Meghan Markle just crashed another fashion brand’s website

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • The Meghan Markle effect seems to be alive and well...

    After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony at St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle, last weekend, it’s safe to say that Meghan is the woman of the moment.

    But of course that has been the case since Meghan was reported as Prince Harry’s girlfriend back in 2016, with the iconic Finlay and Co shades she wore in their first photographs together only just coming back into stock due to the high demand.

    Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

    Meghan has already proven to have as much influence as the Kate Middleton effect, with fans and followers modelling their look on her, crashing a Canadian fashion site to buy her engagement coat, styling their hair in the MM cut, and even asking cosmetic surgeons for the Meghan Markle nose.

    Meghan even caused a 400% increase in traffic to Canadian jeweller Birks’ website earlier this year.

    Following the newly-appointed Duchess of Sussex’s appearance at her first official royal engagement since the wedding this week, it appeared that the Meghan Markle effect had not lost its touch.

    meghan harry mexico


    The newlyweds stepped out for the first time since saying ‘I Do’ yesterday, attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace, as part of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations.

    Meghan perfected Duchess-chic, opting for a £590 flavia silk-crepe pencil dress from British brand Goat and a Philip Treacy dome hat.


    And being Meghan, it made quite the impact.

    The demand for the pencil dress was so high that the brand’s website crashed after she stepped out in the look, something that the British brand confirmed, going on to voice their pride that Meghan had opted to wear one of their designs.

    ‘We are honoured the Duchess of Sussex chose to wear Goat for her first official Royal engagement’ announced Jane Lewis, founder of Goat.

    Proof that the Meghan Markle effect is definitely alive and well.

    Reading now

    Popular entertainment stories

    Popular fashion stories