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Meghan Markle wears a top knot hairstyle for the first time as a duchess

Her new hairstyle is top-notch!
Meghan Markle hair
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is trying out a new hairstyle.GC Images
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is stepping outside her (hair) comfort zone.

Our favorite trendsetter took a break from her smooth blowouts and low buns to sport a somewhat uncharacteristic 'do at an appearance on Thursday: a sassy top knot.

Meghan Markle hair
Does the Duchess have a new favorite 'do?Getty Images

The 37-year-old debuted the perky style while visiting the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of the organizations she'll represent as a royal patron, as was recently announced.

Top knots are a go-to look for many stylish celebrities, but it's a style we haven't previously spotted on the former Meghan Markle. And, honestly, we couldn't stop staring at the hairdo from every angle.

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Looking glam!Getty Images

The bun had just the right amount of height, landing perfectly on the crown of her head for a sleek effect.

Meghan Markle hair
The duchess has gotten right to work since stepping into her royal duties.Getty Images

The no-fuss style likely helped the expectant mother focus on the matter at hand — advocating for accessible education — rather than worrying about a stray burst of wind messing up her locks.

The duchess paired her new 'do with a chic, all-black ensemble and her trademark nude pumps.

Meghan Markle style
We can never take our eyes off her sleek style.Getty Images

A high top knot is certainly a new look for the fashionista, who often wears her flowing locks down in a sleek style.

See a few of her past hairstyles:

Down with waves.

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She's often seen with her hair long and loose.WireImage

Or up in a messy bun with loose tendrils.

Meghan Markle messy bun
She's just like us and loves messy buns!Backgrid

She's also a fan of polished buns with lots of shine.

Meghan Markle low bun
The duchess offers us endless hair inspiration.Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

We'll be interested to see if the former actress tries her hand at a top knot again, but for now, we're just admiring the sassy look from afar!