DM: Prince Harry has been giving his input on Duchess Meghan’s style

Trooping The Colour

There are a lot of men who care about how their wives and girlfriends dress. There are a lot of men who have opinions about women’s fashion and women’s styling, and have opinions about what the women in their lives should wear. It seems like Prince Harry is one of those men. The love-struck ginger is so pleased that he’s now settled down with Duchess Meg, and they’re in their lovely little cocoon of loved-up bliss, a cocoon where they share everything and talk about everything. Sources claim that Meghan isn’t getting advice from some royal etiquette expert on how she dresses as a duchess: she’s getting advice from Harry. The Ginger Stylist!

Most husbands do everything they can to avoid shopping for clothes with their wives, but Prince Harry has proved a surprising exception. I’m told he’s become Meghan’s secret stylist, personally helping her choose outfits for her new life as a Royal. Of course, unlike most men, Harry isn’t being dragged around Primark on Oxford Street all day. His shopping trips with his new bride consist of having high-end designers visit them at Kensington Palace. And according to well-placed sources in the fashion industry, Harry has been keenly giving tips for her new fit-for-a-duchess wardrobe.

‘Meghan is always asking Harry’s opinion. She really wants his views,’ said one source. ‘He gives his views on what he thinks looks best, rather than helping her follow Royal protocol on hemlines or anything like that. The joke is that Harry is Meghan’s surprise stylist.’

Representatives from Stella McCartney have been drafted in to design several dresses for Meghan after the elegant halterneck gown she wore by the designer for her evening wedding reception proved to be a fashion hit. Says my source: ‘The special projects team at Stella McCartney are working on a few more outfits for Meghan, and Harry always comes to design meetings and fittings to give his opinions on the looks.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I think it’s cute that Harry has opinions and that Meghan wants his input. There’s a sweetness to it, and it shows that they already see each other as partners, with equal input. But I also think it’s possible that Harry doesn’t have the best eye when it comes to women’s fashion? I’m not trying to start a fan war, but Meghan’s duchess-styles have not been great, from what little we’ve seen already. That Goat dress at the palace garden party was just… bad. And Kate-esque. The Carolina Herrera suit at Trooping the Colour was a ‘80s-throwback, buttony mess too. Maybe this is Meghan’s subtle way of shifting the blame to Harry. Harry is the one with the bad style, not Meghan! Ha.

Trooping the Colour 2018: The Queen's Birthday Parade

Trooping the Colour 2018: The Queen's Birthday Parade

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  1. oOsips.teaOo says:

    I can believe that she might want his opinion, especially now in the beginning. Here’s to hoping she finds her way soon. Her pre-wedding style was great IMO

  2. Always Lurking says:

    That’s really sweet of him :)
    As long as Harry is happy with her clothes who are we to judge? You want to look good for your husband and not some outsiders.

    More power to the beautiful newlyweds.

    • Masamf says:

      Thanks @Always Lurking, this has been my sentiment all along. If Harry loves what he sees when she dresses up, as she said in her engagement interview the rest of us is just “outside noise”. Who really matters is her husband. Go go do Sussexes, you are cool in my books.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Not really what she said. She wasn’t saying, as Kate did, that all that matters is what her husband thinks.

        Int: And some of that scrutiny and you ended up making a very public statement about it, some of that scrutiny was centered around your ethnicity, Meghan. When you realized that, what did you think?

        Meghan Markle: Of course, it’s disheartening. You know it’s it’s a shame that that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that or that that would be discriminatory in that sense but I think you know at the end of the day I’m really just proud of who I am and where I come from, and we have never put any focus on that. We’ve just focused on who we are as a couple. And so when you take all those extra layers away and all of that noise, I think it makes it really easy to just enjoy being together and tune all the rest of that out.

    • Veronica T says:

      I’m cringing. I dress for myself, not my husband. And if he is giving her advice, he needs to stop cause his taste and sense of protocol are doing her no favors.

  3. minx says:

    Not to be skeptical of the DM (😂😂😂) but I’m having trouble believing Harry is really that involved with her wardrobe beyond “I like that” “Don’t like that.” Maybe I’m wrong.

  4. bettyrose says:

    It’s great that he’s helping her get acclimated. It’s not so much coaching her on fashion as helping her get a feel for the rules of the firm. I’m sure she can handle the fashion thing on her own.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I can believe it. And it does seem sweet, especially because it seems like he’s saying “I like that color” and not “you need more buttons” lol or “it should be longer.”

    I do hope she finds her footing, style-wise, now that she is a royal. I didn’t mind the Trooping dress but the color wasn’t great IMO. I think she either hits it out of the park or looks kind of meh, and I want to see more of the former.

  6. Melania says:

    They’re so in love. It’s beautiful to see them.

