Tuesday was a seriously stylish day for the newly minted Duchess of Sussex. First, the newlywed stepped out in a chic, retro-infused Dior dress to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force, but that was not HRH’s only public appearance in just 24 hours. Following her attendance at Westminster Abbey, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex journeyed to Ireland with her husband, Prince Harry, to take part in an official two-day visit.
The couple, who wed in Windsor Castle on May 19, touched down in Dublin, with the duchess honoring her host nation as she emerged from a plane. Wearing Givenchy, the French label behind her already iconic wedding gown, Meghan’s forest-green lightweight knit and high-waisted pencil skirt gave a nod to Ireland’s signature hue. The royal, who had swept her hair into a sleek side bun, also carried a tan tote by Scottish label Strathberry, which she offset with nude pumps and minimal jewels.
The couple was welcomed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, as they made their first overseas engagement since tying the knot. Meghan top-and-tailed her day in elegant black, later changing into a sleeveless, custom midi dress by Emilia Wickstead for a garden party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Ireland. With thick straps, a square neckline, and a belted waist, the effortless number oozed a modern sophistication, which HRH emphasized with a black Givenchy clutch, Aquazzura stilettos, and jeweled drop earrings. Her hair had been eased into soft waves, with Meghan reportedly bringing A-list hairdresser George Northwood to Dublin for the short visit.
During the party, held at Glencairn House, Prince Harry delivered a speech marking the significance of the trip for he and his new wife. “Standing here with you on this beautiful evening, it is easy to see why Ireland has such a special place in the hearts of my family and indeed all those who come here,” the royal said, according to the Daily Mail. “We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many.” While in Dublin, the couple will visit sites “central to Irish life”, according to Kensington Palace, such as Trinity College and the Irish Emigration Museum.