Duchess Meghan stepped out in a Max Mara coat & a NuCalm processing disc

On Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex stepped outside and ran some errands in Montecito. A paparazzo was there to document her errand-running, and Page Six bought the photos. These days, it’s either Page Six or the Daily Mail, they’re the two outlets who can afford the rare photos of Harry and Meghan. I’m including the tweet-embeds below.

Page Six got two different stories out of these photos. The first was “omg, Meghan wore a COAT in California weather!” The second was “omg, Meghan has an anti-anxiety patch!” So, let’s discuss. First of all, her outfit is very rich-Montecito lady. Per Page Six: “a camel-colored $1,625 Max Mara Raspoli Coat — which is no longer available for purchase — a blue-and-tan printed $1,225 cashmere Hermès Rayures D’Ete Shawl and white pants.” Her shoes are Chanel ($1150) and her tote is Goyard ($1650). I cannot wait to see the Princess of Wales’s copykeen version of this outfit, I swear to god. Kate will really turn up at the memorial event for QEII in white jeggings, a camel blazer from Reiss and an Hermes scarf tied like a neckerchief. It’s going to be hilarious.

As for Meghan wearing a coat in August in Montecito…who knows, but I suspect Meghan is simply the kind of woman who runs cold and she probably brings or wears a coat or sweater almost everywhere. Especially since Americans are pretty aggressive with our air-conditioning in the summer. Plus, California girls are just like this – the temperature drops below 70 degrees one day and they’re pulling out their cashmere sweaters and posting autumn-girl memes.

As for Meg’s anti-stress patch – for hours, no one knew what it was, but now they’ve ID’d the brand and everything. It’s a “dark blue NuCalm biosignal processing disc.” Per Page Six, it “activates the parasympathetic nervous system [provoking a] rapid return to a functional state (motor skills, attention, and full cognition) with no lingering effects or mental lethargy.” Page Six also notes that “A pack of 20 discs costs $80, while a set of 100 discs retails for $400.” Is Meghan about to become the spokesperson for NuCalm? I hope she is, because I guarantee that company is about to see a sales bump.

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  1. Tessa says:

    Meghan is looking great. So beautiful and stylish

    • Helena says:

      I have the same coat or one extremely similar. I’m petite like Meghan so it’s like a giant hug when I wear it. I style it very similarly to Meghan. Bought it for my 40th as a present for myself. Wore it every day, whatever weather, when I had radiotherapy for the breast cancer. I call it my giant blanket of love.

      CopyKate will definitely be all over this. However, unlike Meghan, the clothes wear Kate and she cannot style and accessorise to save her life.

      • Eurydice says:

        I have a similar Max Mara in black. I bought it years ago and it still looks great – and I wear it with large patterned scarves like Meghan’s. You’re right, it’s like a giant hug.

      • Des says:

        That cost has me worried… She looks super thin (maybe not eating because of stress?) and that coat may be hiding the weight loss. Plus getting really skinny means she gets easily cold. Being easily cold is not healthy .. I hope she is ok

      • Taytanish says:

        Hahahaha @Des, I love the concern trolling you have going on there. Look, Meghan is NOT Kate. That’s all I’ll say.

      • Bam says:

        California weather is very odd. I’ve been there a lot and you can be in Van Nuys in shorts and a tshirt – still feeling the heat- and then drive to Malibu and need a thick sweater and leggings. I forget what our family called the weather phenomena that happens on the coast- something to do with clouds and cold fronts. Also my family said they often have a gloom June. Apparently it’s very common for the weather to be all over the map. As a Canadian I bring sweaters, lights coats to California summer fall or winter.
        Also it’s possible she has a light layer under her coat or just has gotten use to the hot and when it does drop it’s even colder. My family has acclimated from Canadian to La weather and I joke all the time that they’re babies when it comes to cold weather now vs Canadian cold.

    • Moxylady says:

      Does anyone know anything about these disks? Do they work?

      I have debilitating anxiety and would take any help I can get.

      • Sugarhere says:

        I am into LITOTHERAPHY. It works wonders on me. Certain stones will bolster certain shakras and operate on them.

        I lay the stones in the bedroom, the living room and on my desk at the office. That ancestral Indian science has helped me tremendously.

        However, these stones’ magnet and positive vibrations must not preclude anyone from seeking appropriate therapy, in order to delve into the core of the issue and hopefully uproot it.

      • ClaireB says:

        @Moxylady, I went to the NuCalm website to try to figure it out, and it seems to be a mix of science and woo. The discs appear to have gabapentin in them that they release and the NuCalm program is based around the use of binaural beats to regulate brainwaves into a calmer state.

        I use a binaural beats app already and it does help quite a bit. I mostly use it for focus when working but have also used it for anxiety. You need to use headphones, as the sounds have to go directly in both ears for the process to work.

        When my anxiety was really bad, I also used a device called the Apollo Neuro that you strap to a wrist or ankle and it vibrates at a certain frequency to help calm (or energize or focus). I found that it did help–it was like having a friend reach over and gently touch your arm to help calm you.

        I hope this information helps you! Anxiety is such a hard thing to live with!

      • ee says:

        I have a PhD in neuroscience and worked on a project about anxiety and neural oscillations for part of my degree.

        I just took a quick look at the NuCalm website. The page on the “neuroscience” behind the disc is a mostly incoherent jumble – a lot of the stuff they say has some basis in real research, but is presented in such an unclear and misleading way that it is basically false. I also could not find any clear explanation of what the disc actually does. There *is* some research to support the idea that adjusting neural oscillations in the right way could help with some kinds of anxiety, but I couldn’t find any reason to believe that putting that sticker on your wrist would do anything to your brain. Also, this company doesn’t seem to have any connection to any research groups I’m familiar with, and I don’t know anyone involved with it or who has worked there, which is unlikely for a serious neuroscience company.

        However, I do want to note that with anxiety, you can often get a pretty big effect just from any routine or sensation that you find soothing. So there’s a lot of pseudoscience stuff like this that might work, but probably not for the reasons they tell you.

      • Snuffles says:


        Thanks for the info. I was tempted to get NuCalm but the disks didn’t seem to make much sense and like you said there are other apps that do the same. I just downloaded one for $5 and it looks like it has the same programs. So, I’m just gonna pop on my headphones and give it a try.

      • OnThisDay says:

        Thanks, EE!

      • Sunny O says:

        Thanks for sharing your insight, EE.

        It’s very helpful.

      • bettyrose says:

        ee – Thanks for sharing your expertise. I also suffer from sometimes debilitating anxiety and only recently have added panic attacks to my repertoire. I had to take a sick day after a recent panic attack because it was so hard to recover physically. I already take Gabupentin and Prozac, and I surround myself with lavender scents, which I find the most soothing of all. I envy anyone who is able to successfully control anxiety (or anyone who doesn’t have it at all, but is that even a thing any more?) But what you’ve said makes so much sense. A million different products on the market. Use what works best for your personal situation. (And a PhD in neuroscience sounds fascinating.)

        Anyone searching for a solution, I don’t want to sound like a drug pusher but Gabupentin is the most effective prescription product I’ve used. It’s non-addictive xanax and works much more quickly than prozac, but you have to take it at night because it’s a sedative.

      • Sadie says:

        Sugar: Chakras 😀
        U know u have enough money when you buy ROCKS to feel better.
        I guarantee thats not whats working, but it might be via a placebo effect. But why not then just save the money and going into nature believing that it will have the same effect and it will.
        And u will have saved that money
        Same as this NunUdiscs that seem like a fraud. Like Healy. Also a fraud

      • ooshpick says:

        @ee your comment is invaluable. I looked and looked for any scientific reviews of nucalm and did not feel satisfied. I felt like you felt but without the education 🙂

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    If you’ve never been, you wouldn’t know. Los Angeles, Malibu, Montecito, is COLD! Especially in the evening and early morning. And it’s a chill that’s not like other chills. It’s not even east coast winter chill, it’s frigid or something–gets in your bones. I highly approve of wearing a cashmere coat in August–which she will shed throughout the day and don again at the end of it. California is all about LAY-YERS!

