The Royal Sussex South Pacific Tour is finally OVER. My God. The royals should find a happy medium between the Cambridges’ work-shy nothingness on tours versus the Sussexes’ “let’s do 100 events in three weeks.” The fact that they still did so much and we got to see so much of Meghan even though she’s pregnant and tired and even took some time off mid-tour is astounding. Anyway, these are some of the final images from their last day on tour, they were still in New Zealand. The photos of Meghan in skinny jeans (not jeggings lol) are from the last appearance. She looks super-cute and tiny in sportswear/casualwear and flats.
Earlier in the day, Meghan wore a navy Stella McCartney dress which is reportedly a customized piece from a longer Stella dress. Both versions – the off-the-rack and the custom dress – are totally nothingburgers. Navy, long sleeved, conservative, blah. Thank God Harry and Meghan both received traditional Maori cloaks, because the cloak really jazzed up Meg’s ensemble.
Later in the day, Meghan changed into another navy outfit, this one with a bit more excitement – this is a Givenchy two-piece, with a snazzy pleated skirt that looked great in motion and a very solid navy sweater. This is a great ensemble.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid.
My cousins are Mauritian and they have the same dark skin tone AND FRECKLES. Gah it kills me how cute freckles look on coffee-hued skin tones…
She looks so pretty. I like her puffy jacket. Can someone id the jacket for me. Thank you.
@sushi – Apparently it’s from the Norwegian label Norrøna.
Its Harry’s Jacket.
According to the DM it’s Norwegian label Norrøna and costs 399 pounds. And it’s purportedly Prince Harry’s which is why it looks so big on her.
Agreed, absolutely frickin’ gorgeous.
She’s really beautiful. I love that second navy outfit.
Thank you, at that price I can afford. Perfect for the weather at the moment in Munich.
Her skin really isn’t that dark though, Harry with a slight tan is practically the same complexion as her.
Thank you why do all non poc think all poc are dark Meghan is very light skinned
Is the Givenchy skirt see through????
And, no offense, but was there a point in changing from one navy outfit to another navy outfit??
She looks cute, and hopefully she can now go home and rest!
I was thinking is that a pattern or not, surely she would not step outside with the outline of her panties clearly showing. Gasp!
No, it’s not see through. It’s it the reverse coloring of the stripes, and the inside color of the pleats, hip length down, that gives an “illusion “. It’s a fully lined skirt.
Your comment smacks of passive aggressiveness, just saying. First, “ And, no offense, but was there a point in changing from from one navy outfit to another navy outfit??. To: “she looks cute, and hopefully she can go home and rest!.” What’s that all about? Reading between the lines, you are not a very nice person, I’ll leave it at that.
Commenting on why somebody would choose the same colour outfit doesn’t make somebody “not a nice person”.
What is alarming is coming up with statements about the intentions and character of people simply based on the fact they disagree with your personal opinion.
Differing opinions from your own doesn’t make her passive aggressive or a bad person.
I think the “go home and rest” comment was meant nicely. Many of us have commented that this tour sounds exhausting and Meghan and Harry deserve a break after this.
Amazing you can tell how horrible she is by her typed 35(ish) words?! LOL
Simmer down, I hope she can go home and rest also! I’m not a bad person. I have just been pregnant a few times and early pregnancy can be the worst!
I think everyone who has ever been pregnant would agree that poor Meghan has to be exhausted and that this comment was most likely meant to be sympathetic to her plight. I would say that’s how 99% of the readership on this site took it.
Simmer down lol.
I think you are reading too much between the lInes of this comment. Here, have some Halloween chocolate.
It is see through. She’s wearing a body suit underneath. It’s a stunning outfit but I’m surprised she’d wear something so sheer on a royal tour.
It does look sheer, with some sort of body suit underneath to me. I love how tiny she is next to PH. No wonder he is so protective about her
The Givenchy skirt is completely see-through, making it the second time she’s worn a see-through dress on this tour. Plus, it looked enough like the Stella that I couldn’t tell it was a different outfit at first. I hope she fires whoever was advising her and gets a styling team that can dress a gorgeous woman in interesting clothes that reflect her position.
