The Duchess Wears Carolina Herrera for Morocco Royal Audience UPDATED
The Duchess wore a bespoke Carolina Herrera dress for an audience with Morocco’s monarch this evening.
In the following video (about 60-seconds) you see the couple being greeted by King Mohammed VI, as well as the group formally seated in the residence, and then video of the Duke and Duchess as they are departing.
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More from The Daily Mirror’s story:
The King granted an audience to Harry and Meghan in his private home, a 1950s Arabic-style country mansion set in a lush garden of ferns and bamboo trees in the capital Rabat.
The head of state was all smiles in the doorway and Harry and Meghan both complimented his home which featured an ornate internal courtyard behind the monarch, richly decorated with Arabic designs.
The Duke and Duchess presented letters from HM to the King. In this photo you see the King carrying the papers under his arm.
In Their Royal Highnesses’ last engagement of #RoyalVisitMorocco, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an audience with King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 25, 2019
Below, Prince Harry greets the King’s sisters, Princess Lalla Hasna and Princess Lalla Meryem. On the far right, the King’s brother, Prince Moulay Rachid.
From left to right: Crown Prince Moulay Hassan; the Duchess; King Mohammed VI; the Duke; the King’s brother, Prince Moulay Rachid; Princess Lalla Meryem, the King’s sister; Princess Lalla Hasna, another of the King’s sisters.
The Duke and Duchess as they leave the royal residence, as Harry shakes hands with the Crown Prince, heir to Morocco’s throne.
Meghan and Harry met the Prince Saturday night when he welcomed them to the residence where they would be staying as guests of King Mohammed.
Now our look at what Meghan wore for the couple’s final public engagement in Morocco.
Meghan was in a bespoke version of a Carolina Herrera design from the label’s a/w 2019 collection. It is a runway piece, officially ‘Look 24’ in the show, and called the Floral Printed Silk Chiffon Short Sleeve Gown.
The dress is shown at Moda Operandi ($2990). It has an elasticized waist, perhaps something that appealed to Meghan, thinking of comfort. There were multiple modifications made to the runway dress, including the sleeves. The Duchess had an additional layer added to her sleeves, and they also look like they are fuller than those on the runway frock.
You can see the sleeves are also lined. I believe Meghan’s entire dress was completely lined, as opposed to only some portions as shown on the runway dress.
Although we did not see the back of Meghan’s dress, I am betting she did not have the keyhole opening seen below right. In these images, you can also see the size of the print.
The waist on Meghan’s dress was moved and changed from an elasticized band to a single seam.
One impact of moving the waist is that it moved the print placement as well. There were several comments on Facebook suggesting an empire waistline might have offered a better fit. This shade of blue is beautiful on Meghan. I think we will see this piece re-engineered at some point after Baby Sussex arrives.
Carolina Herrera tweeted about Meghan wearing their ‘lavender and sapphire chiffon dress.’UPDATE TUESDAY FEB 26: It turns out Meghan did not have that many changes made to the dress at all. She was in another runway style altogether.
It looks like the primary change was the neckline, with the Duchess opting for the style seen in the blue dress. Otherwise, the majority of Meghan’s dress is much the same.
The Duchess carried the Dior clutch first noted at last night’s reception at the British Ambassador’s residence.
Meghan wore pumps for this evening’s audience.
It looks like she was in the same pumps worn when arriving Saturday night.
Her hair was back, and she wore her ‘Galanterie de Cartier’ earrings.
Meghan and Harry do not fly back to London until tomorrow morning, but this was the last engagement for the couple, and we do not anticipate any photos from either airport.
Our thanks to Anne Young on Twitter for the tip!
Our WMW fashion recap from the WMW Instagram page:
This runs about two minutes, and it gives you a good look at how Meghan’s dress moved.
Don’t miss the day’s earlier posts!
- Meghan is elegant for Morocco Market Visit
- And also Meghan Mixes Old and New for Equestrian and Cooking Engagements
It was a busy day for the Duchess!
And for those who have been following British Ambassador Thomas Reilly’s patriotic wardrobe choices, this will probably be appealing.
« British #ambassador to #Morocco shares pictures of his #chaussettes on Instagram ». Thank you @DailyMailUK! Now the #RoyalVisitMorocco is over, the pressures of that daily dilemma may diminish. Perhaps that will restore sanity to the sock-drawer! https://t.co/ALeAVlLAVy
— Thomas Reilly (@TSAReilly) February 25, 2019