5. The Pippa Small necklace
Meghan completed her jewellery look with earrings by Birks, a Canadian brand, and a necklace by British designer Pippa Small, reflecting the countries which she has previously called home.
The choice of Pippa Small is particularly interesting, and could be seen as a nod to Prince Charles. The designer has collaborated with the Prince’s charitable foundation, Turquoise Mountain since 2008, supporting and training local artists.
The fashion editor’s verdict…
This outfit will likely represent the pinnacle of Meghan’s return-to-the-spotlight fashion campaign – appearances in the last fortnight have built up to this, and included the re-wearing of a custom Carolina Herrera dress for her pregnancy announcement portrait, and a newly-purchased Oscar de la Renta minidress for an interview with Spotify Stream On.
But this, with Oprah, is the couple’s first sit-down television interview since their 2017 engagement talk with the BBC, and the first time they have been interviewed about their decision to step back from their formal Royal roles in 2020.
In the last four years of intense public scrutiny, Meghan has shown time and again that she has learned to use fashion as a storytelling tool. With this particular appearance, the outfit backs up the communication; the Duchess is showing that she has finally regained some control of the narrative.