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."
Immediately following a big wedding and an (even bigger?) pregnancy announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have officially embarked on their 16-day trip through Australia. More importantly, Meghan Markle has worn her first outfit of the journey — and her first since making the aforementioned announcement.
It seems that announcement was well-timed. In this lovely white sheath dress by Aussie designer Karen Gee, it would be difficult to hide a large meal, let alone a growing royal baby. We think it's safe to say there is indeed a small bump there. And a cute one at that!
The couple's first engagement of the trip was a welcome event at Admiralty House, where they did things like hold hands and accept gifts — including tiny Ugg boots and a stuffed kangaroo that Markle exclaimed was their "first baby gift!"
For more looks from Markle's tour of Australia in the coming days, watch this space.
UPDATE, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8:03 a.m.: Later in the day, the Duchess of Sussex set out for a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, for which she added a Martin Grant beige trench coat (from the Australian designer's Resort 2019 collection) on top of her Karen Gee Dress.
And even later, she also changed into a pair of Rothy's "The Point" flats, which are very much still available (!) and currently retail for $145.
We've got weeks more of this, people.
See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below: