The Duchess in Emilia Wickstead at ANZAC Memorial Dedication
Meghan chose an Emilia Wickstead dress for today’s dedication of the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.
Prince Harry wore his Blues & Royals tropical dress, medals & KCVO (Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order).
More from The Daily Mail’s story:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Hyde Park about 10am on Saturday with NSW Governor David Hurley, a former chief of the defence force, and were welcomed by an Australian Army marching band.
The Memorial opened in 1934; more from the Daily Telegraph:
The Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park, which commemorates the sacrifices made by those who served for Australia and New Zealand, was designed in the 1930s by Bruce Dellitt.
But following the Great Depression, the finances were not available to make Mr Dellitt’s vision – including a four-tier cascading waterfall on the Liverpool Street side of the monument – a reality.
From 9News Australia:
The extension has been designed to enhance the memorial’s role to support and provide services for veterans and their families, ensuring a public and a private place of contemplation, remembrance, education and reflection.
The extension is the centrepiece of NSW’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War this year.
Emily Andrews of The Sun reports that the choir at the Memorial “…sang “I vow to thee my country”: Princess Diana’s favourite hymn from her school days, sung both at her wedding in 1981 and her funeral in 1997.”
The couple also placed a wreath at the Memorial.
Here is a closer look at the wreath and accompanying card in photos shared by Emily Andrews.
The card reads: “In grateful memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and in recognition of the men and women for whom the scars of war endure.”
Below, Prince Harry and New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian after Harry unveiled a new plaque.
A closer look.
Now to what Meghan wore for the morning ceremony. She was in an Emilia Wickstead design, the Camila dress, from the A/W 2018 collection.
It is done in a wool crepe and features a classic fit and flare silhouette, with a mock-neck collar and distinctive decorative buttons up on the front. (The dress has a concealed zipper on the back.) We show the dress at Net-a-Porter ($2110), where it is available in very limited sizes. It is also offered at Orchard Mile ($2080) and at Matches Fashion ($2070).
Meghan carried her Givenchy Satin Clutch ($1990).
We saw the Pippa Small Herkimer Diamond ‘Almost’ Ring first worn to Princess Eugenie’s wedding (far left); it looks like she had on a new Pippa Small Eternity Ring similar to the one seen in the center photo, but only similar. We do not believe that is identical to the ring you see Meghan wearing today. We have not been able to locate the exact ring we believe she is wearing.
Meghan’s earrings appear to be the Pippa Small 18-karat gold Herkimer diamond pair also seen at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Meghan’s hat is by Philip Treacy.
We first saw the Duchess wearing it at the Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks wedding in August.
This offers a different view of the hat as well as Meghan’s partial updo.
Embed from Getty Images
Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted several photos from the service on Instagram.
Here is our look at what Meghan wore.