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Serena Williams turns heads on the red carpet

<p>Serena Williams may be known for her legendary tennis career, but the athlete is now making a name for herself in the world of fashion.</p> <p>Appearing on the red carpet for the AdWeek Brand Genius Awards in New York City, Williams was awarded Brand Visionary of the year as she wore a dress that reflected her big personality to a tee.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821922/serena2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/34e9b6c7ff1e439eb49eff7350eba54e" /></p> <p>The midi-length dress was created by acclaimed designer Vera Wang and was made with mixed materials of plaid and silver sequins.</p> <p>To top it off, the tennis champion paired it with a pair of statement Christian Louboutin heels and diamond earrings.</p> <p>Williams received her award from last year's winner of the same title,<span> </span><em>Vogue</em><span> </span>editor Anna Wintour. Upon being handed the award, Williams gave an inspirational speech that highlighted her many achievements and struggles since she was a child.</p> <p>“Once you set your goals, always aim higher. I have to say hard work and dedication are the cornerstones of success,” Williams said.</p> <p>“If you believe in yourself, even when others are doubting you, it’s so important to have that self-belief in yourself.”</p> <p>Williams is known for taking a stance against inequality on and off the court, as the mother-of-one is a proud feminist.</p> <p>And after 15 years of rejection and hardship, Williams was finally able to lift her fashion brand off the ground.</p> <p>“After 15 years of false starts, and people in fashion telling me ‘no,’ it only drove me to work harder. As a result, I discovered what it meant to invest in myself, and I allowed that belief in myself to drive me to reach my dream,” she said in an Instagram post.</p>

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There's a reason why Duchess Meghan has been wearing so much navy blue

<p>Since becoming the newest addition of the royal family, Meghan has becoming a very influential trendsetter.</p> <p>Within hours of the Duchess of Sussex donning a new outfit, the item quickly goes out of stock or the influx of online traffic crashes the designer’s website.</p> <p>Whether it be the affordable ASOS maternity dress she wore in New Zealand or the ivory gown she wore to a formal dinner in Tonga, Meghan has proven that she can look elegant in any outfit. </p> <p>Recently, the 37-year-old has been seen wearing a lot of navy blue looks, donning eight separate navy outfits alone on her recent tour down under.</p> <p>In her last day of the tour she wore a navy dress by Stella McCartney and a blue Givenchy skirt.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpl26aNHhb8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpl26aNHhb8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">🇳🇿 Thank you Rotorua for the incredibly warm welcome for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the final day of their tour to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand! 📷PA #RoyalVisitNZ #NewZealand #Rotorua</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>And now, Applied Colour Psychology Specialist Karen Haller has revealed the reason why the former actress is gravitating towards the colour.</p> <p>Haller believes Meghan is repeatedly wearing navy to appear professional but also relatable.</p> <p>“When it comes to the psychology of colour, blue relates to the mind. Darker blues relate to trust, logic, and knowledge," Haller told <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6342695/Meghan-Markle-keeps-wearing-navy-shows-professionalism.html"><em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Daily Mail</em>.</a> </p> <p>"It communicates duty and professionalism and given it’s a more approachable colour than black, maybe why she wore this hue often on her recent 16-day royal tour down under."</p> <p>Haller also believes the expecting mum wore a lot of blue on her first major tour to “maintain her focus and concentration during her royal duties”.</p> <p>What is your favourite colour to wear? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Woman is slammed for publicly dissing her engagement ring: "Not a fan"

<p>When most people first see their partner get down on one knee and present them with an engagement ring, they are too focused on the love of their relationship to think of any trivial matters.</p> <p>However, one woman has criticised her engagement ring and slammed it as “basic”, before her boyfriend even had the chance to ask the question.</p> <p>The woman stumbled across the ring at home, which was hidden in her boyfriend’s night stand.</p> <p>Posting the photo of the ring on social media, the woman wrote: “Ewwwww. Self shame Friday here I come. Found this in the BF's nightstand. Not a fan.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 460.6986899563319px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821797/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/aee44f53d0044270bbc3e0c42d5ad8c1" /></p> <p>“Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something different,” she added.</p> <p>A screenshot of the woman’s post was then shared on Reddit, where the woman quickly received backlash for being superficial.</p> <p>Some commented that it was awful that she was slamming the ring and that they couldn’t see an issue with it.</p> <p>“This is a gorgeous ring. I would love to be presented with this but, to be honest, my husband could propose to me with a twist-tie from a loaf of bread and I would be perfectly content," one person said.</p> <p>Many believed it was possible that the ring was a family heirloom, making her remarks even more insensitive.</p> <p>“Not going to lie this is bringing tears to my eyes. Poor sweet man. I hope he doesn't go through with it. I would have been happy with a ring pop from my husband!”</p> <p>Another added: “I hope he sees this, and then RUNS. To post this degrading sh** to social media to first insult it, and then ask for ways to get something better from someone she loves just defies what this ring should really be about and proves she doesn't even deserve a ring out of a dollar vending machine.”</p> <p>The post even prompted some to share their own engagement stories that may seem less than ideal but were perfect for them.</p> <p>“I was broke… when I proposed and bought an $80 ring at a flea market, she was thrilled, that's a keeper,” one person said. </p> <p>Another penned: “I was unemployed when we decided to get engaged. She bought the rings. Definitely not what we had planned, but 10 years later and I'm okay with it.”</p> <p>What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The $25 mascara Duchess Meghan swears by

