Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle gave a nod to her pre-royal life during her recent outing with Prince Harry. Pictured: Markle meets Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 17, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool

Meghan Markle recently gave a nod to her pre-royal life by wearing the clothes created by a Canadian designer.

Before Markle wed Prince Harry, she was living in Canada for a couple of years. At that time, Markle was also filming for “Suits.” In fact, the Duchess of Sussex has a special place for Canada in her heart that the country was even mentioned in her information on the royal family’s website.

“She feels very connected to Canada, as it became a second home to her,” it read.

On Tuesday, Markle attended the private viewing of the new Nelson Mandela Hall at London’s Southbank Center with Prince Harry. For the visit, the former actress wore a sleeveless trench coat-style dress in pale pink color, which was designed by the Calgary-based fashion house Nonie.

Nonie founder Nina Kharey spoke with People after she saw Markle in her brand’s creation.

“Seeing Meghan Markle wear the Nonie Trench Dress today with such elegance and grace is beyond exciting! Her continuous support of Canadian brands is remarkable, and it is a true honor to be the first Canadian-based ready-to-wear designer she has worn since her wedding earlier this year,” she told People.

Isabella Sullivan, a journalist for Express, noted that Markle’s trench coat-style dress was a bold choice for the actress. After all, she has not been spotted in this kind of attire in the past. The dress coat was reminiscent of the 1960s style of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

The journalist claimed that coat dresses are typically worn by other members of the royal family. For instance, Kate Middleton has been spotted in this kind of attire on multiple occasions. The Duchess of Cambridge usually wears Alexander McQueen.

Markle and Prince Harry paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 100th anniversary. They were also present at the opening of the new Nelson Mandela Hall.