Meghan Markle made a sweet subtle outfit change when she visited women's charities in Canada

Meghan Markle made a subtle outfit change while visiting women's charities in Canada - for a meaningful reason [Image: Getty]

Ahead of an agreement with the Queen last night over their future as royals, Meghan Markle has been keeping busy in Canada.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, visited two female-focused charities earlier this week, close to where she has been staying on Vancouver Island.

Her first visit was to Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, and later in the day she called in at Justice for Girls.

For the outing she wore a casual ensemble of a knitted cream jumper, skinny jeans and brown knee-high boots, along with a green Parka coat when outdoors to beat off the chilly weather.

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The charities both shared pictures from Meghan’s visits.

However, while the meetings took place on the same day, the images show that the duchess made a subtle outfit change - and for a very sweet reason.

For the first engagement, she could be seen wearing a gold pendant necklace.

But for the second, she appeared to have removed the piece of jewellery in favour of another gold design featuring a whale tail.

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The story behind the easy-to-miss swap was later revealed on social media.

During her first visit, Meghan had been gifted the 18ct gold and white diamond necklace - designed by Hollie Barlett, a member of the Haisla Nation - and ensured it was fully in shot during images of her second engagement.

The jewellery designer chose the piece, worth £1,270, from her collection at Vancouver's Douglas Reynolds Gallery, which specialises in historic and contemporary northwest coast native art.

Taking to Instagram, the gallery revealed: “HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal wearing @holliebartlett!"

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The Douglas Reynolds Gallery added: "We are incredibly proud of our artist @holliebearbartlett who came into the #douglasreynoldsgallery to pick one of her favourite pendants to gift to the #DuchessofSussex #MeaghanMarkle.

"Thank you @sussexroyal for looking so beautiful while supporting our #northwestcoast #indigenous artists. Hollie’s piece is an 18k yellow gold #killerwhale pendant with a solitary #diamond.

"We carry a wide variety of B.C.’s #FirstNations art with a large selection of jewelry including the work of Hollie Bartlett. Her Whale Tail Pendants have always been a gallery favourite so we can see why it was chosen for the Duchess."

Also posting on social media about her visit were Justice For Girls, who took to Twitter to share the news alongside images of the meeting with the royal.

They wrote: “Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples.

“Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership.”

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