Meghan Markle’s best style moments as she celebrates 41st birthday

Even before the married into the royal family in 2018, we had been eagerly following her sartorial evolution as the actor appeared on US television series, Suits.

Yet, since the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017, royal fans, shoppers, buyers and designers regularly wait in anticipation to find out what Meghan will wear for a public appearance.

The Duchess has shown her devotion to a select number of fashion houses over the years, wearing designs by the likes of Brandon Maxwell, Roland Mouret, and House of Nonie.

The “Meghan effect” – the royal’s influence on the public’s shopping habits – has resulted in websites selling out of designs in seconds, months-long waiting lists for lesser known brands such as Hiut Denim, and copycat designs produced in hours appearing online after her wearing a certain look.

That said, the Californian-born star has also championed the British high street, wearing affordable looks by , , and and supporting emerging independent labels, such as the shirt brand, .