<p>Women around the world fawn over the Duchess of Sussex's natural and glowy everyday look.</p> <p>Now Meghan’s former makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, has recently shared the items the duchess always has on hand, from the $25 mascara to her favourite foundation.</p> <p>The 37-year-old’s long-time favourite mascara is $25 Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious. Sellers said to <span><em><a href="https://us.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/makeup/2018052348879/meghan-markle-favourite-mascara/">Hello!</a>,</em></span> “Meghan actually introduced me to a drugstore mascara. I keep it stocked in my kit now at all times thanks to her!”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821715/mascara.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4c8d2fb76c264934bdee06c84f95ce46" /></p> <p>For her face, the Duchess relies on high end Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation. Sellers shares that Meghan uses the shade 6.25 with a few drops of 5.5.</p> <p>Meghan uses a damp original beauty blender sponge to buff out the foundation for a ‘sheer and natural effect’.</p> <p>A YSL product, Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen, is Meghan’s ultimate concealer. “If you’ve worked a 17-hour day and have nothing else on, you will still look relatively alive,” Meghan said praising the product.</p> <p>This high-end product “brightens underneath the eye and in the inner corners” and has fans around the globe hooked.</p> <p>Sellers revealed the RMS Beauty Magic Luminiser “is a favourite when working with Meghan because of its subtlety”. As well as loving a pop of colour for her cheeks with NARS blush in ‘Orgasm’, Meghan has explained the product gives “the perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face”.</p> <p>For skincare, Meghan relies on Nivea Q10 Plus firming lotion. “I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favourite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it,” Meghan told <span><em><a href="https://beautybanter.com/banter-babe-meghan-markle">Beauty Banter</a></em></span><em>.</em></p> <p>Out of these beauty products which ones would you buy and why? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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How to recognise melanoma

<p>Out of all the nations of the world, New Zealand holds the unenviable title of having the world’s highest rate of invasive melanoma, with around 50 cases diagnosed per 100,000 people in 2016. Back in 1999, the rate was 77 cases per 100,000 people. With increased awareness of how to identify a melanoma early, experts believe this number can be reduced even further.<br /><br />It’s important to realise that not all skin cancers are melanoma. There are three main types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma ­– the most serious. If left undetected and untreated, melanoma can lead to death. For people with early-stage melanoma, the outcome is excellent. According to Melanoma New Zealand, being able to recognise the first signs of change of an existing mole, or the appearance of a new mole, is key.<br /><br />If you are concerned about a mole … Being aware of how your skin normally looks will help in deciding to seek a medical opinion, should you notice a new mole, or a mole that changes appearance.<br /><br />When checking your skin, use the ABCDE system to help you remember what to look for:</p> <ul> <li><strong>A</strong>symmetry: The two halves of the mole don’t match.</li> <li><strong>B</strong>order irregularity: The edges of the mole appear jagged, irregular or blurred.</li> <li><strong>C</strong>olour: The colour isn’t uniform.</li> <li><strong>D</strong>ifferent from other lesions: Has the lesion changed in comparison to the surrounding moles, particularly in size? Melanomas are typically bigger than 6mm in diameter.</li> <li><strong>E</strong>volving: An existing mole has grown, or a new mole has appeared.</li> </ul> <p>You should also see your doctor if you spot a dark area under a nail that is getting bigger and is not caused by an injury.</p> <p><em>For more information, go to <span><a href="http://www.melanoma.org.nz">www.melanoma.org.nz</a></span>, <span><a href="http://www.melanoma.org.au/">www.melanoma.org.au</a></span> and </em><em><span><a href="http://www.melanoma.org">www.melanoma.org</a></span></em></p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/how-recognise-melanoma">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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The sweet detail you missed in Duchess Meghan’s outfit

