Meghan Markle’s “introduction trip” to the UK continued today with the couple visiting Birmingham, about 2 hours north of London, to learn more about local initiatives happening in the community and to mark International Women’s Day.
Meghan and Harry first visited Millennium Point to take part in a celebration marking International Women’s Day at an event hosted by the Stemmettes, a local social enterprise which encourages girls aged between 5–22 years old to pursue careers in the STEM industries – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Meghan and Harry met with women who had benefited from the organization’s work and a personal highlight for bloggers like us being Meghan and Harry joining women building apps!
Following the visit to Millennium Point, Meghan and Harry ventured to Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join the Royal Foundation’s Coach Core apprentices take part in a training masterclass. Through the program, apprentices learn sport skills alongside employability and mentoring skills to help participants. Meghan and Harry chatted with participants to see how they have benefited from the program which launched in Birmingham in 2017.
Coat: J. Crew Tipped Topcoat
Trousers: Believed to be the Alexander Wang Cropped Trouser
Sweater: AllSaints “Ridley” sweater
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB pumps
Purse: Altuzarra “Ghianda” saddle bag
Earrings: Adina Reyter Three Amigos Diamond Earrings
Bracelet: Rosée du Matin Diamond Horizontal Bar Bracelet (Retail Price $925 CAD)
Bracelet: Vanessa Tugendhaft Cross Shape Bracelet
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Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Black SuedeShop
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Altuzzara Ghianda Leather Shoulder BagShop
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Images are via Kensington Royal unless otherwise noted.
Why are you using past tense? They are IN the middle of this visit right now.
A typically nice outfit – great coat, nice shoes, interesting bag. She didn’t cut the threads on the vent, which is my pet peeve, but looks nice and engaged (heh!).
Not my fave but I still like it. She’s so effortlessly stylish.
Not That Kate says
Ah, this outfit. She makes it look so easy!!
This must be Meghan’s most polished look yet and is a hit with me. The J Crew coat is a clever royal pick, combing classic navy chic with a real stand-out contrast edging making her easy to pick out in a crowd. The only slight drawback is that with another tie belt we have all that extra bulk around her tiny waist.
I like crop trousers though these seem a tad short and her legs bordering on stick-like poking out from under her coat. And I find that wicked thin stiletto makes the Blahniks too showy for royal reserve. The Altuzarra bag is divine and I’m smitten by the Ridley jumper, Meghan’s winter knits game is strong!
Thanks for such a quick post, clear and informative as always. Always a pleasure to visit.
Agree with length of trousers comment Bertie! Think a chunkier heel would have looked more appropriate. Still not a fan of black trousers and navy coat. J crew on their website showed the coat with jeans and red shoes.
Thanks for a great post MM!!
I’m loving Meghan’s hair today! The off-center part is very flattering and makes her hair look like it has more volume. That said, I do wish something could be done with that little side piece that continues to fall down in front of her face. I noticed it during the Forum and found it distracting watching her flick that piece back without pinning it behind her ear, so it just kept falling forward again and again. Ok, mini rant over…phew!
Love, love this coat! And love the black/navy combo! This sweater looks so cozy and comfy and the color looks great on her! And oh my god, I want this purse!! Her purse game is killing me, I want them all so bad!!!
Her handbag game is killing me. I made a vow not to buy any bags this year because I have too many and she keeps coming up with these gorgeous ones that I want (or at least want a cheaper version of).
Hi SG, too bad we couldn’t pool our funds and buy all her bags and then trade off every month or so. I’m seriously considering saving up and buying that great navy, burgundy, white Strathmore bad she had last month, it is by far my favorite and will hold my multiple pairs of glasses. 🙂 That’s the down side with these smaller bags she favors, they just won’t hold all my necessities.
MariaElena Stanley says
If it’s any comfort…she more than likely hasn’t purchased any of the bags (or wardrobe for that matter) that she’s acquired since her engagement. They’re offered to her. It’s a great marketing tool. I love her style!
The Royal family don’t allow “free swag” like celebrities. Prince Charles pays millions every year for all their clothes, security and travel for appearances through The Duchy of Cornwall. That’s why you see Kate recycling so much of her clothes. So you’re right. Meghan isn’t paying for all these expensive clothes. But the are not freebies.
Yeah, that Strathmore was my favorite, too, but I have pretty much liked them all, lol. I like the shape of this one so I am kind of perusing saddle type handbags. Just for research purposes, of course.
MariaElena Stanley says
It’s not free swag….it’s offered to her…not to keep…it’s on loan. The Chloé bag she had was indeed offered to her per Chloé. Remember…she’s not yet part of the royal family yet..she soon will be
Madison Mile says
I absolutely LOVE the coat and the white detail. Her hair and makeup look amazing as always. Although I do agree with one of the previous posters that this particular Blahnik heel is just a tad too razor thin for the overall look/occasion. Other than that, the bag is lust worthy and it’s another winning look for me!
Anyone have thoughts on what lip colour she may be wearing? I’m in love with that beautiful peachy-pale-coral shade.
Christine | Editor of Meghan's Mirror says
Hi J! I suspect it is the Clarins Lip Perfector, which Meghan wears in “Rose Shimmer.” It is said to give a very peachy sheer tone! Let us know if you try it out 🙂 You can buy it here: http://bit.ly/2Fmc3Fp
Thanks for the speedy and informative post as usual!! I LOVE the coat and look in general, Meghan looks chic as ever, though I’m hoping for a little color come Spring/Summer!
Courtney Walter says
Any update on the sweater she was wearing?
Love that peachy lip color! Thanks for info!
Every person”s hair is uniquehaving said that I will say that Meghan”s hair type is similar to mine. My natural hair requires so much TLC, I have a headache thinking about it -only women who have experienced it can sympathize. As I aged the only way to keep the curls looking presentable required so much work & sadly as the hair gains length I lose curl (the texture within a strand & between strands varied) The only way it looked good would require me to keep it in a low cut & my head shape & features don”t support that. Straightening works the best for me. I question people questioning why Meghan doesn”t keep her hair natural”. Never heard people inquiring that of others before I wonder what comments would be written if she chose to wear her hair natural- people do know that Meghan”s hair would frizz in Britain”s climate. Suppose she wore braids etc.??? Meghan chooses to straighten her hair- I think she gets a type of Brazilian blowout & that”s her choice. Report this comment as spam or abuse