Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Meghan Markle brushes rumours of controversy aside by wearing Emilia Wickstead

Meghan Markle brushes rumours of controversy aside by wearing Emilia Wickstead

"I think the fact that Harry and Meghan have been asked by the Foreign Office to go to Ireland shows just how much faith the Queen has in both of them as working royals", royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET of the visit.

The wife of Prince Harry has consistently sported the luxury Scottish handbag brand and who can blame her when the range is this fabulous.

The Duchess stepped out in an Emilia Wickstead dress during her first official global trip, proving there's no drama with the British designer despite a rumoured controversy.

Wickstead addressed the commentary in an Instagram post: "Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely lovely on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her".

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Meghan Markle in Dior at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, July 2018.

During the trip, Meghan also met Irish PM Leo Varadkar, but it is not known the topic of the abortion bill came up in their conversation. She wore her hair back in a loose bun, and paired the look with a large black handbag.

The Duchess of Sussex is expected to be politically impartial, but it seems she might have slipped up on an official visit to Ireland.

She is also making headlines for her choice of Emilia Wickstead, who reportedly claimed that the duchess' wedding gown - a couture piece created by Givenchy's artistic director, Clare Waight Keller - bore some resemblance to one of Wickstead's own designs.

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Meghan and Harry will head straight from the service to Dublin for a two-day tour.

They are to visit Trinity College later to view the Book of Kells.

The couple attended a garden party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn.

Other visits include DogPatch Labs to meet youth learning coding through free workshops.

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