Prince Harry claims palace ‘approved’ Meghan Markle’s ripped jeans
When Meghan Markle first appeared on the royal scene in a pair of ripped jeans and a white button-up shirt, she made plenty of headlines — but not all for the right reasons.
In his new memoir, Spare, Prince Harry claims that his then-girlfriend’s outfit at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto — consisting of her mother’s dyed Looker jeans ($174, originally $248), a white “Man” shirt ($255). ) from her friend Misha Nonoo and Sarah Flint flats “Natalie” ($450) – was “approved” by the palace.
But after negative press and online trolls claimed Markle was not dressed appropriately for a royal girlfriend, the prince felt something more could have been done.
“A single statement in Meg’s defense would have been enough to make a tremendous difference,” he wrote, referring to the online hate Markle received at the time.
Prince Harry said the 2017 Invictus Games were the “most controlled and predictable” venue to make their debut as a couple.WireImage
While Buckingham Palace has never made a habit of commenting on, let alone defending, a family member’s choice of outfit, Harry wrote that “no one” in the palace defended the Suits actress.
Writing about the Invictus experience – which he called the “perfect occasion” for their debut due to the games being held in Toronto, where Markle was living at the time – Harry said the couple focused their attention “on the game and the good cause” vs. “Cameras clicking.”
Although the two were “nervous” about officially going public as a couple, the duke said the pair had been “hidden from the world for a long time”.
Markle wore her controversial ripped jeans during a wheelchair tennis match at the Invictus Games 2017. WireImage Markle wore her controversial ripped jeans during a wheelchair tennis match at the 2017 Invictus Games. WireImage
Markle sported a brown Everlane card. Chris Jackson The couple discussed their experience with the press during their Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan. Netflix
In other style-related revelations in Spare, the Duke of Sussex details his wife’s infamous tiara incident before the royal wedding, how Camilla Parker Bowles turned his bedroom into her private dressing room after also left a “difficult moment” involving Markle. asking Kate Middleton to borrow her lip gloss (which may or may not have been the royal family’s $28 Clarins Lip Perfector).
Palace told Page Six that it would not comment on any claims in the book.
Markle carried an Everlane card to the games, which sold out quickly. Samir Hussein