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July 2018

On July 10, the Duchess of Sussex wore a navy Dior dress with a bateau neckline and a coordinating fascinator for the Royal Air Force’s centenary celebrations. To finish the regal aesthetic, she opted for a smart low bun. (Photo: Getty Images)

Meghan Markle's greatest hairstyles to date, from messy buns to glossy waves

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot, Meghan Markle has worked hard to fine-tune her royal aesthetic. Fitted flared trousers have been replaced by Buckingham Palace-approved hemlines, and long gone are the crossbody Strathberry bags she once cradled in the crook of her arm.

As her newfound style has flourished under the media spotlight, so has her hair.

For Meghan’s first royal engagement in Nottingham on Dec. 1, 2017, the former actress stepped out boasting soft waves similar to her look at the engagement photocall. But come her second public appearance in Brixton on Jan. 9, the 36-year-old introduced the world to her now-famous messy bun (tendrils and all).

Fast-forward to her post-wedding days, and the Duchess of Sussex has well and truly bid farewell to her glossy Hollywood blowout.

For a Commonwealth Youth Forum in London on July 5, she teamed that sunshine yellow Brandon Maxwell dress with a tidy low bun — a sign that she’s (gasp) growing her tendrils out? Before, she recently debuted a low pony for Prince Louis of Cambridge’s christening on July 9.

From her pre-wedding messy bun to her Duchess of Cambridge-inspired waves, take a look back at some of the fledgling royal’s greatest hair moments to date.

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