The Duchess wears Prada! One week after making her Royal Ascot debut, Meghan Markle stepped back into the spotlight on Tuesday, June 26, for a star-studded awards ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, where she showed off her evolving Duchess style. The former American actress wore a bespoke Prada ensemble with button details — giving off Jackie Kennedy vibes — for the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony. The Duchess of Sussex accessorized her look with nude stockings, Aquazurra shoes and a matching Prada "Saffiano" clutch, while styling her dark tresses down in loose waves.
VIEW GALLERY The Duchess wore Prada for the reception on June 26 Photo: Getty Images
The Suits alum joined her husband Prince Harry and in-law Queen Elizabeth at the reception. During the ceremony, the 36-year-old mirrored the Queen sitting upright with her hands clasped in her lap as they sat front row watching Prince Harry make a speech.
In his speech, the Duke of Sussex said, “Earlier this year, I was honored to have been named The Queen's Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and I am committed to supporting the legacy of The Queen's Young Leaders and the 1.4 billion Commonwealth youth.” “I guess you can say you're stuck with me,” he added, causing his wife and grandmother to laugh.
VIEW GALLERY Meghan mirrored Queen Elizabeth during the reception Photo: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Harry continued, “I, together with my wife Meghan, look forward to convening young people from around The Commonwealth to hear your ideas, work with you to build platforms for you to collaborate and form partnerships, and continue to meet with many of you as we travel around in our work on behalf of The Royal Family.” The British royal also shared some insight into his and Meghan's honeymoon. Mavis Elias, a young philanthropist from Namibia asked him if they had visited her country but he told her "No, we didn't go to Namibia. I'm not going to say where."
David Beckham was also in attendance for the reception, which celebrates inspirational young leaders from across the Commonwealth for their contributions to their community. Harry praised the young leaders for their work, noting, “You are the hope and optimism the world needs and we will all do everything that we can to support you in it.”