Meghan Wears & Other Stories on Fraser Island, Plus Jason Wu Private Party Dress
Meghan wore a dress from & Other Stories for Day 7 of the royal tour.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and it can be tough to navigate, according to those who have traveled on its roads before. More from The Telegraph’s Hannah Furness:
Rupert Evelyn of ITV shared this video to demonstrate what the terrain can be like in a vehicle.
No #Meghan today and this is understood to be one of the reasons. On the sand island of K’gari in #queensland the road is bumpy – this was a flat bit on the 11k drive #RoyalVisitAustralia #MeghanAndHarry pic.twitter.com/Ri6ii8jxPt
— Rupert Evelyn (@rupertevelyn) October 22, 2018
Here you see Meghan arriving on the island.
More from News.com Australia:
Kensington Palace said Meghan Markle would not be participating in scheduled events when she and Prince Harry touched down on Fraser Island today — but those going to meet the Duchess may still get to see her.
A spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au they were “working towards” an appearance on the island today — most likely at Kingfisher Bay Jetty for the scheduled meet-and-greet with the public later this afternoon.
The folks at Hervey Bay Eco-Marine Tours shared photos of the Duchess on their Instagram page.
More from The Mirror:
The royal couple left the airport in separate cars; Harry will head to Pile Valley for the day’s first engagement while Meghan will travel to a resort where they are staying tonight.
Mum-to-be Meghan will not attend public events in Queensland today after being encouraged by Harry to make sure she is getting enough rest.
As mentioned, Prince Harry carried out the engagements originally scheduled for both of the Sussexes, and he was welcomed by the Island’s Traditional Owners, the Butchulla people. Here you see him watching a traditional dance.
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) October 22, 2018
A group photo.
I love the expression on this young lady’s face.
The Duke met Butchulla Elders, and spent time in the forest that is now part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC). In remarks he delivered after the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the island’s inclusion in the QCC, Harry said, “It is up to us now to protect this paradise together — not just because it looks beautiful, but because it is an essential part of our existence and will continue to be for our children and their children’s children.”
The Duke and Duchess did reconnect later in the day. We cover this outfit in a separate post here.
As mentioned, the Duchess wore a dress by & Other Stories.
The style is called the “Waist Knot Midi Dress.” Made of 100% viscose, the midi-length dress features a button front, self sash/belt and pointed collar. The dress retailed at $129 but is now sold out.
Meghan was in the Grear Sandals ($245) we have seen her wear before.
By royal favorite Sarah Flint, the sandal has a vacchetta leather upper and cotton ties at the ankle.
It looked like Meghan was wearing Karen Walker sunglasses, the Northern Lights style.
Also today, an update on what Meghan wore for a private Invictus Foundation party.
The event was hosted by the Governor of New South Wales, David Hurley, and his wife, Linda Hurley. The Duke and Duchess met athletes and Foundation supporters. Below left, NSW Governor David Hurley looks on as Prince Harry greets competitors as they arrive at Government House, where the event was held. Meghan was in a dress by Jason Wu; the designer revealed that information in a now-deleted Tweet. The piece is from the Jason Wu S/S ’19 collection. The spring Ruched-Trim Day Dress ($1995) features a body-hugging fit, exposed darts front and back darts, decorative straps and a back zipper.
The frock is also called the ‘Criss Cross Evening Sheath’ on the Jason Wu Twitter account. We do not know who made the jacket she is wearing and continue to look for that piece.
Meghan had on her Deneuve Bow Pumps ($750) in powder pink suede that we first saw at the Polo in July. UPDATE Oct 30: In seeing a pair worn by Meghan later in the tour, it’s possible the pair worn to this event are a new greyish-taupe color. Thank you to Mielle for pointing this out. It’s difficult to tell because we don’t have hi-res images to look at .
It looked like the Duchess carried her Jimmy Choo J-Box Clutch ($1100.) We show it as worn at another engagement.
Another Jason Wu note: the dress by the designer that Meghan wore to the 100 Days to Peace Concert in September is also available at Bergdorf ($1695). The “Ruffled-Front Sleeveless Evening Sheath Dress” is described as a “day-to-evening dress in fluid jersey with ruffled front” and made of a viscose/spandex blend.