Meghan Markle really hit International Women’s Day on the nose on Wednesday when she dined at Gracias Madre, a West Hollywood Mexican restaurant that describes itself as: “Born out of love for Mother Earth and reverence for all mothers.” Per the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex was spotted walking outside wearing an all-black outfit—consisting of cropped pants, a sweater, and a Max Mara cashmere coat—along with Valentino sunglasses, ivory Valentino mules, and a black-and-white Chanel bag. A video shows Meghan waving to the nearby paparazzi, who wished her a happy International Women’s Day, and telling them: “Have a good day, guys. Thank you so much.”
Meghan and her team also spent the day visiting the non-profit organization Harvest Home, which, according to its website, provides housing, mental health support, and classes to expectant mothers who’ve “faced tremendous challenges including domestic violence, substance use and homelessness.” A statement on the Archewell website explained that Meghan and their team “celebrated the women of Harvest Home by creating a pop up baby boutique, hosting lunch from a female owned restaurant, and making a donation to the organization.”
The Gracias Madre meal was also perhaps a celebratory one as, just hours before, a spokesperson for the Sussexes released a statement announcing that their one-year-old daughter had been christened on Friday in Los Angeles. The statement also subtly confirmed that the Sussexes’ children, Archie and Lilibet, had officially received their prince and princess titles, respectively. The two were eligible to receive the titles once their grandfather Prince Charles became King Charles after Queen Elizabeth II passed in September, however this is the first time the titles have been used publicly. A spokesperson told royal reporter Omid Scobie: “The children’s titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became Monarch. This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace.”
And in alignment with this news, I must say Meghan’s chic, coordinating outfit really does scream mother-of-a-prince-and-princess-who-still-lives-in-California-and-maybe-eats-burritos. A happy belated International Women’s Day indeed!
Madison is a senior writer/editor at ELLE.com, covering news, politics, and culture. When she’s not on the internet, you can most likely find her taking a nap or eating banana bread.