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, Meghan and Harry were back on their joint royal outing grind, and Meghan's hair had made its triumphant return to the 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.
The duchess's 'do on Wednesday, in fact, was almost exactly the same one 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. As you probably recall, Meghan's wedding hair was almost exactly the same, though the actual bun on that day was slightly more intricate.
It makes sense that Meghan would repeat this style time and time (and time) again, since, as her wedding hairstylist Serge Normant explained to Brides shortly after the ceremony, 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 Meghan's fuss-free vibe.
“Her style is so easy and not contrived,” he explained. "I wasn’t about reinvention...I wanted something very loose and easy which is why we chose a very loose bun…I wanted her to be able to tuck it behind her ears if she wanted to because that is what she normally does."
According to People, Meghan complemented Wednesday's chic hairstyle with a forest green silk shirt from & Other Stories and a matching green leather Hugo Boss pencil skirt, a beige cashmere Giorgio Armani coat, and coordinating beige Stuart Weitzman pumps. She also carried Gabriela Hearst's satin Demi handbag.
Meghan and Harry are in Sussex just for the day. So far, per social media updates from Kensington Palace, they've receive 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.