Meghan Markle stuns in floral Safiyaa for her Royal Variety Performance debut

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2018

Harry, looking smart in black tie, was making his second appearance at the event in three years.

The 37-year-old Duchess is now pregnant with their first child and is beginning to show a baby bump under her outfits.

This year's event is hosted by actor Greg Davies, while there will be an array of performances by Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, Take That, George Ezra, Rick Astley, and this year's Britain's Got Talent victor, The Lost Voice Guy.

Her baby bump was visible beneath her black and white sequin top (£895) and black maxi skirt (£850), both by Safiyaa.

Hear more on the royal family, and Meghan's pregnancy, in the video below.

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Royal Variety Charity chairman Giles Cooper said the posy was deliberately picked to mark Meghan's first visit to the gala.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium on Monday night. "Thank you", she told performer Jessica Spalis as she received the bouquet from the elephant, who was operated by Luke Chadwick-Jones. The event raises money for the Royal Variety Charity and each year a senior royal are guests.

The Royal Variety Performance dates back to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a Royal Command Performance at the Palace Theatre in London in aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund.

Jo Wiggins and her daughter, Lucy Robertson, seven, gave the Duchess a teddy bear with a "gender neutral" yellow ribbon. After the performance, The Duke and Duchess met performers on stage, including @lostvoiceguy, @andreabocelliofficial, and @TakeThat. "She's handsome and has a lovely little bump".

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