    In other news, A+ to the outfit. It’s really chic!

    • JM says:

      As someone who lived in Southern California for the first 32 years of my life and has since lived in Boston, NC, and LA, I disagree 100000%. In fact my first thought was that 70 in Montecito (10 min from my childhood home) is still tank top weather, maybe a thin long sleeve. Maybe a hoodie in the morning. I didn’t even own a winter jacket until I moved to Boston as an adult. Not once during my winter in Boston with -40 degree wind chill, did I think “dang this is cold, but nothing like home.”

      • Mle428 says:

        JM maybe you haven’t been back in a while, but I’m the opposite. Spent the first 20 years of my life in the upper Midwest. Moved to Southern Californa for college, got married, and stayed here. I’m 20 years in CA this month! It’s cold here at 70 degrees, not Minneapolis cold, but damp and chilly. Comparing the two is like apples to oranges. My family comes out here in January and they’re in shorts and t-shirts in 65 degrees weather while I’m in a wool coat. You acclimate to your local climate. 70 degrees close to the Beach is not tanktop weather to any Californian I know.

        Yesterday we were in Laguna Beach, it was cloudy and cool (low 70’s). My 7yo son was complaining that he was cold in his shorts and t-shirt. The clouds burned off while we were at the beach and it got so hot by the mid-afternoon. Now, it’s cloudy and cool again this morning.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        my nephews, who live in the San Fernando Valley, wear hoodies in 70 degree weather. My brother. who grew up on the East Coast, now considers 70 to be “chilly”. I don’t trust their opinion when they say “it’s cold” so I wasn’t prepared when I went out there to visit in June to find out that it really was unseasonably cold out there

      • Fabiola says:

        I have lived in Southern California for 30 years and 70s temperature is not coat temperature and I get cold easily. A sweater will do.

      • Sue E Generis says:

        I find this debate confusing. Why does everyone think they have the right to pronounce whether it’s too cold or hot to wear certain outfits?

        We each have very unique body regulation mechanisms. Three people in the same 70 degree room will be sweating, shivering, and perfectly comfortable.

        Meghan is obviously someone who is easily cold. She can wear whatever makes her comfortable. This shouldn’t even be a conversation.

        I’m wondering how appropriate it would be to any of us if people were discussing whether we are allowed to be cold or hot.

      • vs says:

        @Sue E Generis — Ty Ty Ty Ty Ty so much; that people think debating this is mindblowing! the tabloids trash are driving convo about Meghan just like Maga does here in the US! Meghan can do what the hell she wants!

      • Snarkle says:

        Hello to MLE428- I live in Laguna 🙂

        It’s grey and cold today. There will be people in coats and scarves and people in swimsuits in the water. It’s definitely a personal thing. Went to an outdoor evening event here last week and I was in a tank top due to unusual humidity (and I run hot) but about 80% of folks were in jackets, wool knit sweaters, etc. Also, if you live only 1 mile inland, the temp is about 5-10 degrees warmer. No joke.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Sue E Generis: I agree with you. I think it’s also a matter of those rota rats writing stories with little understanding of the States. One, it’s a humongous country with lots of different climate zones. Two, Meghan’s in Cali, a humongous state with lots of different climate zones. We all acclimate to where we’re living (usually) AND we’re all different with different inner thermometers. These writers just looking to criticize Meghan over every single thing live in ol’ Blighty, where 70 degrees means sunbathing in Hyde Park.
        Anyway, she looks fabulous. I do love Max Mara. It’s one of my favorite brands to window-shop. 😉 As for that anxiety disc, after reading @ee’s analysis, it seems to be similar to goop’s cancer patches or whatever that was.

      • Debbie says:

        @Sue E. Generis: You’ve put your finger on the heart of the matter. Now, people are arguing that someone doesn’t have the right to wear clothes that will keep them warm because a third party thinks that THEY wouldn’t need the extra layers. Are you kidding me? I suspect that this was why Page Six wrote that headline that Meghan “wore a coat” in “70 degrees, California” etc. to sort of steer the conversation (or criticisms) towards Meghan’s choice of garments. I will admit right now that I also am someone who gets cold easily, so I know that there are times such as the early morning, or later in the day, or circumstance like on or near water, when people feel chillier despite the temperature. Even if there were no reasons at all, she still has the right to wear whatever she wants to wear on her own body.

        The actual nerve of someone pronouncing that 70 degree is not coat weather and that “a coat will do.” I wonder when that person was announced as the weather police. The entitlement…

      • Lemons says:

        I’ll be honest. At work, we had a colleague come in with a T-Shirt and a winter coat whereas that t-shirt and a sweater or lighter coat would have been fine. She looked ridiculous, and while Meghan looks stylish, the coat is a bit much. With the addition of this stress patch, I just hope everything is okay for her.

      • The Old Chick says:

        Tbh I’ve been finding this discussion about the coat not confusing but offensive. Gtfoh deciding if a woman can wear a coat. The concern trolling about her ‘well being’ because coat and patch is absurd. Who even says she has anxiety? The patch is for several things.

        I personally run hot and wear tshirts when everyone else is in coats. So what? Of course page 6 set up this bs discourse and everyone buys into it, even so called fans. Would love some of you to post your daily shopping /errands /appointment outfits so you can be ripped to shreds every single day.

      • kirk says:

        JM – thanking you from the bottom of my dark soul for YOUR weather report as the end-all.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Sue E Generis – Yes, this isn’t the first time Meghan has worn a coat/sweater/jacket/whatever in what people consider summer weather. They were all over her when she wore a turtleneck and coat in NYC. She’s never looked physically uncomfortable in whatever she chooses to wear, so I think we can trust that she knows what’s best for herself.

      • Slush says:

        I’m with Sue E.

        We all experience temps differently.

        I remember she was in NYC in a coat in summertime a year or two ago- which to me, a hot blooded person, was wild. But clearly, she just runs cold or loves coats enough to overheat a bit 🙂

      • Sobiewski says:

        Hoodie wearing, cashmere coat wearing is norm for cold ass California morning weather. I don’t know what these people are talking about it’s not normal. They clearly don’t live in California. I’m a native California (born & raised) and live somewhat close to where Meg is at. It doesn’t get that hot this way. The summer has been oddly cooler (like abnormally so). Last year it was 104 every day for a week in august and that was an average temperature (at least in central valley) but this summer, it has been alot cooler. 70 degrees is cold for california and if it was early morning I bet the temp was even a bit cooler. Got to love it when people who don’t even live in California have so much to say about what is normal and not normal. smh

      • Mle428 says:

        Snarkle – I’m in San Juan Capistrano so we get some of the marine influence, but you’re right. I was at the beach, which was packed, and the humidity was wild. I was merely stating my own example of people being “cold” in 70 degrees in Southern California. Lots of people in swimsuits and nothing more. Then also plenty of people in layers.

        People outside of California think that we are like Florida warm. Our water is cold and the desert influence makes the nights cool, too.

      • Jasper says:

        I guess it really depends on what a person can tolerate or acclimatize to. 70 degrees to me is sweater weather. I would be grabbing the nearest coat and huddling in it. Doesn’t help that I’m a Caribbean child. Studied in the UK for one year and that STILL didn’t help.

    • Dee(2) says:

      California is COLD by the ocean, and the ocean itself can be freezing, and as a state it’s huge and has a lot of different climates. I think a lot of people are imagining the warmth you may experience in Florida more when they think of it, and TV and movies definitely help sell the it’s always boiling here narrative.The first time I went to California I understood immediately why they always are setting fires on the beach, I was so cold that I had to go back to the car and turn on the heat. I love this casual look though, that coat looks super comfy and soft.
      ETA I thought Megan had cut her hair at first, a choppy bob would definitely work on her.

