Meghan wore a wonderful mixture of British, Canadian and American styles for today’s engagement at Reprezent Radio in Brixton.
This is the second joint engagement for Meghan and Harry and their first of 2018.
More from The Telegraph:
Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle were greeted by screaming crowds as they visited a youth radio station in Brixton today to learn about its work supporting young people.
The station is based at Pop Brixton, a space created from unused office space that supports “local start-ups, creative and community organisations in Brixton.”
Harry and Meghan were at the station because they wanted to learn more about Reprezent’s model using “music, radio and media for social impact,” as a Kensington Palace release noted. From a Metro UK story about the visit:
They’re actually visiting Reprezent Radio station to meet the staff and see their work in encouraging young people to get creative and train them in radio and broadcasting.
The idea for the visit originated with Meghan and Harry. More from The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English:
….founder and CEO Shane Carey told me that #PrinceHarry and #MeghanMarkle approached him about visiting it. They admire its ethos of mentoring young people and work on mental health, apparently.
In this picture they are chatting with Glory, one of the station’s presenters.
From The Daily Mail’s coverage of today’s engagement:
It has grown to become a hotbed of UK music talent with the DJs and presenters working in the music industry, running their own club nights and producing their own music.
More than 4,000 young people have been through the Reprezent programme, with over 3,000 more on the waiting list.
It offers accredited training and support in topics ranging from audio and radio production and editing, to communication skills and confidence building, work experience and volunteering.
Rebecca English also reports that Meghan and Harry listened to Flirt by Pote while at the station.Appropriately Harry and Meghan listened to Flirt by Pote in the @ReprezentRadio studio! pic.twitter.com/vxWk8HCa5V
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) January 9, 2018
The duo was clearly in their element and enjoying themselves.
Meghan and Harry posed for a group photo before leaving.
Now to what Meghan wore for today’s engagement. We’ll start with her coat, it is a piece we have seen previously, the Smythe Brando style in camel.
Many readers will recognize the brand as one frequently worn by Meghan, as well as her future sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Brando is tailored and midi length, made of a wool blend. It features notched lapels, padded shoulders, three front pockets and a back vent for ease in walking. UPDATE: Smythe is taking pre-orders for the coat; it is $995 and expected to ship in August.
It also came in a leopard print this fall, still available in very limited sizes ($995) at Revolve, shown below left. We were reminded by Meghan’s Mirror that Meghan also owns the coat in salt ‘n pepper (shown below right). Here you see Meghan wearing the salt and pepper version in an April 2016 Instagram post. Our thanks to Meghan’s Fashion for the speedy tweet on the coat ID!
More on the availability of the sweater via a Daily Telegraph story:
An M&S spokesperson said that although the style had nearly sold out online, there was still good availability in stores. The retailer plans to replenish stock as soon as possible.
The trousers Meghan wore are a Burberry style, but we’ve not yet determined which design.
UPDATE JAN 22: We thank Stephanie Champion Helton for her fab FB tip alerting us to news that the scarf is going to be reissued. Stephanie received notification yesterday from Jigsaw the piece will be reissued both in-store and online in March.
Meghan’s shoes are by one of her favorite brands, Sarah Flint.
She is wearing the ‘Jay’ pump in black suede with a 4″ heel and a point toe. The design also comes in a 3.5″ heel; both styles are $395. The style among those listed on the Sarah Flint site as “Meghan’s Favorites.” It is available in very limited sizes at Farfetch.
Meghan wore her Gold Bar earrings by Canadian jeweler Birks.
We have had a few questions about Meghan’s bracelet and rings.
Here is a better look. Initially, we thought it might be Meghan’s Giles and Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Bracelet, but on taking a closer look, it appears that is not the piece Meghan is wearing.
UPDATE JAN 18: It turns out that Meghan’s ring is by Zofia Day, the brand’s Bar Stack Ring ($715).
More from Monique Jessen’s People story:
It’s not the first time Meghan has shown her love for the brand, which was founded by Polny seven years ago and named after her daughter, Zofia. Last year, Meghan wore a pair of her Dash Ear Studs on the cover of Vanity Fair.
This was a great example of Meghan doing understated elegance. The pieces all worked well together; combined with Meghan’s messy updo it created a casual yet chic presentation.
In her story in The Telegraph, Emily Cronin talks about Meghan’s fashion choices today:
…it’s the jumper that left the greatest impression. That’s because for all her red-carpet dressing experience, Markle is still new to the game of fashion diplomacy.
Had Markle opted to wear a complete look from a luxury fashion house for her visit, she could have risked coming across as remote or out of touch. And it’s certain that she would have drawn focus away from the same young people whose work she sought to champion
More from a BBC story:
Meghan Markle has chosen to close down her Instagram and Twitter accounts, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Prince Harry’s fiancee took the decision because the accounts “haven’t been used for some time”.
The change was first noted by Meghan’s Mirror, and as royal expert Victoria Arbiter points out, it is another big step towards Meghan’s future role as a member of the Royal Family.
- Learn more about Reprezent Radio at the website here; follow the organization on Facebook here; Reprezent’s Twitter feed is here
- The Telegraph’s fashion story is here & its news coverage is here;
- People’s story is here; The Mirror’s fashion piece is here;
- Just Jared’s gallery is here; Go Fug Yourself’s post is here