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The Straits Times Meghan Markle's sneaky fashion statement The Straits Times Compared with…

The Straits Times Meghan Markle's sneaky fashion statement The Straits Times Compared with…

NEW YORK • Meghan Markle, the soon-to-be wife of the man who is fifth in line to the British throne, set off something of a controversy last month when the couple's official engagement photographs were released. There were two portraits: a close-up of the two nuzzling romantically, diamond engagement ring carefully, if seemingly casually, exposed; and a more formal seated arrangement. At issue was Markle's choice of top for the second: a sheer black shirt embroidered with gold leaves over a long ruffled skirt. (Prince Harry wore a blue suit and tie.) Given that this portrait was part of the record for posterity, the shirt had a bigger impact than one might have expected. It pretty much immediately became a symbol of how Markle, a biracial American actress and activist, was going to approach her new role. Indeed, in the context of official royal engagement photos, the choic...

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