After returning from their first official overseas trip last week and spending at least part of the weekend apart, while Meghan Markle attended the Ladies’ Singles Final of Wimbledon with sister-in-law Kate Middleton on Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned on Tuesday to their regular routine of joint royal outings. The pair made their way to London’s Southbank Centre in the early afternoon to attend the opening of an exhibition paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the late activist’s birth.
For the appearance, Markle wore a blush pink sleeveless trench dress by Canadian designer Nonie (still available here for $823). She paired the chic dress with a matching pale pink oversized clutch and nude pointy-toed pumps, and she wore her hair in her now-signature middle-parted messy bun, with a few face-framing tendrils flying free. Prince Harry, meanwhile, looked equally summery in casual khaki pants, a crisp white dress shirt, and a light gray suit jacket.
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According to tweets from the palace, upon arriving at Southbank Centre on Tuesday, Harry and Meghan met with 92-year-old Andrew Mlangeni, who joined his friend Mandela in protesting apartheid in South Africa and was subsequently imprisoned for his activism; Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela; and Paul and Adelaide Joseph, anti-apartheid advocates who were friends with Mandela and his second wife Winnie. The pair also took in a performance from the Ubunye Choir, comprised of people from the South African diaspora.
The Nelson Mandela: The Centenary exhibition, located in Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, will be open and free to the public from Tuesday afternoon until August 19. According to the exhibit’s website, it “provides insight into Mandela’s journey from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international movement against South Africa’s violent and oppressive apartheid system, and an emblem of an ongoing struggle to build a more just and equitable world.”