From the common Californian school-girl to the successful actress and, finally, a member of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle’s life took an unexpected curve when she fell in love with Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex in May 2018.
With these fundamental changes, the style of the Duchess evolved and turned from glamorous and edgy to elegant and sophisticated. She became an influencer in the fashion world, but who inspires Meghan’s iconic looks?
One of the iconic women she has been following is Princess Diana, the most prominent woman in fashion in the 20th century!
She has been on the covers of People magazine 57 times — it’s more than any other celebrity in the publication's history. It’s no surprise that Meghan often recreates her looks. H
ere are some instances in which Meghan might have been inspired by her late mother-in-law.
Princess Diana in the desert near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1986.
Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece’s, Celia McCorquodale, June 2018.
Diana was always careful with her public image, working carefully with designers, creating the flawless look of a real princess.
Diana At The Berlin Opera House, Germany.
Duchess of Sussex attends Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018, in London.
Princess Diana at the Braemar Highland Games in September 1982 in Scotland.
Markle at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018, in London.
Meghan uses her own approach – she is loyal to her own style no matter what. Even incorporating Diana’s fashion choices into her own, she presents them spiced up with her own individuality.
Diana attends a reception at Spencer House, in London, 1992.
Meghan Markle on her wedding day, May 19, 2018.
Princess Diana At Paddington Station, London.
Meghan and Harry in Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018.
According to The Telegraph, Vogue's former deputy editor Anna Harvey, who helped Diana to create her public look, revealed that late Princess had been always concerned about how her fashion choices would be interpreted.
Every dress, every detail meant something special. Markle seems to know it well! During official events, she was spotted looking similar to her late mother-in-law.
Diana in Australia, 1985.
Meghan Markle visits Edinburgh Castle on February 13, 2018.
Princess Diana arrives at the Odeon Cinema, London, in 1992.
Meghan in New York City, 2016.
Diana in Japan.
Meghan attends the Royal Ascot.
Even though she gets plenty of criticism for her looks and for failing to follow royal protocols, she carries on with the outfits that match her straight-forward and confident personality. Feminist, yet feminine, as she once said about herself.