Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Bride and groom to be adapt cute habit of dressing in matching outfits — but what does it REALLY symbolise? Experts explain

Posted on Jan 17 2018 - 5:28pm by admin

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married in May 2018Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore very similar outfits as the visited Reprezent Radio in Brixton in early January 2018 [Getty]

Meghan Markle  and Prince Harry are currently in the midst of planning a royal wedding.

If that wasn’t enough to keep the happy couple busy, who met through a mystery mutual friend last summer, they’ve also been spending time on lots of public outings. 

Fashion fans have been marvelling over Meghan’s amazing outfits (noticing the one symbolic style rule she seems to follow) but there’s something else people have been picking up on when it comes to the actress’s dress code. 

Prince Harry, age 33, and Meghan, age 36, have started matching their outfits.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore matching outfits on their first royal engagement Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore matching outfits on their first royal engagement [Wenn]

One their first outing since their engagement, they duo wore matching draping navy coats. When the duo visited Brixton’s Reprezent — when Meghan made a bold decision to defy Kate Middleton’s hair rule — they dressed in similar shades, too. 

Meghan wrapped up for the visit, she sported a beige longline jacket with a chunky matching scarf and a Marks and Spencer’s jumper.

Prince Harry opted for a similar colour palette to his future bride and arrived in a dapper, green fitted jacket paired with a grey jumper and crisp white shirt.

But what does their aligned dress code really mean? 

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are getting married in May 2018, got engaged in November 2017 [Getty]

British clothing brand T.M. Lewin and behavioural psychotherapist Rachel Morris teamed up to unpack the fashion move. 

Rachel said: This appears to happen by osmosis and is in no way a conscious decision – one day a couple will suddenly notice themselves in basically the same outfit.”

Mirroring is a way to help people feel more connected and like they belong in a certain circle or environment. 

Morris added: “It’s why we find dressing for a first date or a job interview so daunting – we have no idea what the other person will be wearing and so struggle to decide what to put on in order to fit in.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed the unusual way he proposed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed how he proposed while they cooked dinner at his home in Kensington Palace [Sky News]

“Creating a couple from two individuals means making ourselves recognisable as two things that belong together: a perfect match.”

“We see Harry and Meghan adopting LA and London styles. They both switch between the two to reflect the different situations. This shows us their comfort in both places and also their ability to adapt their style accordingly.” 

Catherine Southall, spokesperson at T.M.Lewin added to the conversation: “Clothes are the tools we all use to help us reflect or flatter the people that matter. Dressing too differently from a potential partner or work colleagues risks alienating us. Dress too similarly and we lose our individuality; it’s a fine line that’s easy to cross.”

“It’s very common for couples to adopt a similar dress sense. Attending similar social events and sharing the same group of friends means many partners opt for a similar style, or level of formality.

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle look loved up [AFP]

“However, this doesn’t mean they dress identically – far from it. Instead, they tend to coordinate and compliment one another, particularly over time.”

From the wedding venue to invites, find out all the royal wedding details here. 

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