<p>The Duchess of Sussex has once again proven that she’s just like us by borrowing her husband’s clothes, despite having an abundance of designer outfits at her disposal.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess were spotted taking a leisurely stroll through New Zealand’s Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua, and feeling visibly chilly, Duchess Meghan opted for Prince Harry’s Norrøna Oslo puffer jacket ($765) to keep herself warm.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 360.74766355140184px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821724/gettyimages-1055648010.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/09386941d9234b05b9019b968a80ad84" /></p> <p>Harry was seen donning the exact jacket only two days prior for his trip to the Abel Tasman National Park in Wellington.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 333.3333333333333px;" src="/media/7821723/gettyimages-1054939126.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a03c603003bd4db08ef7a0938a8807f9" /></p> <p>Meghan chose to style the jacket with her trusted pair of Mother skinny jeans ($300) and Birdies flats ($183), with both pieces being worn by the royal multiple times throughout the tour.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Duchess wore two custom navy dresses designed by fashion powerhouses Givenchy and Stella McCartney – the same designers who are responsible for her wedding and reception dresses.</p> <p>After a successful 16-day tour, the Duke and Duchess will fly home today after travelling around Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. </p>

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Duchess Kate’s brilliant $27 shoe hack

<p>As well as raising three gorgeous children, the Duchess of Cambridge also balances a jam-packed schedule of royal engagements.</p> <p>When Duchess Kate is mingling with royal fans or conversing with various international dignitaries, we very rarely ever see her without her heels on.</p> <p>After wearing heels for a few hours, they can be very uncomfortable and pain-inducing, but Kate manages to wear them throughout long royal engagements with a smile fixed on her face all because of a little-known hack.</p> <p>It turns out the 36-year-old utilises Alice Bow insoles to comfort her feet while wearing high heels.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBVerTHeCT/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBVerTHeCT/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Jul 9, 2018 at 11:24am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>According to a <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>Vanity Fair</u></em></strong></a> article that has recently resurfaced, Kate slips the insoles into her heels, which are “designed to cushion the ball of your foot and heels, while being thin enough to fit unnoticed into any shoes”.</p> <p>The insoles are shaped in such a way that they can even be worn with open-toe shoes without being spotted.</p> <p>A royal insider told the publication: “Kate has ordered a couple of packets, she thinks they are great.</p> <p>“The insoles are all handmade in Britain from fine Italian leather and promise ‘long-lasting comfort and confidence’.”</p> <p>A spokesman for Alice Bow said: “There has been talk of the Duchess wearing the insoles, but we cannot comment either way.”</p> <p>“We have seen a massive surge in site visits, however.”</p> <p>There are a number of different insoles available on the Alice Bow website, including coloured and personalised options.</p> <p>The insoles start at $27, making the product a clever hack that even non-royals can enjoy.</p> <p>What are your tricks for making heels more comfortable? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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The sweet way Duchess Meghan honoured Prince Charles with her jewellery

<p>Duchess Meghan has made a habit of wearing <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/the-hidden-messages-behind-duchess-megan-s-royal-tour-jewellery" target="_blank">jewellery with special meaning</a> throughout her royal tour with husband Prince Harry.</p> <p>Now, the latest symbolism from her travelling collection has been revealed, and is a very sweet tribute to her father-in-law Prince Charles. The 37-year-old, well known for wearing sustainable jewellery, was snapped in Fiji wearing two gold bracelets connected to a charity started by him, Turquoise Mountain, reports <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-pippa-small-jewelry-prince-charles/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>.</p> <p>Worn during a welcome ceremony to Fiji and again at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, they were made by artisans who are members of the charity.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="/media/7821673/meghan-and-harry-bracelet-close-up-main.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/96a7fa4a45834073a3ba5a16289d177b" /></p> <p>The organisation works across Afghanistan, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia, with the aim to “preserve and regenerate historic areas and communities with a rich cultural heritage and to revive traditional crafts, to create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride,” according to its <a rel="noopener" href="https://turquoisemountain.org/" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <p>Established in 2006 by the Prince of Wales, the foundation has trained more than 6000 artisans.</p> <p>The gold bracelets – Oshna and Omeen bangles, valued at $AU198 and $269 respectively – are part of jeweller Pippa Small’s Turquoise Mountain Collection with the British ethical designer a favourite of Duchess Meghan’s.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821671/megan-close-up-bangle.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/386eac233cbe4d19ac266dbd4ea7afcc" /></p> <p>Awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2013 for her ethical jewellery and charity work, Small works with the Turquoise Mountain foundation in Afghanistan and Burma training and employing artisans to promote traditional skills, and hopes to introduce Syrian refugees to the program.</p> <p>“It creates jobs and it gives people a sense of pride and a sense of identity,” Small said of Turquoise Mountain in an interview with <em>People</em>.</p> <p>“I’m so thrilled that she was wearing those bangles,” she said. “Even though they were just simple bangles — they look incredibly chic on her of course — but it’s what’s behind them that is so utterly amazing.”</p> <p>This isn’t the first time the Duchess of Sussex has paid tribute to Prince Harry’s father on the current royal tour. According to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/a24109850/meghan-markle-prince-charles-tennis-bracelet/" target="_blank"><em>Town &amp; Country</em></a>, she wore a diamond tennis bracelet, a gift from Prince Charles, when she and her husband arrived in Fiji.</p>

