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Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Nonie Trench Coat Dress in Africa Edition

The Duchess first wore this frock in 2018 to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition.
The Duchess of Sussex wearing a Nonie dress in South Africa. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

The Duchess of Sussex wearing a Nonie dress in South Africa. 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."

On the final day of their royal tour of South Africa, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's widow. They then went to the British High Commissioner's residence to attend an afternoon reception to celebrate the U.K. and South Africa's important business and investment relationship. 

For the meeting and reception, the Duchess re-wore a sleeveless belted blush-colored trench dress that hit just below the knee. The structured frock is made by Canadian label Nonie and is currently being sold for $825. 

The Duchess first donned this look last summer, when she attended The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London. So, it seems like more than a sartorial coincidence that she chose to wear it again on another occasion where she paid tribute to the late South African leader. 

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Last July, the royal accessorized the dress with a simple clutch by Mulberry in a matching rosy hue and with nude stiletto heels by Dior, and wore her hair in a loose low bun. She went for a similar effortless, yet polished, aesthetic this time around, wearing the same shoes and recreating the same low bun. 

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

Homepage photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

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