      • Fabiola says:

        Lived in OC and no one is wearing a coat in August. It can get cool but not let me get my coat cold in August. Love the outfit though. Chic.

      • notasugarhere says:

        And yet here are other people saying they live in the same place and do wear coats this time of year. Fabiola, what you think is warm for you may clearly be chilly to someone else. But I notice you almost always write something negative about Meghan no matter what else you post to cover it up. It is an obvious pattern.

      • Dee(2) says:

        @fabiola everyone’s body is different. The fact that Meghan has on a light coat tells me that at least someone would have on one in that weather. I live in the Midwest and my cousin doesn’t own a winter coat, she doesn’t get cold. She wouldn’t tell other people though that no one wears coats when it’s 10 below here, she realizes it’s a personal thing. It’s weird that even though we have seen Meghan wear jackets and coats before numerous times when we personally may not, it’s not just clearly become oh she runs cold. Not even worth a debate, she gets cold faster than others it’s not odd tons of people do.

      • HeatherC says:

        People run different. I’ve lived in Upstate or Central NY all my life. When it comes to winter, I wear a hoodie or a cardigan until the weatherman starts talking windchill. My perfect sleeping temperature is in the 50s. I run hot. I have a coworker who runs cold and she wears a parka straight until June, later inside if the a/c is particularly aggressive. 70 damp and breezy might make someone who runs cold don a coat.

        Here’s another thing. Commenters here who have that coat said it feels like a big hug. She’s wearing a stress patch so maybe she needs a big hug while out doing her errands.

    • seaflower says:

      Lived in San Diego for 3 years and this is true. We would get an ocean mist overnight or cool desert wind and morning would be time for a jumper even in summer. Even in the height of summer the ocean can be cold. If you are close to the coast its a different climate to 20 km inland.

      • Moxylady says:

        I saw her coat and went ahhhh a high humidity morning. That close to the ocean? Flipping COLD. That’s why the layers. So when the sun burns through it you just tsje it off and are fine.

      • seaflower says:

        @moxylady – exactly!

      • AnneL says:

        We took our kids to San Diego about 15 years ago to visit friends and take them to the Animal Park, etc. There was a cold spell of sports. We were in jeans and fleeces the whole time, basically. And that’s in Southern California. We went to the beach and dipped our toes in the ocean, and the water was freezing. Not Cape Cod levels of freezing, but really cold.

        I know in CA in general the temperature drops at night. It’s not at all like Florida.

        Anyway, I’m going to look into that anti-stress patch.

        Meghan looks great.

      • bettyrose says:

        I lived in SD for awhile, about 5 miles inland, which was much warmer than the coast (SD has possibly the most extreme microclimates in CA if not the world). I put away my coats and never took them back out again. TBF, by the time I left SD, we were regularly getting 80 degree temps in Jan. but the cold & damp didn’t come inland except possibly for a few morning hours. It’s crazy that in SD five miles from the beach was no longer coastal. Up north, though, I have always said that the bitter damp winter cold of NorCal is just different than other places. I’ve lived in the midwest where winters are cold beyond imagination, but they’re much drier than coastal California damp winds. (Meanwhile, midwestern summers are much wetter than CA summers, enviably so).

    • Snuffles says:

      You’re right. I lived in LA for 14 years. The temperature swings throughout the day are extreme. And, yes, you learn to dress in layers.

      • JT says:

        Where I am in SoCal we actually got some rain along with a cooler temp. It’s not sunny all the time. The coastal areas were most definitely sweater weather vibes.

      • Meghan says:

        Can someone explain to me how a high humidity morning in CA means it’s chilly/cold? I only ask because I am from/in the south and therefore humidity is the devil. (Is it because you’re near water so its misty and that makes it cooler? Rather than just disgusting?)

        OT, I’ll never forget the hotel conference I attended in FL at the end of April several years back and the humidity was 52% and I was fine but this poor lady I’d met from Idaho was dying.

    • TheFarmer'sWife says:

      Ever been to SanFran in August? It was cool for us Canadians, but absolutely cold for those who lived there (ie toques and winter jackets at night). When that fog rolls in, you’d think it was late fall. We were there for a family wedding and quickly discovered going outside of the city, across any bridge, that summer still existed on “the other side.” Mark Twain famously said: the coldest winter he ever experienced was a San Francisco summer.”

      • Elizabeth says:

        I went to San Francisco once in July and, for some reason, didn’t bother to check the weather. I just assumed that the weather was like Los Angeles weather. I was freezing. I had to go to Old Navy to buy a sweater to wear.

      • Just me says:

        True. I spent the summer in Pal Alto while in college and some of us went to San Francisco for the day/evening. What Mark Twain said is true (with some exaggeration) about summer in San Francisco being the coldest winter.

      • blacktoypoodle says:

        Pack of Relatives came to visit Bay Area. All shivering in their tank tops and shorts in SF. I said “Do none of you READ?? Investigate the location you are visiting? Have contingency outfits?”
        No sympathy for my very “educated” degreed relatives. One is even a Naturalist with the US Park Service. Supposed to understand topography and and geography. Very American (and now I know: UK) attitude that situations at the new location will be like the situation at their home. 70F can mean many different things depending on humidity and wind and albedo. It’s like a climate “pronunciation” or accent.

      • Lynn Chang says:

        Thank you all for saying this. I reminder people thinking everyone living in Canada living in igloos.

        California is a pretty big state. I’ve lived in both in the Bay Area and SoCal-and grew up in Canada.

        Near the bay can be FREEZING ice cold-and anywhere near the ocean can be cold. The idea that all of California is 70 degrees is ridiculous.

        The British media just wants to troll her and make Meghan seem ridiculous-and the sad thing seems to be completely racially motivated.

    • Mrs Robinson says:

      In SF right now and the fog horns are blaring—just because it hits 70 doesn’t mean it wasn’t a chilly morning. It’s been chilly in coastal CA this summer—really grey.

    • Becks says:

      I live in Southern California and allow areas like Malibu and Santa Monica can be chilly, there is no way anyone would wear that get up in August, it’s ridiculous
      I am a California girl through and through and have live here my whole life. Not all of us wear cashmere when it’s in the 70s, nor de we post Autumn girl memes SMH.

      • Becks says:


      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Becks, good that you know how everyone in that area of California responds to the weather. I know what it’s like to be small boned and thin and that I’ll end up getting cold before others. That doesn’t even take into consideration the weather (70 degrees can mean many things depending on fog, mist, breeze, etc.) and how that will affect me.

        People are wasting time on this. It plays into Murdoch’s continual hate on Meghan.

      • Kara says:

        That’s so weird you would say no one would wear that because they obviously do. And I lived in Ojaj for over a decade and definitely wore cashmere and coats many a time in the evening. I run cold and always prefer to have a coat if needed.

      • L4Frimaire says:

        I will not have this cashmere slander. Cashmere can be extremely lightweight and can be worn in all seasons, but just cooler weather. Also same for wool. There is actually something called tropical weight wool. Textiles, especially natural fibers, can be woven to different weights. I don’t get why you think Meghan can’t wear a neutral colored lightweight coat on a foggy day. What exactly is the issue here? This is what I find so ridiculous.

  3. What’s really sad about this is that she feels the need to wear one at all. The crap the tabloids and cult family has put her through. I hope the patches help her and who cares what they cost she can afford them. The tabloids should be ashamed of themselves but that’s not how they roll. I think she looked great and if a patch helps her then good for her.

    • Snuffles says:

      I’m on the website and it does more than calm you. It can also help you focus, put you in a flow state and help with a good night’s sleep. Sounds pretty cool to me!

      • Booboochile says:

        What in Dr. Oz woowoo hell?

