The mother style of Meghan Markle is a good start!
The Duchess of Sussex made her official debut after birth in one of her characteristic styles on Wednesday: a trench dress.
Meghan chose London-based British designer Grace Wales Bonner to design her white trench dress for today’s Baby Sussex debut, PEOPLE confirms.
A trench dress is an easy piece to wear with heels and immediately looks polished.
According to the Business of Fashion, Wales Bonner was born in southeast London by a Jamaican father and an English mother. “Wales Bonner uses its mixed-race heritage as a reference in its collections,” says the fashion website. “Her work explores representations of black male sexuality and identity through exceptional craftsmanship and embellishments.”
Meghan combined her classic trench-style dress with naked pumps. She wore her hair around her shoulders.
As for Baby Sussex, he arrived on Wednesday’s photo call at St. George’s in Windsor in a wool G.H. Hurt & Son blanket (the same brand that Kate uses for her children!) And wore a matching cap. He seemed to be sleeping for his big debut – which fits Meghan’s description of the baby as “really calm.”
Meghaman’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham dresses for all three of her children’s debits.
She wore blue with white dots with Prince George in 2013, yellow and white with a floral print with Princess Charlotte in 2015 and red with a white collar with Prince Louis, who will be 1 April. She even got off on heels and her typical eruption on every occasion, even though it was only a few hours ago since the birth.
An important difference between Kate and Meghan’s post-baby debut is the fact that the new father Harry carried the baby for his introduction to the world, while Kate all wore her three newborns for the big moment.
On Tuesday, Kate spoke about the roller coaster of emotions associated with a new baby.
“It’s really exciting for both of them,” she said. “It’s always a very first time in the next few weeks, so wish them all the best.”
Kate added that she has experience of having children this time of year – Prince Louis was born on April 23 last year, while Princess Charlotte celebrated her fourth birthday on May 2.
“It’s such a special time – with Louis and Charlotte having just had their birthdays. It’s such a great time of the year to have a baby. Spring is in the air, so it’s really great,” she said. “As William said, look forward to meeting him and finding out what his name will be.”
Meghan and Harry announced the baby’s name on Wednesday – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.