Meghan and Harry are continuing their “farewell” tour before stepping back as senior royals attending the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2020 in London this evening.
An arrival video – Meghan STUNNED!
It’s been some busy days in London for the couples! Harry arrived from Canada ahead of Meghan, to carry on several engagements including a working summit in Scotland for his new sustainable tourism initiative, Travalyst. Harry also teamed up with Jon Bon Jovi to record a song at the iconic Abbey Road studios to aid the Invictus Games. On Sunday at Windsor Castle, Harry also attended a four-hour-long ‘rift-healing’ talks with Her Majesty the Queen ahead of his and Meghan’s last official royal engagement. Meghan arrived on Wednesday, and we saw her the day after for a solo engagement on Thursday visiting the national theatre before she joined Harry for the Endeavour Fund Awards!
Tonights event united world-class composers, conductors, and musicians from the Massed Bands of Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Marines. This year’s performance honored the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, as well as the British Commandos’ 80th anniversary. Earnings from the festival will be donated to the Royal Marines Association, which offers support to those who are a part of the royal marines branch.
Prince Harry, who attended in his role as Captain-General of the Royal Marines, having inherited the rank of Captain-General from his grandfather Prince Philip in 2017. Harry arrived wearing a mess dress uniform complete with medals awarded from two tours of Afghanistan.
The couple were greeted at the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2020 by five members of the Royal Marines before they were escorted to the royal box to enjoy the musical
The couple shared this amazing shot of them entering the Royal Albert Hall
They had the opportunity to laugh and joke with uniformed band members and dancers backstage, before heading onto the stage to meet more attendees and musicians.
Meghan and Harry entering the Royal Box
The Royal Albert Hall is persisted as one of London’s most exciting performance venues. It opened back in 1871 to carry on 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.
The Sussexes received a round of applause and a standing ovation before singing the National Anthem. John Suchet, compering the evening, told how ‘honored we are’ to have the pair in attendance.
Watch it below
The Mountbatten Festival of Music features the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, performing. The concerts display the outstanding versatility of some of the world’s finest military musicians and are given the “West End” treatment with spectacular lighting effects.
The festival sees the Royal Marines showcase their incredible musicianship and pageantry and features a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and superb solo items, as well as the traditional marches and overtures that have proved such a hit with audiences over the years.
You can watch the whole show below
Proceeds go to The Royal Marines Charity, which is the principal charity for the royal navy, supporting sailors, marines and their families for life, and CLIC Sargent that helps provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children with cancer and their families cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
Meghan really stunned the world in one of her most show-stopping looks to date wearing a truly gorgeous scarlet red Safiyaa cape dress!
You’ll recall Meghan wore a similar style gown by the same brand for a state dinner in Fiji during the Australian tour in 2018
Meghan styled the stunning red dress with a pair of Bordeaux Simone Rocha crystal beaded earrings.
She wore her Stuart Weitzman red suede pumps.
She carried a Manolo Blahnik Capri red satin jewel buckle clutch.
News just came in that Meghan visited Robert Clack School in Dagenham to mark Women’s Day. Blog coming up stay tuned!