Meghan Markle Opts for Rare Dark Nails at the British Fashion Awards

Meghan Markle made a stunning surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards tonight to honor Givenchy’s designer, Clare Waight Keller. The Duchess of Sussex pulled out all the stops for the evening, wearing an asymmetrical black velvet dress by the French fashion house, stacked gold bracelets, and matching metallic Tamara Mellon sandals.

Even her beauty look was on point, consisting of a slick bun and simple-yet-glam makeup. But did you notice her nails?

Meghan Markle Opts for Rare Dark Nails at the British Fashion Awards

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Meghan Markle Opts for Rare Dark Nails at the British Fashion Awards

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The Duchess of Sussex wore an opaque dark nail polish to match her dress. It’s a sophisticated, winter-appropriate cosmetic choice, but it’s also rare for royal women. In her previous public appearances as a royal, Meghan has opted for light nail polish or natural, bare nails. Other women in the royal family have done the same