Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
Meghan turns heads with edgy outfit in latest royal outing
The Duchess of Sussex turned heads on Tuesday with an edgy ensemble as she stepped out with Prince Harry at an exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Wearing a blush sleeveless trench dress from up-and-coming Canadian label, NONIE, Meghan batted away criticism that her style had been muted ever since she became a royal with the edgy modern take of the classic trench.
She and Prince Harry met special guests including Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, a fashion designer and entrepreneur.
The newlyweds paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at an exhibition dedicated to celebrating his incredible life. Mr Mandela met Princess Diana during a private visit to South Africa in 1997 just months before her tragic death.
The exhibit commemorating the hundredth year of his birth depicts Mr Mandela’s career from activist to president through six themes — character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman.
It is the first time the exhibition has been shown in the UK after successful runs around the world.
Former anti-apartheid campaigner Lord Peter Hain, who is chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, welcomed the royal support.
“The Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, which is free to visitors from 17 July — 19 August, will depict the anti-apartheid freedom struggle and Mandela’s vision of a non-racial rainbow democracy based upon justice, equality and human rights,” he said.
“We are delighted the duke and duchess will be supporting it.”