Harry and Meghan Markle Receive a Standing Ovation at the Mountbatten Music Festival

The Duchess's red dress exactly matched her husband's dress uniform.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend Mountbatten Music Festival
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are at the Mountbatten Music Festival this evening, one of their final public engagements before officially stepping back from their senior positions in the royal family, and almost certainly Harry's last event as Captain General of the Royal Marines.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the festival in matching ensembles; Meghan's stunning red Safiyaa gown was the exact same shade as Harry's dress uniform. Unfortunately for royal watchers who enjoyed the Duke's look, we likely won't see Harry wear such a uniform again, at least not anytime soon.

During the Sussexes' deliberations with the rest of the royal family about exactly how their roles would look moving forward, Harry agreed to give up all of his honorary military appointments.

Per the Telegraph, "His resignation from three honorary roles in the military will prevent him wearing uniform at public events such Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday at the cenotaph."

But tonight, the crowd was clearly excited to see him in his "Mess dress," as the uniform is known.

As the couple found their seats in the royal box ahead of the performance, which brought together military musicians to raise money for the Royal Marines Association, they received a standing ovation from the other attendees.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend Mountbatten Music Festival
Meghan and Harry receiving their warm welcome at tonight’s festival.
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The Sussexes only recently returned to the UK, after spending nearly two months in Canada following the announcement that they are transitioning out of their roles as working royals.

But tonight's festival is just one of many events Harry and Meghan are attending this month. Earlier in the week, the royal couple presented honors at the Endeavour Fund Awards, and notably, on Monday, the Sussexes are expected to appear at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, where they will publicly reunite with the Queen, Prince Charles, and the Cambridges.


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