In March 2018, Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland. The visit formed part of the couple’s whistle-stop tour of the United Kingdom prior to the Royal Wedding. For the visit, Meghan wore a teal-green skirt with a flouncy fishtail hem by Canadian label Greta Constantine.
About the skirt:
The elegant midi-length pencil skirt has a fishtail hem that flares out from the knee. Meghan chose the teal shade, but it also comes in black and grey. The skirt is from Greta Constantine’s spring/summer 2018 collection.
Where to buy the skirt:
In the days following Meghan’s Belfast visit, Greta Constantine announced that the skirt is available for purchase from the following boutiques: (if there’s a link, it means the skirt is available to purchase online too)
- En Avance, Miami, Florida, US
- Andrews, Toronto, Ontario, CA
- Olivia Prekel, Palm Beach, Florida, US
- Foreign Affair, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
- Très Chic, Montréal, Québec, CA
- Sosusu Boutique, New Orleans, Louisiana, US
It is also available in a number of sizes on eBay.
The Meghan Markle Effect:
In the 36 hours after photos circulated of Meghan wearing the Greta Constantine skirt, the company sold over 100 units and gained over 2,000 Instagram followers [source].
Megan Markle and Greta Constantine:
The company’s founders, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong told WWD that they first met Meghan in Toronto years ago, through her friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney. As there’s a confidentiality agreement in place between their company and Meghan, the founders declined to say anything too specific about their client.
About Greta Constantine:
Greta Constantine is a ready-to-wear women label based in Toronto, Canada. It was founded in 2006 by designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong.