Meghan Markle snuck in a secret visit following her highly anticipated return to the UK. The Duchess of Sussex, who is patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio on Thursday in London, where emerging technology, such as virtual reality, is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. The mom of one looked chic for the outing wearing a $55 organza sleeve Topshop blouse and an $875 Roland Mouret jacquard pencil skirt. Meghan accessorized her monochromatic look with pearl accented Aquazzura pumps and a black Loewe handbag, while styling her long dark tresses down.
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Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Royal patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view. The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality. The Duchess is pictured here with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram, featured in the National’s exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
Sussex Royal shared photos from the secret engagement on Friday, including one of Meghan with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram that is featured in the National’s “All Kinds of Limbo” exhibition. The slideshow’s caption referenced Meghan and Harry’s recent trip to California. “Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view,” the caption read. “The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality.”
Meghan had a busy day on March 5. Aside from visiting the studio, the Duchess was spotted at The Goring Hotel , which is where sister-in-law Kate Middleton spent the night before her 2011 royal wedding. In the evening, Meghan and Prince Harry attended the Endeavour Fund Awards. Archie Harrison’s parents coordinated in blue for their first joint engagement since announcing their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. At the awards ceremony, the former American actress shared a rare update about her baby boy saying, “He is ten months now and is into everything.”
In a speech at the awards, Harry thanked guests for their support. "Meghan and I are so happy to be back here with you,” the Duke said in his remarks. "A lot of you tonight have told me you have my back, well I'm also here to tell you, I've always got yours." The couple’s royal duties will come to an end on March 31 . Prior to that date, Harry and Meghan will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music on March 7, and the Duchess will mark International Women's Day on March 8. The Sussexes are also set to publicly reunite with Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and Prince William at the annual Commonwealth Service held at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday, March 9.
Meghan and Harry’s “revised” roles will be reviewed after 12-months. On their official website last month, Sussex Royal stated, “The Royal Family respect and understand the wish of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed ‘public interest’ justification for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty’s family.”