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Duchess Meghan stuns in $3800 gown

<p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan received a warm welcome as they touched down in New Zealand to mark the final leg of their 16-day royal tour.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">During their first night of their stay, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited to attend a reception to mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">For the engagement, Meghan looked exquisite in a $3824 Gabriela Hearst gown, which had reportedly been modified to show less skin.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: center; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 364.1891891891892px;" src="/media/7821640/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4609b947cc1e43d1813f91968105f097" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The 37-year-old paired her capped-sleeve gown with black heels and a clutch.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">During the night, which was hosted by the Governor-General Patsy Reddy, Meghan addressed the audience to give a passionate speech about women’s suffrage.</span></p> <p>Meghan started the third speech of her tour so far with the formal Maori greeting: “tēnā koutou katoa.”</p> <p>Meghan praised New Zealand for being the first country in the world to give women the vote, saying it was an achievement that made them “universally admired”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Duchess Meghan has given her third (impressive) speech of the tour this evening at a Government House reception hosted by <a href="https://twitter.com/GovGeneralNZ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GovGeneralNZ</a>: “We are proud to be able to join you tonight in celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in your country.” <a href="https://t.co/1SLM8jP8Ly">pic.twitter.com/1SLM8jP8Ly</a></p> — Omid Scobie (@scobie) <a href="https://twitter.com/scobie/status/1056447818607411200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents: the basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future and that of your community; the involvement and voice that allows you to be a part of the very world that you are a part of,” she said.</p> <p>“And women’s suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women, but also about what that represents: the basic and fundamental human right of all people including those members of society who have been marginalised whether for reasons of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community. So bravo New Zealand, for championing this right a hundred and twenty-five years ago for the women who well deserve to have an active voice and acknowledged vote and for all the people that this effort has paved the way for globally, we all deeply thank you.</p> <p>“In the words of your suffragette, Kate Sheppard, ‘all that separates, whether of race, class, creed or sex, is inhuman and must be overcome’.”</p> <p>Harry and Meghan will leave New Zealand on Thursday and are expected to fly home to the UK.</p> <p>The couple flew out of Sydney Airport just after 10am Sunday, following the Invictus Games closing ceremony the night before. </p>

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Duchess Meghan dazzles in Princess Diana’s jewels on royal tour

<p>Over the course of Prince Harry and Meghan’s 16-day royal tour, the Duchess of Sussex has been impressing onlookers with her sensational frocks and the regal jewels she wears to match.</p> <p>Now, the 37-year-old has dipped into the jewellery collection of Princess Diana for the second time on this trip.</p> <p>During the couple’s first official engagement in Tonga, Meghan wore her late mother-in-law’s ring to an evening reception and dinner at Tonga’s royal palace.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 259.11687170474517px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821624/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f17dec79b3ed47749b8a4886362c60e3" /></p> <p>The pregnant Duchess wore a radiant floor-length white gown by designer Theia with Diana’s aquamarine ring that she was also seen wearing for her royal wedding reception.</p> <p>Meghan also wore her favourite Aquazzura Deneuve heels with a Givenchy clutch and earrings by Birks.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 273.4375px;" src="/media/7821623/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1926dc1c204d47b48eb88bd756959924" /></p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan looked elegant as they enjoyed a private audience with His Majesty Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau-u.</p> <p>When the Duke and Duchess kickstarted their first official day of engagements in Sydney, Meghan wore butterfly earrings and a matching bracelet previously owned by the People’s Princess.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Meghan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Meghan</a> wearing Princess Diana’s gold and diamond butterfly earrings and bracelet on her first day of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalTourAustralia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalTourAustralia</a> <a href="https://t.co/2InKbM8dHW">pic.twitter.com/2InKbM8dHW</a></p> — Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) <a href="https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1051992918641205248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>During her trip, Meghan has also worn a white gold diamond bracelet that Prince Charles gifted her as a wedding present.</p> <p>The Cartier diamond tennis bracelet, which is set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 4.68 carats, is worth $40,000.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821621/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8d6495c5d7ba4dc2a815b1dc26f624ae" /></p> <p>What has been your favourite Duchess Meghan outfit during this royal tour? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess Kate stuns in Princess Diana's tiara

