Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dressed to the nines for his or her big night in Latest York City, where the couple was honored with the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award on the Ripple of Hope Award Gala. The Duchess of Sussex wore a white off-the-shoulder dress with a subtle center leg slit. She had her hair styled up. She and Harry were held hands while arriving to the ceremony, with Harry holding an umbrella for her and helping her out of their automobile.
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The couple’s appearance comes hours after Prince William and Kate Middleton had their very own luxe evening within the U.K., attending King Charles III’s first Diplomatic Corps Reception as king.
It also comes just two days before the primary a part of their Netflix documentary series, Harry & Meghan, is released on Thursday. Three out of six episodes will likely be available to stream, and trailers have made it clear that Meghan and Harry are going straight into the royal drama that led them to step back from their senior working royal family roles within the U.K.
“There’s a hierarchy of the family,” Harry says in the most recent trailer. “You already know there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories [in the British tabloids].”
“It’s a unclean game,” he continues. “The pain and suffering of girls marrying into this institution is a feeding frenzy.”
Meghan touched on the couple’s feelings about giving their story to documentary director Liz Garbus and her team in an interview with Variety.
“It’s nice to give you the option to trust someone with our story—a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired—even when it means it will not be the way in which we’d have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it,” she said. “We’re trusting our story to another person, and which means it’ll undergo their lens.”
“It’s interesting,” she continued.” My husband has never worked on this industry before. For me, having worked on Suits, it’s so amazing to be around a lot creative energy and to see how people work together and share their very own points of view. That’s been really fun.”
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring Latest York City.