Meghan Markle Rewore Her Blush Trench Dress to Meet With Nelson Mandela's Widow, Graça Machel

Caroline Hallemann
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From Town & Country

On their final day of the royal tour of South Africa, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are meeting with international women's advocate and widow of the late President Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel.

According to reporter Roya Nikkhah, during today's meeting, Machel said that she felt confident she would work with Harry and Meghan in the future. “I can feel the vibe,” she reportedly said.

For the occasion, the Duchess chose to wear her blush colored House of Nonie trench dress, which she styled with small stud earrings, a simple bracelet, nude pumps, and her hair in a loose bun.

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Meghan previously wore the same dress to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall in London back in July of 2018.

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Today's event with Machel comes just after Prince Harry gave a powerful speech at the Tembisa township outside Johannesburg this morning.

“Ever since I came to this continent as a young boy, trying to cope with something I can never possibly describe, Africa has held me in an embrace that I will never forget, and I feel incredibly fortunate for that,” Harry said.

The appearance also comes just one day after Harry's unprecedented statement about the media, and news that Meghan is pursuing legal action against the Mail on Sunday following the publication of a private later.

This is hardly the royal family's first interaction with Machel. In fact, she met with Prince Harry during his 2015 visit to the country.

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And in 2008, she and her husband met with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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Later today, Harry and Meghan will attend a reception focused on the business relationship between the U.K. and South Africa. They will also have an audience with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe, before finishing out the tour and departing for London.


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