Why did Meghan Markle wear green to her final royal engagement as a senior royal and what does it mean?
9 March 2020, 15:58 | Updated: 9 March 2020, 16:04
The Duchess of Sussex could have chosen to wear emerald green to represent 'harmony, luck and renewal'.
This occasion marked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final engagement as senior members of the royal family before they embark on their new journey.
For the occasion, Meghan wore an emerald green ensemble, including a fitted dress by Emilia Wickstead, hat by William Chambers and clutch bag by Gabriella Hearst.
While it's clear the colour really suits Meghan, there could be another reason the Duchess opted for the shade for this final occasion.
According to Canva, emerald green symbolises refinement, wealth and royalty – which seems to fit well with the occasion of the day, as well as her title and family.
Green also has strong associations with nature and the environment, and can represent luck, freshness and renewal.
This could be a good luck charm for Meghan who is about to start a new chapter with her husband as they step down from royal duties.
The shade is also thought to help balance emotions in psychology, and "promote a sense of calm and clarity".
All these meanings appear to relate to the current situation the royal couple find themselves in; wishing for luck in their next chapter, as well as keeping balance and "renewing" their lives.
Prince Harry also had a hint of green in his outfit, as the wind showed the inside of his jacket was lined with the same shade.
While some people saw this as a mark of solidarity to Meghan, it could be he is representing these ideas with the shade choice.