Meghan Markle’s Royal Blue Cardigan Has a Sweet Double Meaning

Meghan Markle is back at it again, weaving symbolism into her outfits like the bona-fide fashion diplomat she is. This time the Duchess of Sussex, alongside hubby Prince Harry, visited Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base in San Diego, wearing a royal blue Carolina Herrera cardigan embroidered with red flowers.

The visit comes on the eve of both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, the American and British holidays honoring service members who risked their lives for their countries. (Both holidays fall on November 11, the date of the end of World War I in 1918.) Not only is Markle’s cardigan appropriately patriotic in color, but the flowers—vibrant poppies—are a nod to the UK’s symbol of “remembrance and hope.” King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Kate often wear poppy pins on their lapels as a show of respect for the British armed forces. In fact, Prince Harry was wearing the meaningful emblem on his own jacket during the visit to Pendleton.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Camp Pendleton on November 8, followed by a stop at the Navy SEAL Foundation’s Warrior Fitness Program West Coast facility in San Diego on November 9.

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