Meghan, Duchess of Sussex dazzled in a glamorous kaftan-inspired gown as she joined husband Prince Harry for a reception at the British ambassador’s residence in Morocco on Sunday night.
The royal couple are visiting the North African country this week, almost four decades after Her Majesty the Queen made the trip herself in 1980, which was dubbed the “tour from hell”.
During the reception, the parents-to-be met a number of guests, including influential Moroccan women, young entrepreneurs and disabled athletes.
Meghan looked stunning in a cream Dior gown which featured draped sleeves, finishing the look with a pair of glittering £6,950 (AU$12,729) diamond earrings and a satin clutch. The former actress styled her hair in an elegant up-do and chose a natural makeup look. While Harry looked smart in a navy suit with a brown tie.
The reception follows a busy day for the couple, which included a visit to a boarding house for young girls, where Meghan participated in a henna ceremony. For the outing, Meghan was casually dressed in a navy blazer and skinny jeans teamed with her go-to Birdies slippers and a scarf.
The trip to Morocco, which will last just three days, was said to have been arranged at the request of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.
Kensington Palace announced the short trip just two weeks ago, confirming in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Morocco from Saturday 23rd February to Monday 25th February 2019.
“The Duke and Duchess’s visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. Full details of the visit will be announced in due course.”
The foreign visit is only the couple’s second offical overseas jaunt since tying the knot at St George’s Chapel in May last year, after the royal pair travelled to Australia for an official tour last year, which also saw them visit New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to give birth at the end of April of beginning of May and previously told royal fans at a walkabout in Merseyside, UK, that they were waiting until the birth to find out the gender of their first child together.