Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
Duchess Meghan flaunts baby bump in glamorous photoshoot
She may have retired from acting following her marriage to Prince Harry, but that didn’t stop the Duchess of Sussex taking part in a glamorous photo booth session fit for a Hollywood starlet.
Meghan was spotted posing for a stop motion video with Givenchy designer Clare Waight-Keller and Oscar nominated actress Rosamund Pike.
The video was shot by photographer Yvan Fabing at the British Fashion Awards where the mum-to-be made a surprise appearance to present the prestigious British Womenswear Designer of the Year award to Clare, who is the genius responsible for Meghan's elegant wedding dress.
The Duchess was seen cradling her baby bump as she stood to the side and watched the esteemed designer and her friend receive the sought-after award.
Clare, 48, was visibly overwhelmed at the Duchess’ surprise appearance and thanked her during her speech.
The designer said: “This woman is so amazing. I got to know Meghan on such a personal level. To have someone like that trust you on such a personal moment in their life … I can’t thank you enough because it was the most beautiful moment.”
Meghan looked stunning as she opted for a black, one-shoulder velvet gown, which many have reported to be Givenchy.
The rest of her look was kept fairly minimal, as her makeup was kept sheer and her hair pulled back into a slick bun.
She finished off the look with gold accessories and black nail polish, which is considered to be breaking royal protocol as female royals must don neutral manicures when attending official events.
The ceremony, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London, was attended by the industries biggest names, ranging from models to designers.
Addressing the crowd, Meghan said: “It’s such a pleasure to be here, celebrating British fashion and British designers, in my new home in the UK.”
The Duchess continued to say, that “we have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes it’s deeply personal, sometimes it’s emotional,” and said that for her, it was “really in being able to understand that it’s about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.”
She went on to praise Clare for her “kindness” and “values” as she worked with her on a personal level before her royal wedding in May.
Ms Waight-Keller is the first female director of fashion powerhouse Givenchy and is the mastermind behind the Duchess’ wedding dress which was requested to have an “elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring and relaxed demeanour” by Meghan herself.