The Duchess and her designer Dublin wardrobe! Meghan dazzles in £17,000 worth of high-end labels in the space of just three hours on day two of her royal visit to Ireland with Harry

  • The Duchess of Sussex arrived at the official residence of President Michael D Higgins in Roland Mouret 
  • The French designer is a known friend of Meghan's having appeared on her now deleted Instagram account 
  • She wore her hair in a sleek bun and kept accessories to a minimal in the form of a black leather handbag 

Meghan's second and final day in Dublin got off to a busy start performing two engagements before lunch time - and her wardrobe was equally busy.

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The Duchess of Sussex wore two outfits in the space of an hour and a half, in the form of an estimated total of £17,04 worth of designer labels. 

The newly-minted royal, 36, looked typically glamorous as she kicked off the day in a dress by French designer Roland Mouret for a visit to the official residence of President Michael D Higgins. 

Meghan is a known friend of Mouret's and wore a £1,350 version of her dress today on the eve of her nuptials, the one worn this morning is strikingly similar and has an estimated cost of £1,500.

When it came to her accessories the newly-wedded royal stuck simple black accents in the form of a suede shoe and an oversize black leather tote by designer Fendi - costing an eye-watering £3,850.00. 

She did showcase a flash of bling with a pair of elegant diamond earrings at a cost of £6,886 from Birks as she took Harry's arm before meeting the president. 

The Duchess of Sussex wore a dove grey dress by designer and friend Roland Mouret as she arrived at the official residence of President Michael D Higgins
The Duchess of Sussex wore a dove grey dress by designer and friend Roland Mouret as she arrived at the official residence of President Michael D Higgins
Meghan's outfits today are estimated to cost around £17,000 in total including her £1,500 Roland Mouret dress
Meghan's outfits today are estimated to cost around £17,000 in total including her £1,500 Roland Mouret dress

She got the day off to a polished start but within an hour and a half Meghan was back to her casual roots as she slipped into a black trouser suit for a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Meghan, 36, was pictured in a trouser suit for the first time since her wedding having last worn one to an awards event back in February and today's is the work of her wedding dress designer Givency at an estimated £2,500.

MEGHAN'S £17,000 OUTFITS 

  • Rouland Mouret dress - £1, 500 (est)
  • Fendi bag - £3,850
  • Birks earrings - £6,886
  • Givenchy suit - £2,500 (est) 
  • Givenchy belt - £310
  • Sarah Flint heels - £268
  • Givenchy clutch - £1,690

Peeking out from beneath her cropped blazer was a £310 black leather belt with a gold clasp, also Givenchy, cinching her high-waisted trousers.

She swapped her black suede court shoes for a pair of patent ones by Sarah Flint, £268, and could be seen carrying a £1,690 clutch bag by her favoured Givenchy. 

Harry and Meghan arrived at Aras an Uachtarain in the city's Phoenix Park at 9.30am.

They spent time signing the visitors guest book after meeting the president and his wife Sabina along with their two Bernese Mountain Dogs.  

For her engagement this morning the newly-minted Duchess opted for an old favourite when it came to her hair, sweeping her hair into a sleek bun as she is wont to do of late.    

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The meeting with Mr Higgins and his wife Sabina was the first stop in a packed itinerary for the royal couple on Wednesday. 

The Duchess of Sussex went from polished glam to casual cool in the space of an hour and a half after leaving President Higgins' home
The Duchess of Sussex went from polished glam to casual cool in the space of an hour and a half after leaving President Higgins' home
She arrived at the Gaelic sports festival in far more casual attire
She arrived at the Gaelic sports festival in far more casual attire
Meghan wore a black tailored trouser suit complete with a cropped jacket and a simple white jersey top for her second engagement of the day 
Meghan wore a black tailored trouser suit complete with a cropped jacket and a simple white jersey top for her second engagement of the day 
Prince Harry had also had a change of clothes swapping a formal suit in favour of his beloved chinos, shirt, blazer and desert boot combo
Prince Harry had also had a change of clothes swapping a formal suit in favour of his beloved chinos, shirt, blazer and desert boot combo
She swapped her black suede court shoes for a pair of patent ones
She swapped her black suede court shoes for a pair of patent ones
She could be seen carrying a matching clutch bag as she took a tour of the sports stadium
She could be seen carrying a matching clutch bag as she took a tour of the sports stadium
Meghan's clutch bag is by her wedding dress designer Givenchy setting her back no less than £1,690
Meghan's clutch bag is by her wedding dress designer Givenchy setting her back no less than £1,690
For her engagement this morning the newly-minted Duchess opted for an old favourite when it came to her hair
For her engagement this morning the newly-minted Duchess opted for an old favourite when it came to her hair
She swept her hair into a sleek bun as she is wont to do of late
She swept her hair into a sleek bun as she is wont to do of late
Meghan's roomy black leather tote bag is by designer Fendi and costs an eye-watering £ 3,850.00
Meghan's roomy black leather tote bag is by designer Fendi and costs an eye-watering £ 3,850.00

