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The Meghan effect strikes again! Ms. Markle's £425 crossbody bag sells out within MINUTES of her Edinburgh appearance

  • Meghan Markle wore a Strathberry East/ West mini for her first visit to Scotland
  • The £425 calf leather bag has sold out in bottle green since her appearance
  • The last time Meghan wore a Strathberry bag it sold out within 11 minutes
  • Couple touched down in Edinburgh on Wednesday for first joint visit to Scotland

Meghan Markle may have barely touched down in Edinburgh, but her appearance has already sparked a sales frenzy with her £425 crossbody bag selling out in record time.

Prince Harry's fiancée, 36, opted for a bottle green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first official visit to Scotland today – and within minutes it was listed as out of stock on the retailer's website.

In a subtle nod to her hosts, Meghan paired the stylish dark green accessory – by an Edinburgh-based designer – with a tartan coat from Burberry.

And the princess-in-waiting had barely stepped out with her fiancé in Edinburgh before royal-watchers began snapping up her bag online. 

 

The Meghan effect in full swing: Ms Markle opted for a bottle green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first visit to Scotland today, and within minutes it was listed as out of stock

The Meghan effect in full swing: Ms Markle opted for a bottle green Strathberry East/ West mini for her first visit to Scotland today, and within minutes it was listed as out of stock

Sold out: Commenting on Meghan's latest accessory, Lucas Armitage told Femail: 'The cross body bag adds a cool girl edge in keeping with Meghan's signature style'

Sold out: Commenting on Meghan's latest accessory, Lucas Armitage told Femail: 'The cross body bag adds a cool girl edge in keeping with Meghan's signature style'

MailOnline has contacted Strathberry for comment. 

The Spanish-made East/ West Mini, which comes in 12 different colourways, features the label's distinctive gold bar closure and is described as 'elegant and timeless'. 

Today's appearance is not the first example of the so-called 'Meghan effect'; the former Suits actress caused another Strathberry bag to fly off shelves back in December.

She was spotted carrying the label's £495 midi-tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement as Harry's bride-to-be back in November.

And the stylish bag was later revealed to have sold out in just 11 minutes according to the label, launched in 2013. 

Sales boost: Meghan also carried Strathberry's £495 midi-tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement as Harry's bride-to-be - and it sold out in just 11 minutes

Sales boost: Meghan also carried Strathberry's £495 midi-tote in burgundy, navy and vanilla for her first official engagement as Harry's bride-to-be – and it sold out in just 11 minutes

Commenting on Meghan's latest accessory, celebrity stylist and designer Lucas Armitage told Femail: 'The cross body bag adds a cool girl edge in keeping with Meghan's signature style.

'Overall it's a chic looks but with a few cool edges. The tartan gives some added interest to an extremely polished appearance. 

'She's being appropriate but definitely retaining her own look.'

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to catch a glimpse of the royal couple on the esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle this morning, despite the cold and wet weather.

With the centuries-old fortress as a backdrop the couple began shaking hands, saying hello and thanking the well-wishers for coming to see them.

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