Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are barely halfway through their first royal tour together, but in that time, the Duchess of Sussex has already announced a pregnancy, sold out a dozen outfits, and given an impassioned speech on the importance of women’s education. And on Wednesday, she gifted the hair-obsessed among us with yet another moment to feast our eyes on: another new-for-her hairstyle since her wedding.
While touring the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Harry and Meghan both dressed in their island best: he in a blue tropical print shirt and she in a floral wrap dress tied with a pom-pom at her waist. But for royal beauty watchers, the pièce de résistance was Meghan’s hair. The duchess wore a French twist, the chic, polished cousin to her trademark messy bun. Instead of securing the gathered hair at the nape of the neck, though, the French twist tucks the hair under itself to create a sleek, smooth silhouette on the back of the head, rather than a bouncy bun.
The twist is a first (in royal life, at least) for Meghan, but it wasn’t enough to simply surprise us with a new hairstyle. She also honored the local style with three beautiful white flowers tucked neatly into her twist. According to People, they’re Frangipani flowers, native to Fiji and often used as wedding flowers to symbolize the eternal bond between a married couple.
The look is a clever combination of local culture and symbolism. It’s also a reminder that the duchess’ take on royal style is just getting started.
Meghan may already have a signature hairstyle, but she clearly still has the capability to surprise her fans—and there’s still plenty of time left on the couple’s royal tour for more new styles (not to mention, months of pregnancy looks ahead).