After getting the day off to a polished start but within an hour and a half Meghan was back to her casual roots as she slipped into a black trouser suit for a Gaelic sports festival on her final day in Dublin. 

Even Meghan's hair had a change of style with the Duchess swapping her sleek bob of this morning in favour of a tousled down do. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Ireland from Tuesday 10th July to Wednesday 11th July having arrived in Dublin on Tuesday evening.  

Meghan had a hectic day yesterday, commencing with RAF centenary celebrations in London before jetting to Dublin for her first official overseas visit, but the Duchess of Sussex managed to keep the style stakes high with three outfit changes.

Meghan was wearing a green Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her arrival in the Irish capital, but changed into a chic black midi dress by Emilia Wickstead with a square neckline for a garden party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Ireland.

Meghan could be seen clutching her £1,690 Givenchy clutch as she chatted to a young football player
Meghan could be seen clutching her £1,690 Givenchy clutch as she chatted to a young football player
Harry wasn't the only one greeting youngsters - Meghan met three-year-old Walter Cullen, who playfully tugged at her hair
Harry wasn't the only one greeting youngsters - Meghan met three-year-old Walter Cullen, who playfully tugged at her hair
The Duchess of Sussex giggled as her husband had his beard stroked by a youngster in Croke Park stadium
The Duchess of Sussex giggled as her husband had his beard stroked by a youngster in Croke Park stadium
Harry happily let a cheeky youngster play with his beard during his walkabout of the Croke Park stadium  
Harry happily let a cheeky youngster play with his beard during his walkabout of the Croke Park stadium  
Prince Harry was gifted a Hurley and Sliotar by one adorable youngster at Croke Park stadium
Prince Harry was gifted a Hurley and Sliotar by one adorable youngster at Croke Park stadium
Harry and Meghan were relaxed as they chatted with players taking part in a Gaelic games demonstration
Harry and Meghan were relaxed as they chatted with players taking part in a Gaelic games demonstration
The couple both managed to make a speedy change of clothes before arriving at Croke Park museum
The couple both managed to make a speedy change of clothes before arriving at Croke Park museum
The couple made their way to the iconic Long Room at the college which holds the collection's 200,000 oldest books
The couple made their way to the iconic Long Room at the college which holds the collection's 200,000 oldest books
Harry and Meghan walked hand in hand around Dublin's Trinity College, watched by thousands of adoring fans
Harry and Meghan walked hand in hand around Dublin's Trinity College, watched by thousands of adoring fans
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured ringing the Peace Bell in the grounds of Aras an Uachtarain
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured ringing the Peace Bell in the grounds of Aras an Uachtarain
Meghan expertly negotiated the gravel despite wearing heels as she chatted to President Higgins' wife Sabina 
Meghan expertly negotiated the gravel despite wearing heels as she chatted to President Higgins' wife Sabina 
When it came to her accessories the newly-wedded royal stuck simple black accents in the form of a suede shoe and an oversize leather handbag
When it came to her accessories the newly-wedded royal stuck simple black accents in the form of a suede shoe and an oversize leather handbag

MEGHAN'S LOVE OF 'FAVOURITE DESIGNER' ROLAND MOURET  

Well-connected Meghan has a close bond with the French designer and, as well as choosing his glamorous designs for red carpet appearances, Meghan has given him a string of social media shout-outs. 

The Duchess and the designer first became friends years ago when the pair met in a hotel lift in Istanbul.

'This man in a bathrobe said, "I'd love to dress you", I thought "whaaat?" Then he told me who he was and we've been friends ever since' she previously said.

