While the Princess of Wales favorite fashion house is undoubtedly Alexander McQueen (runner-up Jenny Packham), the Duchess of Sussex prefers Carolina Herrera. Worn for major events and magazine shoots, the California based royal loves calling on the Venezuelan fashion designer for glamorous gowns and statement shirtdresses.

One of the most prolific evening wear designers in America, Herrera’s couture creations frequently grace the red carpet with notable names like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and Margot Robbie appearing in the designer’s ballerina ballgowns and feminine floral frocks.

And while Herrera designed for a number of First Ladies (including Jackie O, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump) Duchess Meghan is perhaps one of the brand’s most famous couture customers.

Here are 5 of Meghan Markle’s Best Carolina Herrera Fashion Moments:

1. Jean Queen

Looking effortlessly elegant in a V-neck denim midi dress for a polo match at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club in July 2018, Meghan was style goals in this breezy blue cotton dress from House of Herrera.

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2. Whispers of Waterfall 

In this elegant two-tone blue colorblock evening dress, Meghan was a style sensation for Variety Magazine in October 2022. The sleeveless column dress featured a cascading drape detail and figure flattering banded waist.

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3. Pretty in Pink

Looking like Jackie Kennedy cosplay, the duchess was a sensation in pale pink separates from her beloved award winning fashion designer. Meghan’s dusty pink separates were a bespoke creation for the Trooping the Colour parade in 2018. The duchess’ pink skirt suit perfectly matched her Philip Treacy straw slice hat.

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4. Red Hot

Rocking the red carpet like a glamorous movie star, Meghan brought the heat to the Salute to Freedom Gala in November 2021 where she showed off a fairytale Herrera design. The plunge neck silk gown was elegant and enchanting.

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5. Dazzling in Denim 

Proving once was not enough, Meghan brought dreamy denim back into her royal rotation. For the Invictus Games in September 2023, she wore this long sleeve two-tone denim midi with a self-tie belt. The stylish $1590 shirtdress was made in Italy.

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