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Meghan Markle broke with tradition at Trooping the Colour and we loved it

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Billie Bhatia
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their second official royal appearance and sparked an animated royal fashion discussion

The Meghan Markle obsession is going nowhere, nor do we really want it to go anywhere – she is enthralling us all in equal measures of power, poise, style (and a side serving of much-needed realness).

This weekend’s Trooping the Colour ceremony saw the Duchess of Sussex’s second formal outing as an official member of the royal family. For the Queen’s annual birthday parade, Meghan Markle wore a custom-made, off-the-shoulder nude pink Carolina Herrera dress. It was sublime and, even better, it went against royal dressing regulations. Get it, Meghan. 

According to royal protocol, fashion dress for members of the royal family at occasions such as these does not include off-the-shoulder, or any other revealing styles. Other royal fashion rules also include: no bright nail varnish, no wedges (the Queen isn’t a fan) and boys are to wear shorts if they are under the age of eight.

Markle has already set the tone for her fashion offering when she stepped out in a shoulder-baring Stella McCartney dress for the evening celebration of her wedding, so really she was just sticking to her own style, no? 

The event also saw Meghan have her big balcony reveal at Buckingham Palace, whereby the royal family convene in front of ever growing crowds to watch the RAF do their annual fly-past. It’s a daunting experience having the world watch you watch planes, but we think she nailed it (and looked flawless doing so).

Considering Prince Harry is not one for abiding by rules, we think he has made a pretty perfect match.