Denim-free Meghan wins the Centre Court style final in a tiebreak with Kate, writes LIZ JONES

Mail Online | 7/13/2019 | Liz Jones for The Mail on Sunday
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Was there a winner? Who scored the most aces? Held all the power in their first official singles clash for a year? Forget tennis – I’m talking about the two duchesses, perched in Wimbledon’s Royal Box like exotic birds.

Kate chose a fitted parrot-green custom-made dress by Dolce & Gabbana (£2,150) with a fluted hem and – mindful of the inevitable clapping required – some slightly forgiving puffed three-quarter sleeves. Her boxy Dolce handbag (£1,050) was the sort of cream tyrant that must never, ever, see a Biro.

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The nude pointed court shoes by LK Bennett were slightly too safe as was the frock: she’s worn it before, in Canada nearly three years ago.

And Meghan? There was no denim, phew! We don’t need another transatlantic diplomatic incident. Instead this woman showed she has balls.

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After all, just nanoseconds after giving birth, she chose knife pleats (by Hugo Boss, £350), unflattering on most mere mortals. And patterned pleats that showed off her waist. She’s not like other women, is she?

Meghan carried a small vegan Stella McCartney bag, wore Le Specs sunnies, and had her hair styled in a smooth French pony, exposing those £400 Jennifer Meyer earrings. (I do wish Kate would tie her hair back more often.) What with the cool, crisp white shirt by Givenchy (around £690), it was all very East Coast.

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Yet again, Meghan is perfect for the occasion without seeming showy-offy. Whoever lands the job of styling her hotly rumoured appearance on the cover of Vogue this autumn should turn up, not with clothes, but with a long novel to read instead.

Like the one-sided battle on court – in which Romania’s Simona Halep beat Serena Williams in straight sets – it was all...
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