The reason Meghan Markle always wears black revealed – and it’s not what you think

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MEGHAN MARKLE often wears all black outfits while attending royal engagements and a royal expert has revealed the real reason why she opts for monochrome.

Meghan Markle appears to have a fondness for black clothing, frequently wearing the colour to royal engagements. Most recently Meghan wore a Jason Wu black mesh panel flared dress to the Lion King premiere, where she accompanied her husband Prince Harry to the star-studded event. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams has revealed the monochrome colour choice, which he says the Duchess wears so “brilliantly”, is about “staying out of the limelight”.

Mr Fitzwilliams says Meghan often opts for black, plain clothing to not upstage the charity and people she supports during royal engagements, as he said otherwise “the dress can become the news”.

He told Express.co.uk: “Wearing black does two things, it allows the cause that she is supporting and the people she is meeting to be more prominent.

“It is a safer way to ensure things that want her support will get more prominence.”

He added that black is a “safe colour” and “tends to mean that more publicity is given to the cause and the people”.

Meghan Markle wears black clothing to stay out of the limelight Image Getty
Meghan Markle wears black clothing to stay out of the limelight Image Getty

Meghan Markle wears black clothing to stay out of the limelight (Image: Getty)

Meghan wore a Jason Wu black mesh panel flared dress to the Lion King premiere Image Getty
Meghan wore a Jason Wu black mesh panel flared dress to the Lion King premiere Image Getty

Meghan wore a Jason Wu black mesh panel flared dress to the Lion King premiere (Image: Getty)

He said: “By choosing to wear black, Meghan ensures the outfit stays out of the limelight and gives more publicity to the cause.”

The royal expert commends Meghan’s choice of clothing colour, and said black is “one of the most dynamic and chic” colours that she wears so well.

In particular, Mr Fitzwilliams admired Meghan’s “iconic” black tuxedo dress from Judith and Charles that she wore to a gala performance of Hamilton last year.

In this case he says “the outfit got more attention”, but that event was about “making a statement” – something that “enhanced the Sussex brand and the musical”.

Meghan wore black to an American football event last month Image Getty
Meghan wore black to an American football event last month Image Getty

Meghan wore black to an American football event last month (Image: Getty)

Meghan wore a black tuxedo dress to a Hamilton event last year Image Getty
Meghan wore a black tuxedo dress to a Hamilton event last year Image Getty

Meghan wore a black tuxedo dress to a Hamilton event last year (Image: Getty)

By contrast, Kate Middleton often wears more colourful outfits, typically choosing soft, pastel tones.

This can be seen in her choice of outfit for the men’s Wimbledon final, opting for a pale blue 1950s-style dress from a collection by London-based designer Emilia Wickstead.

When asked to compare the two female royals choice in dress, Mr Fitzwilliams said: “I don’t see them as competing, both Kate and Meghan are style icons, but totally different.”

He went on to say their difference in taste is due to their separate roles within the royal family.

Meghan Markle wore all black to sign a book of condolence after the Christchurch attack Image Getty
Meghan Markle wore all black to sign a book of condolence after the Christchurch attack Image Getty

Meghan Markle wore all black to sign a book of condolence after the Christchurch attack (Image: Getty)

Meghan Markle wore all black to a visit to Bristol Old Vic in February Image Getty
Meghan Markle wore all black to a visit to Bristol Old Vic in February Image Getty

Meghan Markle wore all black to a visit to Bristol Old Vic in February (Image: Getty)

He said: “Kate does wear coloured clothes, but they are often mid length and tailored.

“She wears rather demure outfits, as she is dressing as the future Queen.”

The royal expert said both Kate and Meghan are fashion icons with “an extraordinary global reach”.

He said their choice of outfits often impacts the sales of different brands, sometimes causing a “frenzy”.

Ultimately the two senior royals have different future roles, but Mr Fitzwilliams said there is “phenomenon global interest” in what both Meghan and Kate wear.

Source: EXPRESS.CO.UK