The Duchess Ditches Pink -- Yay! -- For A Sunny Yellow Frock That Reflects Her Roots

Plus, you'll freak when you spot her subtle nod to Lady Gaga.

It was a bright, sunshiny day for the Duchess of Sussex when she stepped out in a cheery yellow sheath dress for an event at royal residence Marlborough House on July 5.

No neutrals today, it's sunshine all the way. Image: Getty.

The newlywed's smile beamed just as bright as her sunflower-hued Brandon Maxwell frock as she and husband Prince Harry -- who arrived hand-in-hand, oh my! -- mingled with young leaders at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

It was a welcome departure from Meghan's go-to blush pink which she's sported on several official engagements including the Queen's Birthday celebrations. We're sure we're not alone in cheering Ms. Markle on for her bold sartorial move.

US designer Maxwell was surely a strategic pick for the Duchess in light of the fourth of July celebrations taking place in her beloved homeland over the last day.

Repping a US designer was her -- very chic -- way of waving the Stars and Stripes while her friends and family were no doubt partying the day away across the pond.

Holding hands? We hope the Queen wasn't watching. Image: Getty.

Meghan's sleeveless mid-length dress -- which she paired with nude Manolo Blahnik heels and low-key diamond studs by Adina Reyter -- also gave a nod to an unlikely style inspiration: Lady Gaga.

Maxwell is long-time stylist to the titular pop star, something which Her Highness would've been well aware making her wardrobe choice just a little bit bad-ass if you ask us.

The newlyweds couldn't quit the touchy-touching. Image: Getty.

Apologies for the heartbreak but the covetable frock -- which retails for about $1,550 -- is currently sold-out, so let's all cross our fingers in hope of a restock. Ready? And, GO.

Feature image: Getty.