20 Times Meghan Markle Stole the Spotlight

Madison Breaux | Jul 12, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Meghan Markle Stole the Spotlight
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As the newest duchess on the scene, it's kind of hard for Meghan Markle to escape the spotlight wherever she goes. No matter what the royal engagement is, all eyes (and all cameras) are on the Duchess of Sussex, and honestly, we can't help but feel bad for her sometimes. But this isn't all just Meghan being who she is. This duchess does and wears things that have a tendency to get extra attention from the public. As we all know, Meghan likes to break the royal fashion rules and do things her own way, so it's safe to say she's contributing to some of the spotlight she's given. But as any good duchess can tell you, she knows when it's time to lay low. 

Even though Meghan does value her privacy, the duchess still can't help but steal the show at most of the royal events she attends. 

From her and Harry's official royal tour Down Under to a laid-back day at Wimbledon, Meghan always seems to find a way to make everyone look at her. Part of this comes with being one of the newest members of the royal family (if we don't count the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby boy Archie Harrison), but most of it comes with being Meghan Markle. Everyone automatically gravitates to her bright attitude on life, and a lot of people find her to be a refreshing addition to the royal family. Good job, Harry.

Naysayers may call her out for seeking the attention that she is so generously given, but we say she's just perfectly irresistible for most people. So, because we are those people who just can't get enough of her, here are 20 times that Meghan Markle stole the spotlight.

  • Stepping Out in Classic Hollywood Style

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    Meghan loves to break out her best classic Hollywood styles every once in a while, and when she does, we all have to remember that she isn't from England. She still shows us that hint of American influence from time to time!

  • Outshining Harry's Polo Match

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    Meghan's all-denim ensemble stood out among the polo uniforms at Harry's charity match in 2018, and if her outfit didn't steal the spotlight for her, then the kiss she gave her husband definitely did.

  • Buzz About Pregnancy

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    Just hours after they announced the news of the pregnancy, Meghan and Harry stepped out to begin their tour of Australia and New Zealand. Buuuut, most people weren't really paying attention to the prince. We were all on a lookout for a growing baby bump.

  • Raising Questions at the Wedding

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    Before they made the pregnancy announcement, there was some buzz and rumors going around. We're sure Princess Eugenie wasn't too happy about this, but the buzz was for good reason ... the duchess was in fact pregnant!

  • Her Straight Hair

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    Some people are convinced that Meghan styled her hair straight to distract the public from her then-unknown pregnancy, but we aren't too sure it's true. It was definitely different from her signature loose waves, that's for sure.

  • Out With Arch

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    Well this was certainly the outing seen around the world! Meghan, along with Kate and her kiddos, attended the charity polo match. The duchess was doting on Archie the whole time and looked oh-so-comfy in her loose linen dress.

  • The Halter Top

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    Some people were wildly offended by Meghan's halter top ensemble in the middle of the fall season, but that only caused even more attention to fall upon the duchess. Hey, whatever gets the people talking, right??

  • Shining at Another Wedding

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    Maybe it was her accidental wardrobe malfunction, or maybe it was just how stunning she looked, but Meghan definitely stole the show at a friend's wedding just shortly after she married Prince Harry. What a day this was!

  • Taking Over Wimbledon

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    Meghan's security precautions might be what really stole the spotlight when she made her Wimbledon appearance this year, but that doesn't mean that people weren't ogling the duchess herself. Well ... she did wear forbidden denim and all. 

  • In the Big Apple

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    Did Meghan really expect to travel all the wait to New York City and not get mobbed by paparazzi? The duchess should know by now that wherever she goes, about a thousand cameras aren't too far behind her.

  • Charity Work

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    The focus should have been on the great charity work that the duchess was doing, but honestly, all anyone could look at was how happy Meghan looked to be surrounded by her mom and Prince Harry.

  • Wearing Menswear

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    If there's one thing we've learned about Meghan over the last year, it's that she definitely loves her androgynous clothing. Every time the duchess stepped out in a menswear-inspired outfit, the world watched. 

  • Her Post-Archie Debut

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    We were all waiting for when Meghan would make her official post-baby debut, and boy did she not disappoint. She still had that pregnancy glow about her, and yes, we were all insanely jealous.

  • Duchess Date

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    As much as we love Kate, we couldn't help but focus on Meghan and her sailor-inspired outfit at Wimbledon in 2018. No one could get enough of their duchess date, but honestly, most people were freaking out over the newest royal in the family.

  • Her First Trooping

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    All eyes were just waiting for the Duchess of Sussex to make her first Trooping the Colour ceremony appearance, and Meghan definitely pulled out all the stop. No one even really paid attention to the handsome prince sitting next to her.

  • The First Appearance

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    Meghan's first appearance after the royal wedding definitely didn't disappoint. Even though she wasn't supposed to be the star of the show ... she was. But then again, that's how most events that Meghan attends go. 

  • Turnings Eyes on the Boardwalk

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    This was the moment that we ALL wanted to start stealing Meghan's style. That long sundress is something out of our vacation dreams.

  • Stealing Another Prince

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    At one of her many pre-royal engagements, Meghan was seemingly stealing the heart of another prince. Sorry, Meghan ... he's been taken for a long time. All jokes aside, no one could stop looking at how buddy-buddy Meghan and her soon-to-be brother-in-law were. Family first, right?

  • Another Show-Stopping Tuxedo

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    Meghan strikes again with her tuxedo looks. Seriously, all heads turn to Meghan when she breaks out on of these outfits. We've known for a long time that this duchess doesn't really abide by the royal fashion rules, and this dress just proves that even more.

  • Her First Christmas

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    The internet just about broke when Meghan showed up for the royal family annual Christmas walk. Even Kate Middleton didn't get this privilege when she was still just a duchess-to-be. Looks like the queen was paying favorites, and it didn't go unnoticed.

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