Meghan Markle Changed Into an Elegant Gold Gown for Her Last Engagement in Nigeria

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Meghan Markle made a quick change into a flowing gold gown for the final engagement of her Nigeria trip.

While visiting the prestigious Lagos Polo Club, the duchess looked radiant in a beige maxi dress. The silk gown featured a plunging neckline, ruched waistline, and matching scarf—the latter of which made Meghan look like Hollywood royalty. A closer look revealed the gown’s subtle gold floral patterns, both printed and embroidered on the dress.

britains meghan c, duchess of sussex, and britains prince harry r, duke of sussex, arrive at a charity polo game at the ikoyi polo club in lagos on may 12, 2024 as they visit nigeria as part of celebrations of invictus games anniversary photo by kola sulaimon  afp photo by kola sulaimonafp via getty images

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To complement her outfit, Meghan accessorized with red beaded earrings and her signature black square sunglasses. She also wore a significant stack of gold and diamond bracelets, which have been a constant in her range of looks throughout the trip. The glimmering assortment of bracelets included her Lorraine Schwartz “Evil Eye” bracelet, gold Cartier “Love” bangle, diamond hex tennis bracelet from Ariel Gordon, and “snowflake” diamond ring from Birks.

Prince Harry matched her elegant look with one of his own, wearing an all-black suit with a gray button-down shirt. He also wore a silver chain, silver wristwatch, and green beaded bracelet—perhaps a souvenir from his travels.

britains prince harry l, duke of sussex, and britains meghan r, duchess of sussex, attend a charity polo game at the ikoyi polo club in lagos on may 12, 2024 as they visit nigeria as part of celebrations of invictus games anniversary photo by kola sulaimon  afp photo by kola sulaimonafp via getty images

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Soon after arriving at the club, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched a pre-game parade of young children, who carried the green and white flags of Nigeria as eight older children followed them on horse back. The polo teams—Duke versus Duchess—were then presented.

The royal couple attended the match in support of nonprofit Nigeria Unconquered. As they watched the game, they were able to meet fellow supporters of the organization that, like Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, helps veterans and wounded soldiers by challenging them through adaptive sports.

lagos polo club president bode makanjuola l, his wife moyo makanjuola 2ndl, britains meghan 3rdl, duchess of sussex, britains prince harry 4thl, duke of sussex, nigeria chief of defense staff christopher musa 3ndr, his wife lilian musa 2ndr and regional head of equity research for west africa at standard bank group, muyiwa oni r pose for a photo with children after a charity polo game at the ikoyi polo club in lagos on may 12, 2024 as they visit nigeria as part of celebrations of invictus games anniversary photo by kola sulaimon  afp photo by kola sulaimonafp via getty images

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Founded in 1904, the Lagos Polo Club stands as one of Nigeria’s oldest and most esteemed social clubs, renowned for its vibrant equestrian culture and polo tournaments. For Harry, polo is familiar ground, as he has often participated in charity matches and supported various polo-related initiatives. In fact, the duke is currently working with Netflix on a show about the sport.

After the polo game ended—in favor of the Duchess’s team, which pulled ahead by two points—Meghan and Harry handed out medals to the players. The duke gave an impromptu speech to thank everyone for their hospitality at the club and throughout the royal Nigerian tour.

The polo match marked the last event of Meghan and Harry’s busy three day trip. Earlier in the day, the couple attended a reception hosted by Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa OFR, and the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Before that, they supported the nonprofit Giants of Africa on the basketball court of Ilupeju Senior Grammar School, where they both met wheelchair-bound athletes.

At one point, Prince Harry even joined in on the games. For him especially, ending their journey in Lagos holds special significance as it mirrors a historic visit by his parents, King Charles and Princess Diana, on an official state visit in 1990.

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