She may not have been at Buckingham Palace, but Meghan Markle made her royal entrance Tuesday night with her husband, Prince Harry, at a flashy party in New York City.
The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex showed off a little more skin than usual in a quilted gold Joanna Ortiz dress ($1,850).
Dubbed the Ideal Universe midi dress, the strapless dress featured a small diamond cut and a knee-length slit.
Accessorized with gold Tom Ford stilettos ($1,350), yellow Carolina Herrera clutch ($1,100) and hoop earrings.
Markle kept her makeup simple, with hair thrown to one side in loose waves.
Meanwhile, 38-year-old Harry wore a navy blue suit and a light blue tie while walking with Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The honored guest of the event, Markle, presented the Women of Vision Award to the legendary feminist and Ms. He got it from Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Foundation for Women.
Steinem, 89, presented Markle with the award for “global advocacy in empowering and advocating for women and girls” in honor of the nation’s oldest women’s foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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In the evening, Markle’s father-in-law, King Henry III, earlier this month. It was his first public event since Charles skipped his coronation.
Sources told us at the time that it would have been “unreal” for him to fly amid the royal family dispute.
Meanwhile, Harry attended the ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London and returned to California hours later to celebrate their son Archie’s 4th birthday.
As for Markle’s connection to Steinem, it is believed that she met through the PR firm that friends shared.
They also united in 2020 to “cold call” voters ahead of the election.
“He came home to vote. Steinem later told Access Hollywood.
“‘Hello I’m Meg’ and ‘Hi I’m Gloria’ and ‘Will you vote?’ It was his initiative.
Steinem described Markle, calling simply “Meg”, as “smart, original, funny, political”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew to NYC earlier this week and made a big splash when they arrived at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan on Monday evening.
They also visited the youth group AHA! Santa Barbara for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Had a pre-trip sushi date in Montecito, California the night before with Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Cameron Diaz, and Benji Madden, among others.
The Sussexes were last honored at the Ripple of Hope premiere in December 2022 in New York.
Other awards include LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and her daughter, Dr. There was Wanda Irving, who co-founded a nonprofit to alleviate black maternal health disparities after Shalon Irving died of preventable pregnancy complications. 2017.
Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, abortion rights activist Olivia Julianna, and 16-year-old author and LGBTQ+ inclusion activist Rebekah Bruesehoff were also celebrated for their work.