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This Is Why Meghan Markle Wore That Black Suit

The future royal breaks a major fashion rule.

She's still the star of suits.

Meghan Markle is proving herself to be quite an effective communicator in the art of diplomatic dressing—on her own terms.

For her first official evening engagement last week with fiancé Prince Harry, the former actress broke with royal tradition eschewing a traditional princess-y gown in favor of an black trouser suit by Alexander McQueen.

Meghan accompanied Harry to the Endeavour Awards at the historic Goldsmiths' Hall in London on Thursday and sent the British press into overdrive in an effort to decipher the message she was sending in choosing to wear the sleek wool suit which she paired with a silk crepe de chine bodysuit from Tuxe Bodywear.

The Daily Mail opined Meghan chose the chic yet intentionally understated look because she "was careful not to compete with the Duchess of Cambridge who was enjoying a gala dinner at Oslo's royal palace at the same time."

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