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And on the third day, Meghan turned food into fashion.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kicked off day three of their Australia tour in Melbourne on Thursday. The pair visited the Government House for a reception held in their honor, both clad in navy blue (perhaps a nod to the country’s flag) — Meghan opting for an asymmetrical collared dress from Aussie designer Dion Lee and matching Manolo Blahnik BB pumps ($625; neimanmarcus.com), and Harry in a complementary suit and pale blue tie.
Before they headed in for the reception, though, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex greeted their legions of fans — many of whom came bearing gifts for the expectant parents.
Among the crowd was Gavin, a 6-year-old boy who spent his morning crafting Meghan’s next headline-demanding accessory: a necklace made from pasta.
Gavin woke up “with a cough” so had to stay home from school today. He whipped together a necklace for Meghan, painted it gold and hopes to give it to her soon. @newscomauHQ pic.twitter.com/Y3y3OZjjRK— Rohan Smith (@Ro_Smith) October 17, 2018
Gavin, adorably dressed in a pilot’s uniform, strung pieces of gold-painted pasta along a ribbon and created a chic new piece of jewelry for the duchess. And, even more endearing, Meghan actually wore it!
Should we all be wearing pasta-sourced jewelry now? Is that what you're telling us, Meghan??
Of course, this isn't the first time Meghan's accessories have drawn attention this week. HRH made us weepy on day 1 of her and Harry's tour when she stepped out in a pair of the late Princess Diana's butterfly earrings and a matching bracelet.
Meghan’s new grocery-chic bling didn’t make the cut for the swanky reception later that day, but we like to think the duchess made an impassioned argument for it with a royal consultant or two.