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Meghan Markle Loved These Budget-Friendly Sunglasses So Much She Reached for Them 2 Days in a Row (Exclusive)

The founder of Blenders Eyewear tells PEOPLE how he found out that the Duchess of Sussex owned a pair of their sunglasses...from his mom!

<p>Karwai Tang/WireImage (2)</p> Meghan Markle wears Blenders sunglasses in Canada in Feb. 2024

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Meghan Markle wears Blenders sunglasses in Canada in Feb. 2024

Meghan Markle may have been bundled up for winter during her recent trip to Canada, but her accessories also included some stylish sunglasses.

Meghan and Prince Harry appeared in Vancouver and Whistler earlier this month for the Invictus Games' one-year countdown celebrations. While chatting with athletes, coaches and volunteers learning winter sports, which will be part of the Invictus Games for the first time next year, the Duchess of Sussex rocked the Grove sunglasses in Midnight Drama by Blenders Eyewear.

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Meghan, 42, was such a fan of the sunnies that she actually wore them two days in a row. On Feb. 14, she slid on the specs while Prince Harry, 39, tried sit-skiing in adaptive equipment, and the following day, she wore the same sunglasses at the Whistler Sliding Center, where Harry did skeleton while Meghan filmed his run.

Chase Fisher, the founder and CEO of Blenders Eyewear, tells PEOPLE that he found out about Meghan wearing one of his products in a relatable way.

"My mom actually sent me the news about this and then my DM’s started blowing up," he says. "I was like wait, what?! Meghan rocking Blenders?! Huge! I’ve been a fan of her ever since I saw her star in Suits."

<p>Karwai Tang/WireImage</p> Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Canada on Feb. 14, 2024

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Canada on Feb. 14, 2024

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Fisher grew up in Santa Barbara, near where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live with their two children.

"She and Prince Harry are a power couple, and the fact they live just outside of my hometown is destiny at its finest," he says.

And if Meghan is interested in a collaboration, Fisher is ready.

"Teaming up with the queen on a sunglasses line would be epic," he says. " 'The Markles' would be a hit!"

But you don't need a royal budget to get Meghan's look — the Grove sunglasses retail for just $59.

<p>Karwai Tang/WireImage</p> Meghan Markle in Canada on Feb. 15, 2024

Karwai Tang/WireImage

Meghan Markle in Canada on Feb. 15, 2024

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Meghan has sported many pairs of sunglasses during her years in the public eye, playing around with aviators, cat-eye silhouettes and oversized styles.

In 2017, Finlay London experienced the "Meghan Markle Effect" in full force when she first wore their round Percy sunglasses to the Invictus Games in Toronto, which marked the first time Prince Harry and Meghan stepped out together in public. The small label sold $26,000 of stock just hours after her appearance.

<p>GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty </p> Meghan Markle at Wimbledon in 2019

GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty

Meghan Markle at Wimbledon in 2019

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