Meghan Markle relaxes in LA wearing pretty £21 blue summer dress

Lauren Clark
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Meghan Markle (pictured in 2019) recently announced, with husband Prince Harry, that she is expecting her second child. (Getty Images)
Meghan Markle recently announced, with husband Prince Harry, that she is expecting her second child. (Getty Images)

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Earlier this week, Prince Harry took part in an interview with James Corden for The Late Late Show in which he discussed everything from his mental health to fatherhood and the royal family.

During their open conversation, the Duke of Sussex's wife Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance via video call.

The duchess – who is expecting their second child – looked pretty in blue as she jokily responded to the suggestion her young family should move into the real-life The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air house, which is located in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

Laughing, the mother-of-one said: "That's wonderful, [but] I think we've done enough moving!"

The Duchess of Sussex's laidback look was revealed during James Cordon's recent interview with Prince Harry. (The Late Late Show)
The Duchess of Sussex's laidback look was revealed during James Corden's recent interview with Prince Harry. (The Late Late Show)

According to Hello!, her laidback outfit has been identified as the 'Puffed Sleeve Smocked Dress' from LA brand Velvet Torch, which costs £21 ($29.97) from Nordstrom.

While the dress is currently sold out in the 39-year-old's chosen shade, you can still purchase it – with delivery to the UK, and in a range of sizes – in a chic monochrome check print and classic black.

It has a stretchy "smocked bodice" – making it ideal maternity-wear for a growing bump – and it also features a scoop neck and elbow-length puff sleeves.

What's more, it is designed to slip on over the head, without any faffing with zip or button fastenings – perfect for busy mornings as a parent when the weather heats up.

Her outfit has been identified as a £21 blue smocked dress from brand Velvet Torch. (Nordstrom)
Her outfit has been identified as a £21 blue smocked dress from brand Velvet Torch. (Nordstrom)

The duchess finished off her pretty ensemble with loose waves and a blue pendant necklace.

It comes as her husband, 36, gave an insight into life at their home in Montecito, California, with one-year-old son Archie.

Describing a regular night in, the duke said: "We do Archie's tea, give him a bath, read him a book, put him down, go downstairs, Meg might cook a meal, might order a takeaway, go upstairs, sit in bed, turn the TV on, might watch Jeopardy, maybe watch a little bit of Netflix."

He added: "My grandmother [the Queen] asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie.

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"So breakfast, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it.

"Now I have waffles for breakfast, bit of yoghurt, bit of jam on top, I don't know if that's the right thing to do, berries, bit of honey, syrup."

Of the early days of his relationship with the duchess, he said: "We got to spend an enormous amount of time just the two of us.

"There were no distractions, and that was great, it was an amazing thing. We went from zero to 60 in the first two months."

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