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge never steps a foot out of line when it comes to her style choices, and this time it was no different.</p> <p>The royal stunned guests at a state banquet held at Buckingham Palace with her lavish accessories, which included a dazzling tiara and an expensive set of diamond and pearl earrings and necklace.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821601/gettyimages-1058578006.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5c706ab535da47309c379766e8cb7635" /></p> <p>The Lover’s Knot tiara that was worn by the Duchess was known to be one of the late Princess Diana’s most loved jewellery items.</p> <p>The tiara has an extensive history amongst the royal household, having graced the heads of many important royal figures since 1818.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821603/kate-diana.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d37b3963b5994b3bb7745d30afc94c21" /></p> <p>The lavish accessory, which according to Princess Diana was so heavy it gave her headaches, is a recreation of a tiara worn by the Queen Mother’s grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse.</p> <p>Princess Augusta, who was also the Duchess of Cambridge before her death, received the beautiful piece of jewellery as a gift when she married Prince Adolphus in 1818.</p> <p>After falling in love with the original, the Queen Mother commissioned Garrard jewellers to create a replica of her grandmother’s tiara, which then went on to be worn by many.</p> <p>After Princess Diana married Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth gifted Diana the tiara but after her passing, it was kept in a safe until it found its way into Duchess Kate’s jewellery collection.</p> <p>Kate was the first to showcase the stunning tiara after Diana’s passing, wearing it for the first time in 2015.</p> <p>The banquet was held in honour of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for their visit to the UK.</p> <p>While the tiara stole the show, Kate paired it with a set of understated earrings and necklace by Collingwood.</p> <p>The pearl drop earrings were also a part of Diana’s collection and the necklace belonged to Queen Alexandra, as she wore the sought-after piece for the first time on her wedding day.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 315.2857142857143px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821600/gettyimages-1058545068.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b794173f0b6c4866bfcabc1986f37d80" /></p> <p>The Duchess stepped out in a floor-length Alexander McQueen gown, a favourite of the Duchess who chose the designer to create her much loved wedding dress in 2011.</p> <p>Prince William wore a traditional black suit with a white bowtie and two military medals as he met with officials from surrounding countries.</p> <p>Hostess Queen Elizabeth opted for the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, which was created in the early 1890s. She chose to add a brooch that featured the Cullinan III and IV diamonds to her classic ivory dress.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821599/gettyimages-1052843366.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/631c2a40cabc47e9b49774402d966a63" /></p> <p>The exclusive guest list included some of the nations most important figures, such as Prime Minister Theresa May and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.</p> <p>The Dutch royals hoped that this visit will ensure a strong bond between the UK and the Netherlands after the UK’s controversial decision to split from the EU.</p>

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Duchess Meghan’s heartfelt tribute to Princess Diana after pregnancy announcement

<p>Yesterday, the Royal Family announced the exciting news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child.</p> <p>Following the happy news, Meghan has made a sweet tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, as she welcomes in her next chapter with Prince Harry.</p> <p>To kickstart her first day of royal engagements with Harry for their tour Down Under, Meghan wore one of Princess Diana’s much-loved jewellery pieces.</p> <p>The 37-year-old former actress was spotted wearing Diana’s butterfly earrings and matching bracelet while out and about in Sydney.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821381/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/79a0e1d9defc4d28802f94648e8df2fc" /></p> <p>Diana wore the set during a trip to Canada with Prince Charles in May 1986.</p> <p>The tour took place a year and a half after Diana gave birth to Prince Harry.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Meghan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Meghan</a> wearing Princess Diana’s gold and diamond butterfly earrings and bracelet on her first day of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalTourAustralia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalTourAustralia</a> <a href="https://t.co/2InKbM8dHW">pic.twitter.com/2InKbM8dHW</a></p> — Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) <a href="https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1051992918641205248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>For her first day of engagements, which included visiting Admiralty House and visiting Taronga Zoo, Meghan wore a $1800 white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee.</p> <p>The designer’s website crashed at 9.20 am as photos of the Duchess wearing the dress surfaced online.</p> <p>During their visit to Admiralty House to meet with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Harry and Meghan were gifted a plush animal kangaroo with a baby joey in its pouch.</p> <p>They also received a tiny pair of baby Ugg boots for their newborn to wear next year.</p> <p>While holding onto the gift, Meghan said: “Out first baby gift!”</p> <p>The newlyweds will spend much of their time in Australia focusing on the 2018 Invictus Games, a foundation which Prince Harry founded in 2014. </p>

