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The power of royal patronage can be enough to make — or even save — a brand.
So there was something deeply loyal, and very timely, about the outfit chosen on Christmas Day by the Duchess of Sussex.
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Attending the Royal Family’s traditional Sandringham church service, Meghan Markle stepped out head-to-toe in £6,000-worth of Victoria Beckham designs: an elegant calf-length navy dress costing £1,250, with matching £2,250 coat, £1,250 boots and £1,550 handbag.
Of course, the main message of the day was that there is no rift between Meghan and the Duchess of Cambridge — and both women seemed to work hard to make that clear.
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But another signal of support was being very loudly sent to her friend and country neighbour, Victoria.
And, with the news last week that Posh’s fashion empire is again in the red — posting losses of more than £10 million at Companies House — plus the report that husband David is no longer prepared to pump money into his wife’s venture, the Duchess’s decision to show her backing surely speaks volumes about their friendship.
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Indeed, Meghan could even help Posh turn her fortunes around. And, as we see here, their links go deeper than you might think . . .
Victoria has been a kindly and constant influence, growing ever closer to Meghan, 37. By the time that Meghan and Prince Harry became engaged, she and Victoria were said to have ‘grown close’ and would ‘regularly text’.
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Undoubtedly, a shared love of fashion connects the two women. Meghan admired Victoria’s clothes long before she even met Harry. In 2013, the then-actress gave the Victoria Beckham label a boost when she wore one of her dresses to a gala event at the New York Film Festival.
Victoria has previously said that she never gives freebies, because she cannot afford it, so we must...
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