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How Meghan Markle Hid Her Pregnancy With Fashion: Pics

Rachel McRady‍

The "Markle Sparkle” is now a glow!

Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Meghan Markle is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry. The news may come as a surprise to some fans of the Duchess of Sussex, as she's made numerous public appearances recently and has shown no signs of a baby bump. 

The palace confirmed to ET that Meghan is passed her 12-week pregnancy mark and is in “good health.”

So, how did the 37-year-old former actress manage to cover up her growing baby bump? With some pretty great style statements! 

Here's a look back at Meghan’s stunning outfits, and how she strategically masked her growing tummy: 

Sept. 20:

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In late September, Meghan was joined by Prince Harry and her mother, Doria Ragland, at an event honoring the release of a community cookbook. At the lunch, which took place at Kensington Palace, the royal wore a ribbed black top that she cut off with a high-waisted black pleated skirt. To further keep suspicions away, the Duchess paired the sleek style with a royal blue peacoat that she wore for most of the event. 

Sept. 24:

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Though she wasn’t afraid to get active at the Coach Core Awards, Meghan wasn’t about to show any signs of a bump during her outing with Prince Harry. At the event, the Duchess sported a navy blue belted top that flared out at the waist, covering her up growing bump. 

Sept. 25:

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A well-placed belt helped Meghan out at the opening of the Oceania Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. For the fancy event, the Duchess wore a black fitted dress with a wide black belt, which distracted from any bump. She also was seen clasping her hands in front of her stomach several times. 

Oct. 3:

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For her trip to her namesake of Sussex, the Duchess took her biggest risk yet. Meghan rocked a loose forest green button-down top, which she tucked into a fitted green leather skirt. The outfit possibly showed a tiny hint of a bump, but it could have been explained away as simply being the imprint of the tucked-in shirt. 

Oct. 12:

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On Friday, Meghan decided to thoroughly cover up at the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. For the special occasion, the Duchess wore a wide navy coat dress that offered no hint of a shape beneath. She also was seen rushing into St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle with Harry so as not to draw attention away from Eugenie’s big day. 

Oct. 15:

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As they touched down in Sydney, Australia, Meghan and Harry were spotted holding hands and grinning. The Duchess wore a loose black coat with maroon trim, which covered up her black turtleneck sweater and fitted black jeans. She also held a large folder over her mid-section. 

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Meghan and Harry have two weeks of a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga to show off the growing baby bump! For more, watch the clip below: 

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