Today the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have commenced their 10-day royal tour of Africa, arriving in South Africa with baby Archie. They went straight from the flight to their first official engagement, visiting a children’s centre in the Nyagna township in Cape Town. Royal tours always require months of careful planning, and this isn’t just regarding the itinerary—what the royals pack for official visits always requires real consideration and attention to detail. Typically a royal tour wardrobe has to strike the balance between promoting British designers, and celebrating businesses from the host nations.
Meghan knows that her clothes can deliver messages and will be instantly interpreted, and so it’s not surprising that she decided to champion a brand with an ethical stand point on her first day. Meghan wore a black and white printed wrap dress by Mayamiko “Dalitso”, which is £69, and is sourced and made in Malawi by artisans. The brand is sustainable, as it is has a zero waste policy, is careful to never over produce, creates its garment in a solar-panelled warehouse and sources all fabric from a nearby fabric market in Lilongwe. Meghan paired her dress with a some classic black Castaner wedges, tied at the ankles.
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