Meghan is Elegant for Moroccan Market Visit UPDATED
After this morning’s more casual (but yummy!) engagements the Duke and Duchess did a quick wardrobe change and headed to the Andalusian Gardens at the historic Kasbah.
Meghan and Harry saw the gardens.
It looked like a gorgeous day with high temps around 75º.
While at the Gardens the couple met with young entrepreneurs who are working to address youth unemployment and other issues impacting vulnerable communities.
Also at the Gardens, the Duke and Duchess visited a traditional Moroccan arts and crafts market.
Roya Nikkhah of The Times shared a photo of the pair greeting a seller.
People’s Simon Perry tweeted a quick video.
Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan walking through the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat where they were shown traditional arts and crafts #RoyalVisitMorocco #harryandmeghan #princessmeghan #royal @people pic.twitter.com/rrBueAXssx
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) February 25, 2019
The Duke and Duchess chatting with a vendor.
Harry looked interested in something for sale here.
It turned out he was; more from a People story:
Harry squatted down to examine one craftsman’s pieces made of cedar wood, chatting with the seller as Meghan listened. The craftsman then gifted Meghan a necklace, placing it over her head to wear as she visited other stalls. Attentive Harry then pulled up his wife’s ponytail so that it fell back over it.
I think this is when the gentleman gave Meghan the gift, shared in a photo from Robert Jobson.
A closer look as Meghan puts on the necklace.
Also included in the People article:
“Silver craftsman Sakhi Driss had a photo of Harry’s father, Prince Charles, on display from when the Queen’s son visited his store in Fez. Driss said of Harry, “He asked when the visit was and where was the picture taken.”
Another view of the couple checking out the offerings at the market.
In this photo you can see Meghan holding an item that I believe was a gift to the couple.
On their way into the market Meghan and Harry made some special friends. Say hello to Imogen and Tabitha in these darling pictures from Rebecca English. The three-year-olds brought flowers for Meghan and Harry.
Not only did the young ladies want to give the couple their flowers, Rebecca says the girls also wanted to invite Meghan and Harry to their birthday party. Rhiannon Mills of Sky News posted a video of the girls with the royals!
— Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon) February 25, 2019
Now for our look at what Meghan wore.
We’ll begin with the Duchess’s Babaton ‘Keith’ blazer ($198) from Aritzia.
The piece is 100% polyester and described as a “Japanese basketweave” material. The tailored design is fitted and collarless with on-seam front pockets. The jacket was first seen all the way back in June 2017, worn atop Meghan’s Antonio Berardi dress when she watched Harry play polo.
We initially thought this was what Meghan was wearing, but no longer think that is the case. It appears the Duchess may have been in this piece. That is the Pleated Mini Dress ($424) by a brand called Loyd/Ford. It certainly looks more like what Meghan had on than the Givenchy dress. UPDATE 3PM: We have confirmation this is the brand Meghan was wearing.
Loyd/Ford was founded in 2011 by Stephan Loyd and Franck Ford, two German-born designers who moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s. Our thanks to Mad About Meghan reader Jennifer, who sent Charlotte a note suggesting Meghan might be wearing this piece.
Our thanks also to Rebecca English of The Daily Mail for her work getting confirmation from Kensington Palace on all of the brands worn today.
The Duchess wore the Manolo Blahnik Carolyne 70 (£575) shoes we first saw yesterday.
And she accessorized with a new (to us) pair of earrings, the ‘Onde Gourmette‘ ($200) by Bijoux.
The earrings are 24K yellow gold plated brass. We show them at Neiman Marcus ($200, use promo code FASHION for $50 off of $200 or more); they are also available at Bijoux ($218). Many thanks to the ID whizzes at UFO No More for identifying the earrings!
UPDATE: The coin like ring Meghan was wearing has been ID’d as the Pippa Small Durga Round ring in 22k gold, $1190.
Our thanks again to Anne Young for the ID!
Our WMW fashion recap from Instagram.
This RFC video runs about 2 minutes and includes little Imogen and Tabitha.