Meghan Markle Channeled Princess Diana in a Purple Aritzia Dress at the One Young World Summit

The Duchess stepped out for the One Young World Summit in London.

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On Tuesday night, Meghan Markle made her first public appearance since clips from her and Prince Harry's much-talked-about documentary (opens in new tab) were released to the public (you can find out how to watch it in the States here (opens in new tab)). The Duchess of Sussex stepped out for the One Young World Summit opening ceremony in London while wearing a long-sleeve purple flowing dress from Aritzia and navy pumps. Meghan left her hair loose and casual in cascading waves. The Duchess of Sussex glowed, and appeared in positive spirits as she smiled for the cameras.

If you follow royals news, you'll know that both Meghan and Prince Harry had offered raw and honest glimpses into their personal struggles with the tabloids and overall media atmosphere in their documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey (opens in new tab). Tonight, however, the Duchess showed no signs of despair as she gave her attention to the summit.

The summit has been around since 2010 and Meghan has been a staunch supporter of One Young World since 2014. The Duchess also has a personal connection to the organization as she is VP of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which has partnered with One Young World to bring 53 people to tonight's event. The summit will consist of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. Focusing on what's most important has always been Meghan's strong suit and in channeling that determined spirit, Meghan also coincidentally wore a similar look to Princess Diana circa 1996.

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'Princess Diana arrived in head-to-toe purple for a gala dinner in 1996. She wore a Versace dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.'

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Though Meghan's power-woman purple dress is sold out, you can find similar long-sleeve options from her beloved fashion label ahead.

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Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

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.