Meghan Markle touches down in Melbourne wearing blue Dion Lee dress

Style queen! Meghan Markle wears her favourite $2,260 trench and navy dress by Australian designer Dion Lee in Melbourne – crashing the label’s site in MINUTES

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry touched down in Melbourne on Thursday
  • The Duchess of Sussex wore a smartly tailored navy blue dress by Dion Lee
  • She accompanied this with the same navy trench coat she wore on Tuesday

Meghan Markle opted for a smartly tailored navy blue dress by Australian designer Dion Lee on day three of the royal tour, promptly causing the designer’s website to crash.

The Duchess of Sussex wore the dress with $928 Manolo Blahnik BB navy stilettos, and the same Martin Grant trench coat the royal wore at Taronga Zoo on Tuesday.

In her arms, the Duchess carried the Gucci Sylvie leather chain bag, which retails for $2,650. 

Meghan Markle opted for a navy blue dress by Australian designer Dion Lee, which she wore with $928 Manolo Blahnik BB navy stilettos, and the same Martin Grant trench from Tuesday

The royal couple have a busy day ahead of them in Melbourne, filled with meetings with the public and visits to schools (pictured on Thursday)

Meghan’s skin and hair looked as glowy as usual, and she added a gold cuff bracelet worn previously for Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday concert, by British label, Shaun Leane (pictured)


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While Wednesday’s Dubbo outfit was all about country chic, on Thursday the 37-year-old (pictured) returned to the sharply tailored look she is known for

The duchess again tuned into some of Australia’s top designers for her outfit, this time plumping for a dress by Dion Lee – the dress will be available online later on Thursday

‘The dress was custom made for Meghan Markle and will now go into production in the Resort 2019 collection,’ a spokesperson from Dion Lee told Daily Mail Australia

The ‘Folded Sail dress’ became available for pre-order on the Dion Lee site at Thursday lunchtime. 

It is from the Pre-Fall 19 collection.

‘The dress was custom made for Meghan Markle and will now go into production in the Resort 2019 collection,’ a spokesperson from Dion Lee told Daily Mail Australia.

‘It will drop into store in January 2019. The dress is called the Folded Sail Dress and retails for $1290 RRP. Pre-order of the style will be available on www.dionlee.com from this afternoon.’

By 2pm, the structured dress was already sold out.

Meghan added her favourite Martin Grant Resort SS19 beige trench coat, which retails for $2260 (pictured) – she previously wore the coat on Tuesday in Sydney

Dion Lee is one of the most critically lauded and awarded designers to emerge from Australia in recent times with a host of celebrity fans

Dion Lee is one of the most critically lauded and awarded designers to emerge from Australia in recent times. 

Boasting celebrity fans including Chrissy Teigen, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and other young starlets, the duchess is just the latest high-profile woman to wear the 30-year-old’s designs. 

Meghan added a gold cuff bracelet worn previously for Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday concert, by British label, Shaun Leane.

She also wore her favourite Martin Grant Resort SS19 beige trench coat, which retails for $2260.

Meghan’s dress from the back featured a long zip to the waist (pictured) – the dress is set to go into production to land in store in January 2019, but it will be available online on Thursday

The royal couple met with members of the public along the way, after enjoying a short walk from Government House

A demonstration of various sporting activities is set to take place in the grounds, with ambassadors from the This Girl Can campaign attending

The couple have two further engagements that cannot be announced in advance for security reasons, but will later enjoy a trip on an iconic Melbourne tram to South Melbourne beach

The Duke and Duchess shared a moment as they walked through the crowds in Melbourne (pictured)

Day three of the royal tour is as busy as ever. 

The couple will begin with a short walk to Government House, meeting members of the public along the way, before attending an official reception there with a diverse group of young Victorian leaders and community members.

A demonstration of various sporting activities is set to take place in the grounds, with ambassadors from the This Girl Can campaign attending.

Following the reception, the Duke and Duchess will visit a social enterprise café which offers leadership, mentoring and training programmes for young Aboriginal people.

The couple have two further engagements that cannot be announced in advance for security reasons, but will later enjoy a trip on an iconic Melbourne tram to South Melbourne beach.  

At the beach, they will join volunteers and school children from the local Beach Patrol group. 

They are also set to enjoy a lunch of native cuisine at Melbourne’s Charcoal Lane, including an entree of mushroom and quinoa nest and chargrilled kangaroo and main courses of wild boar, saffron risotto and barramundi. 

 

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