Royal Rewear! Meghan Markle Rocks Same Dress She Wore on First Public Outing with Son Archie

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Meghan Markle had eagle-eyed royal fans seeing déjà vu on Sunday.

During her surprise Skype to chat with the women at the Nalikule College of Education in Malawi, Africa, the Duchess of Sussex wore the same short-sleeve khaki green V-neck linen midi dress she wore back in July, when she took baby Archie out to cheer on Prince Harry at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day.

The frock, by Lisa Marie Fernandez, retails for $595 and is designed for a loose fit. It comes with a tie belt to cinch in at the waist if needed, though Meghan appeared to leave it open on Sunday, as she had done when she first wore it.

During the July outing, Archie was just 2 months old and the dress proved to be a perfect choice for the new mom to stay cool on a warm, sunny day.

“She was doting on him, there’s no doubt about that,” an onlooker told PEOPLE at the time of Meghan, who was spotted holding Archie as she made from the car park to the field. “She was kissing and stroking him and bouncing him up and down.”

Megan’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton was there too, supporting husband Prince William. She brought along Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, making the special event the royal cousins’ first public playdate together also.

The match helped raise funds and awareness for charities supported by William and Harry.

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Hello Malawi 🇲🇼, it’s South Africa 🇿🇦 calling! Another incredible day on #RoyalVisitAfrica as The Duke arrived in Malawi, with The Duchess joining him via Skype to speak to women and girls who went to school with the support of CAMA and @camfed. Afterwards, The Duke was able to meet President Peter Mutharika and thank him for the wonderful welcome in his country. Today, The Duchess of Sussex linked up with Nalikule College, Lilongwe, to join The Duke and an amazing group of women who attended school through the help @camfed and its 20-year-old alumni network CAMA. These CAMA women are part of a major network across Africa, which has 140,000 members and 17,500 in Malawi alone. These positive female role models, leaders and entrepreneurs, are working to lift their communities out of poverty. Money distributed by CAMA goes directly to each of their alumni, who then use their own resources to support another three children to attend school. Along with support from the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, CAMA and @camfed are changing the lives of many young girls though education and empowerment. As President and Vice President of the QCT, The Duke and Duchess both believe in the power of education to empower young girls, and change society as a whole. #RoyalVisitMalawi #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Video©️SussexRoyal

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Meanwhile, Meghan’s surprise Skype call on Sunday came amid the royal family’s visit to Africa.

Harry was physically present at the Nalikule College of Education, meeting with a network of young women who are supported to attend and complete secondary school with the help of UKAid scholarships through the Campaign for Female Education.

Meghan — a passionate supporter of girls’ education — was back in South Africa with Archie, but Skyped in to assure to send her best wishes.

“I wish I could be with you,” she said, according to video of her call shared online. “We’re here in South Africa right now. Archie is taking a nap! But I’m with you in sprit and I’m so happy.”

During his outing on Sunday, Harry saw first hand the impact of U.K. investments to ensure that girls obtain at least 12 years of quality education. The project is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is president and Meghan is vice-president.

Harry will return to South Africa later this week to meet Meghan and Archie in Johannesburg for a few more outings before the family of three returns home to London on Wednesday.


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