If you need more proof that Meghan Markle is truly one of us (except with way better style), she was spotted on a recent trip to Tonga with a tag still dangling from the hem of her dress. Unlike the rest of us, I’m guessing it’s not because she was hoping to wear the red Self-Portrait frock and then return it for a refund.
The Duke and Duchess have been traveling down under for several days, she’s pregnant, and since she was wearing a green Jason Wu dress when they left Fiji and the red number when they landed in Tonga, one can see how the wardrobe changes could get exhausting (and hurried; I’m guessing she spent the flight taking a nap, because ugh first trimester problems).
Sophie Walsh, a reporter for Australian CNN affiliate Channel 9 News, tweeted about the small faux pas.
“With so many outfit changes I think the Duchess can be forgiven for this.”
The red dress choice was likely a nod to Tonga’s national color and, of course, looked stunning on Meghan Markle. She and Prince Harry were greeted in the small island nation by Princess Latufuipeka Angelika Tuku’aho and enjoyed a traditional welcome ceremony at the airport.
Later, they waved to streets of well-wishers and dined with the nation’s king and queen, then took part in the unveiling of a statue honoring Fijian war hero Talaiaasi Labalaba in 1972.
— Sophie Walsh (@sophie_walsh9) October 25, 2018
Before the couple left for the last leg of their trip in New Zealand, the Duchess spoke at the University of the South Pacific to promote education and women’s rights.
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly, the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.”
Keep on keeping on, Duchess. Tags hanging or no, you’re doing good (and looking fabulous in the process).