Meghan and Harry were the first members of the royal family to officially celebrate Commonwealth Day, arriving at Canada House, London, this morning for an event to showcase the diverse community of young Canadians living in the UK.
Meghan clearly got the Commonwealth memo because she chose a coat for the occasion by Canadian-born, London-based designer Erdem.
The emerald green tweed knee-length coat adorned with black floral embroidery is a custom design based on a look from the Erdem AW19 collection, seen on the catwalk at London Fashion Week last month.
Kate Middleton is also a huge fan of Erdem Moralioglu, having worn several gowns by the designer, who was born in Montreal and moved to London in 2000 to study at the Royal College of Art on a Chevening Scholarship, which is funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Moralioglu went on to work with Diane von Furstenberg in New York before returning to London to set up his eponymous label in 2005.
Today, Meghan, who is due to give birth to her first child next month, paired her Erdem coat with the black suede Aquazzurra slingback heels she’s often seen in and a small black clutch bag.
Once inside, the 37-year-old unbuttoned the coat to reveal a knee-length dress in matching fabric.
🍁 Joining young Canadians demonstrating the Canadian spring tradition of making maple taffy.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 11, 2019
En compagnie des jeunes Canadiens qui célèbrent la tradition printanière canadienne de la tire d’érable. #CommonwealthDay #ConnectedCommonwealth pic.twitter.com/Thpbnn9gB6
Full-look Erdem fresh off the runway – Meghan certainly knows how to celebrate Commonwealth Day in style.