Stella McCartney Deletes Meghan Markle Instagram After Complaints

Erica Gonzales
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Stella McCartney, who designed Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's wedding reception dress, shared a photo of the duchess wearing one of her pieces during Remembrance Day services yesterday.

  • She later deleted the post after commenters complained that she was promoting her brand rather than honoring veterans for the holiday.

British designer Stella McCartney deleted an Instagram photo she posted of the Duchess of Sussex after followers claimed she was inappropriately promoting her brand during Remembrance Day, the U.K.'s version of Veterans Day, which honors veterans and fallen service members.

McCartney initially shared an image of Duchess Meghan attending a commemorative military service yesterday, Remembrance Sunday, when she wore a black belted coat by the designer. "So honoured to have HRH Duchess of Sussex in our Autumn '19 coat at Remembrance Day service. x Stella," she wrote in the caption, Page Six reported.

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While some followers praised Meghan's ensemble, according to the outlet, a number of commenters responded disapprovingly to the post, claiming McCartney was being disrespectful to the solemn occasion and promoting her line. The post has since been taken down, but the designer has not responded to the backlash.

Beyond yesterday's engagement, Meghan has worn McCartney's designs a number of times, including the reception following her royal wedding to Prince Harry. "I was honoured and I still am," the designer told ELLE U.K. of the opportunity.

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"I think Meghan chose me for reasons other than just a beautiful dress--plenty of people can do that. She is not a difficult client to make look beautiful," she added, noting that "being a women's woman played a part" in being the chosen designer.

The duchess stunned in the white, high-neck number as she and Prince Harry stepped out for their private evening reception at Windsor's Frogmore House.

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