Meghan Markle wows in strapless white dress and Diana’s jewelry for first red carpet appearance with Prince Harry in over a year

Meghan Markle wore a Louis Vuitton dress teamed with a piece of jewelry that belonged to Princess Diana

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Meghan Markle looked incredible in a structured white dress, which she teamed with Diana's jewelry to accept an award with Prince Harry in New York.

Meghan wore a custom look by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton for the event in New York, she teamed with a chic Givenchy bag and Princess Diana's aquamarine ring.

The Duchess of Sussex gave a nod to her wedding day with the look, as the long-sleeved, structured, off-the-shoulder white dress resembles her famous wedding gown. She also wore the same ring from the day, which is from Diana's personal collection.

Meghan and Harry both received the Ripple of Hope Award, presented by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights nonprofit organization. The royal couple were recognized for the humanitarian work they do through their Archewell Foundation, where they’ve focused on creating awareness around issues relating to racial justice, sexism, mental health, and more.

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During the ceremony, Harry and Meghan announced a new collaboration between their Archewell Foundation and the RFKHR - the Archewell Foundation Award for Gender Equity in Student Film.

"Our hope with this award is to inspire a new generation of leadership in the arts, where diverse up-and-coming talent have a platform to have their voices heard and their stories told," they said in a statement.

"The values of RFK Foundation and the Archewell Foundation are aligned in our shared belief of courage over fear, and love over hate. Together we know that a ripple of hope can turn into a wave of change."

Reflecting on Harry and Meghan's award, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, said, "They went to the oldest institution in UK history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn't have structural racism within the institution; that they could not maintain a misunderstanding about mental health."

She continued, "They knew that if they did this there would be consequences, that they would be ostracized, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it."

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The event marked Harry and Meghan's first red carpet appearance since November 2021, when they attended the Salute to Freedom Gala, where Meghan gushed about how she is 'always proud' of her husband. Meghan was due to appear at a gala celebrating Variety magazine's new 'Power of Women' issue in September this year, but cancelled in light of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

Fans were quick to praise Meghan's Ripple of Hope Gala look, with one online user commenting, "Meghan looks drop dead gorgeous in her white dress."

Another added, "Meghan is just so radiant! I love her. So proud of Prince Harry and Meghan. They deserve all their success."

The Duchess of Sussex has always been regarded as a style icon, with her Givenchy wedding dress securing the top spot for the most popular wedding dress in the last decade.

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