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Meghan Markle Ditches the Formal Dress for a Pantsuit for Her First Royal Black-Tie Event

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When you're a former Suits star going to a black-tie event, you wear a suit. At least, you do if you're Meghan Markle.

The famous soon-to-be royal stepped out for her very first black-tie event since she announced her engagement to Prince Harry last fall, and she opted to make a statement with her fashion while honoring wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women at the Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony on Thursday night.

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Instead of choosing a more conventional gown for the evening, Markle wore a chic cropped pantsuit by Alexander McQueen ($1,995; bergdorfgoodman.com). Markle wore a crisp white button-up with her tailored suit and completed the look with simple black stilettos.

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The last time Markle and Prince Harry looked this dressed up was when they had their official engagement photos taken. In those pics, Markle wore a sheer black Ralph & Russo gown and Harry wore a navy suit.

Markle and Prince Harry stepped out on the same day that Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Norway on their official royal tour of Scandinavia.

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There, Middleton has made some bold fashion choices of her own, like opting for bright patterned dresses and velvet materials instead of her more traditional one-color looks.

With recent reports saying that Middleton and Markle are growing increasingly closer in their friendship, maybe that has involved more fashion swaps than fans expected.

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