I don’t think its see-through, I think its just the way the pleats catch the light. At least in these pictures.
You really couldn’t tell the difference between the long pleated skirt and the Stella dress? I’ll give you that the tops are similar obviously, but the skirts are pretty different (for long blue skirts.)
It’s definitely see-through. There are multiple angles of it on Instagram and you can see her bodysuit underneath the dress whenever the sun is behind her.
This is a rookie styling mistake – all someone had to do was shine a light at the dress to see the problem.
And no, the first pictures I saw of the second dress were her and Harry in the kiwi breeding room, which was dark enough that you couldn’t see the pleat colors in the Givenchy. It looked the same until she walked outside – at which point it was see-through!
Eesh well that is unfortunate. And I agree that it is a total rookie mistake.
The Daily Mail of all people disagree with you:
There is an in-depth explanation in ‘The Mail”, however, I agree with one poster: If one has to ask if her bloomers are showing then she should not have worn the outfit in public. Either she did it to keep up the conversation about herself as the Queen of the Narcissists or she didn’t take the outfit for a test run, which would include taking it outside in the sunlight. I bet the former.
It isn’t see through. I’ve also seen multiple images and it’s simply the color of the pleats. It’s a blackish-brown color in the sunlight. You can see the outline of the body suit, but that’s down to the material itself rather than the opacity.
hmmm, I just googled some of the images and to me it looks like the pleats on the lower part of the dress are brown but the upper part is see-through. I can clearly see the outline of her panties in several images.
Anyways, I actually like the Givenchy outfit – as opposed to the lame, wrinkled Stella McCarthy.
I agree that the pleats are causing the issue, but it’s because the fabric, which looks like a knit, is stretching enough from its own weight that you can see through it when the light is behind it. I have seen several pictures where you can see Meghan’s whole lower body. It’s not that the pleats are giving the impression that the skirt is sheer. It’s that the material is making the skirt sheer
@Elisa – I also saw the legs and panties showing through clearly. You don’t hallucinate a pair of dark blue panties and some legs. I happen to think the effect is beautiful it’s only wearing it while representing the BRF that is in question.
And as far as “work ethic” goes, people need to remember that these schedules aren’t set by the actual people on the tour, but by grey men and private secretaries behind the scenes who liaison with the people and organizations at the other end. Personally, I would murder whoever put this schedule together, but the likelihood is, it was put together and Harry and Meghan had little to no choice in the matter. Props to them for staunchly going through with it like troupers, but I would bet that when Harry gets home he will be having a word with the planners.
The amount of events per day is controlled by the royals. Charles and Camilla have much more packed days than Kate and William ever had. Harry and Meghan scheduled their tour similar to what Charles and Camilla have done.
You can see her bodysuit aka underwear, so yeah it’s see through.
It is not see through…the colours in the skirt catch the light.
The Givenchy outfit is fabulous. I think she looks really good in separates, better than in a dress.
I like the SM navy dress – yes she has others like it and its kind of boring, but I still liked it and I think the reason for wearing it was to show off the cloak she was given. Something with more interest would have competed with the cloak so I think that solid navy dress ended up working really well for that.
And yes those are definitely skinny jeans 😉
My goodness. I’m exhausted from this tour. I cant imagine how they feel haha. I hope they get some rest on the flight home and take a few days off when they return to London.
I also think that the plain dress was planned to put the emphasis on the cloak, which was respectful of her and shows good planning.
LOVE the Givenchy too (tbh I have always loved Givenchy)! Hate the Stella McCartney – it is so dull. I have looked at Stella pieces over the years but have never bought anything because they were always such a snooze and wildly overpriced to boot.
I love the skirt, wow it’s Fabulous!
Meghan is gorgeous and worker.
When she is in flats you can see just how tiny she is..must be like 5’2 ?
