The Sussexes joined the rest of the royal family at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall
Tonight, marked Meghan’s first Remembrance week engagement as a member of the Royal family. It also marks her first appearance after their busy 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand , Tonga, and Fiji.
This year’s Festival will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War and will commemorate all those who have lost their lives in service, as a “thank you to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world”.
The festival has been held at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1927. The Queen has been a patron of the Royal British Legion since 1952, only missing two festivals since.
Other royals attending the special occasion include the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Other senior members of the royal family who are in attendance are the Duke of York, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
As said before, the festival has been marked at the Royal Albert Hall annually since 1923. That year the theme was “In Memory 1914-1918 – A Cenotaph In Sound, in aid of The British Legion, Field Marshal Earl Haig’s Appeal for Ex-Service Men of all Ranks”, and was held on 11 November 1923.
A royal delegate including The Prince of Wales was in attendance to hear John Foulds’ new composition, A World Requiem: A Cenotaph in Sound, performed by a chorus and orchestra.
If you search for one of London’s most exciting performance venues the answer would be The Royal Albert Hall. 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.
Performers on the night include Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. The Kingdom Choir perform alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines joined them as well.
You can watch the performances here:
The Sussexes enjoying the performances
For The Sussexes first Festival of Remembrance, Meghan wore:
Her er black Stella McCartney coat, first seen for a day of engagements in Cardiff in January.
And her faux leather Stella McCartney clutch
styled with her Manolo Blahnik BB pumps
We’ll see the Sussexes again in the morning for Remembrance Sunday!