IT MAY be her birthday but Meghan Markle is spending her first year as a royal focusing on another couple.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is 37 today, and Prince Harry have stepped out to celebrate the wedding of one of Harry’s best pals, Charlie van Straubenzee – and she once again nailed her look.
Birthday girl Meghan was all smiles as she stepped out for the wedding of Prince Harry’s mate
Meghan is wearing a pleated block monochrome £400 shirt dress from Club Monaco, and has accessorised with a fascinator and black bag for the occasion.
The long, sleeveless midi Shoanah dress has colourful detailing of lilac, pink and forest green, and is tied off with a black belt in a bow.
Meanwhile the top section is a navy blouse with buttons down the front.
The fascinator is from the Philip Treacy collection, and includes a decorative design on the front, meanwhile her black clutch is a £173 Kayu design.
Reuters Meghan looked elegant on her 37th wearing a pleated block dress from Club Monaco
©Karwai Tang Meghan wore her favourite £490 Aquazzura heels for the event
Splash News Meghan was wreathed in smiles as guests sweltered in the 30C heat
And the Suits star seems to be taking a leaf out of Kate Middleton’s book, by recycling one of her favourite items.
She is once again wearing her beloved £490 Aquazzura Denueve heels, that she wore to the Queen’s Young Leaders’ Awards.
The chic pumps have a classic pointed toe, a bow back design and are finished with a cut-out detail.
Meghan was seen smiling and waving as she gathered with other high profile guests in the grounds of Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Frensham.
Groom Charlie was one of the ushers at Meghan and Harry’s wedding and its expected Harry will be carrying out best man duties this weekend in return.
This pleated dress with blocks of colour is perfect for summer Shoanah Dress, £400 from Club Monaco – buy now
Heels fit for a princess Deneuve Pump 105, £490, Aquazzura – buy now
Meghan is continuing her love of clutches with this designer option Anna Straw Clutch, £173.07 from Shop Bop – buy now
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Which also means Meghan probably won’t be able to sit with her hubby during the ceremony.
It’s expected we won’t see much of Meghan and Harry over the next few weeks (August is usually when the royals take their holiday), but if Harry is planning something special, it’s expected celebrations won’t be too lavish.
Royal tradition dictates a small family celebration at home – with the exception of the Queen, 92, who has two birthday shindigs – one in April and one in June.
While the day will be very different to previous celebrations, one thing will remain the same – her birthday wish.
Meghan waved as she arrived at their friend’s wedding on her birthday
Each year, Meghan uses the time to reflect on her life and think about her future, a tradition that is inspired by her mum Doria Ragland.
Meghan revealed the sweet habit in 2016 on her now-deleted lifestyle website The Tig when she wrote: “My mom has always said that birthdays are your own personal New Year.