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20 Times Meghan Markle Looked More Hollywood Than Royal

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She may live in Kensington Palace (for now), but clearly Meghan Markle hasn't forgotten her Hollywood roots. From how she interacts with fans to the patronages she's chosen, there's never any mistaking the fact that Meghan isn't a born and bred royal (and that's a good thing). But perhaps the biggest giveaway that Meghan hails from the Golden State is her wardrobe. Sure, she's changed her style a bit since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. But on more than one occasion, Meghan's made it obvious that she'll never completely overhaul the way she dresses. And we couldn't love that more. 

While we're always fans of everything Kate Middleton wears, Meghan's style is more modern and more edgy (for a royal). And definitely a lot more Hollywood. Whether she's wearing a chic pantsuit or a dress that shows a bit of leg, Meghan always manages to marry the classic, sophisticated style of the royal family with the fun and funk of Hollywood -- and that's no easy task. 

On a few occasions there have been reports that Queen Elizabeth isn't the biggest fan of Meghan's wardrobe. In fact, in September, there were rumblings that Meghan's penchant for pants wasn't sitting well with the queen. But still. Pants she wears. And she looks stylish AF if we may say so ourselves. 

She's classy. She's elegant. She's incredibly eloquent. It's like she was made to be a royal! But still, sometimes Meghan still dresses like she's going to a movie premiere. And, yep, we're into it. 

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Ripped Jeans 

When we first met Meghan as Prince Harry's girlfriend, she was wearing ripped jeans and a men's shirt half-tucked in. Definitely more Hollywood than royal. 

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Engagement Shoes 

For Meghan's engagement photocall, she decided to go with strappy stilettos. Don't recall ever seeing Kate Middleton in these babies!

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Pants!

For one of her first post-engagement appearances, Meghan wore pants. Pants! 

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Little Things 

She may be in an understated outfit of all black, but that's a seriously trendy pair of tiny gold earrings Meghan's got on. 

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Pantsuit 

Even if she's not a fan of pants, we're not sure how this outfit could have annoyed Queen Elizabeth. It's so chic!

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The Sailor Pant 

Classy? Yes. But super on-trend? Oh yes. Very Hollywood, Meghan. 

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Also Noteworthy?

Meghan's crossbody bag with gold hardware.  

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Cropped Pants & Heels

Meghan definitely didn't pick this trend up in the halls of Kensington Palace. 

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Messy Bun 

Question: When was the last time Kate Middleton had a "messy" 'do?

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Beachy Waves 

Another hairstyle Meghan likes to rock? Beachy waves. 

Who doesn't have that in Hollywood?

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Who's Your Trainer?

Meghan's dress may not be super Hollywood here, but those uber-fit arms sure are!

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Cold Shoulder

It isn't every day we see royals in off-the-shoulder dresses. 

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High Fashion

Love this look, but for a royal, it's fairly high fashion!

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Yep, That's Meghan Markle

Strappy flats, fedora, and all!

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Another Day 

Another cropped pantsuit. Ah, we love ya, Meghan!

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Slick Hair & a One-Shoulder Dress?

Meghan could totally be going to the Oscars here. 

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A Little Leg ...

... Goes a long way when you're a royal. 

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A Tiny Detail 

While Meghan's overall look may not be "Hollywood," the fact that she has her jacket sleeves pushed up is very Kardashian. 

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