Sarah Shoen, Vanity Fair
November 19, 2018
Marrying into the royal family is already a huge task, but Meghan Markle has spent this year showing the world how equipped she is for royal living. The latest example? Her fashion-forward and incredibly busy trip to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand with her husband, Prince Harry… and their baby on the way. So, for anyone on your gift list particularly inspired by royal jet-setters, here are some Duchess of Sussex-approved and royals-backed travel essentials, which may have just helped Meghan manage the whirlwind trip Down Under.
Rothy’s flats, $125
Even if you’re not making multiple public appearances a day, comfortable shoes are key when traveling. The duchess loves these timeless flats from Rothys.com, and what makes them even better is they’re made from recycled plastic water bottles.
Stow leather travel case, $530
Meghan Markle has been seen traveling with this wallet for a while now, and it even made an appearance on the now-defunct Instagram for her former lifestyle blog. The case combines a sleek leather wallet with on-the-go items, including a charging cord and a 32 G.B. memory stick.
Madewell blanket scarf, $59.50
Airplanes are cold, and so is the holiday season—so bundle up like the duchess in this blanket scarf. Ideal for unfolding on the flight for a quick nap, or styling for a brisk evening out on the town.
Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere travel set, $210-$276.50
The ideal combination of fashion and comfort, this cashmere travel set comes with a sleep mask and blanket that tucks into a matching case. The Duchess of Sussex is said to be a fan of traveling with cashmere during long flights.
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic set, $39.86
Before she was a royal, Meghan was a well-known foodie. So it’s no surprise that the health-conscious star brings a probiotic travel kit with her whenever she’s on the go.
Veja white sneakers, $120
The duchess is no stranger to long days, which is why she added another pair of sensible shoes to her travel bag. These sporty sneakers, a favorite of Meghan’s, are also made out of sustainable and recycled materials.
Oroton cross-body bag, $111
his cross-body bag is the perfect purse for travel, and it is 100 percent duchess-approved after it weathered the long trip Down Under. Keep all your carry-ons close, while adding a pop of fashion to your travel look.
Madewell Panama hat, $58
A staple of Meghan’s wardrobe for years, this Panama hat has been a hot item in stores worldwide. Whether she’s watching a polo match or hanging out in George Clooney’s backyard, the Duchess of Sussex rarely travels without it.
Sarah Flint sandal, $245
Heading somewhere sunny and warm for the holidays? Slip into Meghan’s favorite sandals, which have sold out before—so act fast!
Outland jeans, $195
A go-to pair of jeans can complement any outfit on a long trip, and Meghan opted for this simple, black skinny pair four times during her royal tour. No surprise, it sparked a shopping frenzy of its own.
Molton Brown body wash, $25
Royal-tested, royal-approved! Molton Brown, part of a select batch of brands to hold a royal warrant, is ideal for travelers. Avoid using hotel soaps and lotions with these handy travel-size bottles.
Jo Malone perfume, $136
Give one of Meghan’s favorite perfumes a try to make any destination feel familiar. Jo Malone London taps into scents of ocean and sage, which might remind the duchess of her days in California while she adjusts to life in London.