Having worn Givenchy at her wedding, her first royal ascot, and her first solo appearance with the queen, Meghan Markle has not been playing coy about her love for the chic French brand (with a British designer at its helm). On Tuesday, however, she deviated from her go-to designer with a dress designed by (gasp!) Prada. As The Sun reported, the Duchess of Sussex wore a belted Prada skirt suit in a pale blush to the queen's Young Leaders Awards, where she was accompanied by Prince Harry and, of course, the queen. Markle paired the pastel ensemble with a black leather Prada clutch and a pair of black suede pumps from Aquazzura, the same brand that designed her bespoke wedding shoes. Unlike her wedding shoes, though, the Deneuve Pump 105 is available online for a cool $750.
According to The Sun, this is the first time Markle has attended the awards, which honor "exceptional young people" across the Commonwealth "dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond." The awards' website states that the awards were founded in 2014, and the 2018 ceremony marks the fourth and final year of the program.
On Tuesday, Prince Harry kicked off the ceremony with an opening speech, and in it, he made sure to give the duchess a sweet shout-out. "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, as we travel around in our work," he said, according to The Sun.