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Meghan Markle's colour-blocking evolution sends a clear signal: She'll no longer be muted.

Look, there’s a lot going on with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s current visit to England.

There’s secret body language to unpack. And the urgent matter of whether The Queen is annoyed at the couple’s royal emancipation or actually very supportive.

But if you want conspiracy theories about all that, you’re going to have to go elsewhere.

For the purposes of this article we’re focusing on Meghan’s wardrobe, because we think we’ve officially hacked it.

On what many are calling The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s farewell tour to royal life, her latest appearances have brought to dazzling light Meghan’s very specific approach to getting dressed. And that’s an unwavering commitment to colour blocking.

She’s long been a fan of this styling trick, where you pair pieces in the same or similar tones to create a polished look.

In the past she’s favoured more neutral shades – think beige, cream, aubergine and black. Chic, subtle tones. Support-act tones.

But for this particular style stint, when the eyes of the world are assessing her every move, Meghan’s going bold. Forget beige – we’re talking head-to-toe brights. And capes.

Meghan markle Emilia Wickstead dress
For a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, Meghan wore an emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress and matching hat and bag. Image: Getty.
Meghan markle red Safiyaa gown
Attending the Mountbatten Festival of Music at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Meghan wore a bright red Safiyaa gown, Aquazzurra heels and a Manolo Blahnik clutch. Image: Getty.
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Meghan Markle Victoria Beckham dress
At The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House, Meghan wore this Victoria Beckham shift with tonal blue accessories. Image: Getty,

Yep, that's some sartorial superpower if we've ever seen it.

If this isn't Meghan not-so-subtly signalling that she's a woman who wants to be seen, we'll eat our pillbox hat.

Personally we're living for her evolution from dutiful Duchess to the queen of throwing shades.

While we await Meghan's next move, take a look back at some of her more subdued colour-blocking moments, the ones that firmly established her signature style.

Meghan markle Canada House outfit
For the couple's first appearance of 2020, a visit to Canada House in London, Meghan donned a knit and skirt from Massimo Dutti with Jimmy Choo pumps. Image: Getty.
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Meghan Markle leather skirt look
In October 2019, Meghan went head-to-tonal for a roundtable discussion on gender equality in England. Image: Getty.
Meghan Markle Victoria Beckham dress
Meghan wore a Victoria Beckham dress and matching coat and hat for the 2019 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. Image: Getty.
Meghan Markle maternity style
Making an appearance at the Natural History Museum in London in 2019, in ivory tones and heels to match her clutch. Image: Getty.
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Meghan markle leather skirt
In May 2018, Meghan wore her trademark silk shirt and colour-coordinated leather skirt look at the University of Chichester in England. Image: Getty.
Meghan Markle Austalian tour wardrobe
On the royal couple's 2018 tour of Australia, Meghan expertly layered a cream sheath and beige jacket with matching heels. Image: Getty.
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Meghan markle plum outfit
Meghan visited the Hubb Community Kitchen in London in November 2018 wearing head-to-toe plum. Image: Getty.
Meghan markle green outfit.
Visting Dublin, Ireland in July 2018, Meghan showed off her penchant for matching muted tones. Image: Getty.

Do you like Meghan's new style direction? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Feature image: Getty.

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