She’s around 5’6″ or 5’7″ but Harry is 6’2″ and she has a slim build.
No, she’s not, she’s absolutely closer to 5’3″. The Fug Girls interviewed her at some point when she was on Suits and mentioned in one of their posts that when information on her height was released around the time of the engagement, it was clearly a bit “touched up” as they had stood next to her and, based on their own heights compared to her, 5’3″ is definitely more accurate.
@Amy Her official height is 5’7″. She is absolutely not that short, or she would struggle to hug school children even in heels.
@Amy ITA – there is no way she is 5’7″. It’s not as if actresses aren’t accustomed to tweaking their CVs! Harry yes is about 6’1″, but even in 5″ heels her head just comes over his shoulder. I’d put her at 5’4″ max. She doesn’t have real length at all. Personally, I find their look as a couple, the petite lady and the tall man, very attractive.
Shes around 5’5″ or 5’6″. Harry is 6’2″ and she comes up a couple inches past his shoulder when shes in flats. The Queen is 5’4″ and Meghan is definately taller than her.
Lolz, actresses always like about their height and plastic surgery. I just saw julia roberts in the lift of libertys smooching up to her new boyfriend, in london 3 weeks ago. Her minder was trying to block me gawking at them. We all thought she was tall right? Like 5.9 ft tall. She was a midget. 5.6 ft we are taking.
i understand why men would lie about their heights, but why on earth would women?!
and there is a comment about julia roberts in this thread – what new boyfriend, i thought she was married!! **scandal**
Love the navy Givenchy 2-piece. Gorgeous colour and she can wear the sweater again and again. One question though, why is she wearing a puffy jacket? Here in my corner of Canada it’s 5 degrees Celsius this morning and and a fleece would suffice.
I guess different people have different thresholds of cold? It was 3 degrees in my corner of England this morning and I had on a down jacket and a hat – simply because I couldn’t face being cold when I took the dogs out!
It is a bit awkward that she’s got a massive down jacket on and Harry has on a shirt with sleeves rolled up though lol
It looks like she might be wearing Harry’s jacket. He wore an identical one the day before.
Thank goodness I’m not famous; I’m always dressed as if the temperature is at least 20 degrees colder. I mean, even strangers comment and tease me.
It’s a different season in Australia and the southern hemisphere than it is in North America and the northern hemisphere. It’s spring in Australia and maybe still a little chilly.
These past few mornings in Florida it was in the 50’s and 60’s, and I wore a light coat
It’s 7C here, but the windchill has it more like 3C – I wore a thick long sleeve top and a leather jacket this morning – it was probably closer to 5 then, and whatever the windchill did to interfere. My husband complained about how cold it was when he took the dog out this morning – I think it largely depends on how damp it feels too. I found it pretty chilly.
Oh yes,Erinn-I live in northern Ohio and we get those damp days that will leave you chilled to the bone,and today is one of them!The only true remedy for me is a hot shower and get straight into warm clothes,and cover up with blankets too!Adding my sweet mini poodle puppy on my lap to cuddle never hurts either!🐶
I am glad the tour was a success and the turnout was great. It proves the garbage royal critics, Piers Morgan, disgruntled ex-husband and ex “friend” and the embittered Markles were spewing out didn’t stick otherwise the crowds wouldn’t have been there. They earned the rest. Next time it would be Remembrance Day and Charles’ 70th birthday party is probably when you see Harry and Meghan in November. Thanksgiving? This may be Harry’s first and will they spend it with Doria?
I forgot about all that stuff coming up in November. Guess they wont have much time to rest after all lol.
2 events in November = not time to rest????
@someone – two events coming up relatively soon after the tour. I thought we wouldn’t see them for a few weeks after they got back, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case. I presumed there would be more events later on in the month.
Blue dress number 1 allows the cloak to be the center of attention, so I don’t mind it all that much. Blue dress number 2 is cute! At first I thought it was two separate pieces, though. I’ve been trying to find a skirt similar to the bottom part of the dress for a while now.
