In many ways, it seemed Meghan Markle He was entering an impossible situation when he got married. Prince Harry In May. No matter what she did, she would be seen as an American stranger in the British press, each of her movements analyzed to an absurd degree, each team or gesture immediately compared to that of her new sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, or to any number of real women who had come before her. And in her first months of her Duchess of Sussex-Sun, although they were quite easy, Meghan was accused several times of "breaking the protocol" or committing a "false step" almost invisible. He locked a door on his own! She is not wearing a hat when she should be wearing a hat! She shows P.D.A. with Harry !!!
Meanwhile, Meghan, at least publicly, seemed to take it all, even when her father and her half sister added the tabloid to the mix with more drama. And on the actual tour she and Harry had just completed, a 16-day race through Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, Meghan seemed more confident than ever in her new role. With only a few months of life as a duchess, and with her first child already on the way, Meghan is turning the role into something very own: it incorporates aspects of her previous work (as an actress, defender and lifestyle blogger) and makes it clear who will use the platform to talk about the causes that concern him.
Before meghan was out Meghan, of course, she was an actress in Costumes, and she also had a lifestyle blog, the Tig, and a well curated Instagram account, all with a kind of Gwyneth Paltrow– Picturesque atmosphere A lot of that "Tig" Meghan, in a literal sense, is now behind her (the website and her social media accounts were erased before her actual wedding), but that essence seems to shine more and more as she finds her real foot. His first solo project, after all, was the publication of a cookbook with victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, after spending a lot of time with the affected women working on the recipes. And the "outstanding" moments of the tour seemed to have a sense of fantasy, spontaneity and intimacy, friendly moments with Instagram that are now shared immediately and automatically with the world. On her second day in Australia, jet lag was condemned, Meghan stayed late at her residence to bake banana bread for the group of farmers she and Harry would visit the next day. (She added chips of chocolate and ginger to the recipe, but the Palace, frustratingly, refused to share it.) Later in the trip, she asked the attendees to bring some leftover delights from one of the places for the children to wait outside. to enjoy. When a child gave him a "pasta necklace" that he himself had made at a particular stop, she put it on; one could imagine an alternative universe where she would have done Instagram on the necklace, maybe even labeling the guy who did it for her.
Meghan also gave three public speeches during the course of the tour, an unusual amount of public speaking of royals who are often seen but not heard. She spoke about the causes she has defended in the past, including women's empowerment and women's suffrage. Although he has a background as an interpreter and as a person committed to defense work, he now has a platform of a very different scale, and he has accepted it with remarkable ease. Instead of waiting a bit to start giving speeches on his own, he immediately starts talking about the causes close to his heart and, although not politicianExactly, the causes are more pointed than the average of the real commentators. Meghan seems to be sending a message that she will discuss what is important to her and will use her platform actively and intentionally.
And at the time of the tour, when Meghan was not talking, she made sure her clothes spoke for her. The Duchess of Sussex changed several times a day, with more than 30 costumes throughout the entire tour. The fact that she was newly pregnant also proved to be an additional challenge in determining her wardrobe: some of her looks were definitely meant to accentuate the "hit", as Harry would refer to him during a later direction on the tour , while others seemed to cover up (During a part of the tour, Meghan posed touching her stomach, although she stopped doing it at the end of the tour).
For the most part, Meghan was an expert in terms of mixing with Australian designers (almost all of whom saw big sales increases), and green brands, such as the Veja sneakers she wore on an outdoor trip. He also worked at major labels, representing Givenchy, Burberry, Stella McCartney and more. For this stage of his public life, at least, he seems committed to playing quite safely. There was a heap of white and gray and navy blue and black, often a trench coat or solid-colored coat, with some notable atypical ones, like the Oscar de la Renta black and white she wore in Sydney or the pink dress with ruffles she wore in Sydney. Fiji She has moved away from the torn pants she wore for her first public outing with Prince Harry, in 2017 for the Toronto Invictus Games, although there is still a rather discreet feeling in her costume choices, though also the feeling that she is still experimenting with what she wants her "real aspect" to be.
Meghan and Harry embraced each other affectionately at each stop, and Meghan seemed to be completely embraced; the crowd sang his name, sang the Costumes Main theme, held gifts in all directions, making her feel like a real arriving, if not a superhero. There were two notable moments in which Meghan was particularly "human", with slightly off-script events, when the crowd management issues forced her security details to shorten a visit to Fiji, and when she got off the plane in Tonga with a label Still visible in her self-portrait dress. And yet, the trust it exhibits, maybe it's the action fund, makes even those kinds of "mistakes" seem in some way part of the plan. One can imagine the effect of "Regina George" taking place, in which in a few weeks, women and men around the world decide to stop cutting the labels of their own clothes.
It will be interesting, and revealing, to see what comes next. Back in London, the tour behind her, her first project was a success (the charity cookbook was a bestseller), Meghan will supposedly be able to analyze the causes and initiatives that interest her most, opening the way for herself same in the way Kate has been able in recent years. If the tour is a sign, you will also find ways to incorporate that Tig spirit, the risk of making comparisons with Diana, "Princess of the People", picturesque moments, where she interacts with the community. During the tour of Australia, he stopped at one point to talk to a woman who had sent a message to Meghan on Instagram before becoming a duchess. It was a dynamic moment, his past affected the present. Naturally, Meghan handled it deftly, without bewilderment in the least. He hugged the girl and let her know that, of course, he remembered her.