You’d have to be pretty eagle-eyed to notice at first, but once you see it, you can’t unsee it. That’s right, Meghan Markle made the tiniest fashion faux pas on her royal tour, and unluckily for her, the cameras were there to catch it.
The Duchess of Sussex stepped off a plane having landed in the Kingdom of Tonga in a customized bright red dress by Self-Portrait, (the colour thoughtfully matching the Tongan flag). But instead of focusing on the fabulous cut and shade of the dress, onlookers were quick to point out the tag had been left on. Oops. If it wasn’t so windy, the small mishap would have probably gone completely unnoticed and we’d have been none the wiser. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case.
Let’s zoom in for a close up:
Yep, yep… definitely a label.
The couple were met by Tongan Princess Angelika Latufuipeka upon touchdown, and the pesky label was spotted once again:
But, let’s be real. Who hasn’t this happened to? We’ve all been there, whether by accident, or purposefully. (Raise your hand anyone who’s bought something they planned to return after wearing it, we won’t tell). Forgetting to snip the label off a new garment is hardly a major offence. And to be fair to Meghan, she’s on a busy tour, with outfit changes for each and every appearance, and in the early days of her very first pregnancy, so you can hardly blame her for forgetting to remove an inner label.
In regular circumstances, we imagine it’s the kind of detail her team would be well on top of. And given that it retails at around $640 (£380), it’s definitely one of her less expensive outfits, so we’re going to go ahead and guess that she didn’t plan on returning it.
Instead of focusing on this minor misstep, let’s take a moment to appreciate just how gorgeous she looks in red. Indeed, it’s got us wondering if there’s any colour or style this woman can’t rock.
And of course, as per every Meghan outfit, the original floor-length version of the dress has sold out online. So, label or no label, it’s safe to say she’s slayed in the fashion stakes.