Meghan Markle ditched makeup palette protocol – but she wasn’t the only royal

Royal women are pretty flawless when it comes to makeup looks, but there are some styles that are favoured more than others. When did Meghan Markle go against the grain when it comes to lipstick, and which other royals did it too?

The Royal Family must always look appropriate for appearances and engagements.

And while there do not appear to be any strict rules on what they must and must not wear, the royals do seem to abide by some specific fashion patterns.

For example, it is rare that a royal woman is spotted wearing dark nail polish, or a low-cut dress unveiling the cleavage.

And when it comes to lipstick, royal women will typically be spotted wearing more subtle shades.

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However, several royal women have broken this pattern over the years, including Meghan Markle.

On March 9, 2020, Meghan and Harry undertook their last official engagement as senior members of the Royal Family.

The royal duo stepped out together for Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

Just four days prior, on March 5, the pair attended The Endeavour Fund Awards in London, with Meghan opting for a bold makeup look to mark the occasion.


To complement her fabulous red coat dress, the now Princess opted for red lipgloss.

She didn’t go for as dramatic a look as Meghan with her bold berry, but the red gloss was a change from Kate’s typical makeup look. She went for a similar makeup look this year as she paired her burgundy coat dress with the same shade of gloss.

Queen Elizabeth II boasted some gorgeous shades of lipstick in her time, from corals to hot pinks to vibrant reds.

Back in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II visited The Royal Opera House wearing a floor-length white gown, but added a pop of colour with a swipe of scarlet lippy.

When she addressed the nation in April 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, she opted for a burnt orange shade with her green outfit.

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