Meghan chose an elegant evening gown by Safiyaa for tonight’s Mountbatten Festival of music.
Meghan coordinated her look with Harry who looked dashing in his dress uniform as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
Here is a quick video of the couple arriving at Royal Albert Hall.
Duchess Meghan and Captain General of the @RoyalMarines, Prince Harry, arrive at @RoyalAlbertHall for tonight’s Mountbatten Festival of Music. The evening, which features the precision and musicality of the @RMBandService, raises funds for @theRMcharity. pic.twitter.com/pa2MIbPh7d
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 7, 2020
The festival marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos and it raises funds for The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent.
The event featured performances by the Royal Marines Band Service which features a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and a number of solo items. The event also included traditional marches and overtures which are always a hit with the audience.
Below, a segment of the foreword written by the Duke for the show from Hello! —
“The Mountbatten Festival of Music continues to be a very special event that brings’ together the world-class musicians, composers and conductors ofthe Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines in an iconic venue. This year, it will mark the 75th anniversary of the end ofthe Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the fornrntion of Britain’s Commandos. I can guarantee you are in for a real treat!
“This Festival is also an opportunity to lift morale and inspire people of all ages, as well as raise much needed awareness and funds for The Royal Marines Charity. This organisation does such a fantastic job of supporting our Corps Family and it is a cause which will always be very close to my heart. I have been lucky to see first-hand the incredible impact the Charity has on serving and veteran Marines, as well as their families. Whether providing welfare grants, contributions towards social activities or helping wounded personnel recover and find new employment opportunities, the Charity is there every step of the way.”
Inside, Meghan and Harry meet members of the Royal Marines.
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) March 7, 2020
The couple shared this post on their Sussex Royal Instagram account —
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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall — marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos. The Duke, who is Captain General @RoyalMarines joined veterans, serving members, world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to help raise funds on behalf of the @RoyalMarines Charity. #MFM2020 Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
Now for Meghan’s radiant red look tonight!
The dress is by Safiyaa. It is the ‘Kalika’ Long Dress, in Scarlet Red, $1693.
The gown is done in a heavy crepe fabric that is a blend of 96% Polyester and 4% Elastane.
Meghan’s bag is by Manolo Blahnik, the Capri Jewel Buckle Clutch in red satin, $1670.
With thanks to Kiriah Emad on Twitter for the speedy ID!
The Duchess wore her Stuart Weitzman high heel pumps in crimson. We first saw her wear the shoe while visiting Birkenhead, UK in January of 2019. The shoes are no longer available.
Meghan’s earrings are by Simone Rocha, the floral beaded drop earrings in burgundy-red from the AW19 collection, $325. The earrings are currently sold out, however they appear to be available in other colors.
We will be back shortly with another post on the Duchess’ visit to Robert Clark School this past Friday for International Women’s Day.