      • MsIam says:

        Doesn’t Harry wear that black ring because it helps with stress or something? Its some type of biofeedback ring. I guess those types of gadgets are their jam. More power to them if it helps. Sounds like they have a bunch of stuff about to jump off with Invictus, producing a movie, a podcast, etc so I’m sure there is a lot of stress involved with that.

    • Kingston says:

      I hope, like all M’s investments so far, this company is another.

      She ALWAYS “test drives” her investments (think: Clevr Blends; think Ethic) and those are only 2 that come to mind.

      In their Netflix docu I recall her hvng a roundtable with young female entrepreneurs and her telling them that investing in female entrepreneurs was something she liked doing.

      So her “testing” this patch is a prelude to, or part of her due diligence.

      As well as promo, of course. Everything M touches turns to gold.


    • Nerd says:

      The media in these nonsensical articles are only emphasizing that they are the reason she needs anything to relieve her of stress. I remember the scene in their documentary where they are both meditating and seeing the tears streaming down her face because she was letting go of all that she has had to endure for years, when she has done nothing wrong, it is heartbreaking. The media are bullies who are turning around and writing articles showing the results of their bullying. Similar to what they did with Diana after her death and years of abusing her and how they bullied Caroline Flack to her death and then changed their tune afterwards. The media are filled with horrible people.

      • Jais says:

        Yep, the media are bullies.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Nerd, thank you for pointing out the obvious that this family, but especially Meghan, has had to endure. IF I had been in her shoes, and I consider myself to be a very strong woman, I don’t think that I would have survived. The hell that Meghan has had to endure, and still endures, is a miracle! Luckily they are off that god-forsaken rock and in California to build the lives that they want and rightly deserve!!

        As for her looks, she looks divine and chic, as usual!!!

    • Harper says:

      Harry is traveling! She might be a little naturally anxious about him when he’s gone, especially so far away. I also read that she was going to the dentist here? Not sure if it’s true, but if so, maybe she had some pain or tenderness. Also, everyone can use some vibrational therapy to be their best selves. Our nervous systems can have a life of their own. I’m interested in trying them out now.

      • Helena says:

        Amen Harper! After my trauma, I get so anxious when my husband has to travel.

        Indeed, if it is warm but the coat makes her secure. WEAR IT MEG. If the woo woo stuff makes her less anxious, it works for her. STICK IT ON MEG. The arguments above about weather is too hot for a coat is nonsense. Why are people still policing how Meghan lives her life.

  4. sunny says:

    I always enjoy her casual looks. I adore Max Mara outwear. When I had no money, forever ago, in undergrad I would go to the Max Mara we had on our high street and longlingly look at the jackets. They are so classic! This might be the year I finally buy one because they are such good investment pieces.

    Anyway, I hope she is happy and thriving!

  5. aimee says:

    that Goyard bag is 1650??? i literally thought it was a plastic supermarket bag. Idk how brand sponsorships work but maybe she’s already getting sponsorships from these ppl. they send her swag knowing she’s gonna be photographed, and Nucalm just got worldwide marketing.

    • Sam says:

      She had this bag long before her time with Harry. There are many paparazzi photos with it.

      • aimee says:

        i see. thanks for clarifying. but still crazy to me that bag is $1650…there’s something about the color that just reads shiny plastic

    • Harper says:

      @aimee Goyard is an old French brand that used to make trunks back in the day. According to the internets, they are made with a special combo of linen and hemp and cotton and are water-resistant. I only found out about them a few years ago because I don’t travel in those circles.

      I’m pretty sure Kate is ordering an identical one right now so she can be seen sporting it (filled with some empty binders) for her next Shaping Us photo shoot.

      • aimee says:

        on googling this brand I can maybe see the appeal? basically what i got out of this brand is it’s old money brand tailored for waspy white ladies who lunch. still boggles my mind ppl are paying more than a grand for a linen/cotton bag that looks like plastic.

    • Becks says:

      I was gifted a Goyard years ago and I don’t use it. I find logos to be quite tacky, and I don’t think it’s worth that hefty price tag. I prefer bags that are more understated , so I have been thinking of just selling it.

      • aimee says:

        @Becks me too! yes! it’s not even a particularly interesting pattern/logo? i guess to each their own taste.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      There’s a whole industry of luxury handbag brands beyond LV, Hermes and Gucci. I don’t know why you assume she has to be merching because she’s carrying a bag she has owned for a very long time, paid for with the money she earned from her job. If you were paid 50k an episode, the price tag is not that steep. Not everyone is familiar with fashion or luxury brands.

      • aimee says:

        i’m saying she’s merching the patch. she can wear whatever luxury (but cheap looking) bag she wants. but why is she merching a bad thing? i think it’s great she’s monetizing off of her abuse.

  6. Pinkosaurus says:

    I made the mistake of clicking to see the photos. Ugh, the top comments are terrible of course. Twitter/X and Page Six are the worst.

    Meaghan looks lovely though although as a northern climate girl, that coat is making me sweat just looking at it. I’m sure it was a cooler moment by the ocean.

    • Laura says:

      @pinkosaurus I was going to say the same 🩵. The comments are ridiculous. I should know by now not to read comments anywhere but here lol.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I’ve learned at this point that especially with certain celebs/politicians (Meghan, Pres Obama & Biden, VP Harris, etc), I avoid comment sections like the plague. Reading them only disturbs my peace so there’s no point.

      • Kingston says:

        Ditto, @Swirlmamad.

        I never go to any UK shidtmedia sites and I don’t ever click the links in threads on this site to the britshidtmedia

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yup! It simply ruins your day, mood and heightens your anger. I simply can’t tolerate it as I have had my comments deleted off of the Fail more times than I can count!! But at times I enjoy being a burr in their boxers!!

    • Jais says:

      Don’t click on page 6 or Murdoch outlets or the DM. They don’t deserve the clicks. It’s giving them money. Reading the comments on those sites is not healthy either.

  7. Seraphina says:

    I too run cold all year round and while I may not dress this warmly, I carry a long sleeved winter cardigan everywhere I go in the summer for exactly what Kaiser wrote – the aggressive American AC that runs EVERYWHERE.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE her look. She looks great.
    No judgement on the patch – gotta do what you gotta do to keep your sanity.

    • Becks1 says:

      I wear pants/jeans all the time in the summer because of the air conditioning. I started doing this when I was in college in Atlanta bc it would be sweltering outside but I was always FREEZING inside.

      • manda says:

        I was like this for so long, always wore jeans, always had a sweater or hoody. Now, perimenopause has turned up the heat and I am VERY warm almost all the time now. It’s actually kind of ok, bc I’ve always wanted to wear tank tops and short shorts, and that is my new uniform. I do still carry a hoody for the a/c, but the thought of long pants or a coat right now…. lol, no

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      Any weather, people feel and dress differently. I don’t feel the cold, hate being hot, and will quite happily walk around in a shirt when it’s nearly freezing, and consider chill mist to be the most pleasant weather. But then even when it’s at its hottest, height of summer, I’ll see people wearing puffa jackets. Makes me feel like I’m going to shrivel and die just looking at them, but they’re obviously the best judge for themselves. They probably feel the same looking at me in a light sweater during Southerly ice storms.

  8. Pam says:

    Okay, so despite the derangers screaming that she’s merching, that coat is no longer for sale any way. Perhaps she’s promoting the patch, and may I pause to say here that I could use that patch, too! Good for her for promoting remedies to benefit mental health. I had a thought about the coat…either she’s chilly in air conditioning, OR…she wore it on purpose, just to see if Kate copies her! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      The derangers will try to make a scandal of the patch (perhaps the coat too) by blaming it on an alleged marriage implosion and financial difficulties. In any case, they will totally ignore their own role in necessitating an anti-anxiety patch.

      • Tessa says:

        The obsession and tone of the comments are scary . And they wanted the marriage to end even before the ceremony.

      • swirlmamad says:

        The damn derangers are the exact reason she needs that patch in the first place. Parasitic scum.