I think the cloak was why the Stella was chosen. Because it is so plain that the cloak doesn’t overwhelm the look. Plus, from the photos, I don’t see the skirt as being see-through. It just looks like layered fabric or a material with Lurex in it.
That being said, the first outfit is my favorite. She’s so tiny, my goodness. I’m 5′ 1″ and I live my life feeling as if everyone is larger than I am, so it’s always surprising to me when someone else appears to be me-sized.
“so it’s always surprising to me when someone else appears to be me-sized.”
I love this comment so much. I don’t even know why since I’m a bit taller but I do.
You mean fun sized, amirite? I’ll see myself out.
She is beautiful and I appreciate the effort to make multiple appearances – but I also feel like she is coming off as increasingly out of touch. I mean, how many designer/expensive a f navy dresses does one woman need?
I’m a little put off by the obvious clothing expenses for this trip – odd considering she’s been talking about access and equality etc. The two things, to me, don’t add up.
Also I love that down jacket.
I also generally feel that the dog and pony show the Royals put on for us (fashion! diamonds! Pageantry!) are a way to shift the conversation away from the real issues of inequality and the dark history of colonialism that they uphold and continue to benefit from.
Well, if she dared to repeat outfits in a single two-week tour, everyone would be bitching about that, so…
@OriginalLalla I do get somewhat peeved that the dark history of colonialism always seems to have its fingers pointed squarely at the United Kingdom (and to a much lesser extent, France in North Africa, though its sins elsewhere go largely unremarked). We ended the slave trade when the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgians, Americans were enthusiastically engaged in it, aided and abetted by Arabic nations – their own history of imperial expansion immense in Muhammad’s lifetime and that of his sons (1m square miles of territory conquered in 100 years). They were also those who, having reached the gates of Vienna, had earlier reached the borders of China (Xinjiang uses Arabic script) and Mongolia (Genghis Khan was an enthusiastic acolyte of Arabic philosophy of the so called golden age); Japanese and Russian expansionism, Germany in Africa, the wholehearted rape of South and Central America by the conquistadors, not to mention one of the greatest genocides of all: the eradication of well over 85% of Native American and Canadian tribes along with the languages and culture. Apologies for the rant, but I believe the entire world has an historical part to play in the othering that permitted colonialism to persist (along with the discovery of longitude) in the first place.
@jadedbrit, riiiiiight but the UK still maintains the Commonwealth and the largest global presence (at least culturally) than any other royal family. So I think it fair to continue to scrutinize their present behavior with the context of a rather brutal and prolonged colonial history. I mean after all, it wasn’t called the British empire for nothing?
yes loads of countries and people have had a hand in our world’s dark history and I’m happy to chat about it, as a Canadian who sees the long standing side effects of colonialism in my country. But this article was on the Royals so I am commenting on their history. No one said they were the only ones.
and I agree, we should be talking about the horrors that colonialism has inflicted upon our world. We need to, it’s the only way to deal with it.
I nearly threw up on my shoes when harry gave a speech at the wildlife reserve in northland, NZ. “I bring blessings to you all from my grandmother The Queen” WTF, are we in the 1700’s??? Lots of local maori standing around, Bad form. Tone deaf.
I agree. She looks good, but multiple dresses a day of the same exact color is a huge waste of money. What’s the point of having so many basic dresses and jeans if they all look no different?
Kate wears bespoke one-offs all the time that we will never see again. I’d rather see Meghan choosing classic pieces that can be mixed and accessorized into different outfits later on. It’s almost as though she’s building a working wardrobe instead of playing princess dress-up.
I think it was a good choice to wear such a boring outfit when receiving the made just for her Maori cloak. It was smart, that way the cloak was center stage and not fighting for attention with her outfit. That event was pretty much all about getting the cloak.
I actually assumed the dress was picked on purpose because it is a perfect canvas for the Maori cloak. If it was a brighter color or a pattern it would have clashed.
