When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in the English county of Sussex on Wednesday, all was right in the world: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were, appropriately, in Sussex. Markle and Prince Harry were back on their joint royal outing grind, and Markle’s hair had made its triumphant return to her now-famous low, slightly undone bun. This is the first time we’ve seen the bun in a while, since she’s taken to wearing her hair down and either pin-straight or in beachy waves for recent appearances.
In fact, the duchess’s hairstyle on Wednesday was almost exactly the same as the look she wore to her wedding in May—so perhaps it was paying homage to the day she received her Sussex title. The bun was low and securely pinned to the nape of her neck, her hair was parted right down the middle, and a few face-framing tendrils were loosely curled and left free to add movement and soften the look.
It makes sense that Markle would repeat this style time and time (and time) again, since, as her wedding hairstylist Serge Normant explained to Glamour, it only takes about 45 minutes to create—less if the day isn’t as important as, you know, your literal wedding day—and perfectly captures Markle’s effortless glam and easygoing vibe. “We wanted something that would have an easy feel to it,” Normant said. “We both knew we wanted to do something very loose in the back and soft in the front…I know everyone’s fixating on the word ‘messy,’ but it was more like unstructured volume. A low bun in the back with dimension.”
The rest of her look for the appearance was similarly attainable and down-to-earth. Her green silk shirt, for example, is less than $100 from & Other Stories.
Markle and Prince Harry are in Sussex just for the day. So far, per social media updates from Kensington Palace, they’ve received an extremely warm welcome from the locals, visited one of just two existing authentic copies of the Declaration of Independence, and headed on to the University of Chichester. Next up, they’ll travel to East Sussex, where they’ll visit the Royal Pavilion, the Survivors Network of Britain, and the Peacehaven Youth Centre.