It’s been an exciting few days for Meghan Markle. First, she and Prince Harry announced that they are expecting their first child. Then, she embarked on her highly anticipated first royal tour. Now, she’s wearing her hair in a — wait for it — ponytail. No, I did not say messy bun.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently in Australia to kick off the international tour, apparently decided to ditch her signature look, but this isn’t some spontaneous ponytail created with a hair tie. It’s a royal pony through and through, with her hair delicately brushed back and tied just above her ears. It’s not quite low enough to be a low ponytail, so we’ll call this a medium ponytail. She also secured her ponytail the sophisticated way — with her hair fastened around the clasp.
We’re not sure exactly where Queen Elizabeth stands on ponytails, but Markle has long been known for breaking royal protocol when it comes to her fashion and beauty choices. Heck, the newest royal even shuts her own car door! It should be no surprise to fans that she’s continued to switch up her style while attending royal engagements abroad.
But, of course, it’s tough to resist combing through Markle’s hairstyles to unearth clues about her personal life. For instance, last month, some eagle-eyed royal watchers were convinced that the duchess wore her hair pin straight (also, a relatively new look for the new royal) as a hint that she was expecting. Even though she is in fact pregnant, we’re pretty sure her hair had nothing to do with it. As far as we’re concerned, Markle can wear her hair up, down, wavy, or covered in dry shampoo any day with stunning results.