Meghan Markle made a glamorous appearance at the One Young World Summit at Royal Albert Hall today – but appears to have removed her eternity ring for the engagement.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, stunned in a recycled purple Â£ 107 Babaton by Aritzia dress, previously worn during a visit to Hamilton Square in Birkenhead in January, when she was six months pregnant.
She paired the bold dress with navy heels and donned minimal accessories, including a gold bangle and dainty bangle, as well as her wedding and engagement rings.
Meghan last wore the purple dress with a trendy red coat from Sentaler, paying homage to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who was a fan of the bold color palette.
Meghan Markle, 38 (pictured) stunned in a Â£ 107 purple Babaton by Aritzia dress at the One Young World summit at Royal Albert Hall today
The Duchess of Sussex appears to have removed her eternity ring, gifted by Prince Harry after the birth of their son Archie, born in May
Meghan appeared to be in a good mood, pairing her bold purple dress with navy heels and minimal accessories
The Duchess of Sussex completed her look by styling her shiny hair in loose waves with a parting down the center.
She brought attention to her eyes with a sleek eyeliner, while keeping the rest of her makeup nude to highlight her natural features.
Meghan’s presence at the official opening of the One Young World 2019 summit in Kensington, west London, is her first public appearance since the air of a controversial ITV documentary in which she revealed that the scrutiny and media attention had left her “vulnerable”.
Seeming in good spirits despite not being accompanied by her husband Prince Harry, the 38-year-old appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in her role of vice-chairman of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which partners with One Young World to bring 53 young leaders to the top.
Tonight’s event is described as a âglobal forum for young leadersâ and brought together 2,000 people from over 190 countries.
Meghan (center photo) was welcomed on stage at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall
The Duchess of Sussex refreshed her purple dress, choosing not to pair it with her Â£ 1,085 red coat and Â£ 1,695 Gabriela Hearst leather bowling bag
The 38-year-old previously wore the formal dress during a visit to Hamilton Square in Birkenhead in January when she was six months pregnant.
Princess Diana wore a red and purple ensemble for one of her most iconic appearances when she posed solo at the Taj Mahal in 1992 (pictured)
Ahead of the Duchess’s appearance this evening, the official Sussex Royal Instagram account shared a post highlighting the Duchess’s long-standing relationship with the One Young World (OYW) organization.
She first spoke at an OYW summit in Dublin in 2014 and returned two years later for the engagement in Ottowa alongside Mr Trudeau.
Just days ago, Meghan revealed she’s struggling to adjust to royal life in an interview with ITV broadcaster Tom Bradby.
The Duchess styled her shiny hair in loose waves with a parting down the center, completing her look with nude makeup for a natural glow
In May 2018, she received an eternity ring designed by famous jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
It is not known whether the statement piece, made up of the birthstones of Harry, Meghan and Archie, was offered as a “push gift” or as a first birthday present, but according to a source at Harpers Bazaar, the Duchess has some. been “affected”.
With an emerald for Archie, a peridot stone for Meghan and a blue sapphire for Harry, as well as a collection of diamonds, the eternity ring can be seen as a symbol of protection and power.
Meghan’s appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in her role as Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, comes just days after she spoke of media attention making her feel ‘vulnerable’
A source close to Harry and Meghan told CNN the couple were modernizing the monarchy ‘on their own’
The Duchess recently revealed that friends warned her not to marry the royals, while Harry said he needed “constant management” to cope with the pressures of his life.
Earlier today, a source close to Harry and Meghan told CNN the couple were “single handedly” modernizing the monarchy, before criticizing “the institution around the royal family” for not being able to exploit the full value of the torque.
Speaking to CNN, a source close to the couple said: âThe institution around the British royal family is full of frightened and inexperienced people on how best to help harness and unfold the value of the royal couple who have to he alone modernized the monarchy. ‘
The couple are said to have a full schedule of engagements until mid-November – before taking six weeks off from royal duties over Christmas.
They are expected to fly to Los Angeles next month to spend the Thanksgiving vacation with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will then spend the first Christmas with their son Archie, born in May, with the Queen and other royals in Sandringham in Norfolk.
Meghan revealed friends warned her about marrying the royal family, ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018
The Duchess has a busy schedule, before flying to Los Angeles to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with her mother, Doria Ragland