A quick video from ABC’s Carolyn Durand shows the royals being led to their table.
— Carolyn Durand (@CarolynDurand) October 26, 2018
The awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious in the country; they recognize adventure and conservation efforts. Here is a video of Meghan and Harry, it allows you to see the dress and how it moves. (I don’t know if they are arriving or leaving.)
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 26, 2018
More from News.com Australia:
MC for the night was broadcaster Ray Martin who gently reminded the audience not to take any photos of the royals.
“Please don’t try and approach them, they’re not the Kardashians,” he said, prompting much laughter.
Polar explorers Eric Philips and Tim Jarvis were seated at the table with the Duke and Duchess.
Mr Philips was a guide who helped Harry and wounded soldiers from Australia, the United States, Canada and Britain ski to the South Pole in 2013.
Rebecca English reported that HM was presented with a special environmental award for the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Started in 2015, the initiative created a network of forest conservation programs throughout the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. This week Prince Harry marked the inclusion of several more forests under the Canopy; he accepted the award on behalf of his grandmother.
In accepting the award on behalf of his grandmother Prince Harry paid tribute to his father the Duke of Wales and his decades’ long campaigning for the environment.
“My father has been talking about the importance of protecting the environment for decades,” he said.
Emily Nash of Hello! tweeted some of Harry’s remarks.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) October 26, 2018
The Duchess of Sussex presented Sophia Skarparis with the Young Conservationist of the Year Award, for her work to ban plastic bags in New South Wales. More from News.com:
The petition she started gained 10,000 signatures and led to the issue being debated in NSW state parliament. Sophia told news.com.au Meghan said she was an “inspiration”.
“She congratulated me and told me to keep the hard work up and I thanked her for that,” Sophia said.
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And the Duke presented Jade Hameister with the Young Adventurer of the Year Award. In 2018 Jade, 16, became the youngest person to ski to both the North and South poles.
Now for our look at What Meghan wore.
She was in a dress from the Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2018 collection.
It is white tulle, sleeveless, with a ballerina skirt, embellished with black laser cut birds.This gives you a closer view of the fabric.
It did not look like Meghan carried a bag. It is difficult to discern which earrings she is wearing. It appears the Duchess is wearing a new ring, possibly by Birks. There isn’t any confirmation on the brand, but they look much like several Birks rings I have seen at the jeweler.
Meghan wore her hair down this evening.
We will try to update later!
- Learn more about the Australian Geographic Society at the organization’s website here; the awards information is here; its Facebook page is here and its Twitter feed is here
- Read about the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at the website here; its Facebook page is here; its Instagram page here and its Twitter feed here
- The Daily Mail’s story is here; a Harper’s Bazaar fashion story is here;