik BB pumps. Her jewelry was also meaningful: The Duchess wore Boh Runga earrings, which were reportedly a gift from the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. To honor the Maori culture, she also wore a traditional pounamu necklace by New Zealand-based desinger Kiri Nathan.

See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below:

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