Meghan Markle sizzles in thigh-revealing maxi dress as she embraces her pregnancy on Australian tour
Meghan Markle seems to be finally embracing her pregnancy and it was visible in her choice of clothing on her royal tour of Australia with Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were exploring the Australian tourist spot of Fraser Island on Monday when Meghan wore a thigh-flashing maxi dress, one of her most relaxed pieces of clothing since the pregnancy was announced.
The Reformation 'Pineapple' dress, as reported by the Daily Mail, served as a reminder for royal fans how the Duchess has resorted to a more comfortable and non-conventional form of fashion during her first-trimester of pregnancy.
It is assumed that Australia's warm climate, which can hit a balmy 24°C like it did on Monday, may also account for Meghan's relaxed approach to fashion. Add to that the fact that the Duchess is no longer trying to hide her ever-increasing baby bump.
Meghan's dress, which reportedly retails at $218 USD, was essentially a lightweight striped number which also featured a daring thigh-high split, tie waist, and cami strap style.
People noticed that the Duchess' dress was buttoned at the thigh to avoid flashing too much skin. She teamed the dress with lace-up sandals by Sarah Flint and sunglasses by Karen Walker.
The Duchess' look for visiting the popular Australian tourist location was definitely a far cry from the maternity clothes she has worn since her pregnancy was announced, which mostly featured ankle-length hemlines, long sleeves and high necklines.
According to reports, Meghan Markle had skipped Monday's royal engagements in order to take a well-deserved break at the exclusive Kingfisher Bay Resort. As per a royal aide, Meghan's break was the result of a "tiring few days".
The aide added: "We were concerned about the road on the island which is incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman. But the Duchess was very keen to re-join the Duke at the last engagement of the day to greet the people of the island."
Previously, it was reported that news of the pregnancy had reached Meghan's father Thomas Markle who said that he is delighted and filled with love at the news.
In an interview, Thomas said that he was listening to his favorite radio show — Red Eye Radio on KABC Talk Radio — when he heard the news. "Congratulations are in order for America’s favorite royals. Kensington Palace confirmed that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in the spring."
He said on Sunday, "I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio. The first thing I thought about was holding Meghan in my arms as a newborn 37 years ago. I thought, 'My baby is having a baby'. It was a very proud moment. I was filled with love, joy, and happiness for both my beautiful daughter and my son-in-law. A new baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry".