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Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol but still stuns at the Fashion Awards

The Duchess of Sussex donned Givenchy for her appearance in London, where she presented an award to Claire Waight Keller

The Duchess of Sussex and Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller on stage.
The Duchess of Sussex and Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller on stage.

Meghan Markle made an unexpected appearance at last night’s Fashion Awards in London. Dressed in a stylish, single-shouldered haute couture gown by Givenchy, paired with gold sandals by Tamara Mellon, the Duchess looked elegant and sophisticated, with her hair swept up into a simple chignon.

The Duchess of Sussex wore Givenchy to present the award
The Duchess of Sussex wore Givenchy to present the award

Cradling her baby bump, the Duchess took to the stage to honour the designer of her wedding dress, Claire Waight Keller, creative director of Givenchy. When Markle married Prince Harry this summer, it was in a boat neck gown with an embroidered veil, designed by Keller.

Presenting Keller with the award for British Designer of the Year - Womenswear on stage, the two shared an embrace, obviously delighted to see each other.

However, that was not the only story to emerge from the evening. The pregnant Duchess apparently broke with strict royal protocol by wearing dark nail varnish for the event.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images)

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Updated: January 31, 2019 07:00 PM

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