  7. Jessica says:

    Can’t believe anything out of Daily Heil.

    I would imagine his input is, “oh you look nice” or “you look great Meg”.

  8. Busyann says:

    I can kind of believe this. My SO will yay or nay a new piece. If we’re going someplace extra special I get his input.

  9. Nellyy says:

    Her pre-wedding style wasn’t always great. It was okay four out of ten times. She usually went one step forward, three steps backwards pre wedding especially with those over sized clothes and shoes. Truth is, because no one really knew who she was before she met Harry, we can’t say she was fashionable cos she wasn’t on many red carpets. You can’t also claim she had great style by watching her on suits cos she wore what she was given. We only hope she can get better cos for now, her style is normal.

    • lisa says:

      True. Also, why can’t anyone get her bodice right? This Herrera dress and the wedding dress were all bunchy and weird above the waist. Someone get her the correct foundations for God’s sake.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I pretty much agree with this, Nellyy. Meghan is lovely, but her clothes often seem to have been poorly fitted to her small frame.

      I cannot imagine how Stella McCartney designs are going to up Meghan’s fashion game, though. The wedding-night gown was, I think, the only McCartney item I have ever liked — and it looked gorgeous on Meghan. Mostly I find McCartney’s designs pretty awful. But maybe that’s just me.

      I do think Meghan looks especially lovely and elegant with an up-do for dressier or more formal occasions, though I like her hair down at casual events. She has a tendency to touch her hair a lot when it’s down — many of us have that problem — and then she ends up in photos with her hand in her hair.

      Hard to imagine Harry’s fashion input as anything more than “I like that!” Or “You look hot!” He’s such a GUY. An adorable guy.

    • Missy says:

      I agree with a lot of what you wrote. I also believe that people are confusing Meghan’s personal style with her character on Suits. All the ladies on Suits wore glamorous, form-fitting clothes. I’ve seen lots of photos of Meghan at events before she was engaged to Harry, and most of her clothes were laid back and kind of loose. I even saw a few photos of her with the messy bun style.

    • Dixiebells says:

      To be fair I think she purposely wears her shoes big. I’ve always heard that trick with higher heels. I don’t think it’s an issue or them being the wrong size because she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Not sure on the coats some did seem to swallow her.

  10. G says:

    I don’t believe this. The dailymail isnt known for their trustworthiness at all. The honeymoon story was the latest. Megan is definitely tanned and I don’t think she got it from honeymooning in Ireland.

  11. LW says:

    Maybe this means he likes the way his sis-in-law dresses?! Kidding! They’re sweet!

  12. G says:

    My hope is Meghan starts adding some color. Lipstick alley posted some of her outfit choices pre harry and she was so beautiful.

    If anything I think she helped his style but is playing it really safe with her own.

  13. Missy says:

    I believe a DM article about as much as I believe in the Tooth Fairy!

  14. Myriam says:

    My husband is a great dresser, and I’m not ashamed to admit that he helped me develop my style. When we met, at 26 years old, I was a plain tee and jeans kinda girl. There’s nothing wrong with that. With the right style, you could look great, but I always managed to look like a 12 year old. Because of him, I am a great dresser, not to toot my own horn. lol. Now that I have developed what I like and what makes me look and feel great without being too “showy” or “boring,” I do still ask him, how does this look? So I can see with this new role, and she’s still a new girl in this vastly different world, I can see Meghan looking for input from her husband. But very soon she will come full circle and incorporate her own developed and evolved style, while incorporating her new role. She’s getting her feet wet. It’s fine.

  15. keira says:

    I hopes she helps him up his fashion game!

    • PrincessK says:

      I think Harry is beginning to look a bit smarter, he has often looked scruffy on solo engagements but now i think he will look sharper. But I don’t think Harry or William are interesting in developing a style like their father the Prince of Wales and the very stylish Prince of Wales before him.

  16. G says:

    They announced their first tour yesterday! Really hope she brings it with her outfit choices, expectations low though. As for her outing with the queen I expect something conservative and boring.

  17. Natalie S says:

    It all makes sense now! Harry’s dressing Meghan like the two main royal women in his life: Diana and Kate. Sometimes I enjoy the DM’s fanfiction.

    Stell McCartney is going to lose Meghan as a client with a leak like that.

  18. Nellyy says:

    G, please lower your expectations. She’s not really impressed as much as expected. Her style has been underwhelming to me. She got it right just few times.

  19. Avery says:

    These two are so cute together. Meghan looks like she got a really nice tan from their honeymoon.

  20. Busyann says:

    Does anyone know if the express is as unreliable as the daily mail? I first read about Harry helping Meghan pick her outfits there.

