Fans go wild for caped outfit worn by Meghan to Queen's funeral: 'Breathtaking'

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined other Royal Family members for the Queen's state funeral in London today. (Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined other Royal Family members for the Queen's state funeral in London today. (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Sussex has been praised for the outfit she wore to the late Queen's funeral today.

Meghan, 41, wore a dramatic caped dress, teamed with a pair of matching black gloves and a wide-brimmed hat. She wore her hair in a low chignon, positioned to the left of the nape of her neck.

The look was completed with a pair of pearl and diamond earrings, given by the late monarch to Meghan as a wedding present after her 2018 nuptials to Prince Harry.

The Duchess cut a striking figure in a high-fashion caped dress, complete with wide-brimmed hat. (Getty Images)
The Duchess cut a striking figure in a high-fashion caped dress, complete with wide-brimmed hat. (Getty Images)

Fans of the look were quick to take to social media, praising the duchess' poise and elegance at the sombre occasion.

"Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is simply breathtaking," wrote one person on Twitter.

"No bee keeper net, no flowers and bows, no flashy jewellery and yet Meghan looks the most gorgeous and stylish, shining in pure elegance, simplicity and high fashion," commented another.

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, will be honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH CATTERMOLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Meghan held a pair of black gloves in her hands during the service and put them on as she left Westminster Abbey after the service. (Getty Images)

A third social media user tweeted: "Meghan looks gorgeous, but also like she is going to get engaged to your dad while you are at summer camp and then try to convince him to send you away to boarding school."

"Elegance personified," said a fourth. "Minimal jewellery. Minimal makeup. Natural beauty. Perfection."

"The fashion, the grace, the poise, the face. I have no choice but stan [sic]. Queen Meghan," enthused another.

The caped dress was created by Stella McCartney, the designer behind Meghan's evening wedding dress, and it's not the first time she's turned to the British brand for the elegant style.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday on April 21, 2018 in London, England.  The Queen and members of the royal family are guests of honour at the celebration, which is being billed as The Queen's Birthday Party. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan wore a navy version of the £1,150 Stella McCartney number to the Queen's 92nd birthday celebrations. (Getty Images)

The mum-of-two wore a similar dress by the brand in navy at a London concert held in honour of the Queen's 92nd birthday in 2018, and since, the caped dress style has become one of Meghan's go-to outfit choices for public appearances.

Later the same year, during a tour of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga, she paid homage to Fiji in a cerulean blue floor-length caped dress by London designer Safiyaa, in the same shade of blue as the host nation's flag.

SUVA, FIJI - OCTOBER 23:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for the State dinner on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wore a blue caped dress for the State dinner in Fiji in 2018. (Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend The Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 7, 2020. - The Festival brings together world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majestys Royal Marines. This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britains Commandos. (Photo by Eddie MULHOLLAND / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE MULHOLLAND/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wore a caped long-sleeved dress by London designer Safiyaa to attend The Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020. (Getty Images)

Meghan chose the same style by the brand two years later, this time in a bright scarlet hue, to attend an event at the Royal Albert Hall, in 2020. The red shade matched perfectly with Harry's military uniform.

In 2019, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a silk cream Dior gown with caped sleeves during a visit to Rabat, Morocco. The longer, flowing sleeves and floor-length silk style were perfect for adhering to the host nation's modest etiquette.

RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco at the British Residence during the second day of their tour of Morocco on February 24, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex wore a caped Dior gown whilst pregnant with Archie in 2019. (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Duchess of Sussex wore an emerald Emilia Wickstead caped dress to attend the Commonwealth Day Service in 2020. (Getty Images)

For one of her final public appearances in the UK before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to California, Meghan again returned to her go-to caped style, this time in the form of an emerald caped midi dress.