Harry, Meghan, Netflix

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in a scene from the Netflix documentary ‘Harry & Megan’. Image: Netflix | Harry & Meghan

‘Harry & Meghan’: The message behind the clothes…

Gossip and speculation are running rampant since the release of Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’. Did you notice these fashion nods?

Harry, Meghan, Netflix

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in a scene from the Netflix documentary ‘Harry & Megan’. Image: Netflix | Harry & Meghan

Over the past few days fans have been binge-watching Netflix’s latest docuseries, Harry & Meghan. All in the hope of getting a closer glimpse of the controversial couple.

But while many have been focused on the interviews and gossip, it’s the fashion choices portrayed in the series that probably speak the loudest.


According to Vogue, the fashion in the series “plays out like a carefully curated reel of normalness”.

Starting with the montage clips, the couple can be seen in Plaid J Crew shirts, Ray-Ban aviators and denim cut-offs – all most probably a way to make the pair appear more regular.

As reports point out, Harry and Meghan are just two regular people who found each other on Instagram and who wore animal onesies to celebrate their engagement.

In the interviews where Meghan talks about her journey to becoming the prince’s girlfriend, she can be seen wearing a pale blue cashmere sweater.

According to Vogue, the sweater could have been chosen for it’s relaxed look and costs only £156 (about R3 350) making it relatively affordable to the British public. There are many easily accessible and affordable variations of this sweater showing a more approachable and everyday side to the public figure.

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As explained in the series, as the latest member of The Firm, Meghan was not allowed to wear the same-coloured clothing as the more senior members of the family and never the same colour as the Queen.

With Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, usually opting for jewel tones, the Duchess of Sussex dressed in caramels, beiges and oatmeals.

“I wore a lot of muted tones, so I could just blend in,” says the Suits star in Volume One.

“I’m not trying to stand out here… there’s no version of me joining this family and trying to not do everything I could to fit in.” 

Meghan continued her neutral fashion choices, only to break the pattern with the occasional pop of colour like the electric-blue Victoria Beckham dress she wore when the couple bowed out of British royal life, as reported by Vogue.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Kerry Kennedy attend the 2022 Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala, at New York Hilton, on 6 December. Image: AFP | Mike Coppola

From there, the Duchess opted for subdued colours yet again like the custom Louis Vuitton dress she wore to receive the Ripple of Hope Award or the brandless ivory silk shirt that can be seen during an interview on Harry & Meghan.

As Vogue explains, she might be trying to take control of her image.

Image: Netflix | Harry & Meghan

In Harry & Meghan, the Dutchess can be seen wearing a Cartier Love bracelet and Tank watch, a nod to classicism and the late Princess Diana.

The former Princess of Wales also loved the sleek French time piece inspired by war engines.

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