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Why Meghan Markle Has Only Worn Neutral Colours Since Her Wedding

ELLE (UK) logo ELLE (UK) 6/20/2018 Laura Capon

Way before the royal wedding and thatGivenchy dress, we were obsessed with the contents of Meghan Markle's wardrobe, but since becoming a Duchess that obsession has reached a whole new level.

First there was that blush pink Goat dress that she wore to Prince Charles' 70th birthday party, complete with matching hat and clutch.

Meghan Markle wearing a hat: Meghan Markle Prince Charles garden party © Getty Images Meghan Markle Prince Charles garden party

Then she attended her first ever Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry and again opted for a pale pink dress and matching hat.

a group of people posing for the camera: Meghan Markle © Getty Images Meghan Markle

And just last week she stepped out for her first solo engagement without Prince Harry. While the Queen opted for a bright green outfit, Meghan stuck to her neutral tones in a nude dress by Givenchy.

Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Meghan Markle Queen Cheshire © Getty Images Meghan Markle Queen Cheshire

Prior to her wedding, Meghan was regularly pictured in black, navy and green outfits, so why has she seemingly thrown all the colour out of her wardrobe now she's officially part of the family?

Stylist and fashion commentator Lucas Armitage believes that Meghan's new wardrobe is a sign of respect to the Queen, as he explained to The Daily Mail.

"I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colours.

Elizabeth II et al. sitting on a bench: meghan markle and the queen © Getty Images meghan markle and the queen

"The use of neutral colour on Meghan's part is also a show of respect to the Queen so she never looks like she is trying to outshine her. I think the Queen and Meghan's relationship at this point is one built on respect, and Meghan has shifted her own personal style to adopt a more demure regal look - something I think the Queen will be thankful for."

It makes sense really that Meghan wouldn't want to upstage the Queen as she is known for her bright, colourful outfits (that neon green wedding outfit springs to mind).

Either way, Meghan and Liz are our new favourite couple.

Since her royal wedding, Meghan Markle has stuck to a colour palette of neutral tones which surprisingly might have something to do with the Queen.: Why Meghan Has Only Worn Neutral Colours © Getty Images Why Meghan Has Only Worn Neutral Colours
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