It’s Givenchy & Emilia Wickstead for Duke & Duchess’s First Overseas Trip
The Duchess wore a dress by Emilia Wickstead for tonight’s party at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin.
A 30-second video shows the couple arriving, shared by The Independent’s Kirsty Blake Knox.
— Kirsty Blake Knox (@KirstyBlakeKnox) July 10, 2018
More about the event from the Independent’s story:
The 300 guest list included people from the worlds of arts, sport, culture and charities. Artistic director of The Gate Selina Cartmell, director of the national gallery Seán Rainbird, enjoyed canapes on the sun drenched lawn alongside actress Caitriona Balfe, CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan.
Here is a look at Glencairn, the Ambassador’s residence.
Another view of the Duke and Duchess as they arrived.
The Duke delivered remarks at the reception.
Here is a snippet of the speech posted on Twitter by Kensington Palace.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 10, 2018
Meghan speaking with Sinead Burke, an Irish writer and broadcaster.
The Duke looked very comfortable mingling and speaking with guests.
Senator Catherine Noon speaking with Meghan.
Now for a quick look at what Meghan wore this evening, starting with her Emilia Wickstead dress.
She wore the designer’s Cloqué dress in black.
It features a square neckline, shoulder straps, front flap pockets, multiple gores in the skirt and a wide self-belt.
Meghan wore her hair down for the party.
She debuted a new (to us) pair of earrings from Birks, the jeweler’s Citrine and Diamond Drops. The earrings showcase a central stone set in 18K yellow gold, surrounded by a diamond border, suspended from diamond studded hoops.
After the morning’s RAF 100th Anniversary events Meghan and Harry flew to Dublin, Ireland. It is the Duke and Duchess’s first overseas trip since their May wedding.
The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English tweeted a quick video of the couple arriving.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) July 10, 2018
The couple was greeted by officials and dignitaries.
After the official airport welcome the couple traveled to Government Building and were greeted by Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister).
Back to The Independent’s article:
The first port of call for the royal couple after touching down in Dublin was Government Buildings where they were welcomed to Ireland by the Taoiseach.
Although their brief encounter last less than half hour, Mr Varadkar and the Duke of Sussex managed to discuss family, rugby and of course, the weather.
Th foundation stone for the government buildings was laid by Harry’s great, great, great grandfather Edward VII. Simon Vigar, royal correspondent for 5News, shared a photo of the plaque on Twitter.
Now for our look at what Meghan wore. She was in separates by go-to brand Givenchy, a knit top and skirt. The Patch Pocket Pencil Skirt is done in a knit viscose-blend. It features a high waist, flap pockets at front, raised seams and center vent at the back.
The skirt is also offered in a vivid red.
Meghan accessorized with another bag by Scottish brand Strathberry, a label that is clearly becoming a favorite for her.
The Duchess was carrying the Midi Tote in Tan Bridle Leather ($675). Made in Spain, it measures roughly 12″ x 9″ x 5″deep and comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. Meaghan’s color is currently sold out, but the bag is offered in a broad range of other colors. This is the third Strathberry bag we have seen her use.
Meghan’s earrings are from Vanessa Tugendhaft, the designer’s Clover Pavé Diamond style set in pink gold. We’ll see you tomorrow, when Meghan and Harry have a full day of engagements, including a trip to Trinity College where they will see the Book of Kells.
UPDATE: Meghan’s shoes are by Paul Andrew. The company confirmed with us that she wore the designer’s custom cuoio suede ‘Pump-it-up’ heel, a signature design featured in the Pre-Spring 2019 collection — available this Winter.
Until then, we’ll leave you with a look at Meghan’s three ensembles today. Do you have a favorite?