    • one of the marys says:

      @Pam I don’t read gossip anywhere else so what is the issue the derangers have with her merching? My opinion is so what and good for her and as someone down thread said, I hope she’s swimming in free stuff!

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Meghan looks fabulous. She was chilly so she wore a light coat — not sure why that’s a big deal.

      I always take thick sweatshirts to the beach, even when it’s hot, because when the wind changes so can the air temperature.

      As for the patch, we all do things that work for us — even if it’s just for a placebo effect. One woman’s woo is another woman’s tried and true.

      Let Meghan live and flourish in peace.

  9. Cathy says:

    Thank you DM? Big picture of Meghan and the most stupid strapline “feeling stressed Meg?” at the top of the page.


    The island of Maui is burning. A town burned down, many dead. And British tabloids focus on chasing an American woman with a stress patch on her wrist? These people are bottom feeders.

    She must have realised she was being photographed as she did look stressed. It makes me feel that Meghan needs the security more than Harry?

    • Tessa says:

      The derangers want harry to go crawling back to will and beg forgiveness as they put it. And constantly blame meghan. It makes the royal family look like a cult. I hope harry wins that lawsuit. Meghan and harry are doing great now and there really should be press complaints against Murdoch publications

  10. Kaye says:

    I was hoping someone else would ask and spare me the embarassment of my cluelessness. Am I the only one who’s never heard of a NuCalm biosignal processing disc? Y’all are discussing it like, oh, yeah, one of those, and I’m going, what the heck is that? Off to google.

    ETA: And I still don’t know! Google says, “The NuCalm Biosignal Processing Disc simplifies the process of activating the parasympathetic nervous system, by tapping into the body’s Pericardium Meridian with particular electromagnetic (EM) frequencies.”

    Of course it does . . .

    • Moxylady says:

      I mean. It sounds woo. But if she feels like it helps her, that’s all that matters.

      Lord knows we all have our coping skills. I carry listerine breath strips. Because when I get anxious I pop one in and I can feel my breath moving due to the menthol and can focus on it to help myself calm down.

      Life saver.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      @Kaye, I don’t know how old you are, but once you hit 70, you will find yourself googling everything and still not knowing. I was born in the middle of the 20th century and I’m still not adjusted to the 21st. Btw, I never heard of it either. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

      • Kaye says:

        Thanks for your comment, Brassy Rebel. I too was born in the middle of the 20th century, and I take it as a good sign that I still WANT to know what things are. My brain is still thirsty, for which I’m grateful.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I’m the same, a mid-century baby having to Google everything constantly to keep up with the times. But as I say, you learn something new every day, and you’re never too old to learn it. My older sister is amazed at all the bits and bobs l pass along to her in our furthering education lol.

    • girl_ninja says:

      “Y’all are discussing it like, oh, yeah, one of those, and I’m going, what the heck is that? “

      Several people have said they don’t know what the product is. They (like myself) have gone to the website to see what it is. Simple.

    • JudyB says:

      I agree, Kaye. That description is a bunch of gobbledygook, in other words, it uses a lot of words which mean nothing and are intended only to confuse the reader! Sounds good, at least until you try to figure out what it really means.

      However, Meghan can wear anything she wants. She is just going out for a quick shopping trip, much like most of us do, not to impress the stupid media or the public. So who cares what she wears???

      I looked up the Pericardium Meridian, by the way, and it is the protective sack that protects your heart. I stopped reading when I ran into a bunch of weird articles about what emotions the Pericardium Meridian caused in a person!!! Garbage “science,” obviously, but to each his or her own, I guess.

  11. Lady Keller says:

    Ok, the outfit is great, but can we talk about this disc? Has anybody tried one or know someone who has? I suddenly feel like I am missing out. It sounds like something I need in my life.

    • Duch says:

      Well, yes! I just went to the website and purchased the suite which I’d never heard of before. It’s actually an app with the patch is an add-on to boost effects I guess. But mainly it’s a $30/month app to help with sleep, or boost performance or reduce stress – the music plays with beta or delta waves embedded in music.

      Gonna give it a try – 8-day free trial. Looks like you buy the patches separately.

      If this was a marketing plan with Meghan, I have to say the website doesn’t really look like it’s ready for Primetime. You have to really search for the patches – like 5 minutes before i found them. You buy those separately but it’s not really clear what the patches *do*. Just the briefest of blurb on that. New company and only been offering this plan since May (2 years ago it was $5000!)

      So I’ll report back in a week. Or if someone has already used it, I would also love to hear about it.

      • OnThisDay says:

        Duchess, thanks for the details. If they’re still getting their footing- cuz a user friendly website is just Business 101- then I don’t think she’s doing a paid gig with them.

      • ArtFossil says:

        The patches are easy to find: NuCalm < Store < Accessories.

        I bought them! (After going to graduate school in Santa Barbara back in the 90's, NOTHING is too woo-woo for me to try.) Maybe there will be a relevant thread where we can report back.

  12. Cassie says:

    I actually hate that photographers are stalking her to get these images ,

    • Moxylady says:

      I agree. They have gotten so much worse recently. There was the parade, her at a farmers market snd the anger about if her dog was allowed to be there -wtf- and now this. Plus the hike with the guy in the bushes.

      They were able to stay undetected before and unseen. Things have amped up terribly. This is awful.

    • one of the marys says:

      Me too. The only consolation is it’s costing them $$ to purchase but I guess it brings the audience

    • Jais says:


    • Becks1 says:

      It’s definitely getting worse. I’m hoping that the more she’s seen, the less prized each outing will be, you know?

    • Tina says:

      Same. They were able to go under cover for so long but I think the British tabloids are getting more aggressive and sending more people to stalk Montecito to find them. They have nothing to write about right now even with the working royals.

    • Christine says:

      I’m right there with you, they need to leave her alone, unless she’s doing what is clearly a public event.

  13. OnThisDay says:

    They reported those prices like she’s wearing tens of thousands of dollars worth of clothing and accessories. She’s not. That’s actually quite modest considering she’s a multimillionaire. Folks with middle class income can afford those items. (OK, specifically if you’ve got disposable income to invest in a nice coat.)

    I suspect M has deals with some brands, like this patch company. If so then good for her! I’m probably gonna try one now. And her healing process is ongoing, which is very realistic.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      And these are rewears too. They want her broke and living like a pauper but that wasn’t her reality even before she met Harry.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Wigletofwails – exactly! And we know now that most, if not everything, she wore as a working royal, she paid for herself or already owned. Her treatment – and the lying narrative the family and press spun – continues to infuriate me. I am so glad she and Harry escaped and are happy and successful in CA.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s it exactly! Meghan didn’t just buy everything in the past week. These are items she owns & has worn before. What’s the cost per wear (not that we could know)? That’s the more important number. A good camel wool coat can serve her well for decades. Ditto that tote.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      I wonder if she’s made an investment in NuCalm like she did with the latte company? If so, yay!! Get that paper, Queen Meghan.

      Someone above mentioned it can also help with sleep so I might check it out myself.

    • Kara says:

      Yup. That Max Mara coat is a classic. I have a similar one I got maybe 8 years ago and I wear it constantly

  14. Kelsey says:

    That Love bracelet bothers y’all so much. Still waiting to receive your first one beloved?

  15. Snuffles says:

    Boiiiiitccchhhh! I’m on the NuCalm website now checking it out. This is EXACTLY the kind of thing I’ve been looking for.

  16. Aria says:

    After what this woman has been put through, I am not surprised at all she has to do everything under the Sun to keep her anxiety down.

  17. Over it says:

    Madame duchess Looks expensive and beautiful. Absolutely perfect. I could be wrong but I could swear she has had this coat for ages or maybe she has another that looks just like it . I would so love her entire wardrobe it’s beautiful. These stalkers on salt isle need to give this woman some breathing room. It’s too much

    • JT says:

      You’re right, she has had this coat for ages. What Meghan Wore has a pretty good breakdown of her outfit and several pieces a rewears. The coat, bag, earrings, and belt are repeats. I think that’s what I appreciate the most about she style. She’s always mixing and matching outfits with pieces she already owns.