  21. minx says:

    Seeing her outfit up close, I like it less. It’s pulling at the bust. I’m trying to visualize it without buttons and a clearer color…might look better. She looks beautiful as usual, though.

    • Violet says:

      @minx – yes, I noticed only later in photos that the buttons pulled at the bust-line. I think she would look absolutely lovely in some of the powder blue shades, I wonder that she doesn’t give them a try. I think she would also look fabulous in coral – not orange, but that true blend of peach and pink that’s so hard to find. Some of the neutrals drain her and I didn’t like her in green, at all. So I hope she changes it up for the upcoming events in Chester.

  22. Mego says:

    I think she looks gorgeous in the above outfit buttons and all. I don’t believe that most of the stories abouther, including this one, are true. She is having to adjust to a very different culture of dressing because she didn’t do garden parties and Royal events like TTOTC in America so it will take some time to adjust. Perhaps a British stylist would be a good idea.

  23. Leyton says:

    Meghan might ask it but honestly, Harry probably thinks she looks good in a trash bag. I mean honestly, have you seen him dress? He’s only cleaned up his style since he’s been with Meghan- which leads me to believe SHE is the one helping him, not the other way around.

    Either way, I don’t believe a single thing said about them in the media. We can’t even get a solid answer on where they honeymooned and no RR seems to have a clue either. They’re just shooting off at the hip with them because there really isn’t any reliable sources giving up goods.

  24. Wendy says:

    If this is true, it’s weird at best and controlling worst.

  25. Lala says:

    I’m sorry…and I know I may be the ONLY one on this site that thinks this…but physically/facially…Meghan reminds me of Pippa…

    THERE…I SAID IT!

  26. Violet says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t buy this at all. Meghan is almost 37 and has been selecting her own clothes for a long time! And Harry’s reason for liking something and its appropriateness to occasion might occasionally not overlap! I didn’t care for her Trooping outfit so I hope that wasn’t Harry’s idea – I agree with others who said the pink suit looked like a mother of the bride outfit from the 1980s with a bit of sexy thrown in with the bare shoulders. To me, it looked more suitable for an afternoon wedding or cocktail party. And while I don’t mind bare shoulders, the bathing suit strap marks took it down a little. I liked the hat, but not the long hair with the hat. Some of her makeup looked too heavily applied, and she just never stops touching and fiddling with the hair. So all in all, while I appreciate a woman wanting to look the way her hubby likes her to look (we all do it, even the most progressive of us!), I hope she knows when not to take his advice. The Trooping outfit was not exactly a total miss in my opinion but not a total win, either, and I think Kate came out looking more pulled together and more appropriate.

  27. mela says:

    no shame for wanting to look good for your man!!!!

  28. Rori says:

    I didn’t like her garden party look much, but overall I really like her style.

  29. gm says:

    I doubt the story but if it true then she really needs a new stylist. Even if it is totally fiction which I think it is, a stylist would be helpful, and not Mulroney.

  30. Natalie S says:

    This makes me sound like a trollop but Harry looks cuter now that he’s married.

  31. Payal says:

    As a stylist he’s a great helicopter pilot

  32. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Can we please stop wearing hats on the side of the head? It makes women look like ninnies, who don’t understand how hats work. Both Meghan and Kate were photographed recently squinting in the sunlight, despite wearing wide-brimmed hats. It makes them look dumb.

  33. Ravine says:

    This sounds like typical tabloid fanfiction to me…

  34. Moonpie says:

    Open hair and bare shoulders are too informal for a day event during which many men wear uniforms. The colours compliment her.

  35. Anare says:

    I’m not a huge fan of the pale pink color on Meghan. TBH I liked the bday party dress better than the Trooping suit but neither was great. The open shoulder on the suit was distracting and seemed out of place for the event. I spent an inordinate amount of time comparing her two pink disk hats to see if it was the same hat. 🧐 Don’t like stupid disk hats.
    If I could give her style advice I would say stick with classics, rich fabrics, perfectly tailored. Nothing fashionista. Don’t go all Amal Clooney on us. Don’t be a “try-hard”.
    Remember when Meghan stepped out one evening with Harry and she wore a black suit with ankle pants and high black pumps. So sharp. That is where she should be headed. No frou frou, no matronly, no gimmicks. Think classic Yves St. Laurent, Armani, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein even minimalist like Jil Sander. Clean lines. Less is more. No more millennial pink. That’s done. If you’re listening to Harry better think twice.

  36. Taxi says:

    Meg’s style is generally tailored , minimalist & classic, but the bare shoulders & arms for the Trooping misses the mark. It isn’t as dignified as one expects for a traditional public event with an audience of hundreds of thousands. Save that CH outfit for a luncheon or informal dinner party. I’m surprised no one tossed her a shawl.