A fashion magazine editor previously told WWD that the pair 'clearly had an affection for each other' - and that certainly seems to be the case if Meghan's gushing Instagram posts are anything to go by.

After a dinner in honour of the fashion tycoon, she wrote: 'So much love for you @roland_mouret - love your dresses to the moon and back, but love you even more #fashion #favouritedesigner.'

And in a cosy selfie with the designer last year, she wrote: 'Because lunch with @roland_mouret is the very best kind of lunch.' 

Mouret was among the designers tipped to make the royal wedding dress, but Meghan eventually selected Givenchy.  

Meghan has been vocal about her support for the French designer on Twitter and Instagram
Meghan has been vocal about her support for the French designer on Twitter and Instagram
A gushing Instagram post from October 2016, just weeks before her romance with Prince Harry was revealed, sees the star in a cosy selfie with the French designer
A gushing Instagram post from October 2016, just weeks before her romance with Prince Harry was revealed, sees the star in a cosy selfie with the French designer
The Duchess of Sussex has favoured the French designer on many occasions including on the eve of her wedding
The Duchess of Sussex has favoured the French designer on many occasions including on the eve of her wedding
She was seen carrying one of his bags back in April
She was seen carrying one of his bags back in April
She wore this Mouret structured dress to a red carpet event back in 2014
She wore this Mouret structured dress to a red carpet event back in 2014
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The Duchess was looking typically cheerful as she and the Duke of Sussex arrived at Aras on their second day in Dublin 
The Duchess was looking typically cheerful as she and the Duke of Sussex arrived at Aras on their second day in Dublin 
The couple posed alongside President Higgins after signing the guest book at his home in Ireland 
The couple posed alongside President Higgins after signing the guest book at his home in Ireland 
The affectionate Duchess gazed at her new husband lovingly during the second day of engagements in Ireland 
The affectionate Duchess gazed at her new husband lovingly during the second day of engagements in Ireland 
Dog lover Meghan was delighted when the President's two Bernese Mountain Dogs Bród and Shadow
Dog lover Meghan was delighted when the President's two Bernese Mountain Dogs Bród and Shadow
Is football coming home? Most definitely, according to Harry! The royal even took time out of his day to support the Three Lions, remaining positive about their chances against Croatia 
Is football coming home? Most definitely, according to Harry! The royal even took time out of his day to support the Three Lions, remaining positive about their chances against Croatia 
The royal couple were seen happily petting the animals who arrived to greet them on the steps of the Higgins house 
The royal couple were seen happily petting the animals who arrived to greet them on the steps of the Higgins house 

She accessorised with a simple black Givenchy clutch and Morganite Drop Earrings with Pavé Diamonds by her favourite jewellery brand Birks.

Over the course of the trip, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the people of Dublin and will visit organisations which are central to Irish life. This will include a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association. 

The Duke and Duchess will also attend a summer garden party at the British Ambassador's residence, where they will meet people from across Ireland's arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors.

Meghan appeared to give Sabina a helping hand as she made her way from the steps of Aras to the cobbles 
Meghan appeared to give Sabina a helping hand as she made her way from the steps of Aras to the cobbles 
The cheerful Duchess gave photographers a small wave
The cheerful Duchess gave photographers a small wave
She is now heading off for her second engagement of the day
She is now heading off for her second engagement of the day
During the final day of their visit, Harry and Meghan will meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations which are central to Irish life
During the final day of their visit, Harry and Meghan will meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations which are central to Irish life
Meghan beamed as she was given the floral arrangements by fans who had waited for hours to see her 
Meghan beamed as she was given the floral arrangements by fans who had waited for hours to see her 
The couple chatted with the players who are involved with community outreach projects
The couple chatted with the players who are involved with community outreach projects
The couple were taken on a tour of the stadium's museum before going on to the pitch for a sports demonstration
The couple were taken on a tour of the stadium's museum before going on to the pitch for a sports demonstration

During their visit to Dublin, Their Royal Highnesses will learn about Ireland's culture and heritage, including a visit to Trinity College, where they will see the Book of Kells, one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures. 

The Duke and Duchess will also have a moment for reflection at the Famine Memorial, before visiting EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world.

Their Royal Highnesses will also learn more about the bright future of Ireland during their time in Dublin, with a visit to DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups. Here, The Duke and Duchess will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs.

The programme will include official meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

 

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