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20 Of Meghan Markle’s Best Winter Looks

From cozy sweaters and jeans to elegant coats and boots.

She might have been born and raised in southern California, but that doesn’t mean Meghan Markle is a novice when it comes to winter fashion. Sure, she does seem to prefer the sunshine and warm weather. She and Prince Harry did move their little family to California, after all. The mom of two admitted in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she and her husband are “just happy” since moving, and the weather is a big part of that.

“We moved here during lockdown, exactly when things shut down, so we've just been able to spend a lot of time at home and creating our home, but I think it's just the lifestyle and the weather is pretty great,” she told DeGeneres. “But we're just happy.”

Still, a little variety is not the worst thing in the world. And Meghan Markle seems to have enjoyed living in colder, wetter climates like London and Toronto. Perhaps it’s all of those cold weather fashion choices she could put to good use in winter weather. Let’s face it, scarves and boots and wool coats are not really needed in Los Angeles. Fortunately for us, the Duchess of Sussex managed to get in plenty of great winter styles during her time in the north.

All Brown/All Smiles

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Meghan Markle was all smiles in head-to-toe brown back in January 2020, when she and Prince Harry announced they would be stepping down from their senior royal roles.

A Christmas Curtsy

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Meghan Markle curtsied to Queen Elizabeth in a camel coat and suede boots in December 2017 when she was newly engaged to Prince Harry.

A Bright Spot On A Cold Day

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Markle’s raspberry wool coat and matching dress were a perfect bright spot on a cold November day in 2018.

Scarf Perfection

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Meghan Markle looked cozy as anything in a big scarf and long coat in January 2018.

In The Navy

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This navy turtleneck topped by a navy double-breasted wool coat is a timeless solution to the cold weather, and Markle wore it perfectly in December 2017.

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In March 2018, Meghan Markle pulled off a bit of a nautical look for the cold weather with a winter white sweater and matching navy wrap coat.

Jeans & A Turtleneck

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This look from Australia in October 2018 is classic Meghan Markle. Skinny jeans, turtleneck, and a soft great coat with lace up boots. Perfection.

Start Spreading The News

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Meghan Markle went with a monochromatic navy look for a cold day in New York in 2021, and it’s sort of becoming her trademark.

Pretty In Plaid

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A February visit to Scotland in 2018 was the perfect occasion for Meghan Markle to break out a green plaid wool coat.

A Classic Look

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Wide-legged black pants with a matching turtleneck is a go-to for winter, especially for Meghan Markle in February 2018.

Wrapping Up Against The Cold

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Markle was newly pregnant for son Archie in 2018, and looked cozy all wrapped up in a great coat on a cold day in November.

Queen Of The Turtleneck

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If you need any more proof that a black turtleneck is a wardrobe staple, let this photo of Meghan Markle wearing a long belted skirt, boots, and a slim fit turtleneck be your reminder.

This Time With Gloves

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Another winter month, another gorgeous coat. This time, Markle wore a belted coat with matching gloves and a hat to pay her respects at a Remembrance Day event in November 2019.

Channeling Audrey Hepburn

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A chic updo, black dress, and a statement coat. That was Markle’s look in January 2019 and it was a good one.

How Warm Could That Hat Be?

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Christmas 2018 looked different for Meghan Markle in some ways but the same in others. She was married by that point, a duchess, and pregnant. But her easy winter style looked very much the same.

A Snow Duchess In The Making

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Markle stepped out in a snowy wonderland in November 2018 at a royal event in Nottingham. Her warm coat kept her protected from the cold, of course.

A Hint Of Green

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Markle flipped the script during a March 2018 visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland by wearing a green skirt and cream topper.

New Year’s Eve Covered

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In November 2021, Markle looked like she was ready to hit up a New Year’s Eve party in a gorgeous red dress in New York City.

A Real Mom Look

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A big coat, a scarf, and a smile. This is a mom’s look for winter if ever I saw one.

Winter White For The Win

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Markle’s baby bump was on glorious display in a winter white dress and matching coat in January 2019. As ever with the Duchess of Sussex, a classic look with a signature twist.