Photo: Strathberry/ Facebook

Just like her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, the former Suits actress Meghan Markle has the fashion Midas touch. Anything Meghan wears practically sells out – from the outfit she wore for the announcement of her engagement to the Strathberry Midi Tote she held on the her visit to Nottingham with fiancé Prince Harry on 1 Dec.

From her age difference with Prince Harry to her biracial parentage, it is apparent that Meghan doesn’t quite fit into the cookie-cutter mould of a would-be duchess, and this is reflected in her sartorial choices. It seems that the philanthropist may have broken royal protocol by carrying a handbag with her to Nottingham instead of a clutch. Some etiquette experts claim that the Queen and Kate Middleton are always seen with clutch bags, which they usually grasp with both hands, to avoid the awkwardness of having to shake hands with certain people.

Photo: The Royal Family/Facebook

 

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As part of their visit to Nottingham, the couple expressed their support to a World’s Aids Day charity fair organised by the Terrence Higgins Trust. To raise funds for the charity, the burgundy tote (from the original round of production) by Scottish label Strathberry that Meghan was spotted with was auctioned off on eBay.

The tri-colour tote nearly crashed the internet and sold out in 11 minutes on eBay after bidding commenced on 12 Dec.It was sold for a whopping £1,819, nearly four times the £495 retail price.

If you failed to get your hands on the tricolor bag, Strathberry is doing another round of production for the bag so keep a lookout for that. In the meantime, here are some lookalikes for Meghan Markle’s viral tote that you can buy that look just as good as the real deal.

 

Givenchy Pandora Box Shoulder Bag ($2,990)

Available from Farfetch.

 

Zac Zac Posen Foldover Bucket Bag ($474)

Available from Farfetch.

 

Mulberry Multiflap Leather Shoulder Bag ($701.90)

Available from Net-a-porter.

 

As we approach the royal wedding day, we are certain that the “Meghan effect” will move into full swing in 2018 as the actress takes on more royal duties and engagements as Prince Harry’s wife and the Duchess of Sussex.

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