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Princess Mary puts on a spectacular show of style

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie put on a spectacular show of style as they, alongside the Danish royals, arrived in Copenhagen to attend the opening of parliament.</p> <p>Princess Mary chose to wear a pink and navy printed skirt in a fit-and-flare style paired with a double-breasted jacket for the event held at Christiansborg Palace.</p> <p><img width="497" height="355" src="/media/7820368/capture-1_497x355.jpg" alt="Capture 1"/></p> <p>She then chose to top off her look with a black pillbox hat, a matching clutch and heeled pumps.</p> <p>Princess Marie also looked glamorous as she opted for a cream and navy coat over a blue floral dress.</p> <p><img width="497" height="350" src="/media/7820369/capture-2_497x350.jpg" alt="Capture 2"/></p> <p>To finish off the chic number, Marie paired the outfit with blue gloves and a matching hat.</p> <p>Both Mary and Marie stood alongside their husbands Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim for the opening of Folketinget, the Danish national parliament.</p> <p>Also accompanying the couples were Queen Margrethe and her younger sister Princess Benedikte, who were each gifted with a bouquet of flowers on their arrival.</p> <p><img width="499" height="369" src="/media/7820370/capture.jpg" alt="Capture"/></p> <p>Margrethe, 78, wore a royal blue midi dress which she styled with grey accessories. Her sister Benedikte, 74, chose a more vibrant colour palette as she opted for an orange shift dress with a brown cape coat and hat.</p> <p>It has become a yearly tradition for the Danish royals to watch the opening of parliament and this year was no different as the family watched the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen give his opening address from the royal box inside parliament.</p> <p>Mr Rasmussen used his speech to go through what the government hopes to achieve in the next year.</p> <p>What do you think of Princess Mary's chic outfit? Tell us in the comments below. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Duchess Kate returns to royal duties with a new look

<p>Duchess Kate has returned to work this week after being on maternity leave since April, following the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Kate took a visit to the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington.</p> <p>The 36-year-old royal spent her day with local school children, where she joined them in getting their hands dirty to learn about the wildlife garden.</p> <p>Kate donned a new hairstyle for her appearance, with her shiny locks appearing slightly shorter with more layers added.</p> <p>While joining a school session and hearing from instructors and teachers, Kate wore brown skinny jeans from Zara, her trusty tassel boots and a green jacket by the Swedish brand Fjällräven.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img width="500" height="1084" src="/media/7820365/image__500x1084.jpg" alt="Image_ (70)"/></p> <p>The Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden aims to involve children in the local community and provide outdoor activity facilities for those wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience them.</p> <p>Kate, who has previously shared her excitement about growing potatoes in her own vegetable patch, was also shown an edible garden that inspires kids to get outdoors.</p> <p>As she made her way through the park, the Duchess shook hands with other parents and mingled with locals.</p> <p>The Duchess told one group of well-wishers that she had enjoyed her time with the school kids, adding with a smile, “All I found were tiny slugs!”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Princess Kate goes on a mini beast hunt at the forest school <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/royal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#royal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/duchessofcambridge?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#duchessofcambridge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/katemiddleton?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#katemiddleton</a> <a href="https://t.co/YApaHRHxeL">pic.twitter.com/YApaHRHxeL</a></p> — Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) <a href="https://twitter.com/SPerryPeoplemag/status/1047105391254036480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Mirianthe Engomitis, 56, shared the sweet encounter she had with Kate: “She said we were lucky to live near a place like this. She was asking if we had been here to see the park progress. It was lovely of her to stop.”</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Although Kate was on maternity leave, she attended several formal royal family events, including the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Trooping the Colour as well as attending polo and equestrian events with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>Kate is expected to undertake various engagements in the lead up to Christmas before resuming a fuller schedule of appearances in the New Year.  </p>

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Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer leads the glamour on the red carpet

