(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –HER style may have already adopted a more “regal” and polished edge (goodbye bare legs and messy buns) but the “Meghan effect” shows no sign of slowing down with the new Duchess of Sussex’s sartorial choices continuing to crash websites and inspire copycat looks.
Stepping out at her first official event as part of the royal family, Meghan opted for a peach dress by British fashion label Goat, along with a Philip Treacy custom hat and nude heels.
The brand’s website crashed just minutes after her appearance at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace as fans tried desperately to get their hands on the Flavia Silk-Crepe Pencil Dress.
A spokesman for Goat — which is also a favourite label of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge — took to Twitter to apologise for the technical difficulties.
“Our website is currently down due to a high volume of traffic,” it read. “We sincerely apologise and hope to rectify this as soon as we can.”
According to Twitter account What Meghan Wore, Goat confirmed that a custom version of the 590-pound ($A1048) dress was created for the duchess.