'Meghan Markle would avoid basic fashion mistakes if she asked for advice', says etiquette expert

'Meghan Markle would avoid basic fashion mistakes if she asked for advice', says etiquette expert

William Hanson was not impressed with Meghan Markle's coat

Monday, January 22, 2018

Meghan Markle could avoid the basic fashion mistakes she's making by asking other Royal women for advice, according to an etiquette expert.

Markle has made a number of public appearances with Prince Harry since their engagement, the most recent being a visit to Cardiff last week.

Etiquette expert and social commentator William Hanson told Jamie East and Melanie Sykes: "If she asked the advice of her soon to be sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, or any of the older female members of the Royal Family even those that have married in... she could avoid these fairly basic mistakes.

"When she got engaged [her outfit] was too short, the dress underneath was longer, [the coat] was white and it was the start of winter really."

He also criticised Markle for wearing black in Cardiff as "generally Royal women don’t wear black unless it’s a funeral or they are in court mourning."

She also wore black denim jeans, and Hanson said: "For heaven’s sake you’re marrying into the British Royal Family. Don’t wear something that, for a start the jean is an American thing, you should be wearing something that is British."

But at least "it was a Welsh-make designer of the jeans so at least there was some sort of nod to where she was, so a tick for that."

He believes Harry and Markle "have to find that fine line between being accessible but also not being too informal." Although he did concede that "she hasn’t turned up wearing a tracksuit, so it could have been a lot worse."

Listen to the full interview above

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