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Meghan Dazzles in Safiyaa for Royal Variety Performance

Meghan and Harry marked their six-month wedding anniversary stepping out for a star-studded date night with Meghan in sparkly Safiyaa.

Meghan arrives for Royal Variety Performance
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Meghan and Harry were greeted outside the London Palladium. Before quickly making their way inside to meet the performers Meghan took time to greet the well-wishers waiting outside.

People reported:

“Before heading inside, Meghan accepted a gift from Jo Wiggins and her daughter, Lucy Robertson, a children’s book titled Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg as well as a teddy bear that was decorated with what Wiggins called a “gender neutral” yellow ribbon.

“I said congratulations and she thanked us,” says Wiggins, from Watford, just north of London. “She’s beautiful and has a lovely little bump.”

Joe shared the following pictures of Meghan

Tonight’s event took place at the London Palladium which is located on Argyll Street, London, in the famous area of Soho. It opened on Boxing Day in 1910 and has become one of the most famous theatres in the world. It has 2,286 seats, making it London’s fifth largest theatre.

London Palladium
Credit: The London Palladium

While the theatre has a resident show, it is also able to host one-off performances, such as concerts, TV specials, and Christmas pantomimes. In March 2020, the venue closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the theatre industry but reopened over four months later on 1 August 2020.

London Palladium inside
Credit: The London Palladium

The London Palladium has hosted the Royal Variety Performance 42 times with the first performance taking place on 1 July 1912.  The Royal Variety Performance is a televised show held annually in the UK to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity (of which the Queen is patron) and its care-home for retired members of the entertainment profession and their dependents, Brinsworth House.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive for Royal Variety Performance
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Inside, Meghan bent down to accept a bouquet of flowers from seven-year-old Darcie-Rae Moyse who was dressed in a pink dress and sporting a tiara.

A total of 17 members of the royal family have attended the Performances – it has long been a tradition for members of the Royal family to attend. Below is a statistic showing us which family members attended throughout the years.

The Royal Variety Performance royal attendance during the years
Credit: Wikipadia

Pictures of the Queen attending the event

The Queen at The Royal Variety Performance
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This year, the event was hosted by Greg Davies and included performances from Take That, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, the cast of Tina, The Tina Turner Musical, and Andrea and Matteo Bocelli. Just three months after Harry and Meghan attended a gala performance of the West End musical with show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale, they were entertained by the cast of Hamilton again.

People reported:

“The couple took their seats in the Royal Box, smiling as Davies welcomed them to their first Royal Variety performance as a couple. He also said the entire audience would like to congratulate them on their “wonderful news.”

“As I believe they say in Royal circles, one is thrilled that two will become three!” he said.

Simon Cowell arrived on stage to introduce the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Lost Voice Guy, but was forced to wing it when he wasn’t able to read the teleprompter. Afterwards, Davies introduced the performance of Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the talented young cellist who performed at Meghan and Harry’s wedding.”

Prince Harry Meghan Markle watching The Royal Variety Performance
Credit: Royal Variety Charity

A video showing us Meghan and Harry taking their seats

Meghan and Harry met several performers both after the show.

People reported:

“The Hamilton cast members congratulated Meghan on her pregnancy — and she smiled and thanked them. Harry greeted the boy band Take That members like old friends — and that might because they are. Lead singer Gary Barlow told the Duchess, “Ask your husband about playing the tambourine of one of our records!” Barlow later told reporters that the prince had played percussion on “Sing,” his Commonwealth record commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

Meghan Markle Take That
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Meghan dressed suitably sparkly for the occasion wearing a top and skirt by Safiyaa. Suffice to say I am head over heels for this Safiyaa look by Meghan, comprising of Saafiya’s ‘Malaya’ embellished strapless top and the ‘Gayeta’ fishtail maxi skirt.

Meghan Markle Safiyaa top and skirt

Those familiar with Meghan’s wardrobe will recognize Safiyaa was the designer behind Meghan’s striking blue cape dress as well, worn during Meghan and Harry’s Royal visit in Fiji.

Meghan Markle Safiyaa gown
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

The brand describes itself as

“Timeless, chic, bespoke. Safiyaa celebrates femininity and all that makes a woman beautiful with unapologetic confidence. Striking silhouettes in luxe fabrics and rich colours are fused with artisanal craftsmanship to create a demi-couture collection for day to night. Signature feminine tailoring is as powerful as the eveningwear is elegant. The elements of a woman’s wardrobe are elevated, yet effortless.Offering a refined aesthetic with a fresh perspective, every Safiyaa piece is imbued with an intriguing sense of confidence based on the guiding principles of enhancing and empowering a woman.”

The brand was founded in 2011 by Daniela Karnuts “from a desire”:

“ With a demanding career in fashion media, she needed a wardrobe that was sophisticated, polished and flattering without fail. Searching for pieces that were also combinable and traveled well led her to question why a man could have bespoke suiting yet a woman had to settle on fixed styles and colours. With a selection of 12 dresses and endless ambition, Daniela began her journey to fulfill her needs and those of women with similar desires. Named after her daughter and meaning purity, Safiyaa was started from there.”

Safiyaa designer founder
Credit: Safiyaa website

Meghan accessorized with her Birks Snowstorm earrings

Meghan Markle Birks Snowstorm earrings

And the unidentified black clutch we saw for the first time for Hamilton.

Meghan Markle unidentified black clutch

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