  18. Whyforthelovel says:

    Countdown to Kate showing up with a patch on her wrist that looks like a Star Fleet comms in 3…2…1. Seriously though, Meghan looks great and I’m glad she continues to prioritize her health. That cost is just fabulous l. I would melt in the summer in it but in winter yes please!

  19. Mei says:

    Wishing her all the calming anti-stress vibes!!! Fk the paparazzi following her every move, I hope her security are fantastic. She looks so beautiful too, I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat. I low-key love that the scarf matches her NuCalm patch, whether that’s on purpose I don’t know.

  20. Mary Pester says:

    OK, confession time, I have sent a stinking letter to the DM and the mirror, asking them to please start listing the price of Kates and Williams clothes in their 10001 articles about them every week. I pointed out that they are trolling Megan and that is illegal, so, if they don’t want to be accused of the crime, please list All Of the cost for their clothes, as after all we, the tax payer fund them. Following on from listing the price of their clothes, could you also tell us how much Williams helicopter journey’s cost us, and the rest of their travel expenses and security,again, just like you with Harry and Megan.
    Yeah I’m still waiting for a reply. Meghan looks lovely, smart, casual and doing her thing, so carry on Megan because your still driving them nuts

  21. Shawna says:

    I don’t know where all this speculation about this being by paid marketing / brand ambassadorship / whatever. What’s the basis of this speculation? She hasn’t repped anything like this; even with Clevr, she’s an investor. Different. There’s more evidence that she simply needs some help with stress. Please don’t feed into narratives that she’s cashing in on her fame without evidence.

    • The Old Chick says:

      There is zero evidence, but no one needs evidence to make ish up about Meghan. It’s absolutely feeding the narrative the Fail etc are pushing.

      • JT says:

        The paid promotion or merching people accuse her of doing doesn’t even make sense because she is hardly seen. This is probably the most visible that she’s been since they moved to Montecito and that’s only because Page 6 has been getting more aggressive with trying to find her.

  22. Kim says:

    I don’t want to feed into the influencer bs … but I hope she IS getting paid for that. No one had heard of this company and now it’s sprawled all over the internet and front pages. The cuffed wrist only on one sleeve makes me think she maybe is trying to promote it, or maybe it just works better if it’s not covered – who knows – but no shame if she’s trying to get some of that money she rightfully deserves.

    • Snuffles says:

      Me too. I hope she’s invested in the company and is using these tabloid fuckers to promote the product.

      I hope she’s up to her eyeballs in free shit. Free clothes, free jewelry and accessories, free beauty products, everything. I’ve seen the kind of swag these influencers get (a TON) and they don’t have a fraction of the reach Meghan does.

    • ncboudicca says:

      I kinda think she’s doing it deliberately because that left sleeve is oh-so-slightly folded back at the cuff so we can see it AND she does such a good job of not getting papped all the time that I tend to think this was a deliberate photo op. Obviously I’m guessing and could be completely wrong – but even if I’m not, I have zero issues with it. This is what celebs do and it hurts no one – in this case if it directs some people to a website and they choose to buy it and then they believe it helps them with their anxiety, then so much the better.

  23. Nerd says:

    As a married person my spouse and I are always the opposite of each other regarding how we dress. I’m constantly needing a jacket, hoodie, coat or blanket because I easily get cold regardless of where we are at or even sometimes regardless of what season it is. My husband doesn’t question it because he knows that as a grown woman I’m capable of knowing what is best for me and my body. The temperature varies from location to location, day to day or hour to hour. It’s always a strange question that people would question why another person who is a complete stranger in a photograph chooses to wear a certain item as if they will get the answer out of thin air or they will somehow convince the person to go back and change how they dress to suit them. She’s a grown woman who decided to wear a coat, for whatever reason and that should be the end of the story. It shouldn’t have even been a story to begin with. The insanity of trying to determine how someone else should dress because it isn’t how you would dress is too much. She wore a coat and looked gorgeous in it, end of story. The disk, for whatever reason, is because she knows more of what is best for her. This is no different than Harry wearing the ring during their first tour, he knew what was best for him and she knows what’s best for her. Happy for them that they are happy and content with their lives.

    • Bluenoser says:

      @Nerd 💯% what you said. Meghan wanted to wear a coat, she wore a coat. Anyone else who wouldn’t, then don’t. Simple.

    • Jais says:

      Yep, she’s a grown person who decided to wear a coat. End of. Except for the fact that we are back to debating the weather comments 😂. Fr, I have way more knowledge about Cali weather now.

  24. Amy Bee says:

    Meghan looked fabulous and she triggered the royalists. I love it.

  25. FancyPants says:

    My fall clothes are SO much better than my summer clothes- I can’t wait to start wearing coats and scarves again! (in mid-Atlantic US)

    • snappyfish says:

      My coat game is amazing & I love the cooler weather but unlike people who have SADS I have the exact opposite. I loathe the Summer heat/humidity/not getting dark until it’s almost 10 at night. I think the outfit is lovely but I do have a question. For years Kate has gotten crap for wearing jeggings and it was mentioned (either in the article or a comment up thread) if she wore white ones she would be copying Meghan? They tend to be ubiquitous around the world. Why mention the other at all?

  26. MsIam says:

    I’ve said this before but when I went to visit California (LA) one year for Memorial day weekend it was coolish (60-70s) and I was surprised to see people wearing puffer jackets. I wore a Jean jacket or a windbreaker at most. We went to Santa Monica and it was actually chilly by the ocean. So people process temps differently, its called being human. As for her patch, if it helps her, that’s all that matters. The tabloids are fine with some of her RoYaL in-laws drinking cocktails from dawn to dusk.

  27. Mle428 says:

    Side note: adding Max Mara coats to my searches on the high end resale sites.

  28. aquarius64 says:

    The BM is still med because Meghan sued the Fail and won, Harry is till suing the press. They still think they can force the Sussexes into granting them access. As for her gear she looks amazing. Trying to divine why Meghan wore a coat in Montecito is scraping the barrel and you just made criticism of Kate’s lack of fashion sense fair game. The same goes for Camilla and Sophie.

  29. Elsa says:

    70 in a beach town can be bone chilling. The wind coming off the ocean is brutal. She is stunning as usual. I love a good camel coat.

    I want to know about those patches. I have anxiety.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Many years ago, my (then) husband and I spent a few days in July in Mendocino and it was COLD! I had to buy a sweatshirt at a gift shop (and I never go to those places because the prices are always so ridiculously expensive.)

  30. GDubslady says:

    Meghan has always been into natural stress relieving methods like Yoga, ashwagandha and other cortisol blockers. She discussed these on her blog. The Tig which was similar in scope to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop in helpful hints and tips for good living..

  31. Robin Samuels says:

    California’s weather is quite flexible. If anyone has lived there for over thirty years and didn’t experience the fluctuations, then they have an internal furnace. Some people are overheated when it’s 65 degrees! My close friend lives in San Diego, and whenever I visit, I pack a coat sweater because the mornings and evenings can be chilly, and I’m an East Coast native.
    Meghan always wears lightweight coats; it is her signature look.
    I don’t doubt that she worries when Harry travels despite having security. The media keeps a target on their back. She only went to a Taylor Swift concert if I saw a photo. The one of her in the burgundy dress and burgundy leather jacket at IG 2017 is not proof!
    I am moving right along.

    • Wannabefarmer says:

      Funny how they are writing about her going to a concert but zero pics. If someone can get willyleaks dancing (if thats one wants to call it), surely someone would have taken a picture, given the proliferation of smart phones?

