Meghan Markle Recycles Blue Dress From Prior Royal Tour During Visit to Africa

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Meghan Markle's blue dress must travel very well!

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex was all smiles when she and Prince Harry arrived hand in hand to the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday as part of their royal tour. Meghan wowed in a blue dress by Veronica Beard. She paired the look with black wedges. 

Fans of Meghan's style might remember when she wore this same dress during her and Harry's visit to Tupou College on Oct. 26, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. On this occasion, she wore light blue, pointy-toed heels instead of wedges, and had her hair back in a ponytail rather than down in loose curls. The appearance came not long after the couple announced Meghan was pregnant. 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit the District Six Homecoming Centre during their royal tour on Sept. 23, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend unveiling of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy at Tupou College on Oct. 26, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

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The second half of Day one for #SussexRoyalTour brought Their Royal Highnesses to The District Six Museum and the Homecoming Centre who are re-building their local community in Cape Town. The Duke and Duchess had a first hand look and understanding of how much of this diverse community was destroyed, with people subjected to forced relocation during the apartheid era. At the Homecoming centre The Duke and Duchess were treated to food cooked by local women that showcased the wonderful variety of recipes - and the importance of cooking to bring communities together - a topic The Duchess feels strongly about (just like Together, the cookbook from the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen which The Duchess supported this time last year). • Their Royal Highnesses have had an amazing first day in South Africa and are incredibly grateful for the wonderful welcome they have received. Thank You! Stay tuned for more updates and behind the scenes moments on tour! #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ SussexRoyal / Omid Scobie / PA images

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A lot has changed in nearly a year -- Harry and Meghan welcomed son Archie in May -- but that blue dress is in still in style!

Aside from her flawless fashion sense, the duchess made headlines for a touching speech she made at the Nyanga Township in Cape Town.

"May I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of the royal family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister,” she told the crowd. “I am here with you and I am here FOR you and I thank you so much for showing my husband and I the spirit of Ubuntu and I look forward to our time over the next few days together.”

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👋🏻 South Africa 🇿🇦 • After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa - focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It’s an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" • “And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” – The Duchess of Sussex • @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal - video SussexRoyal

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