The Duchess of Sussex stunned the fashion crowd tonight by putting in a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards.
Meghan, 37, wowed guests at the star-studded event when she stepped out on stage to present a gong to her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday evening, wearing a beautiful black one-shoulder dress.
周一晚上，在皇家阿尔伯特音乐厅，37岁的梅根身穿单肩黑色长裙走到舞台前，她的婚纱的设计者——纪梵希设计大师Clare Waight Keller颁发奖项。在这个众星云集的场合，她艳惊了四座。
MsWaight Keller, 48, won the prestigious British Womenswear Designer of the Year award and thanked Meghan personally in her speech at the star-studded awards ceremony at the historic venue in Kensington, London.
The designer said: 'This woman is so amazing. I got to know Meghan on such a personal level. To have someone like that trust you on such a personal moment in their life... I can't thank you enough because it was the most beautiful moment.'
The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the spring, looked sensational in a black one-shoulder velvet gown, believed to be Givenchy, as she clutched her baby bump.
The pregnant duchess kept her makeup to a minimum, wearing her hair tied back in a bun and adding simple gold earrings and gold bangles.
Meghan also wore a dark nail color to match her stunning one-shouldered dress, despite traditional protocol advising that female royals must stick to a barely-there nude shade whenever they are attending official events.
Addressing the assembled fashionistas at the Royal Albert Hall, the Duchess said: 'It's such a pleasure to be here, celebrating British fashion and British designers, in my new home in the UK.
She said of fashion, that 'we have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes it's deeply personal, sometimes it's emotional,' and said that for her, it was 'really in being able to understand that it's about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.'
She praised the 'kindness' and the 'values' of MsWaight Keller, who created the gown in which she walked down the aisle this May.
The first female artistic director of French fashion house met the Duchess for the first time earlier this year, Kensington Palace said, with Meghan requesting a dress with an 'elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor.'
The veil carried floral references to all 53 countries in the Commonwealth, and the palace said workers spent hundreds of hours sewing the delicate flower designs into the veil, meticulously washing their hands every half hour to keep the silk tulle and threads clean.