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Monday 24th September 2018

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex swaps neutral colours for bright yellow

She looks fabulous!

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex wore a bold yellow dress on her latest outing with husband Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

There were a multitude of stories over the last week that Harry, 33, and his new wife Meghan, 36, were toning down their affectionate gestures in public after they chose not to hold hands at a recent event.

But they looked as close as always as they held hands arriving for the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge at Marlborough House.

Harry and Meghan held hands as they arrived at their latest engagement (Credit: Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In a bold move, Meghan switched up her style, ditching her recent string of nude and pale coloured outfits in favour of a vibrant yellow dress.

The sleeveless frock was by designer Brandon Maxwell who has served as Lady Gaga's fashion director!

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It's the first time Meghan has worn a bright colour on an engagement with Harry since their marriage in May.

The couple attended a Commonwealth youth forum (Credit: Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan and I are incredibly excited to meet so many of you representing the future of the Commonwealth.

She wore nude and pale coloured outfits to Trooping The Colour, Ascot and her Cheshire engagements with the Queen, however, there could be a good reason for that.

An expert has suggested Meghan may choose less eye-catching colours to avoid distracting attention from The Queen.

Fashion expert Lucas Armitage told Daily Mail: "I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colours."

Meghan doesn't wear bright colours around The Queen (Credit: Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, it's also been suggested the only reason Harry and Meghan didn't hold hand at their latest engagement was because The Queen was in attendance.

They joined Her Majesty at Queen's Young Leaders Reception at Buckingham Palace at the end of June.

It's been suggested that because The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh refrain from holding hands in public, the other royal couples follow suit when they are around them.

Meghan and Harry pictured at their first Royal Ascot as a married couple (Credit: Splash)

Kensington Palace explained last night the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge gives young people of the Commonwealth a voice.

Harry and Meghan met youths at the event to learn how they're trying to develop ideas for what the Commonwealth should represent by 2040.

In a speech at the event, Harry said: "Meghan and I are incredibly excited to meet so many of you representing the future of the Commonwealth.

"We can’t wait to see you in action in your home countries and learn about what you’re doing to better the Commonwealth, and the world, in 2040 and beyond."

Next up, Harry and Meghan will travel to Dublin on July 10 and 11 at the request of Her Majesty's Government.

This will mark Harry and Meghan's first official visit to Ireland; they visited Northern Ireland in March, two months before marrying.

It has been rumoured the royal couple honeymooned in Co. Mayo, Ireland, but that has not been confirmed by the palace.

Harry and Meghan at Trooping The Colour in June (Credit: Splash)

They disappeared from the public view for a couple of weeks following their marriage at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, leading to speculation they had enjoyed a secret and private honeymoon.

The pair returned to work at Trooping The Colour on Saturday, June 9, which saw Meghan's first appearance with the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch a fly-past.

The happy couple on their wedding day (Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Meghan then joined The Queen for a series of engagements in Cheshire, marking her first engagements with Her Majesty and first engagements without Harry.

The pair seemed to get on brilliantly with photos of them laughing and smiling together beamed around the world.

Harry and Meghan then attended their first Royal Ascot as a married couple in June.

Meghan with The Queen in Cheshire last week (Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Later in the year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will embark on an overseas visit to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

They will fly to the other side of the world this autumn in a trip that coincides with the launch of Harry's Invictus Games in Sydney in October.

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