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Photos Of Meghan Markle's Style, Before And After She Met Prince Harry

No one did 2000s fashion better than she did.

01/12/2017 12:45 SAST

Meghan Markle may not be a royal yet, but she’s already got a sense of style on par with her sister-in-law to be, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Markle’s style has evolved quite a bit over the years, going from laid-back California girl to prim and polished future member of the royal family. What we love most about the “Suits” star’s style is the fact that she’s not afraid to take risks, whether it be with a modern crop top, a studded biker jacket or a bold print. (We hope she gets to translate that into her royal wardrobe.) 

In the mix with her edgier sartorial choices, of course, have been plenty of Kate Middleton-esque ensembles. And like the Duchess of Cambridge, Markle’s influence has the power to sell out clothing. It’s as if she’s meant to be a royal. 

Over the coming months, all eyes will be on Markle as she prepares to wed Prince Harry. But before we start speculating about her potential wedding dress, let’s look at some of her standout style moments over the years ― from her days as a briefcase girl on “Deal or No Deal” to her royal engagement announcement. 

  • August 2006
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    At the Coach Legacy Photo Exhibit by Reed Krakoff at Coach in East Hampton, New York.
  • October 2006
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    On "Deal or No Deal."
  • November 2006
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    At the George Lopez/Great Chefs of LA Event For The National Kidney Foundation at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California.
  • January 2007
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    At ABS/Allen Schwartz during Primary Action 2007 Golden Globe Suites in Los Angeles.
  • August 2010
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    At the Some Kind-a Gorgeous Style and Beauty Lounge at the Chateau Marmont in LA.
  • October 2011
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    At the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards dinner held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
  • January 2012
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    At the 13th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
  • February 2012
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    At USA Network's and The Moth's Storytelling Tour "A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power" at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.
  • June 2012
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    At USA Network and Mr Porter.com Present "A Suits Story" in New York.
  • November 2012
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    At TV Guide Magazine's 2012 Hot List Party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles.
  • January 2013
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    At The Paley Center for Media's presentation of An Evening With "Suits" in Beverly Hills, California.
  • January 2013
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    At the Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
  • May 2013
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    At USA Network's 2013 Upfront Event at Pier 36 in New York.
  • June 2013
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    At the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto.
  • September 2013
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    At the 2013 Novak Djokovic Benefit Dinner at Capitale in New York.
  • September 2013
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    At the Tracy Reese show during Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center in New York.
  • October 2013
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    At the Gala Tribute to Cate Blanchett during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
  • November 2013
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    At the U.K. Premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Odeon Leicester Square in London.
  • January 2014
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    At the ELLE Women in Television celebration at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California.
  • February 2014
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    At the Marc Jacobs Daisy Chain Tweet Pop Up Shop Party in New York.
  • February 2014
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    At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
  • September 2014
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    At the Peter Som show during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios in New York.
  • October 2014
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    At the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
  • March 2015
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    At World MasterCard Fashion Week at David Pecaut Square in Toronto.
  • May 2015
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    At the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront at the Javits Center in New York.
  • June 2015
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    At NBC's 2015 New York Summer Press Day at the Four Seasons Hotel New York.
  • November 2015
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    At the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios in New York.
  • January 2016
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    At ELLE's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
  • March 2016
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    At AOL Build Presents "Suits" at AOL Studios in New York.
  • March 2016
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    Outside the "Today" show in New York.
  • March 2016
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    Outside the "Today" show in New York.
  • June 2016
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    At the Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016 held at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto.
  • July 2016
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    Entering a "Today" show taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios in New York.
  • September 2017
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    At the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Air Canada Centre.
  • September 2017
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    With Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.
  • November 2017
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    With Prince Harry at an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London.
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