The Duchess and her designer Dublin wardrobe! Meghan dazzles in £17,000 worth of high-end labels in the space of just three hours on day two of her royal visit to Ireland with Harry
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Meghan's second and final day in Dublin got off to a busy start performing two engagements before lunch time - and her wardrobe was equally busy.
The Duchess of Sussex wore two outfits in the space of an hour and a half, in the form of an estimated total of £17,04 worth of designer labels.
The newly-minted royal, 36, looked typically glamorous as she kicked off the day in a dress by French designer Roland Mouret for a visit to the official residence of President Michael D Higgins.
Meghan is a known friend of Mouret's and wore a £1,350 version of her dress today on the eve of her nuptials, the one worn this morning is strikingly similar and has an estimated cost of £1,500.
When it came to her accessories the newly-wedded royal stuck simple black accents in the form of a suede shoe and an oversize black leather tote by designer Fendi - costing an eye-watering £3,850.00.
She did showcase a flash of bling with a pair of elegant diamond earrings at a cost of £6,886 from Birks as she took Harry's arm before meeting the president.
She got the day off to a polished start but within an hour and a half Meghan was back to her casual roots as she slipped into a black trouser suit for a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
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Meghan, 36, was pictured in a trouser suit for the first time since her wedding having last worn one to an awards event back in February and today's is the work of her wedding dress designer Givency at an estimated £2,500.
MEGHAN'S £17,000 OUTFITS
- Rouland Mouret dress - £1, 500 (est)
- Fendi bag - £3,850
- Birks earrings - £6,886
- Givenchy suit - £2,500 (est)
- Givenchy belt - £310
- Sarah Flint heels - £268
- Givenchy clutch - £1,690
Peeking out from beneath her cropped blazer was a £310 black leather belt with a gold clasp, also Givenchy, cinching her high-waisted trousers.
She swapped her black suede court shoes for a pair of patent ones by Sarah Flint, £268, and could be seen carrying a £1,690 clutch bag by her favoured Givenchy.
Harry and Meghan arrived at Aras an Uachtarain in the city's Phoenix Park at 9.30am.
They spent time signing the visitors guest book after meeting the president and his wife Sabina along with their two Bernese Mountain Dogs.
For her engagement this morning the newly-minted Duchess opted for an old favourite when it came to her hair, sweeping her hair into a sleek bun as she is wont to do of late.
The meeting with Mr Higgins and his wife Sabina was the first stop in a packed itinerary for the royal couple on Wednesday.
After getting the day off to a polished start but within an hour and a half Meghan was back to her casual roots as she slipped into a black trouser suit for a Gaelic sports festival on her final day in Dublin.
Even Meghan's hair had a change of style with the Duchess swapping her sleek bob of this morning in favour of a tousled down do.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Ireland from Tuesday 10th July to Wednesday 11th July having arrived in Dublin on Tuesday evening.
Meghan had a hectic day yesterday, commencing with RAF centenary celebrations in London before jetting to Dublin for her first official overseas visit, but the Duchess of Sussex managed to keep the style stakes high with three outfit changes.
Meghan was wearing a green Givenchy top and pencil skirt for her arrival in the Irish capital, but changed into a chic black midi dress by Emilia Wickstead with a square neckline for a garden party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Ireland.
MEGHAN'S LOVE OF 'FAVOURITE DESIGNER' ROLAND MOURET
Well-connected Meghan has a close bond with the French designer and, as well as choosing his glamorous designs for red carpet appearances, Meghan has given him a string of social media shout-outs.
The Duchess and the designer first became friends years ago when the pair met in a hotel lift in Istanbul.
'This man in a bathrobe said, "I'd love to dress you", I thought "whaaat?" Then he told me who he was and we've been friends ever since' she previously said.
A fashion magazine editor previously told WWD that the pair 'clearly had an affection for each other' - and that certainly seems to be the case if Meghan's gushing Instagram posts are anything to go by.
After a dinner in honour of the fashion tycoon, she wrote: 'So much love for you @roland_mouret - love your dresses to the moon and back, but love you even more #fashion #favouritedesigner.'
And in a cosy selfie with the designer last year, she wrote: 'Because lunch with @roland_mouret is the very best kind of lunch.'
Mouret was among the designers tipped to make the royal wedding dress, but Meghan eventually selected Givenchy.
She accessorised with a simple black Givenchy clutch and Morganite Drop Earrings with Pavé Diamonds by her favourite jewellery brand Birks.
Over the course of the trip, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the people of Dublin and will visit organisations which are central to Irish life. This will include a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
The Duke and Duchess will also attend a summer garden party at the British Ambassador's residence, where they will meet people from across Ireland's arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors.
During their visit to Dublin, Their Royal Highnesses will learn about Ireland's culture and heritage, including a visit to Trinity College, where they will see the Book of Kells, one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures.
The Duke and Duchess will also have a moment for reflection at the Famine Memorial, before visiting EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the 10 million Irish people who have emigrated across the world.
Their Royal Highnesses will also learn more about the bright future of Ireland during their time in Dublin, with a visit to DogPatch Labs, a co-working space for technology start-ups. Here, The Duke and Duchess will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs.
The programme will include official meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.