The sentimental reason behind Meghan Markle's first outfit since giving birth

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally introduce the as yet unnamed Baby Sussex to the world today, two days after he was born.

The Duke and Duchess looked every inch the happy parents as they spoke to reporters and gushed about their 'own little bundle of joy'.

It was Meghan's first appearance since giving birth (Harry had already stepped out on Monday), and she looked resplendent in a white belted tuxedo dress.

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When Kate Middleton first posed with Prince Louis last year, royal fans were quick to point out it was a subtle tribute to Princess Diana, and it seems that Meghan's might also have a sentimental meaning behind it.

Firstly, it's white, a colour she also chose to wear the day she and Harry announced their engagement.

Secondly, it's by Grace Wales Bonner, an emerging British designer. Meghan also chose another British designer, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, to create her wedding dress, another momentous moment in her life.

She teamed her dress with suede Manolo Blahnik court shoes.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.