Prince Harry Sports a Stylish Coat From Club Monaco

It’s a rare moment indeed when the fashion world casts an eye on what Prince Harry is wearing.

Whenever a royal steps out in public, the occasion is duly reported on but also marked with a detailed listing of what she is wearing. Note, it’s always a “she” as this wardrobe roll call is typically reserved for the younger female members of the Royal Family – mostly Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the soon-to-be-royal, Meghan Markle.

But it now appears that Prince Harry is getting some fashion credit – and is possibly taking some style cues from his stylish fiancée.

On their first official public engagement of 2018 – a tour of a community radio station in Brixton on Jan. 9 – Harry and Meghan stepped out on the chilly January day wearing stylish topcoats. As they did a walkabout on the street, greeting the throngs of well-wishers, photographers and television cameras, social media was already identifying Meghan’s entire ensemble – but more on her later. Interestingly, there was a rare show of interest in what Harry was wearing and it was quickly reported he was wearing a coat from Club Monaco.

What makes this wardrobe tidbit note-worthy – and cause for speculation among style pundits – is whether Meghan’s heightened fashion sense is already rubbing off on the prince. Dedicated royal watchers will remember that the American actress seems to favour Club Monaco, having recently worn a velvet dress from the retailer to attend Christmas Day church service at Sandringham.

If you’re a Canadian of a certain age, you will most likely remember Club Monaco when it debuted back in 1985 in Toronto on Queen Street West. The popular retail chain was founded by brothers Saul and Joe Mimran, along with celebrated Canadian designer Alfred Sung and was renowned for its ultra chic and minimalist style throughout the ’90s. By the end of that decade, Polo Ralph Lauren acquired the Canadian retailer.

The olive green wool topcoat Prince Harry was wearing is still available on Club Monaco’s website and retails for $398. By coincidence, the model featured on the site wearing the coat, also happens to be ginger-haired.

As for what Meghan was wearing on this particular official outing, the former Suits actress and Toronto resident once again showed her love for Canadian designers by wearing a coat from Smythe. But beneath her coat, popular British retailer Marks & Spencer proudly noted on social media she was wearing one of their sweaters.

While Meghan has proven to be quite a boon for the fashion industry – much like the Duchess of Cambridge – whereby any item she is photographed wearing duly sells out in record time, it remains to be seen if Prince Harry will have the same magical effect on retail with the ability to move merch.

Regardless, they are shaping up to be crowned the most stylish royal couple.