There is no one more beautiful than a healthy, pregnant woman and during her latest public engagement Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has never looked more lovely - or more pregnant.
The Duchess, who is due with her first child in April, positively glowed as she made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards today (NZ time) to present the Womenswear Designer of the Year award to Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy, who designed the Duchess' wedding dress.
All eyes were on her as she gently cradled her growing baby bump, wearing a stunning one shoulder black gown most likely by Givenchy.
While we've seen the Duchess cradling her pregnant belly before, now that gorgeous bump is really starting to show. Pregnancy becomes her; she looks healthy, happy and relaxed.
As Duchess Meghan took to the stage at the awards, she received resounding applause from the audience.
"It is such a pleasure to be celebrating British fashion and British fashion designers in my new home of the UK," she announced.
"We have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes it's very personal, sometimes it's emotional. But for me this connection is rooted in really being able to understand that it's about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women. When we choose to wear a certain designer we're not just a reflection of their creativity and their vision but we're also an extension of their values - of something in the fabric, so to speak, that is much more meaningful," she said.Duchess Meghan shared a warm embrace with designer Claire on stage as she presented her with her award.
"This woman is so amazing," Claire gushed. "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."
Duchess Meghan, who has said before that she loves the French, classic style, famously wore Claire's stunning design at her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
"Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries united in one spectacular floral composition," the palace explained after the royal wedding.
"The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, epitomising a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy."
Duchess Meghan had the sweetest reaction to seeing her wedding dress again for the first time after her and Prince Harry's wedding.
She wore a huge smile as she looked her gown up and down. Then, as she touched her bespoke veil — which featured hand-embroidered flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth counties — she exclaimed, "Fifty-three countries, oh my goodness. It'll keep us busy."
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