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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a spectacular evening in New York City earlier this week. The charity Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization gave out the Ripple of Hope Award to both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The pair was recognized for the charitable work they carry out through their own Archewell Foundation, where they have concentrated on raising awareness of issues pertaining to racial justice, misogyny, mental health, and other challenges. Previous recipients of the Ripple of Hope Award include Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris, and former President Barack Obama.
Markle opted for a custom Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton outfit for the big occasion. She has never worn the French brand to a prominent function before. The Duchess donned a custom-made white, long-sleeved gown with a front slit and an off-the-shoulder neckline (Markle has previously appeared in stunning costumes from companies such as Givenchy and Carolina Herrera). Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring, which she also wore on her wedding day, served as her accessorizing piece.
The Duke, on the other hand, sported a sharp black suit, a white button-up, and a tie. The color of Markle’s dress was important. White represents peace, which was a deliberate gesture to the charitable work the Duke and Duchess carry out on Ghesquière’s behalf.