Meghan Markle is determined to show ‘she is still her own woman’ according to royal experts.
Royal experts revealed they consider her wardrobe to indicate her desire to ‘hang on to her former self’ and mesh her former career as an actress with her new life as a royal.
The suggestion was revealed in a new True Royalty TV documentary, Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess.
Royal expert Hannah Betts revealed: ‘Meghan is telling us she is early in her career as a royal, that she brought a career with her and she is trying to mesh the two.’
According to experts, Meghan Markle, pictured here in 2014, has been trying to mesh her former life with her royal career
Meghan donned a very similar dress in October 2018. Experts believe the Duchess of Sussex is desperate to mesh her two seperate lives
The Duchess of Sussex has become renowned for her chic monochrome designer wardrobe, which has changed little since she became a royal.
Meghan rarely wears the same outfits twice, selecting new outfits from favourite designers such as Givenchy and Victoria Beckham on almost every appearance.
She pairs the expensive pieces with royal jewellery to elevate the fashionable looks.
Royal fashion is often seen as a way of communicating with the public in ways they are unable to vocalise.
Meghan, pictured here in 2016, has a love for designer clothing including Givenchy and Victoria Beckham
Her maternity wardrobe is said to be worth over £500,000 and is full of chic designer outfits reminiscent of a life in Hollywood
Experts in the documentary said it’s her way of using her royal wardrobe to ‘push boundaries’ and show people she has her own identity separate from the royals.
Meghan had a successful career as an actress, most known for starring in American TV series Suits.
So far she has used her new platform to speak on the messages she is most passionate about, vocalising her support for feminism, improving mental health and women’s education.
Her wardrobe is near identical to what she wore before she became a royal, despite various rules about what she may, or may not wear.
In May 2014, she donned a crisp white dress for an event in New York City, and four years on, wore an almost identical shape and style while on the royal tour in New Zealand.
Meanwhile in July 2016, around the time that she met Harry, then-actress Meghan appeared in a navy shirt dress to make an appearance on the Today Show. She would later wear a similar style dress while visiting Fiji in 2018.
Meanwhile royal bloggers Heather Cook and Jessica Morgan revealed that she was ‘trying to hang on to’ her identity as she navigates her new life as a royal.
Meghan, pictured here in 2015, is determined to show that she is still ‘her own woman’, according to royal experts
The royal is keen to push boundaries, and continues to wear outfits remisicent of her life before joining the royal family
They said: ‘She may be a duchess but she is still her own woman.
‘She has been trying to hang on to her former self and it’ll be interesting to see if that continues or if she evolves.’
She has been known to push the boundaries of the fashion rules in the royal family, including donning off-the-shoulder tops.
Meghan donned nail vanish at the British Fashion Awards, which is said to be against the rules of royal fashion
Controversially, she even wore nail vanish, which is strictly banned for the royals, at the British Fashion Awards last year.
The documentary goes on to suggest that Meghan was determined not to have a ‘floofy princess’ gown for her wedding to Prince Harry.
Explaining Meghan wanted something ‘chic and elegant’, Morgan revealed: ‘She’s a grown up. So I think for her she was trying to walk the line bwteen chic elegant bride but not foofy princess.’
Experts revealed Meghan didn’t want to have a ‘foofy princess’ dress for her royal wedding, opting instead for something chic and elegant
The Duchess of Sussex has even recycled a few of her own outfits from her life before royalty, including this green parka jacket (pictured in India in January 2017)
The mother of one wore the jacket again recently on a royal tour to Morroco, and donned a similar outfit to her previous trip to India