Meghan Markle channels Princess Diana for her final appearance as a royal

It was the end of an era for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry when they made their final appearance as royals in London.

All eyes were on the glamorous couple as they joined Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.

The event marked the end of their royal duties but Meghan will be perhaps be remembered on that pivotal day for another reason – her choice of outfit.

Dressed in a bright green monochrome dress by British designer Emilia Wickstead, complete with matching cape and hat, Meghan’s outfit was likened to that worn by Princess Diana for Trooping the Colour in 1982.

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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From April 1 the couple will transition out of their roles as senior royals with the option to return after 12 months if it doesn’t work out.

Aside from her headline-stealing outfits there was much speculation surrounding the couple not being part of the Queen’s official procession into Westminster and were instead separately escorted to their seats.

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This allowed the many fans who had gathered outside more time to catch a glimpse of her gorgeous green outfit which included a mid-calf length dress, a cape and a matching green William Chambers hat, complete with a tiny hunter green bag, designed by Uruguay-born designer Gabriela Hearst.

Bold blue eye shadow

In 1982 Princess Diana wore the same color green dress but hers was buttoned at the front and included a similar-looking hat.

Meghan may also have had Princess Diana’s trademark blue eyeliner in mind when she chose a bright blue eye shadow to complete her stunning look, which apparently broke a royal beauty rule.

The couple may be gone from royal public duties but Meghan will undoubtedly be the subject of countless photos showing off her thoughtful and stunning style for many years to come.

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50 years ago, women in Britain won the right to equal pay. That monumental moment began with one courageous and inspiring group of women in a factory in Dagenham, England. In 1968, facing a pay settlement that declared them less skilled than men, the sewing machinists of the Ford Motor Company walked out on strike. In the face of great pressure, they stood firm, and two years later the UK Parliament was forced to pass the Equal Pay Act, protecting and supporting working women ever since. To mark International Women’s Day, The Duchess of Sussex visited Dagenham to meet with Geraldine Dear, one of the strikers, and spend time with students at the Robert Clack Upper School to meet the town’s next generation of female role models, and talk to young women and men about the women who inspire them. • “Being in Dagenham is incredibly profound. Because as you can see with Geraldine and the other women who had the strength to really stand up for something that they knew needed to be done. This is the best example of no matter how small you might feel, how low you may feel on the ladder or the totem pole, no matter what colour you are, no matter what gender you are, you have a voice, and you certainly have the right to speak up for what is right.” – The Duchess of Sussex A lifetime advocate and campaigner for gender equity, The Duchess joined a special assembly to celebrate this remarkable local story, as well as recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women around the world. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 #EachForEqual Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton

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We’ll miss this great couple from royal life but I’m sure they will continue to devote their time to worthy causes and create many headlines in the process.

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