“Almost like the Queen, she understands that in a way, what’s best is simplicity,” Meghan’s go-to milliner, Stephen Jones, tells PEOPLE at the opening of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at London’s V&A Museum, adding of his royal client: “There is a restraint and elegance to her, which is wonderful.”
Meghan first wore one of Jones’ designs last March, choosing a simple white beret to accessorize a chic white and navy look for an official engagement at Westminster Abbey with Prince Harry and other members of the royal family. “There’s also an understanding about the power of clothing — she is an actress and she knows the meaning behind all of those clothes.”
Like the Queen, Meghan mostly avoids prints, often opting for monochrome looks and favors a simple silhouette.
“Meghan wears very clean lines, there is never anything fussy, in the way that the Queen, especially now, wears very clean lines,” says Jones, who became an OBE in 2010. “They have to look correctly dressed out of respect, as opposed to just fashionably dressed -but they are really aware of those things, too.”