Pregnant Meghan Markle dazzles in a sequined black halter top and maxi skirt at London fundraiser
Meghan surprised every one of her onlookers by donning an outfit by Safiyaa, featuring black sequins with a leaf pattern adorning the halter top
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out looking extremely elegant on what happened to be their six-month wedding anniversary, and their star-studded date night was definitely something to look out for.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen attending the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium on Monday. As per reports, the Royal Variety Performance is an annual televised event that aids the Royal Variety Charity to benefit hundreds of UK entertainers in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health or hard times.
For the occasion, Meghan surprised every one of her onlookers by donning an outfit by Safiyaa, featuring black sequins with a leaf pattern adorning the halter top. The top clearly showed off the Duchess' baby bump, especially on her very first appearance at the Royal Variety Performance.
To further accentuate her look, Meghan pulled her hair back in an elegant updo that highlighted her dazzling Birks Snowstorm earrings. Meghan seems to have gotten quite attached to these earrings, for she previously wore them on her solo outing in September to see the Royal Academy of Art in London Piccadilly’s 'Oceania' exhibit.
Prince Harry, on the other hand, looked quite the dapper Prince Charming in a classic tuxedo and black bow tie. The Prince had first attended the star-studded event --which has been known to have hosted performances by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beatles, and Elton John -- in 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall.
This year, the event was hosted by Greg Davies and included performances from Take That, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, the cast of 'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical' and Andrea and Matteo Bocelli. During their time at the event, the royal couple was also entertained by the cast of 'Hamilton', just three months after the royal couple attended a gala performance of the West End musical with show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale.
The beginning of the Royal Variety Performance dates back to 1912, when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a “Royal Command Performance” at the Palace Theatre in London to lend their support towards the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. In July 1919, the second Royal show was performed, and it was this show that was first to be billed a “Royal Variety Performance.”
Held at London’s Coliseum, the show was staged as a “celebration of peace” and, as the official announcement expressed, “had been commanded by The King to show his appreciation of the generous manner in which artistes of the variety stage had helped the numerous funds connected with the War.”