Meghan Markle marked her first public appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth II on Monday March 12, taking part in the Commonwealth Day 2018 celebrations alongside the royal family.
Markle showed up to the Commonwealth Day Service in a cream-colored coat by British designer Amanda Wakeley ($1,199; orchardmile.com) and a fashion accessory beloved by another member of the royal family.
The actress wore a white beret to the service created by hat-maker Stephen Jones, who's known for producing a variety of berets for Princess Diana during her 20s.
Meghan Markle's beret today is by Stephen Jones, also preferred milliner of the late Princess Diana, who wore one of his berets in 1982. I love a fashion homage. Also, I'm not crying, you're crying. pic.twitter.com/VRR9OVmj4y— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) March 12, 2018
Markle also donned a brown beret to the Christmas Day Church service with the royal family in December.
Markle accompanied the royal family to Westminster Abbey, where the royal wedding will take place next summer, for the celebration that included some 2,000 other guests, according to NBC.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle arrive at @wabbey for the #CommonwealthDay Service.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 12, 2018
The Commonwealth Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/gBXY4Dp7IL
The Queen is the head of the global Commonwealth network and has been throughout her 66 year reign, continuing the historic tradition this year.
The Queen has been Head of the Commonwealth throughout her 66 year reign. Today is a chance to celebrate the communities which make up the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. #CommonwealthDaypic.twitter.com/wJKfEicIou— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 12, 2018