Meghan and Harry have arrived to honour youngsters from the Commonwealth.
The royal couple are attending the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception today in London’s Marlborough House. The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth hosts the reception, at the capital’s Marlborough House.
Since Meghan’s wedding to Harry we’ve seen her wearing only neutral colors. But this time she surprised her quite pleasantly.
For this occasion, Duchess Meghan The Duchess of Sussex opted for a canary yellow dress by designer Brandon Maxwell. Brandon has worked as Lady Gaga’s stylist since 2012. She matched the dress with simple nude heels.
The yellow dress costs £831 and is currently sold out on Net-a-Porter.
The couple arrived at the reception at Marlborough House in London hand in hand, despite the speculations that they have stopped doing that after their wedding.
Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have arrived at the celebration of a #CommonwealthYouth Leadership Training at #MarlboroughHouse, the headquarters of the #Commonwealth Secretariat pic.twitter.com/g9fDkZLnJE
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) July 5, 2018
Patricia Scotland gave a warm welcome to Harry and Meghan. As the couple made their way towards the house they were treated to a musical performance by a steel pan band. They paused to give the band a round of applause for their performance.
The Duke and Duchess met youth representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga ahead of their tour this Autumn. Working in groups, the young people generated ideas about the type of Commonwealth they want to see in 2040.
Patricia Scotland’s speech pic.twitter.com/1MkzQyNS0W
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) July 5, 2018
The workshop will bring together the newly-elected Commonwealth Youth Council Executive and leaders of the Commonwealth youth networks.
The aim is to encourage them to think about the future. And their role in shaping it.
This event comes after Meghan and her husband Harry were guests at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards last month.
#CommonwealthYouth are celebrating the completion of their Leadership Training at the #Youth Challenge reception, where in attendance are other delegates, high commissioners and the new Youth Ambassador, The Duke of Sussex @commonwealthsec @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/mgoGoefrJ5
— Commonwealth Youth (@ComSecYouth) July 5, 2018
Recently, the Queen named Harry a patron of the Queen’s Young Leaders. So, this event will be an opportunity for him to learn more about how the Commonwealth Youth Forum is supporting inspiring young people to shape the future.
The engagement is one in a list of many this summer as the newlyweds continue the role started by the Queen during her lifetime of service to the 53 Commonwealth nations.