The Real Reason Meghan Markle Wore Those Flowers In Her Hair

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Not even halfway through her first royal tour, and Meghan Markle has already given us plenty of hair inspiration, from loose curls to low ponytails to a voluminous half-updo we're already sending to our stylists. But while in Fiji on Wednesday, where Markle made her first royal speech, the Duchess tried one of fall's most dramatic hair trends: flowers.
While touring the University of the South Pacific alongside her husband Prince Harry, Markle debuted a French twist embedded with yellow and white frangipani flowers, which are native to Fiji and also known as plumerias, courtesy of hairstylist George Northwood.
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As with most things that Markle wears, from eco-friendly sneakers and a "blessed" dress to a blazer designed by BFF Serena Williams, there's special significance to these flowers in particular.
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The frangipanis Markle, who announced her pregnancy last week, chose to wear are often used as wedding flowers, and have come to symbolize strength and the lasting bond between a married couple. By wearing them, Markle is effectively saying, "Yes, my husband and I adore one another." And yes, we're swooning.
On a weirder note, the flowers are also known to possess a poisonous sap, but we're thinking Markle didn't take that into account. These particular blooms may look familiar to you as well because they're often used in leis to symbolize a welcoming in Hawaii.
By wearing these flowers, Markle also joins stars like Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and a whole runway of Rodarte models, all of whom are wearing flowers in their hair this fall. With Markle's latest iteration, complete with the perfect loose French twist, we anticipate a lot more people (especially brides) to follow suit.
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