Meghan Markle's Latest It-bag Defies Royal Tradition, but You'll Want One Anyway
On Tuesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their way to Edinburgh, Scotland as part of Meghan’s larger introduction to the United Kingdom.
There, the pair was greeted by throngs of well-wishers, including a Shetland Pony named Cruachan IV who actually has quite the royal history. According to the Daily Mail, Cruachan attempted to eat the Queen's posy during a previous visit to Stirling castle — and this time he tried to nip Prince Harry.
While greeting fans the couple of course looked as stylish as ever, with Meghan rocking a Burberry tartan coat (a similar style is currently on sale at Nordstrom) with trousers by Veronica Beard. Though, it was her bag that garnered the most attention as it once again proved that Meghan plans to buck royal traditions forever.
You see, during her visit Meghan chose not to hold a clutch, which has become an unofficial royal fashion rule for people like the Queen and Kate Middleton. Instead, Meghan chose to wear a cross-body bag by a local Scottish brand, Strathberry, for her visit. This way both of her hands remained free to greet fans — and even pet that feisty pony.
According to Town & Country, the bag Meghan carried is known as the Strathberry East/West bag in a deep, forest green shade. And, you guessed it, the color is already sold out on the brand’s site. However, you can still get the same style from Strathberry for $660.
"My prediction is that Meghan is going to be our new Diana,” Una Mallon, a mother of four, 47, from Belfast, told the Daily Mail after catching a glimpse of the couple. “A wee touch of Meghan adds a bit of sparkle. She's already working behind the scenes as she's doing secret visits. She is passionate about her causes and I think Harry and her are going to be the perfect team. I always have a soft spot for Kate and William but I think together the boys are doing a great job and their partners show great support.”