Meghan Markle's engagement coat is being renamed the ‘Meghan’

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Following the announcement of Prince Harry's engagement to Suits actress Meghan Markle on the Twitter account of Kensington Palace, a formal photo call took place at the palace's Sunken Gardens with the couple. The 36-year-old bride-to-be stepped out with her fiance in a coat that had heads turning.

Everyone seemed to be buzzing with questions about the story behind her engagement ring and which stylists and designers were involved in dressing her for the event. The brands behind Markle's first royal look have since been identified: her white coat was designed by Canadian brand Line the Label, her green dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. and her heels by Aquaruzza.

After the sighting, president and co-founder of Line the Label John Muscat released a statement: "We are incredibly honoured that Meghan chose to wear a LINE coat to mark this very special occasion. Meghan has an effortlessly chic sense of style, which we've always admired."

Shortly after the brand of her now-infamous coat was identified, it was sold out and the brand reportedly encountered technical difficulties amid the royal engagement enthusiasm.

Britain's Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

  • Britain's Prince Harry is to marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year it was announced Monday, with the Queen leading a chorus of approval and best wishes for the couple who got engaged in secret earlier this month.
  • "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018," Clarence House, Prince Charles's office, said a statement.
  • The couple's engagement was sealed in London and the prince then informed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, close members of the royal family and had also sought the blessing of Markle's parents.
  • "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness," said a message on the monarch's official Twitter page.
  • The couple will live at Nottingham Cottage in London's Kensington Palace, where his brother William and his pregnant wife Kate live with their two children.
  • Harry's 36-year-old bride-to-be is best known for her role as a lawyer in the hit television show "Suits".
  • Reports that Markle, who is expected to become a duchess, was moving her two dogs -- Guy and Bogart -- to London further fuelled rumours of the first royal wedding since William and Kate in 2011.
  • The actress's parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said in a statement they were "incredibly happy" and wished the couple "a lifetime of happiness."
  • "Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person," they said. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents."
  • Prince Harry revealed Monday that he proposed to US actress Meghan Markle over roast chicken, and said she would be "unbelievably good" at her new royal role despite its pressures.
  • The couple said they were enjoying "a cosy night" at home in his cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace earlier this month - "trying to roast a chicken" - when he got down on one knee.
  • "She didn't even let me finish, she said, 'can I say yes? can I say yes?' and then there were hugs," Harry said in the couple's first interview since the announcement of their engagement earlier Monday.
  • They revealed they knew little about each other when they were set up on a "blind date" by a mutual friend.
  • Harry said he had never heard of Markle, while the actress added she was largely ignorant about the British royal family and just asked of their friend, "is he nice?" The date went so well they immediately met up again before going camping together for five days in Botswana just a few weeks later.
  • "Then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other," Prince Harry said.
  • They spent the first few months after that staying in, cooking dinner and watching television to avoid any public attention.
  • Bookmakers have already started taking wedding related bets, with Westminster Abbey a firm favourite to host the event and fashion label Alexander McQueen favourite to design the dress.

This is not the first time Markle has donned an item by the knitwear brand. In September, she wore a trench coat by LINE to the Invictus games. Incidentally, this also marks the first time she was publicly spotted with Prince Harry.

Given all the excitement surrounding the post-engagement photo call and Markle's evident preference for the brand, Muscat announced that the coat she wore-"one of her favourite pieces"-would be renamed the 'Meghan' to commemorate the future royal. In his statement, he said: "We are elated for Meghan and wish her a lifetime of happiness with Prince Harry".

According to Glamour, the Meghan coat costs about CA$799 (S$846).

There have been previous occasions wherein Markle's garments have sparked unprecedented attention and resulted in serious online traffic. Her burgundy dress by Aritzia and her white 'husband' button-down by Misha Nonoo, spotted on her last September, were also swiftly wiped clear of inventory. Royal fans are excited for even more iconic-and instantly sold-out-fashion moments from the actress in the months to come.

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