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The Queen in New Zealand on January 1, 1977

Queen Elizabeth II visited Christchurch during her visit to New Zealand in 1977 and greeted well-wishers in a powder pink skirt suit complete with a matching hat. [Photo: Getty]

The best royal tour outfits of all time from Princess Diana to Meghan Markle

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in South Africa for their first royal tour as a family of three.

But well-wishers aren’t just hoping to catch a glimpse of baby Archie, as it’s Meghan Markle’s wardrobe that’s sure to steal the headlines.

As per tradition, royal tours give senior members of The Firm a chance to flex their fashion know-how on a global platform from impressive mid-flight outfit changes to lavish state dinner attire.

With the need to showcase homegrown design talent and fly the country’s national hues (all while following strict protocol) - packing for a tour is no easy feat.

From the Queen’s 1997 New Zealand trip to Princess Diana’s famous Australian stint, these are the most iconic royal tour fashion moments of all time.