Meghan Markle Wears Safiyaa Beaded Dress to the Royal Variety Performance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the Royal Variety Performance in London. The Duchess of Sussex wore a black-and-white Safiyaa halterneck dress.

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One week after dressing up for private dinners and parties, Meghan Markle is back in another gown. This time it was for The Royal Variety Performance (opens in new tab), an annual entertainment show that raises money to support entertainers in the United Kingdom. The Duchess of Sussex arrived at London Palladium with Prince Harry by her side. She wore a beaded black-and-white halterneck dress with a fitted silhouette at the hips. The designer piece was by Safiyaa (opens in new tab), a brand she first debuted in October while in Fiji for the royal tour (opens in new tab).

While that dress was blue and featured a cape design, this one was slightly more daring as the black gown exposed Meghan's shoulders. A sash went across Meghan's waist. Her hair was swept up and out of her face to reveal a pair of sparking studs (they were not nearly as massive as the ones she wore to Prince Charles' 70th birthday (opens in new tab)) as greeted admirers and smiled for the cameras. She even accepted a sweet bouquet of flowers (opens in new tab) from a little fan.

Today marks six months since Meghan and Prince Harry said their "I dos," and it's the first time Meghan has attended The Royal Variety Performance, though it certainly won't be her last.

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Tonight's event is hosted by comedian Greg Davies and the royal couple will watch performances by Take That, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, the cast of the Tina Turner musical, and father and son duo, Andrea and Matteo Bocelli.

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.