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Duchess Down Under: Meghan in Melbourne

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex headed to Melbourne for the third day of their visit to Australia, and Meghan debuted two new dresses for a day of engagements that saw them attend a reception at Government House, visit a café and a school, chatting with students on a tram ride, and hitting the beach.

Meghan’s first look of the day was a sleeveless navy-blue asymmetrically-folded A-line dress by Australian designer Dion Lee, from an upcoming collection that was available for pre-order following Meghan wearing it.

The dress will be available in December or January, in either black or navy-blue.

Meghan paired the dress with the trench coat she wore on the first day of the tour, carried a Gucci Sylvie shoulder bag in chain-embellished leather, and sported a pair of Manolo Blahnik navy heels.

She wore a gold and diamond bangle and a shell necklace that had been given to her by a young boy during the walkabout to start the day.

For later events, Meghan wore a black Club Monaco dress – one of her preferred labels – with gold button embellishments on the sides; and swapped out the heels for a pair of black flats by Rothy’s.


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Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.