How Meghan's Grace Wales Bonner Photo-Call Outfit Differed From Kate and Princess Diana's

The Duchess of Sussex is choosing to do things her own way.

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After much speculation on whether Meghan Markle would have her child at home (opens in new tab) or at a hospital, the Duchess of Sussex officially gave birth to baby boy at an undisclosed hospital (opens in new tab) on May 6, 2019. Meghan and Harry have already enjoyed some quiet time (opens in new tab) with their little one, choosing not to present him to the public right away. (Though adorable new dad Harry (opens in new tab) did step out quickly on Monday to speak to the press.) However, today marks the family's first time appearing in public with the baby in an official photo-call.

For the cameras, the Duchess of Sussex chose a white Grace Wales Bonner dress (opens in new tab). (It was originally thought to be Givenchy, per fashion site Meghan's Mirror (opens in new tab), but royal reporters (opens in new tab) confirmed it was Bonner (opens in new tab)a talented British designer (opens in new tab) who has a British mother and Jamaican father.)

Meanwhile, Harry wore a suit while cradling their newborn. Harry is set to fly out to the Netherlands on Thursday (opens in new tab), so this photo-call came just in time. Meghan has no publicly scheduled events on her calendar yet as she is on maternity leave (opens in new tab).

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The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Pose With Their Newborn Son

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Obviously, Meghan's first appearance after giving birth was very different from both Kate Middleton's and Princess Diana's. Kate posed for photos while holding her newborns outside the Lindo Wing just hours after giving birth to all three of her children.

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All three times, Kate chose dresses by Jenny Packham for her post-baby appearances.

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Last year, she wore a red dress when she had Prince Louis. She wore a yellow printed dress (opens in new tab) when she had Princess Charlotte and a blue polka dot dress (opens in new tab) when she gave birth to Prince George.

Similarly, Princess Diana also gave birth to Prince William and Prince Harry at the Lindo Wing (opens in new tab) and stepped out with her newborns right after.

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Meghan, however, stuck to her signature style, choosing a Grace Wales Bonner dress, which was similar to her past looks, and Manolo Blahnik pumps. No word yet on a name for baby Sussex. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess!

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Marina Liao
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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.