Burberry was launched in 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, England when he was just 21 years old. The brand was founded on the principle that clothing should be designed to protect people from the harsh British weather. The heritage label is synonymous with the trench coat which it invented during the First World War. To this day Burberry still creates sophisticated winter clothing, but also offers a suite of luxury goods. These core values and very long history in the fashion industry is what Megan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex admires about Burberry, and she will very likely continue supporting this British brand.