Meghan Markle opts for £1,062 dress and sleek do during Tonga visit with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle, 37, stepped out in Tonga to meet the Prime Minister with her husband Prince Harry, 34, in her latest appearance of their tour.

The royal opted for a very conservative choice for her outfit, with the £1,062 Martin Grant striped dress buttoned up to the neck with a grandad collar.

The olive striped gown featured a high neckline and quarter length sleeves, finishing at the knee.

Featuring in the SS19 resort collection, it cinched in at the waist with a bow and accentuated her trim figure.

She matched her shoes to the dress with a pair of olive green suede heeled pumps, as well as a nude Prada clutch bag costing £1,419.

Meghan chose to pull her long hair back into a sleek ponytail, avoiding her usual loose up-do styles.

She previously battled the wind when visiting Tonga so the sartorial choice was practical as well as a change from her other looks.

The royal added a pair of simple Maison Birks diamond stud earrings and her gold stacking rings on her hands.

The 37-year-old has already worn a number of the Australian designer’s items already on the tour, choosing a camel trench coat and striped maxi dress during their Bondi Beach visit.

She chose the previous £1,080 dress while walking barefoot along the beach with her husband and the mental health community group OneWave.

Martin Grant, originally from Melbourne, now lives in Paris where he creates his designs.

Their latest appearance in Tonga was to Nuku’alofa to meet the Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, who has led the country since 2014.

A number of children also greeted the couple in traditional outfits, with one sign reading “free hugs”.

Later this afternoon, they will be visiting Tupo College, founded in 1866 by a British missionary as well as watch a boys choir at the college perform traditional music.

Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.


Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.


In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.

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