<p>Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana, has led the fashion pack of “nearly naked” frocks at a charity gala dinner in Milan.</p> <p>The gala, which is an annual event held for the American Foundation for Aids Research, brings in high profile guests from Victoria’s Secret models to actors and singers. Many of whom left little to the imagination as they walked the red carpet.</p> <p><img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820315/gettyimages-1037945576_500x750.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1037945576"/></p> <p> <img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820317/kitty-1_500x750.jpg" alt="Kitty -1"/></p> <p>To mark the end of Milan Fashion Week, Lady Kitty Spencer attended the gala dressed in a strapless floral bodice with a floor length tired-skirt by Dolce &amp; Gabbana.</p> <p>As well as wearing the Italian designer, the 27-year-old was chosen to walk the runway for the label during Milan Fashion Week.</p> <p>For the show, the model wore a brightly coloured printed dress with her hair loosely pulled back off her face.</p> <p><img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820316/kitty-1-nz_500x750.jpg" alt="Kitty -1-nz"/></p> <p>She strutted the catwalk with matching accessories including colourful sandals and a red leather handbag, as well as statement earrings that fell below her shoulders.</p> <p>Kitty Spencer is the daughter of the 9th Earl of Spencer and Diana’s brother Charles and made her debut modelling for Dolce &amp; Gabbana in 2017.</p> <p>What do you think of Lady Kitty Spencer's red carpet look? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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The strict dress code Kate and Meghan have to follow at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Step aside Kate and Meghan, it’s Princess Eugenie’s time to shine as her long-awaited wedding on October 12 to Jack Brooksbank fast approaches.</p> <p>And while it’s not expected to be as popular as the Duchess of Cambridge or Duchess of Sussex’s big day, it is a royal wedding after all, and strict dress code rules apply.</p> <p>All female guests attending the wedding are required to wear a hat, according to <em><a href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1018743/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-princess-eugenie-jack-brooksbank-royal-wedding-royal-family" target="_blank">The Express</a></em> – and no one is exempt, including Kate, Meghan and even the Queen.</p> <p>Women must also don a day dress for the special occasion, while men are expected to arrive in a three-piece morning suit.</p> <p><img width="500" height="500" src="/media/7820279/gettyimages-809199808_500x500.jpg" alt="Getty Images -809199808"/></p> <p>Princess Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice made headlines in 2011 when they showed up to Prince William and Duchess Kate’s wedding wearing unflattering headpieces.</p> <p>Eugenie broke her silence on the criticism last month when she admitted that the backlash really affected them.</p> <p>“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” the 28-year-old told <em><a href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/princesses-beatrice-eugenie-of-york-interview" target="_blank">Vogue</a></em>.</p> <p>“We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”</p> <p><img width="499" height="385" src="/media/7820280/gettyimages-960100926_499x385.jpg" alt="Getty Images -960100926"/></p> <p>The sisters made sure they didn’t repeat the same mistakes, as they arrived in more subdued attire for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May.</p> <p>Are you excited for Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> <div class="details"> <p><span class="who_watched"><span class="people_count_container"><span class="people_count current"> </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div>

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8 summer skincare tips dermatologists follow

<p>For the key to keeping your skincare optimal during the summer months, try these 8 things dermatologists do every summer.</p> <p><strong>1. Lose old layers</strong></p> <p>Twice a week, scrub skin with a soft brush, an exfoliating scrub, or a salicylic acid wash to brighten it and allow lotions and serums to be absorbed more deeply. If your skin becomes irritated, exfoliate just once a week.</p> <p><strong>2. Cleanse without cream</strong></p> <p>As the weather warms, switch from a cream cleanser to a gel variety, which is lightweight yet still effective. If you have oily skin, try a foam cleanser. Be sure to wash your face every night in the summer. More time outside means more exposure to harmful air pollutants, which can attach to moisturiser and make-up and exacerbate the signs of ageing.</p> <p><strong>3. Lighten the lotion, too </strong></p> <p>Heavy creams contain lipids that can cause clogged pores and pimples in more humid months. Instead, opt for serums, lotions or hydrating gels, which are all lighter.</p> <p><strong>4. Strategise sunscreen </strong></p> <p>In the morning, before you apply your make-up, slather on a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re outside. If you’re worried about smearing make-up, use a mineral sunscreen powder that is easy to reapply throughout the day. Be aware that moisturisers that contain sunscreen are not as effective as sunscreen itself.</p> <p><strong>5. Consider covering up </strong></p> <p>Each centimetre on a hat’s brim increases coverage of your face by four per cent. Working or exercising outside? Wear sun-protective clothing. Look for a swing tag with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF 50+) rating to be sure. You can cut exposure further by heading outdoors before 10am or after 4pm.</p> <p><strong>6. Be wary of clouds </strong></p> <p>Sunburn can still occur on cloudy days, when cooler air persuades you to skip sunscreen. However, clouds block only about 20 per cent of the sun’s UV rays. Apply sunscreen as you would on sunny days.</p> <p><strong>7. Remember the sly spots </strong></p> <p>A surprising number of skin cancer cases occur behind the ears and on other areas that you may ignore when applying sunscreen. Cover your ears, the tops of your feet and your hands for full coverage.</p> <p><strong>8. Eat for sun protection </strong></p> <p>Studies show that certain foods may offer an extra level of UV protection from within or reduce the risk of skin cancer. Foods high in antioxidants (colourful fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, citrus fruits and pomegranates), Swiss brown mushrooms, green tea, nuts, probiotics (Greek yoghurt with live active cultures and kombucha, a fermented tea) and oily fish (such as salmon) are all star performers.</p> <p><em>Written by Kelsey Kloss. This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/8-summer-skincare-tips-dermatologists-follow?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</em></p> <p><img src="/media/7820640/1.png" style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;"/></p>

