Meghan Markle Wore This Beautiful Velvet Dress for Her First Royal Christmas with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle wore a key winter trend piece for her lunch with the Royal Family and we want it.

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Having recently worn a bespoke Philip Treacy felt hat for the Christmas Day church service in Sandringham and a couture Ralph & Russo gown (estimated to cost a whopping $75,000 (opens in new tab)!) for her official engagement photos, I've been losing faith that I'll ever be able to recreate Meghan Markle's iconic fashion moments.

After all, dressing like a princess doesn't come cheap, and I love my job, but I'm no princess!

But according to reports, the 36-year-old bagged a bargain when it came to searching for the perfect outfit for her first royal Christmas with Prince Harry last week.

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The Sun reports the Californian beauty chose a burgundy 'Tay' velvet dress (opens in new tab) from Canadian clothes brand Club Monaco for lunch at Sandringham with the Queen, which costs approximately $298. I can work with that!

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Hidden under a Sentaler wide-collar camel coat during her public appearance on Christmas Day, the dress features short, ruffled sleeves, a belted waist, and cuts just below the knee.

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Taking to Instagram, a representative from Club Monaco said: "A very short term #fbf to Christmas Day when we got a peek at the lovely @meghanmarkle wearing our velvet Tay dress to visit the royal family."

Congrats to all involved — in particular that velvet dress, which is currently 30-percent off and not yet sold out! BRB!

Katie O'Malley
Katie O'Malley

Katie O’Malley is the Deputy Digital Editor, at ELLE UK. On a daily basis you’ll find her managing all digital workflow, editing site, video and social media content, liaising with commercial and sales teams on new partnerships and deals, implementing new digital strategies and compiling endless data traffic, SEO and ecomm reports. Since joining in 2016, Katie has written features on everything from sex addiction, and the use of tear gas during protests to virtual cuddling, ‘friendship fade’ and access to contraception post Brexit. Her list of interviewees over the years include those with Oprah Winfrey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Zoe Kravitz etc.