Meghan Markle wears black dress to UN for Nelson Mandela Day

Meghan Markle is back in town.

The Duchess of Sussex returned to New York City on Monday with her husband Prince Harry to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day at United Nations headquarters.

The pair kept things understated, with Harry, 37, wearing a navy blue suit and Markle, 40, opting for a chic black short-sleeved dress.

She was wearing a large Mulberry bag and black suede pumps and two Shiffon rings.

The “Suits” alum parted her hair in the middle in a low ponytail for her demure look as she watched the prince deliver a keynote address.

Markle and Harry were vocal supporters of Mandela’s work after meeting his widow, Graça Machel, in South Africa in 2019. The late royal family mother, Princess Diana, was close to the civil rights activist even before her death.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry holding hands.
The couple came hand in hand.
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Harry’s speech did indeed mention Diana’s work with Mandela.

Nelson Mandela Day was officially recognized in 2009 in honor of the leader’s legacy.

This is the first high-profile event for the couple since they resigned from their official royal duties in early 2020, apart from the quick appearance they made last month on Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum anniversary, which saw 3-year-old son Archie return to the UK. for the first time since he was a newborn and 1-year-old daughter Lilibet on her first overseas trip.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holding hands.
The pair will be back in the spotlight in the coming months as Harry will release a “juicy” memoir.
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The royals will be in the spotlight more often in the coming months.

Harry has a “juicy” memoir in the works that insiders said Vidak For Congress should make the royal family “nervous”.

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