You know what makes me sad? The fact that the Duchess of Sussex is already trying so hard to change things up based on some of the dumb, smaller-issue criticisms lodged at her. Meghan was clearly a fan of loose chignons and some trendy little hair strands flying free whenever she did an updo. But people complained. Bitterly, because so many of Meghan’s haters are Bitter Bettys. You would have thought that some loose strands of hair signaled the end of the British empire to those Bettys. So Meghan changed – she wore her hair back, smooth as can be, with no loose strands at an event Thursday evening.
The event was a reception for the “young leaders” from the Commonwealth Youth Forum. The reception was held at Marlborough House in London, not far from St. James’s Palace. Harry was appointed the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen a few months ago, and I believe there are plans afoot to give Meghan a similar title. She was there to support him, and of course, she was there to meet some of the younger people.
Meghan wore a marigold yellow Brandon Maxwell dress which was sort of perfect for the occasion – not too evening dressy, not too casual, bright and light but it felt very cocktail-business. Maxwell is an American designer most famous – probably? – for his close working relationship with Lady Gaga. Maxwell has branched out significantly though, creating some really nice suits and minimalist evening wear. While I dislike shades of yellow for the most part, I think Meghan looks fantastic here. My only qualm is that her hair looks a tad too done, and the center part is very Goop. But as I said at the beginning, she’s taking in the Betty-criticism and trying to go for a more sophisticated style. And hey, at least there were no buttons.
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