Why is Meghan Markle recycling old outfits for the Royal Tour of South Africa?
25 September 2019, 17:01
This could be the reason behind the Duchess of Sussex’s Royal Tour wardrobe.
The Duchess of Sussex has looked nothing but chic and stylish throughout the trip so far, wearing some new pieces as well as some older favourites.
In fact, this week we’ve seen Meghan, 38, recycle looks more than we ever have before, which – of course – is amazing, as we don’t expect her to wear something new everyday.
However, the outfits choices – and repeats – have left some royal fans questioning the motive behind it, and we might have figured it out!
While we don’t know for sure, Meghan could be repeating her older outfits in order to carry this more “low-key” image during the tour.
Other royal fans have shared their own ideas.
One person commented on Twitter: “I thought the amount of repeats were unusual too - do you think it's to be sensitive/respectful to the disadvantaged people she's meeting by not flaunting her wealth?”
Another person questioned: “I think it's very valid to point out that Meghan now has a big enough wardrobe to be able to recycle and it is definitely wise to tone things down in these economically challenged areas. But I can't recall a royal turning out so many repeats so close together before, that's all!”
Famous fashion blog dedicated to Meghan’s wardrobe Meghan’s Mirror think that the Duchess has simply now built up such a strong royal wardrobe that she has enough pieces to start recycling items.
They tweeted: “We are not even remotely surprised that Meghan has been wearing repeats. She has been building a ‘Royal Wardrobe’ and now has options to do so. We are loving seeing some favourites make new appearances.”
During the Royal Tour – so far – Meghan has re-worn her Madewell denim jacket, as well as the blue Veronica Beard dress she wore during last year’s Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia.
The Duchess also recycled the Martin Grant striped dress she wore, as well, during last year’s tour.