Meghan’s nose for fashion! Duchess wears £2,510 dress by Givenchy as she attends her first solo engagement at Royal Academy – and even takes part in a Maori greeting
The Duchess of Sussex was barely able to contain her giggles as she took part in a traditional Maori greeting during her first solo engagement on Tuesday.
While being introduced to a Maori guest at the opening of ‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy of Arts Meghan, 37, did a ‘hongi’, the traditional Maori greeting of touching noses and foreheads.
Meghan performed a hongi with several of her hosts, including New Zealand’s high commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and his wife Janine.
Just before she left, she did the same again with performers from Ngati Ranana, the London Maori Club, who had entertained the royal party with a waiata or song.
It was not, however, her first hongi. That came in April this year when she and Harry attended a dawn service on Anzac Day in London to commemorate Australian and New Zealand war dead.
Meghan enlisted the designer behind her wedding dress, Givenchy as she attended the opening of the exhibit, without her husband Prince Harry in tow.
The French fashion brand, of which the royal wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller is artistic director, has proved to be a firm favorite in the royal wardrobe.
The elegant black dress worn this evening, costing £2,510, featured sheer sleeves as well as velvet panel around the neckline.
She could be seen carrying a small black box clutch, £1,390- also by Givenchy as she made her way into the Royal Academy.
The former actress showcased her flawless figure with a waist cinching belt and showed a flash of leg with a thigh high split.
Meghan also relied on an old favourite when it came to her shoes, opting for a pair of Aquazzura stilettos, £490, which she has worn on several previous engagements.
The confident royal revisited the straighter hair style that she debuted during her engagement at Loughborough University with Prince Harry on Monday.
While given a tour of the exhibit Meghan viewed many of the 200 artefacts on show at the exhibition and told New Zealand video artist Lisa Reihani ‘It’s so special. It’s spectacular.’
The Duchess said it was a perfect introduction to the region she and Harry will be visiting next month.
‘It’s a great introduction to the sights and sounds of that part of the world,’ she added.
Source: Daily Mail
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