      • MsIam says:

        Exactly. There are pics of her going shopping or to dinner but none at a whole ass concert in an arena? Where she supposedly jumped up and was dancing? Lol! Same with that Barbie movie story.

  32. Jules says:

    I use a different brand of patch that is unfortunately mlm so I won’t mention the name. A specialist md I see actually mentioned he used them. I was skeptical because mlm but gave them a try as there are no side effects. I don’t get migraines anymore and I sleep better. I don’t use the mood ones but would in a heartbeat if I felt they would be helpful. Expensive but so are lots of supplements and otc treatments.

  33. Rapunzel says:

    They are gleeful at the idea that Meg is stressed. It’s disgusting.

    And the coat wearing? Even if it’s not cold, Meg has a right to wear whatever she wants. Even if she doesn’t run cold and is boiling in her coat, that’s okay.

    Personally I think Meg might wear coats because they are comforting to her, and make her feel hidden from prying eyes.

  34. Original penguin says:

    She looks stunning and elegant here. This is her style,

    Anyway that’s a light coat with a silk scarf not a thick woollen winter one. Absolutely fine to keep the breeze off and layer

  35. Leah says:

    I’ve lived near Santa Barbara for 53 years. It rarely gets that warm. Coastal CA, especially SB north, is always cold. Her layered outfit is completely normal.

  36. L4Frimaire says:

    I really don’t get the fuss over the coat, to the point people were looking up her local weather. It’s a single layer unlined light wool coat. Basically more structured than a seater but similar weight and warmth. Also in coastal California, the fog which is always there, really brings the temperature down, even if it gets warm during the day. Anyway, it shouldn’t b a big deal.

  37. Elizabeth says:

    This is absolutely a blatant marching opportunity. Not shading just stating, there is no other reason to have that one coat sleeve cuffed and not the other. Kind of like when she showed up on camera with Harry in that zoom video with her hair tucked into her t shirt that said something about “raising the future” I don’t remember the exact quote but it felt a little forced in its obviousness. Again, no shade, make your money, it’s just funny that people try to act like it’s not on purpose.

    • T says:

      The “raising the future” woman did not pay her money. It’s an independent business that does have that money. She was gleeful
      on social money that Meghan even wore her t-shirt.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Elizabeth: Right! LOL. I love that Meghan stepping out od her house is triggering.

    • Cathy says:

      Is it not possible that Meghan has folded back the sleeve just so it didn’t rub on the patch and pull it off? I broke my wrist a few years back and my doctor prescribed pain med patches. I had a job not having them fall off for just this reason. Please try not to think the worst?

      • BeanieBean says:

        This seems to be the most reasonable explanation yet, not that it needed explaining. If this is merching, are people also suggesting she called the paps herself?

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Elizabeth: Everybody else is making money off of her so why can’t she make some too? Why get upset about this?

    • MsIam says:

      Or it could be that the patch needs to remain uncovered? And for the media to have a picture of that patch they had to be zooming in like crazy. It’s not like she wore it on her forehead. Stop with the merching b.s. People wear and use things made by companies, get over it.

    • abby says:

      yea, i think so too. looking at the nucalm website, you’re supposed to wear it behind your ear. convenient advert. i’m all for the duchess grabbing all the cash tho. i bet searches are going thru the roof.

      • ArtFossil says:

        No, @abby, that’s wrong. You don’t wear NuCalm discs behind your ear. NuCalm says to wear the patch on your left wrist, “three finger-lengths away from the edge of the left wrist. The disc should be under the third finger”.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      This is some BS. Maybe her sleeves are rolled up because it’s not that cold and it’s a cute look. She could buy a pack of tube socks from Walgreens and be accused of “ merching”. It’s nonsense and frankly no one’s business. Woman who is constantly stalked and scrutinized wears something for anxiety. Big surprise. Just disgusted.

    • Jaded says:

      Hmmmm…it appears the Meghan-haters are out in full force today. Give it a rest. There are a lot more serious things to get your knickers in a knot about than Meghan wearing a NuCalm patch. That being said, its scopolamine patches that are worn behind the ear to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness. At least get your patches right before you go full-on righteous indignation.

    • Nic919 says:

      Merching is bad folks, but ripping off small company vendors is good. The outrage over this sticker and the silence on a bankrupt family continuing to live in a multimillion pound home despite not paying their bills is really quite something.

  38. Anna says:

    I’m surprised the pregnancy rumors didn’t start

  39. Wannabefarmer says:

    WHY is it necessary to enumerate the costs of every piece of clothing she is wearing?

    • MsIam says:

      Good question. I even hate that Meghan wore it site, I feel its intrusive, like they are stalking her. Do all famous women have these stalking sites?

      • zebz says:

        yes. there are MANY fashion websites dedicated to celebrities and influencers. meghan, kate, letizia, hailey bieber, keke palmer, margot robbie, etc. there are whole fashion blogs about what celebrities are wearing. it’s very common.

  40. Amy Bee says:

    All these people who are upset that Meghan is wearing never had a problem with the Queen wearing one in all four seasons.

  41. Interested Gawker says:

    “…it’s either Page Six or the Daily Mail, they’re the two outlets who can afford the rare photos of Harry and Meghan.”

    It’s mystifying that the Sussexes lawyers can’t request a gag order over the papers they are in active legal disputes with stalking them in the papers. There’s no reason to show her shopping in another country, having their security personnel’s faces published, and actively writing false and misleading information about the dates the photos were taken and obtained, H&M’s intent, professional accomplishment, emotional state or marriage. At the very least they should have a disclaimer reminding the public these media outlets are not benign actors. I don’t get it, they are essentially trying to tank their professional reputation and harassing them with no suggestion that its in these media outlets interest the force them to settle out of court.

    Do they not do gag orders/full disclosure in the UK?

  42. DaisyMay says:

    The poor woman can’t step outside without being photographed and microscopically scrutinized and analyzed from head to toe. It gives me a bad feeling.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      They deliberately want to stress her out and make her feel like she is constantly being watched. It’s outright stalking. She mentioned in one of her podcast episodes (Ep.1)that she didn’t want to leave her house when she was living in UK. Also that car chase may have rattled her more than we know. A person should be able to freely move around their neighborhood and town without this constant intrusion questioning everything they wear or every interaction they have. No one else anywhere has to deal with this.

    • Veryworriedwoman says:

      Me too. Very worried. I wish they could just leave her alone. She has done nothing to justify this harassment.

  43. Nic919 says:

    It’s wild how the British tabloids go on about Meghan wearing a coat and even check the weather, but say nothing when kids aren’t wearing coats while the adults do.

    • Barb Mill says:

      What about the younger boys wearing shorts for the Christmas day walk to church. Or Prince George wearing a suit to a sporting event in the middle of a heatwave.

  44. Layla says:

    “cannot wait to see the Princess of Wales’s copykeen version of this outfit, I swear to god. Kate will really turn up at the memorial event for QEII in white jeggings, a camel blazer from Reiss and an Hermes scarf tied like a neckerchief. It’s going to be hilarious” @kaiser 💯% with this — except she’ll wait out a few weeks (probs end of sept) and she’ll tweak the look a little bit to give plausible deniability. Someone needs to count how many of Meghan’s outfits K has copied now. It’s so stupid Omg

  45. tamsin says:

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the New York chase has had an effect on Meghan and she is still processing it. And it’s effect on Harry would have been bad as well.

    • Cassie says:

      I imagine she is feeling anxious most of the time as the most written about and controversial woman in the world .
      I feel so sorry for her , marriage to Harry has completely changed her life .
      She obviously loves him but my god it has come at a cost .

  46. Beverley says:

    Why does it matter to the tabloids how much Meghan spends on clothing? She is a private citizen, not one British pound sterling is supporting her. She needn’t answer to anyone about how she spends her money because none of it is taxpayer funded. Apparently however, the BM and the rabid readers hate the fact that a Black woman has any money or any nice things. They try to stoke hatred towards her by stirring up racial resentments and reminding the class-obsessed British culture that this Black American doesn’t “know her place” and steps out of her lane.

