Meghan Markle borrowed something from Alexa Chung for her wedding reception

Who would have thought it?!

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Who would have thought it?!

If we divide the Royal Wedding into two parts, we would call 'Ceremony Meghan' understated chic - that Givenchy wedding dress screams of it, as does her paired back make-up and hair. 'Reception Meghan' was the cool girl - hello, did you see her choice of sleek, silk, high-necked Stella McCartney gown?!

So then it's no surprise that Meghan chose a hair stylist known for creating 'cool girl' hair to help her with her second look of the day.

It was revealed that George Northwood had styled the new Duchess of Sussex's hair for the evening reception. Northwood is known for being Alexa Chung's most trusted hairstylist; he's the one behind her messy 'Bedhead Bob'.

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He's also in charge of Alicia Vikander, Lily James and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's tresses. See we told you - 'cool girl' hair.

For the reception, Northwood took Meghan's famous messy bun and ran with it. The Duchess has been repeatedly spotted with this hairstyle in recent months, with many speculating that it would make an appearance on the big day.

It was the perfect pairing for what was already a perfect day.

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.