While on her royal tour around the Pacific, Meghan Markle had a tone of opportunities to show off her various outfit choices, from a memorial dress to sneakers. For her latest stop at the Fraser Island, Australia, she decided to wear a long beach dress.
Markle wore a sleeveless pineapple dress from Reformation, designed with a breezy striped linen, a belt sash and the eye-catching thigh-high slit on the left side. For us mortals, or for any other celebrity, this would cause any attention, but when you are a part of a royal family, everything is on the table for criticism. Some went as far as humiliating Meghan’s wardrobe choice.
Even though a little skin was showing, Meghan didn’t break any dress code rules. “Every outfit for official events for the upcoming tour will be carefully planned,” royal historian and expert Marlene Koenig, author of Royal Musings blog, said to BAZAAR.com in July.
Meghan has a whole army of royal confidants going with her while she is on her tour, including her private secretary Samantha Cohen, who allegedly initiated Meghan’s “duchess training”, and she is helping with Meghan ’s wardrobe choices for the events.
Kensington Palace posted a picture of the royal couple while Meghan’s was wearing that dress, and in a way stated that she was dressed according to the rules.
Meghan wasn’t the first royal member who decided to go for more skin-showing outfits. Kate Middleton had a leg reveal in 2016’s red carpet premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob.
For that occasion, Kate wore a Self-Portrait dress that had a thigh-high slit and a sheer crochet top and sleeves. She matched the look with oxblood pumps and a maroon clutch.
4 years before the red carpet event, she also had a leg slit moment in a Roland Mouret dress at the Thirty Club event, accompanied by Prince William.
Again, in 2012 she went with that same leg-showing style at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in a gorgeous green Alexander McQueen gown.
Princess Beatrice, Meghan and Kate’s cousin-in-law, also went for the more revealing look at the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” gala at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2015.