4 days of unforgettable style with Meghan Markle

During her recent five-day tour of Nigeria, Meghan Markle captivated audiences with her impeccable fashion choices and independent style. What set her apart was not just her stunning outfits but the fact that she styled herself, did her hair and makeup, and embraced a diverse range of gorgeous outfits. This personal touch highlighted her elegance and her support for Nigerian designers.

Meghan Markle’s close friend and makeup artist, Daniel Martin, shared intriguing details about Meghan’s style during her tour of Nigeria with US WEEKLY magazine, notably, “Meghan took charge of her styling, hair, and makeup throughout the whirlwind visit, showcasing her independent spirit and fashion-forward approach even without a dedicated entourage to assist her through the demanding schedule.”

He said, “Meghan’s fashion choices during the tour drew significant attention, with one standout moment featuring a striking red dress from Lagos-based designer Orire. The impact was so immense that Orire’s website experienced a surge in traffic due to Meghan’s endorsement of their brand.”

Now let’s look into Meghan Markle’s stunning looks across the four days:

Day 1

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On the first day of their visit, Harry and Meghan arrived at the Light Academy, an institution in Nigeria supported by the Archewell Foundation. This was a significant event, and Meghan’s choice of attire reflected its importance. She chose to wear a blush open-back flowing dress by designer Heidi Merrick, which she beautifully complemented with vintage gold clip-on earrings from Lanvin. Her ensemble was further enhanced by a stack of Cartier bracelets, Princess Diana’s Cartier watch, and pieces from Ariel Gordon Jewelry, including her distinctive pinky ring.

Day 2

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On the second day, Meghan and Harry attended a training session organised by Nigeria: Unconquered, the nation’s Invictus Games. She kept it casual for this occasion and wore a Johanna Ortiz dress paired with Emme Parsons’ Cecilia’ T-Strap Sandals, exuding casual sophistication. Her choice of accessories included Jennifer Meyer’s Large Hammered Disc Earrings and her customary stack of Princess Diana’s watch and bracelets.

A vision in white

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Later in the day, during a military reception, Meghan Markle in a strapless, white fitted dress by Stagni Studio. A sleek updo complemented this elegant look. She complemented the outfit with a delicate cross necklace, which belonged to Princess Diana, and vintage Dior earrings.

Day 3

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The highlight of this trip was the Duchess of Sussex Meghan,  co-hosting an event for Women in Leadership with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She chose a striking Dire Ruffle Hem Maxi Dress by Lagos-based designer Orire to showcase her support for Nigerian fashion. She completed her look with Aquazzura’ So Nude 105′ slingback sandals and Logan Hollowell and Kimai jewellery selections.

Day 4

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Images via Marie Claire Arabia Instagram

On Mother’s Day, Meghan and Harry arrived for a courtesy visit at the State Governor House to meet Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State in Nigeria, and Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera dress, which held sentimental value, having been previously worn on Archie’s first birthday in 2020 and during her maternity shoot with Lilibet in 2021. Her accessories for the day included pieces from Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, Aurate New York, Lorraine Schwartz, Diana’s Cartier watch, Ariel Gordon Jewelry, and Aquazzura ‘So Nude 105’ slingback sandals.

Polo charity match

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Lastly, Meghan attended a charity polo match in support of veterans and works in collaboration with the Invictus Games Foundation. She looked beautiful, wearing a Johanna Ortiz Summer Counts Wool & Silk Maxi Dress paired with Burberry Prorsum ‘Berkeley’ Ankle-Strap Sandals in Rose Gold Snakeskin. Her accessories for this event featured an eclectic mix of jewellery, including unidentified gold and orange beaded drop earrings.

Meghan Markle’s fashion choices were not just about showcasing her impeccable taste and supporting local designers, but also about making a thoughtful statement tied to her activities in Nigeria. Her not being shy of repeating an outfit throughout her Nigerian visit highlighted the relevance and thoughtfulness of her wardrobe, making each appearance a memorable fashion statement.


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