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Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Custom Navy Givenchy Cape and Cocktail Dress

The Duchess of Sussex took a break from maternity leave to attend the Trooping the Colour.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in custom Givenchy and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, in London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in custom Givenchy and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, in London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

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."

The Royal Family celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday on Saturday with the annual Trooping the Colour and parade at Buckingham Palace in London. The Duchess of Sussex took a break from maternity leave to attend the special occasion, marking her second public appearance since the debut of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in custom Givenchy attend the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, in London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in custom Givenchy attend the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, in London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Her Royal Highness wore a custom Givenchy ensemble, designed by Clare Waight Keller, which included a navy cape worn over a wool crepe cocktail dress — also in navy with white sleeves. She accessorized her look with matching navy gloves, a bright blue quilted clutch and a navy parisisal beret with crin feather trim.

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Time is of the essence for this new mom and her choice beauty look is a result of that, as she opted for a classic, low bun and simple nude-colored makeup.

The Royal Family view the 2019 Trooping the Colour. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Royal Family view the 2019 Trooping the Colour. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Duchess attended the Trooping the Colour for the first time last year — her second official appearance after her royal wedding in May 2018. Back then, she wore a custom two-piece set by Carolina Herrera in one of her favorite shades of blush pink.

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

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