Meghan Markle wore what looked like a see-through skirt while greeting fans, but it may have been an optical illusion

Dominic Lipinski/Pool/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle met with fans on the last day of her royal tour.
  • On Wednesday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met with fans in Rotorua, New Zealand, the final stop on their royal tour.
  • During the walkabout, Markle was photographed in a royal blue top with a matching Givenchy skirt and suede Manolo Blahnik heels.
  • In some pictures, the duchess’ pleated midi skirt appeared slightly sheer, especially toward the top of her legs.
  • But it’s not clear if the skirt was actually see-through.
  • It’s possible that the skirt’s material and pleated design – which featured interchanging dark blue and light blue panels – created the illusion that Markle’s legs were visible underneath.

Meghan Markle’s royal-tour wardrobe has been full of eco-friendly pieces, designer gowns, and tuxedo dresses.

On Wednesday, the duchess stepped out in one of her most memorable looks yet while greeting fans in Rotorua, New Zealand – the final stop on her and Prince Harry’s 16-day tour through the South Pacific.

During the walkabout, Markle was photographed in a royal blue top with a matching Givenchy skirt and suede Manolo Blahnik heels. In some pictures, the duchess’ pleated midi skirt appeared slightly sheer, especially toward the top of her legs.

Meghan markle wardrobe malfunction see through skirtDominic Lipinski/Pool/Getty ImagesMarkle’s Givenchy skirt appeared sheer in some photos.

It’s not clear, however, whether the skirt was actually see-through.

As the Daily Mail reported, it’s possible that the skirt’s material and pleated design – which featured interchanging dark blue and light blue panels – created the illusion that Markle’s legs were visible underneath.

“Certain fabrics with a heavy, woven effect can strobe on camera,” stylist Lucas Armitage told the Daily Mail. “I suspect this is what is happening here and the fabric is a thick, heavily woven piece creating a camera strobe and the illusion it’s sheer.”

Indeed, in other photos of Markle from Wednesday’s walkabout, her Givenchy skirt looks completely opaque.

Meghan markle wardrobe malfunction royal tourMichael Bradley/Pool/Getty ImagesIn other pictures, the skirt is not see-through at all.

It wouldn’t be the first time Markle has handled a possible wardrobe malfunction like a pro.

When she and Harry arrived in Tonga on Thursday, the duchess was spotted wearing a red dress with the clothing tag still attached.


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Nevertheless, Markle paid the label no mind and continued on with her scheduled engagements, greeting schoolchildren and dancers from local communities.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry TongaDominic Lipinski/Pool/Getty ImagesThe white clothing tag could be seen from certain angles.
Meghan Markle dress labelDominic Lipinski/Pool/Getty ImagesHere’s a close-up look at the label.

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