Marks & Spencer is selling a replica of Duchess Meghan’s christening outfit

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Anything the Duchess of Sussex wears goes immediately on our shopping lists.

We went straight for the affordable jumpsuit the duchess wore when editing her Vogue issue, the Reiss dress she wore on International Women’s Day was swiftly added to all of our wish lists and her favourite Marks & Spencer tights have been a rainy dress day lifesaver since we found out about them back in the spring.

But when it comes to the Duchess’s wardrobe, some of her outfits can be slightly out of our price range for just casual everyday attire.

meghan markle christening outfit replica marks spencer olive dress

So when we hear about a purse-friendly replica, we find it difficult to contain ourselves.

Well, good old Marks & Spencer has come out with a dress that any Meghan fan is going to want to snap up.

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The high-street retailer has released a dress that looks just like one of the duchess’s iconic looks.

The olive frock mirrors the trendy dress that the mum-of-one wore to nephew Prince Louis’s christening ceremony last July.

meghan markle christening outfit replica marks spencer olive dress

Marks & Spencer’s humble offering even includes a narrow waist-defining belt like the Ralph Lauren original.

The store’s Belted Shift Dress us the same midi length design as the duchess’s iconic frock and comes with long sleeves so is perfect for the upcoming winter months.

And if you’re a fan of olive green but still love the dress, you can get the same outfit in more neutral colours, including burgundy, camel and black.

meghan markle christening outfit replica marks spencer olive dress

Plus, the dress will set you back only £35, so no need to splash like the royals.

The duchess has recently collaborated with Marks & Spencer to launch a capsule clothing line that will come out later this year.

The news broke last week that she would be partnering with the high-street store, as well as John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and designer Mischa Nonoo to come out the fashion range.

The line will go towards supporting charity Smart Works, which helps unemployed and vulnerable women get back into the workplace.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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