Meghan Markle Took a Cue From Amal Clooney for Her Outfit to Visit the UN


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Today, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked upon NYC for a special reason. Harry was the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day. Markle accompanied him to the UN headquarters.

A visit to the UN requires professional, conservative attire, which is exactly what Markle went for, and her outfit reminded us a lot of something her friend Amal Clooney wears when she visits the UN. As a human rights attorney, Clooney spends a considerable amount of her time at UN headquarters when she's in New York. We found evidence of her wearing a very similar outfit to Markle's in April of 2019, down to the bag and shoes. Perhaps Markle did her research or consulted her friend, or perhaps she just gets it.

Scroll to see Markle's all-black look for the visit (and Clooney's that perhaps inspired it), and shop black pieces that would be perfect for your own work wardrobe—you know, in case you're back at the office.


Meghan Markle at the UN, 2022
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On Meghan Markle: Givenchy skirt; Mulberry Bayswater Pebbled Leather Satchel ($1300); Manolo Blahnik BB Pointed Toe Pumps ($725)


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Amal Clooney at the UN, 2019
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On Amal Clooney: Balenciaga dress; Dior bag; Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede Pumps ($725)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.