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Royal rebel: Duchess Meghan dazzles in royal blue as she breaks one of the Queen’s fashion rules

<p>Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is making headlines again for another stunning outfit choice.</p> <p>The Duchess was photographed at the 100 Days to Peace gala concert held at Central Hall, London in a bespoke royal blue dress by designer Jason Wu.</p> <p> <img width="499" height="720" src="/media/7820186/gettyimages-1027835080_499x720.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1027835080"/></p> <p>The chic midi dress featured a high neck and a small leg slit accentuating Duchess Meghan in all the right places. Though the dress is known to break one of the Queen’s style rules – showing the shoulders.</p> <p>As per the “royal rule book”, women who belong to the royal family cannot wear off-shoulder pieces or other styles that can be labelled as revealing.</p> <p>But Duchess Meghan is known to rebel against the monarch, especially when it comes to her fashion choices. This isn’t the first time Meghan has turned to Jason Wu for an important event.</p> <p>In February, the Duchess wore a sophisticated navy dress for the annual Royal Forum event.</p> <p><img width="499" height="909" src="/media/7820187/gettyimages-1027843446_499x909.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1027843446"/></p> <p>Her Aquazzura heels, which cost a cool $1,200, paired perfectly with her outfit. With the open back and sky-high stiletto, the royal added a touch of bling to her outfit as the shoes were jewel-encrusted.</p> <p>Finishing it off with an understated black Dior clutch and her Birk earrings which set her back $17,500, the Duchess made sure that all eyes were on her during the event.</p> <p>The concert marks the centenary of the last 100 days of WWI hostilities.</p> <p>It’s held in aid of three charities – Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, and Heads Together.</p> <p>Heads Together is a campaign focused on mental health and are led by The Royal Foundation, in partnership with YoungMinds and seven other charities.</p> <p>The gala was treated to a performance by world-famous composer Sir Karl Jenkins, as he conducted his internationally acclaimed <em><span>The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace</span></em>.</p> <p>Retired senior British Army Officer and member of the House of Lords greeted the couple as they arrived.</p> <p>Beforehand, he said: “Tragically, the First World War did not turn out to be ‘the war to end war’ but then, as now, by marking the centenary of the end of the last 100 days of hostilities with this commemorative concert, we can hope and pray for a better future.</p> <p>“Part of that better future is helping those who have been affected by war and conflict.”</p>

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Duchess Meghan breaks royal tradition: Steps out in another bold fashion choice

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The Duchess of Sussex has managed to stun in another bold fashion choice as her royal duties continue in London this week.</p> <p>As she made headlines for her <a href="http://www.oversixty.co.nz/news/news/2018/08/duchess-meghan-steps-out-in-daring-tuxedo-minidress-with-prince-harry/"><em>mini blazer dress</em></a> last week, this time, it’s her signature tuxedo as the Duchess chose a chic, black pantsuit from New York-based fashion brand Altuzarra.</p> <p><img width="499" height="945" src="/media/7820162/gettyimages-1026697572_499x945.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1026697572"/></p> <p>Paying a visit to the WellChild Awards with Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan paired her outfit with a black Stella McCartney clutch and a pair of black pumps.</p> <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/media/7820163/gettyimages-1031124438_500x365.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1031124438"/></p> <p>The awards ceremony, which is held annually, celebrates the achievements of those children who are seriously unwell, as well as showing recognition to their caretakers.</p> <p>The event is never missed by Prince Harry, as he has been a supporter of the organisation since 2007, saying it’s one of the most emotional events on his calendar.</p> <p><img width="500" height="353" src="/media/7820164/gettyimages-1026723910_500x353.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1026723910"/></p> <p>The previous week, the Duke and Duchess visited the Hamilton show in London’s West End, where Duchess Meghan wowed in a short black Judith and Charles tuxedo dress. The Duchess of Sussex has been curbing royal protocol as of late, by not wearing pantyhose with dresses.</p> <p>And that wasn’t a first. The Duchess has previously broken royal rules by taking selfies and handing out autographs to her fans. But as far as fashion goes, there is no rule in the “royal rule book” banning women from wearing suits – even though the Queen does prefer the women in the royal family wear skirts or dresses.</p> <p>What do you think of Meghan's bold pantsuit look? Tell us in the comments below. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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