Meghan Markle stepped out tonight in the first evening look of her tour of South Africa so far. The Duchess of Sussex rewore the striped Martin Grant dress she debuted during last year’s royal tour. She wore minimal accessories and her hair hair down; Prince Harry was in a tan suit alongside her.
Meghan originally wore the dress during her and Harry’s visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney last October. She had her hair in a ponytail then for a more casual vibe:
This is the second time Meghan has revisited a dress from their October 2018 tour of Australia, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. First there was the blue Veronica Beard shirt dress that she wore in Tonga:
Meghan and Harry started their day at the beach, where they learned about charities Waves for Change and The Lunchbox Fund. Meghan was in her most casual look so far for the outing: a jean jacket, white button-up and pants.
Yesterday, she wore two dresses for her afternoon engagements. Meghan changed into her third dress—STAUD’s Millie Dress—this afternoon when she and Harry visited South Africa’s oldest mosque, Auwal Mosque, in Bo Kaap.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave their first interview of the tour to CNN today during these visit with Waves for Change and The Lunchbox Fund. The two discussed the message of the tour: “What’s so amazing about being here today is that you can see there is so much good in the world, and there’s so much positivity and all this diversity and inclusivity, and the focus is on that,” Meghan told CNN’s reporter Max Foster. “Which is why it’s so great that you’re here today just highlights that yes, there’s a lot of attention on things which can be a bit troubling in the world, but this is what’s making a difference and what matters.”
“Exactly what Meghan said,” Harry added. “What these kids are doing—and actually the coaches are the main thing—because they’ve had this unique experience, I say unique but it’s not a unique as you might think because so many of these communities have been through a very similar traumatic experience, but they’ve now come into a place like this, into this charity, to be able to not only share their experiences but to be able to help the younger generation. So, talking about a whole group, a whole generation of kids who had no role models at all, and now that generation are coming in and saying, ‘You know what? You didn’t have those opportunities we’re now going to come in and give you those opportunities.’ It’s amazing to think that just on the other side of here, you’ve got tin huts, and all of these kids with nothing, and they’re bringing them together: nice hot meal and the sea, which they’ve been terrified most of their life and now they can swim, they can surf and everything else that comes with that—mental health and the positives of that.”