Meghan Markle's wears $2,500 dress for a day at the theatre — shop her dreamy blush look for much less

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The Duchess of Sussex is getting back to her acting roots —sort of.

The expectant royal paid her first visit as patron to the National Theatre in London, spending time with some aspiring young actors and touring the other departments.

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Markle, a graduate from Northwestern University, majored in both theatre and international studies and is putting her education to good use in her new role as patron, replacing the Queen after 40 years.

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Kensington Palace reports that the Duchess believes the arts can help communities across the U.K. by using “theatre as a force for change.”

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The royal looked elegant in a blush V-neck mini dress ($2,465) and matching blazer by Brandon Maxwell, and a white and gold clutch by Carolina Herrera.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ways you can look pretty in pink like Meghan and get the royal look for less.

Dress The Population – Catalina Tea Length Fit & Flare $182

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This classic fit and flare dress is perfect for spring. Dress it up with jewelry for pair with a blazer for a polished office look, this frock is a wardrobe stable that you can wear for years to come!

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $182

H&M – Jacket with Gathered Sleeves $60 

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This tailored 3/4 sleeve blazer is a must-have for a finishing touch to your day to day looks.

SHOP IT: H&M, $60

Tory Burch – Kira Clutch, $314

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If you’re looking to add a pop of blush to your wardrobe, a sleek handbag is the way to go. We love clutch by Tory Burch that comes with a detachable chain for versatility and is made from luxurious Italian leather.

SHOP IT: Tory Burch, $314

TOPSHOP – Gigi Skinny Heel Pump

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Whether you’re going for a monochrome look like Markle or looking for a go-to pair of heels for spring, these blush pink pumps from Topshop are a steal!

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $75

RECOVER – Rose iPhone X/Xs/Xs Max & XR Case, $20

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While we don’t know if the Duchess keeps her phone handy during public appearances, we think she would be a fan of all things blush-including tech accessories.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $20

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