The Duchess of Sussex wore a Prada suit for tonight’s Queen’s Young Leaders Awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan joined HM at the event. Below, the Queen greeting guests.
Here is a video from Hello! magazine’s Emily Nash; it gives you a sense of how Meghan’s skirt moves.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) June 26, 2018
More about the program from the Young Leaders website:
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in 2014 at Buckingham Palace.
In 2014 a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond. The Programme is now in its fourth and final year and has formed a unique community of 240 influential change-makers, who represent 53 Commonwealth countries.
Others at the event included David Beckham. More from Marie Claire:
Though it’s Meghan’s first time at the event, Beckham attended in 2015 and 2016 to present an award to the young leaders. He didn’t present tonight, but he still showed his support.
As well as Olympic Gold Medalist (boxing) Nicola Adams.
Below, the Duchess, the Duke and HM at today’s event.
Prince Harry addressed the group.
From Harry’s remarks via People‘s story:
“I guess you can say you’re stuck with me. I, together with my wife Meghan, look forward to convening young people from around the Commonwealth to hear your ideas, work with you to build platforms for you to collaborate and form partnerships, and continue to meet with many of you as we travel around in our work on behalf of the royal family.”
HM then presented the awards. This is Elizabeth Kasujja of Uganda receiving her award.
Earlier, she tweeted a photo as she and other winners arrived at the Palace.
Here is a look at one of the awards.
A group photo.
The Duke and Duchess spent time with award winners after the presentation.
Kensington Palace advised the royal press that the Duchess was wearing Prada. We’ve not yet found any designs that resemble Meghan’s outfit. The ensemble features a double-breasted jacket with short sleeves, bateau neckline, and matching belt.
The skirt has an asymmetrical hemline, with a draped element on the right side.
More about Meghan’s choice of brand today in a story from The Telegraph’s senior fashion editor, Charlie Gowans-Eglinton :
Prada is an Italian fashion house that dates back to 1913, and one of the main players at Milan fashion week. While Meghan’s choice was classic, the AW18 collection focused on black nylon and rave-inspired sportswear: this is an agenda-setting brand that dictates trends, rather than following them.
The suit has been described as blush pink, taupe, and other colors. It is very difficult to tell precisely what color it is from the photos and video we have seen.
Meghan was in a new pair of shoes by Aquazzura.
The Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump is suede with cutouts on the side, a bow at the back and a 4″ heel. The style is available at Nordstrom ($750). Our thanks to Laura (@Japanese_Ginger) for another fab ID.
Meghan carried her Prada Saffiano Clutch today. The bag is leather, with a detachable chain; it measures 9″ x 4″ and is available at Neiman Marcus ($1690). We first saw the Duchess carry the bag at the Endeavour Awards in February.
And our graphic showing the rest of what Meghan wore for today’s reception.
Here is a quick video the Royal Family posted on Instagram from this evening.
— Meghan Markle Net ? (@MarkleNetwork) June 26, 2018
And here is today’s entire 40-minute awards program.
- The Queen’s Young Leaders website is here; its Facebook page here; Twitter feed here and Instagram page here
- Read more about the program in this Telegraph story from Hannah Furness, including profiles of three award winners
- The Mirror’s live coverage is here; The Sun’s story is here
- The Telegraph’s fashion story is here; Town and Country’s photo gallery is here; a Bazaar article is here; People‘s fashion piece is here; PopSugar’s gallery is here; The Fug Girl’s slideshow and commentary may be seen here