Meghan Markle Stuns in a Red Cape Dress at the Mountbatten Festival of Music

Meghan Markle wore a stunning red cape dress to the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night.

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  • On Saturday evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to attend the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • The event is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's penultimate engagement as senior members of the royal family before their royal exit takes effect at the end of this month, according to Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English
  • Meghan wore a stunning, red Safiyaa cape dress and carried a Manolo Blahnik clutch for the occasion.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) stepped out tonight for the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall (opens in new tab) in London. The event is one of the couple's last as senior members of the royal family before they step back from their working royal duties at the end of the month.

In fact, according to Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English, the music festival is nearly the final event the Sussexes (opens in new tab) are scheduled to attend before their royal exit takes effect. 

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cut a dash at the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall tonight," English wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon. "It’s their penultimate official engagement as senior working royals and very possibly Harry’s last as Captain General, Royal Marines."

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The festival, which brings draws world-class musicians, composers, and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majestys Royal Marines, is expected to be the final time Harry wears his dress uniform (opens in new tab) as Captain General, a title he'll surrender when the he and Meghan step back from royal duties (opens in new tab).

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Meghan looked stunning as always in a red, Safiyaa cape dress (opens in new tab) and carrying a Manolo Blahnik red, satin clutch with a jeweled buckle (opens in new tab). The dress retails for $1,693, while the clutch goes for £1,260, or about $1,644. Both are still available to purchase, if you're looking to splurge:

This year's Mountbatten Music Festival performance marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britains Commandos. Although, TBH, no judgement if you're still more excited about Meghan's dress (opens in new tab) than the anniversary fun facts.

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