Good thing she’s wearing underwear lol
She looks great, but is that skirt REALLY SEE THROUGH??????
The great hand-holding tour is finally over! She is a trooper for being pregnant and making all those appearances. The first navy dress is ok, the second is too matronly, I can’t believe someone didn’t catch that!
I love the Givenchy ensemble see through and all sigh.
I do too. She will get blasted for it but I think it’s stunning
You had a problem with Kate’s pants being “unprofessional” but Meghan showing her underwear is ok? Hello Bias, your old friend 🙄
I never had a problem with Kate’s trousers, I can’t say pants !!
I have no problem with Kate or MM wearing skinny jeans. I think they looked great on both women.
I wear black coloured skinny jeans to my office with a blazer for work (when I’m not in scrubs).
I was replying to the other commentor, not you 😘
It looks like a bodysuit not underwear to me but at least she’s wearing them.
You said Kate’s skinny jeans was unprofessional but you applaud Meghan’s outfit where her panties are visible. Interesting.
The skirt is NOT see through, it just caught the light.
It is clearly see through, look again.
Today in Australia where I live it was 30 degrees Celsius but New Zealand is always much colder. I adore her Maori cloak, made just for her to protect her throughout her pregnancy. Beautiful.
Oh, that’s really interesting and meaningful. What a thoughtful gift the Maori cloak is, I would treasure something like that.
Wow, look at her bump! I’m not normally one to jump on the twin wagon, but I’m starting to think it more and more.
Rolling up the sleeves of a puffer jacket, that looks really odd.
And yes the skirt is see through.
You know, all the fashion mishaps aside, she did really well on this tour. She seemed genuinely interested in people. Her speeches were smart and articulate. I just like her, bad fitting clothes or not.
It’s Harry’s jacket, if she did not roll up the sleeves, you would’ve found something else to bitch about along with the see through skirt.
Underwear is not a new discovery, not wearing them, is not new either.
She is New Zealand the land of Maori.
No More Navy!! Blahhh
Well done to these two! QEII: please give this hard worker an order, stat! Harry’s so lucky he found her 🙂
She’s wonderful for Harry and the role.
Tour was amazing to follow.
Why is that jacket two sizes too big? It looks like she borrowed it from Harry
I was wondering why the jacket looked big. She must have felt cold and Harry gave it to her.
We finally get on the same page about jeggings versus skinny jeans, but now we can’t agree if her dress is see-through or not! I do like the pleated skirt, and I’m sure her panties underneath must be lovely, though I can’t see ’em.
I can definitely see a visible panty line, but sheesh, who here hasn’t had VPL. Stylist needs to go. Meghan deserves a full time Stylist of her own, not her BFF with 3 (?) kiddies just kinda ‘helping’ out.
Here we can see the difference between Meghan’s skinny jeans and what looked like too tight leggings that Kate was wearing yesterday. I can see some wiggle room in Meghan’s skinny jeans and she wore a longer jacket and flats with no socks. A cute casual look for walking in the woods. Kate’s leggings were suctioned on and poorly styled with a shorter blazer. Her whole look was dated and cringe worthy. Megs for the win on rocking slim leg jeans.
These are all nice outfits, the Stella McCartney dress is pretty boring but it looks like she knew they would be receiving Maori cloaks, otherwise it would have looked really odd with a bright color.
The Givenchy separates are so pretty! It is too bad the top of the skirt (?) looks see-through, not sure if that’s an optical allusion or what because the two toned pleats are really beautiful. Hopefully they can get that part of the skirt lined.
Slightly off topic but goes with Meghan’s see through skirt: I went to Zara last week because I had a gift certificate and I was so uninspired by their fall collection. Everything I tried was just awful or meh. Not to mention every skirt I tried on was not lined, fully exposing the imprint of my underwear, I was not pleased. There was still really cool green metallic skirt that seemed so cool and as soon as I tried it on, I realized the skirt wasn’t lined. I managed to find 2 tops I liked but I was pretty appalled by their current collection. Maybe it’s just me but I had so much trouble finding something I actually liked.
