The Duchess of Sussex turned to Givenchy to create the outfit for her all-important first joint engagement with the Queen.
Meghan, whose elegant pure white wedding dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, wore a neutral fitted belted pencil dress, featuring an unusual cape shoulder detail.
The Queen, who is known for her signature bright block colours and matching hats, wore a spring green coat by Stewart Parvin and matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.
Meghan, in contrast, did not wear a hat, and wore her hair down.
While the Queen carried her trademark black Launer handbag on her arm, Meghan held a clutch bag in her hand.
But the duchess was without gloves.
It appeared as if the Queen’s gloves, which seemed to be neutral rather than white, matched Meghan’s dress.
Harper’s Bazaar described the duchess’s outfit as “the perfect Givenchy dress” for her first joint outing with the head of state, and branded the caped shoulders “divine”.
Elle.com heralded the duchess’s “demure” choice.
There was much debate on the colour of Meghan’s dress, which was described as a variety of shades ranging from beige and cream to nude and oat.
The 92-year-old monarch wore her trusty black patent Anello & Davide low block heels, while Meghan opted for towering stiletto heels by Sarah Flint.
Meghan’s handbag was also by Givenchy.