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Meghan Markle is back at it again, weaving symbolism into her outfits like the bona-fide fashion diplomat she is. This time the Duchess of Sussex, alongside hubby Prince Harry, visited Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base in San Diego, wearing a royal blue Carolina Herrera cardigan embroidered with red flowers.
The visit comes on the eve of both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, the American and British holidays honoring service members who risked their lives for their countries. (Both holidays fall on November 11, the date of the end of World War I in 1918.) Not only is Markle's cardigan appropriately patriotic in color, but the flowers—vibrant poppies—are a nod to the UK's symbol of “remembrance and hope.” King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Kate often wear poppy pins on their lapels as a show of respect for the British armed forces. In fact, Prince Harry was wearing the meaningful emblem on his own jacket during the visit to Pendleton.
That Meghan Markle would find the sartorial language to express her support for the American and British troops is no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to the 42-year-old's public appearances. This is the woman who spotlights female designers (reminder: Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan immigrant who became a US citizen in 2009) and sustainable fashion brands on the regular, and whose accessories are often laden with nods to her children, four-year-old Archie and two-year-old Lilibet. Given that her husband is a veteran who served 10 years in the British military, the cardigan is all the more impactful.
You know what they say: A serve is worth a thousand words.
Originally Appeared on Glamour