Meghan lighted up the room with her Roland Mouret Gown at the circus tonight. She joined Harry to see the latest daredevil and acrobatic talents of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show at the Royal Albert Hall, a short drive from their home at Kensington Palace.
It’s been a busy start of the year for Meghan; She visited Smart Works immediately after announcing her new patronages at the beginning of January, then she and Harry took a trip to Birkenhead to visit organizations helping the community earlier this week, and earlier today, we saw her visiting The Mayhew, a British animal welfare center where she showed plenty of love to rescue dogs. The organization is one of Meghan’s four royal patronages.
Meghan and Harry were greeted by Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque Du Soleil, and Johnny Hornby, chairman of Sentebale. Before being introduced to performers, Meghan said: “I can’t wait to see it.”
An arrival video
Tonight’s event aims to raise awareness and vital funds for Harry’s Sentebale, which helps young people in southern Africa affected by HIV. The duke started the charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho after he paid a visit to the country in 2014. Their goal was to help youngsters in need and other children who had lost one or both parents to Aids or contracted the disease themselves. Both Princes established Sentebale in memory of their mothers, with the name of the charity meaning forget-me-not – which is Princess Diana’s favorite flower.
Before tonight’s event, Sentebale tweeted: “People often ask why nights like tonight matter. Here’s a glimpse into why…”
Tonight’s event is the second one in a series of Sentebale Nights. You’ll Harry and Meghan enjoyed attending a performance of hit musical Hamilton last August.
Meghan and Harry began the evening meeting with volunteers, performers, and other attendees.
Meghan and Harry then took their seats inside the Royal Albert Hall, and as the show began, a character named Valentino, played by John Monastero, delivered an introduction from the stage, telling the audience: “Not only is it our premiere but we also celebrate the beginning of a new partnership between Cirque Du Soleil and Sentebale. Just by being here tonight, you are allowing Sentebale to provide young people with the tools, emotional support, and networks to lead healthy, hopeful, and productive lives.
He continued: “We are also incredibly honoured tonight to welcome The Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” The Duke and Duchess stood up to acknowledge the audience from the royal box to applause from the hall.
The Royal Albert Hall is persisted as one of London’s most exciting performance venues. It opened back in 1871 to carry out just 36 shows a year. That number has developed a lot through the years, and today it hosts roughly 400 events a year. In 2021, it will be celebrating its 150th birthday.
We saw Meghan and Harry holding hands as they enjoyed tonight’s show
Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM is described as “a journey into the evolution of mankind”. It is a touring show that premiered in Montréal on April 22, 2010 and is written directed by previous collaborator Robert Lepage. The theme is described as the evolution of humanity from its primordial, amphibian state toward the aspiration of flight, taking inspiration from many of humanity’s founding myths
Below, a video from the night
Just a few hours after her Mayhew visit, Meghan brought the glam in the shape of this Roland Mouret dress. It’s no secret that Meghan loves Roland Mouret, having worn it on numerous occasions, but this must be my favorite look by far. The sequin embellished number is perfect for such a regal occasion with the maxi length. I love the split-front and boat neck design… a key feature for any Meghan look!
The gown is the Sarandon and from the Resort 19 collection.
She styled it with the Stuart Weitzman NudistSong Ankle Strap Sandals.
She accessorized it with Princess Diana’s gold bracelet with blue stones and carried her Givenchy clutch.
What a day! 🙂 Thank you for reading along!