It’s Club Monaco for Country Wedding on Meghan’s Birthday
The Duchess of Sussex wore a Club Monaco dress for the marriage of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks.
This is also Meghan’s 37th birthday. Prince Harry was rumored to be the groom’s best man.
Many will recognize the van Straubenzee name. This Hello! Canada piece has more:
The royal men go way back with Charlie and Harry having attended Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire together as kids. The groom-to-be’s brother, Thomas van Straubenzee, is also Princess Charlotte’s godfather and was one of William’s ushers at his royal wedding back in 2011. It’s believed that Charlie was an usher on Harry and Meghan’s big day in May.
William and Harry were ushers at the June 2013 wedding of Tom van Straubenzee and Lady Melissa Percy. The two are also patrons of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, a foundation honoring Thomas and Charles’s brother Henry, who was killed in a 2002 car accident.
The service was at St. Mary the Virgin church in Frensham, in Surrey, roughly 35 miles southwest of London.
The Mirror reports Ms. Jenks chose this church for the ceremony “…where her parents Phillip and Dixie got married and also where she was baptised.”
The bride and groom riding away from the church following the service.
And a quick video of the Duke and Duchess leaving the church.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (whose birthday is today) leave friend Charlie van Straubenzee’s wedding in Frensham, Surrey pic.twitter.com/c2m2JxgMmQ
— Isabel Togoh (@bissieness) August 4, 2018
Now for our look at what Meghan wore. She was in a Club Monaco style, the brand’s Shoanah dress. The color-blocked frock is all polyester, with a vee neckline, three-button front placket, elastic waist and distinctive pleated skirt. It is fully lined and available in most sizes at Club Monaco ($328). Many thanks to a Mad About Meghan reader for the tip on the dress ID, we were really stumped!
Meghan left one of the buttons on the front of the dress open; she had on what looked like a black lace camisole beneath the dress. UPDATE: From reading comments and looking at other photos, it appears Meghan intended to have the buttons buttoned, this may have just been a little mishap.
The Duchess wore her own belt with the dress; it looks like Club Monaco noted on their Instagram account that the belt Meghan is wearing is her own and not one of the brand’s, as we originally thought, and as the post originally stated.
We saw Meghan’s ‘Deneuve’ heels by Aquazzura again, with their distinctive bow at the back. The style is available in most sizes at Nordstrom ($750).Meghan’s bag is by KAYU, a California-based brand. It is the Anna Woven Straw Clutch ($225); we show it at Shopbop, but it is also available at Amazon. The bag measures roughly 7.5″ x 4.” and the width is 2.25″. Crafted of woven straw, it comes with a concealable chain shoulder strap. Our thanks to Innominate_93 for IDing the bag!
This is another brand that makes perfect sense for Meghan. The company is owned by a woman and the bags are made using sustainable methods and materials. More from the Kayu website:
We are an all woman team which is why we are so passionate about ensuring that every woman has the right to develop to her fullest potential and earn a living wage. Our bags are made by women and mothers, and weaving allows them to work from home, look after their children and also provides them with a source of income.
She wore her Shaun Leane Signature Tusk Cuff bracelet.
Meghan is wearing her Vanessa Tugendhaft ‘Parisienne Carrousel’ earrings, 1,180 € ($1367) as confirmed by the designer’s Instagram account.
We first saw the Duchess wear this earring back in June at the Queen’s Young Leader’s Reception.
Our best guess at Meghan’s nail polish is CND’s ‘Uncovered #267’ color, a semi-sheer pinky-peach color. She has been known to use the brand’s Shellac UV gel polish in a few shades from their Nude Collection. The Vinylux version of Uncovered polish is available at Walmart.
The Duke and Duchess after the service.
We have not yet identified Meghan’s sunglasses.
UPDATE: Holly Eyewear in Canada has confirmed that Meghan is wearing Linda Farrow sunglasses, style 512 C3 Oval Sunglasses $970 CAD ($750 USD).
Below, Holly Eyewear Instagram’s account thanking the Duchess for stopping into their shop. Meghan’s friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney also frequents the eyewear store.
Our thanks to Anne Young on Twitter for the original ID.
We hope Meghan enjoys a lovely rest of the day for her birthday!
NOTE: An earlier version of the post said this was Meghan’s first wedding as a member of the royal family, obviously a mistake on my part. The first wedding she attended after marrying Prince Harry was Celia McCorquodale’s in June. (Bashes head on keyboard. Lifts, repeats.)
- A Daily Mirror story is here; a photo-laden Daily Mail piece is here; The Evening Standard’s coverage is here; a photo-intense story from The Sun is here
- The Fug Girls slideshow is here; Simon Perry’s piece for People is here; a second People story with quite a few photos is here; a PopSugar gallery is here; a Fashionista story is here; Hello! has a gallery here; Town & Country’s gallery is here