    It’s unthinkable to these derangers that Meghan had her own wealth before Harry and enjoys the fruits of her own labor. She is *supposed* to be a Pick Me, grasping at whatever crumbs the Firm will give her, and keeping her head down and trying not to outshine/outwork Kkkhate. The fact that she is independently wealthy, intelligent, confident, and doesn’t feel herself “beneath” white folks is extremely triggering for many Brits. It goes against the hierarchy of class for which Britain is famous.

  47. lizzy says:

    holy snake oil craziness. just watched the video for these NuCalm biosignal processing discs on their website. literally made up pseudoscience nonsense. they talk about recalibrating brain waves but have you wear a patch on your wrist? say the patch is in a faraday cage and once you remove it it lasts for a couple of hours..and you can’t have it near any electronics like phone or laptop (LOL! what?). say they found out the frequency of vibration for GABA to open GABA receptors (absolutely wrong)? as someone who has a background in neuroscience and chemistry, this is legit a swindle.

    • The Old Chick says:

      And? So what? Politicians who actually are paid for by taxpayers consult psychics? I have nothing against psychics but given your *cough * background in whatever (sure, Jan) why does this bother you? Btw there are pressure points that actual medical people use in the wrist so any stimulation can affect them.

    • Nic919 says:

      Almost as bad as to pretend one single family deserves to be head of state of multiple countries simply for being born from the right person. And hoarding all the land and not paying taxes for them while others in that same country starve and suffer. Wow a real scam that sticker thing compared to this.

  48. Christina says:

    I was actually walking around in Montecito on Thursday morning, too (I didn’t see MM, but did see lots of similarly dressed women). It was RAINING ON AND OFF ALL MORNING. Everything was dripping. By around 1pm it was just overcast, but still kind of damp. It was that damp-but-not-pouring and not-cold-but-not-hot sort of weather. People were wearing all sorts of layers.

  49. Aurora says:

    I could say she’s a bit over bundled-up for this time of the year, but we have no context or business on what anyone should wear. For all we know, she might be going straight to take a long, cold intercontinental flight. Worrying thing is that she could be running a fever, or spent a long time in a chilly medical room. The outfit itself the kind tutorials on ‘how to dress as old money’ will show you … Nothing groundbreaking, but elegant and effective.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      These people don’t understand coastal California weather. It could be a hot sunny day, then that coastal fog comes in and drops the temperature 20-30 degrees overnight. Was in Monterey this weekend. Warm and sunny during the day, then morning/evening fog and we’re back in our fleeces around the fire pit. Those foggy summer mornings are chilly.

  50. Eliora says:

    Why is everyone convinced that this picture was taken in August or even recently? The tabloids create their own reality. They got this picture and saved it so that they can make this woman look “crazy” for displaying odd behavior (coat in 70 degree weather) and wearing an anxiety patch simply because her husband is out of town. All while the tabloids counter with the “Harry is so happy without Meghan” stories. The not so subtle messaging being that Meghan needs Harry more than he needs her. It’s all a lie and the Sussexes strategy of ignoring TF out of these losers is why these lies gain traction. I would have expected everyone to understand the game by now but so many people (especially H&M supporters) forget the first cardinal rule…tabloids create their own reality. Stop living in that fantasy world with them. It’s not real.

  51. Cosmic Cow says:

    If Meghan wants to appear and promote merchandise, great for her. As has been mentioned in many articles, retailers are lining up for her candid approval. Good for her!

  52. jferber says:

    Gorgeous, classy, chic and relaxed. Style for DAYS.

  53. Oswin says:

    Those discs belong in the Goop category of woo, but if the placebo effect makes people feel better, so be it. They’re expensive placebos, though, that’s for sure. I hope she doesn’t go full GwennieGoopster and start hawking those, though. That would be disappointing.

    I’m into crystals and chakras and all that, but stickers? I can’t bring myself to that point.

    • aftershocks says:

      Heads up! You do you. Meghan will do Meghan without any help from tabloids, bated-breath scrutinizers, wannabes, supporters, and derangers galore. Nuff said! 🙌🏾 💅🏽💪🏽🌺🕊

      • ArtFossil says:

        Thank you, @aftershocks.

      • Oswin says:

        Pretty sure I didn’t deserve to be lumped in with the noxious people in your list because I said something about anxiety stickers.

        Nothing I said was critical of Meghan. People can say they don’t like something she’s wearing or using without being called names. I support HER, that doesn’t mean having to fawn over every little thing.

  54. Isa says:

    It’s been 100 degrees here and I wear a fleece jacket when I go grocery shopping bc it’s always soooo cold in there.
    She’s also a tiny woman and when I was tiny I was always freezing.

  55. EenieGoogles says:

    I know it’s sacrilege to say anything less than glowing about the Duchess of Sussex on this site, but I think this is product placement. Nothing about it looks natural.

    • Isa says:

      But why would she wear long sleeves if it was? I don’t think it’s a negative thing if it is though. Anything she wears sells out immediately. Might as well get in on it and profit.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      The Sussexes do not work with the Murdoch press or the Daily Mail. This is just more harassment from the same media outlets getting sued by Harry and Meghan. The fiction that they “call Backgrid” or set these photos up themselves falls down when you see the owners of the first outlets to publish the pictures as well as some of the photographers themselves saying they got the shots with no involvement from the participants.

  56. Ziaaa says:

    Apparently, Meghan was papped on her visit to a dentist. Nucalm also makes dentistry sedation discs. She probably rolled up her sleeve, slapped the sticker on, and forget about it. I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten to take off hospital bracelets and tags after making medical visits for routine procedures. Doctor/hospital visits tend to frazzle me! And I am sure that might be the case with her, too.

    Could we please stop turning everything this woman does into a scandalous ploy! Here she is just going about her day without bothering anyone, and out come folks with innuendoes of what she ‘might’ be trying to do. Seriously, I might need a serenity disc after reading all the baseless conjecture!

  57. AC says:

    Also Santa Barbara / Montecito can be 30 degrees cooler than LA. Any of the beach towns are always cooler. We’re staying at a beach house in the Ventura area for the summer before the kids start school, and I’ll tell you it’s cold at night. I wear my puffer jacket out at the beach when we’re looking at stars above. Even late afternoon it already gets chilly as the coastal clouds come in. It’s the idiot BP always stirring up stupid sh$&t.

  58. blunt talker says:

    The poster AC stated it correctly-the closer you live to alarge body of water it can be cooler especially early mornings or at nightfall-Glad to see Meghan going about her business not bothering a soul-If you are posting about whether or not she should be wearing this or that and trying to make an issue out of it-you got too much time on your hands.

  59. phlyfiremama says:

    As a Licensed Acupuncturist, I can state that the disc is directly over the point Nei Guan, PC-6. This point is one of The most important acupuncture points, being a main point for calming the spirit, restoring sudden loss of consciousness, and any issue regarding the abdomen (ie, nausea etc), and chest (ie, palpitations, etc)

  60. Cathy says:

    Thank you @PHLYFIREMAMA

    I was about to say the same thing, that the patch is placed over the P6 acupuncture point. Thank you for explaining it better than me.

  61. Grant says:

    Ugh, love her. She is so effortlessly gorgeous. Also–I’m a basic b!tch, I know, but she is a GD delight on Suits. Maybe one day she’ll get back into acting because she is fabulous and has real talent.

  62. B says:

    Good God there are a lot of trolls here. Even the concern trolling “thinks it good she’s merching off of her abuse” is just trolling.

    I guess this is a taste of what’s to come as the Sussexes gear up for the IG games. While I do it find them annoying I must say I love that this is all the press and BRF have. Updating a website and a stylish pic of Meghan. They LITERALLY have nothing and will just have to seethe as Meghan, Harry, and Archewell grow.