Meghan’s nod to Canada with Erdem coat on Commonwealth Day

The Duchess of Sussex turned to Canadian-born designer Erdem for a trip to Canada House – and teamed her outfit with a pair of towering heels.

On Commonwealth Day, heavily pregnant Meghan chose an elegant bespoke green coat decorated with black floral embellishments by Erdem, and Aquazzura Deneuve Black Bow Pointy Toe Pumps.

Meghan at Canada House
The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Canada House in London (Chris Jackson/PA)

Canadian-born, London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu counts the Duchess of Cambridge, former US first lady Michelle Obama, style doyenne Alexa Chung and actress Keira Knightley among his clients.

The duchess and the Duke of Sussex were meeting young Canadians in London who are forging ahead in the fields of fashion, tech entrepreneurship, business and the arts.

Former actress Meghan lived in Toronto for several years while filming Suits.

Kate in Erdem
The Duchess of Cambridge in Erdem at a dinner hosted by the British ambassador in Stockholm (Mark Stewart/PA)

Meghan’s super-slim stilettos featured a black bow tied at the back.

Meghan's Aquazzura stilettos
Meghan’s Aquazzura stilettos (PA)

Her attentive husband Harry held out his hand to guide his pregnant wife as she arrived at the engagement.

Erdem was tipped to design Meghan’s wedding dress, but in the end the duchess wore a pure white boat neck wedding gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

Meghan’s accessories at the Commonwealth event included a black Givenchy satin clutch.

Meghan is carrying her @givenchy satin clutch https://t.co/QNBzAmLCnvpic.twitter.com/mzfZtBVQrj

— Meghans Mirror (@MeghansMirror) March 11, 2019

But she was without her diamond engagement ring, and was wearing only her wedding band.

Meghan without her engagement ring
Meghan without her engagement ring (Chris Jackson/PA)

Pregnant women sometimes have to remove their rings if their hands swell in their final trimester.

But Meghan’s engagement ring actually appeared to be loose when she appeared on stage at WE Day UK with Harry last week, with the diamond facing the wrong way round as she waved at the audience.

Harry and Meghan
Meghan’s engagement ring was facing the wrong way at WE Day UK (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Meghan’s ring, designed by Harry, was made using two diamonds from Diana, Princess of Wales’s personal collection and a central diamond sourced from Botswana.

Meghan's engagement ring
Meghan’s diamond engagement ring (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

It is estimated to be worth more than £120,000.