Why Meghan Markle's LBD is such a 'shocking' choice

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday July 10, 2018. The royal couple are on a two day visit to Ireland. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

On Tuesday night, capping off a long day of activities in multiple countries, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a summer garden party hosted by Britain’s Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett.

The event, held at Glencairn House, had 300 people in attendance, including soccer player Brian O’Driscoll and writer Sinead Burke.

At one point, Prince Harry took to the stage to give a toast. According to royal reporter, Rebecca English, the 33-year-old said, “We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many.”

The Duchess of Sussex changed into a black midi dress for a summer party held at Glencairn House in Dublin. (Photo: PA)

Meghan made third outfit change of the day and swapped her forest green Givenchy skirt and top ensemble for a sleeveless black dress with pockets and a belt by Emilia Wickstead.

The choice of designer is interesting considering Wickstead publicly called out the Givenchy and Claire Waight Keller wedding dress made of Meghan for being similar to her own dresses.

On the accessories front, Meghan carried a black Givenchy clutch, Birks earrings, and Aquazzura shoes. She finished the summer-ready aesthetic with loose curls after having worn a slick side bun throughout the day.

Duchess of Sussex changes into third outfit of the day for summer garden party in Dublin. (Photos: Getty Images)

For the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force at Buckingham Palace, the duchess stepped out in a navy blue Dior dress with a Stephen Jones fascinator. Then, for traveling to Ireland, she opted for a green Givenchy look.

The newlyweds have a series of engagements lined up over the next 48 hours. On Wednesday, they are expected to visit a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park before taking a tour of the famous Trinity College. Before heading back to London, they’ll also visit DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for tech start-ups.

According to Kensington Palace, “They are looking forward to learning more about Ireland’s history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country’s future.”

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