I’ve overall really liked Meghan’s fashion this tour. I know some people complained about the lack of color or the fit but I only noticed the fit was off in a few outfits to be honest due to her changing pregnancy body. A lot of the outfits I’d wear myself (if I could afford them) to work or in real life. I’m glad Meghan’s fashion wasn’t the center of attention anyways. The Invictus Games were way more important than Meghan wearing bright pink or what have you.
Finding dresses and skirts that are lined is becoming very hard! I gave up and bought a few slips for skirts and dresses so that way I know Im covered. it’s annoying!
I might have to do the same and finally invest in slips! At least for skirts… so far for dresses I’m doing okay.
Can you imagine the brain explosions we’d be dealing with here if Kate wore that see-through skirt?
Kate has a long history of dressing inappropriately and flashing the general public. Meghan wearing one skirt that may possibly be see-through in the right light isn’t the same.
I’m sorry, I think some people are in denial here. That skirt comes with full dark blue panties – it is like a dancer’s costume, and is quite obviously semi-transparent and meant to show the legs and panties underneath. No one could have missed it when selecting it. I think Meghan looks adorable in it, but it is meant to be sexily semi-transparent, it isn’t a trick of the light.
Meghan was in show business for a long time. This wasn’t a “rookie” mistake.
Wowsers is right: if Kate had worn this, she would have been torn to pieces for narcissism.
And Kate doesn’t have a “long history” of dressing inappropriately. It happened a couple of times with an unweighted hem. For the record, it also happened to Princess Anne a couple of times.
For the most part, Kate dresses excruciatingly appropriately.
IA @violet, I cant stand the hypocrisy towards Kate and the fawning over Megan who just happened to be more charismatic and actually like to be under camera.
Kate showed her ass many times so a see-through skirt it wouldn’t be a big deal.
Loretta, two times doesnt count as many times. Hypocrite. Megan as an actress shouldve known better
it’s a beautiful skirt nonetheless
@K ITA. I have a weakness for this kind of look, because secretly I’ve always wanted to be a dancer (but I’d have to be reincarnated in a different body first) and it has deliciously dancer-ish feel. You can just imagine it swirling out on a ballroom floor!
Like @terra noted, even the DailyFail is saying the “see-through” nature of the skirt is just an unfortunate optical illusion. I think people can pause and take a deep breath now, lol.
The Givenchy outfit – wow!!
I don’t mind all the navy — it’s a great neutral color that she can wear pretty much year round. For spring with crisp white, yellow, orange, pinks, pale greens, brighter colors in summer, and gorgeous wines, creams, grey in fall / winter. Quite practical if you think about it.
I think she is still finding her royal fashion footing, so to speak. It took Kate awhile to figure her style out, and although Meghan might figure hers out sooner, she’s still gonna have mistakes in her first year or two.
It’s been a fun and great tour to see them. The Sussexes look like they enjoy and love each other a lot, and really do seem to fully go all-in on being a team. It’s lovely!
The thing about this tour — it is a massive FU to her awful family. How can they possible continue their nonsense and have people care now?
I’m sure her a-hole sister probably seethed with rage at those crowds of adoring fans. Her sister, Scammy is a straight up goblin–surprised her skin hasn’t turned green with envy.
Frankly, her fashion choices were way better on her first trip.
She also can’t help herself, she loves designers and $$`4
I love that Givenchy outfit, the skirt is very nice. It’s a modern look.
See through anyone who says otherwise is ridiculous.
Forget VPL. I’m sick of seeing the outline of her bra. I really don’t understand why she has that problem all of a sudden. She was a working actress for over a decade and she never seems to have that problem before. All of this just proves that she needs a proper stylist and a tailor. I think I just had high expectations in part because she was an actress but I’ve just been crazily disappointed by most of her fashion choices.