Meghan Markle pairs a little black dress with Birks earrings at Women's Empowerment event

By Laura Sutcliffe

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are showing no signs of slowing down in the walk-up to their royal wedding. The loved-up pair turned up the glamour at the Women's Empowerment reception in London on Thursday evening (Apr. 19). Part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which works to improve global gender equality through the education of girls, the event was hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. For the second day in a row, fans were floored by Meghan's sleek style.

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The 36-year-old looked stunning as she embraced the hot temperatures, wearing a knee-length little black dress with asymmetric neckline, appropriately named the Jackie O by Black Halo. She anchored the look with complementing black Aquazzura Milano heels with tie detail around the ankles and carried a black suede Gucci Dionysus mini clutch, which costs $1050. She wore her raven hair up in her signature messy bun and her makeup looked particularly radiant – a slick of pink lipstick and a hint of brown eyeshadow with a little mascara and eyeliner highlighted her pretty features as she smiled for waiting photographers. The bride-to-be accessorized the look with dazzling 18-carat white gold diamond swirl earrings from Birks's Plaisirs de Birks collection, which cost $1,595.

Meghan Markle looked stunning as she attended a Women's Empowerment reception in London. Photo: © Getty Images

Boris Johnson will launch his Platform for Girls Education with a group of 12 influential figures from across the Commonwealth who will drive forward the political momentum on girls' education. More than 130 million girls around the world are not in school and girls in conflict zones are twice as likely to be out of school compared to boys.

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Meghan’s appearance comes hot on the high heels of the uber-cool nautical-inspired look she wore on Wednesday morning (Apr. 18) when she attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum meeting in London. The American actress wore a stunning striped cream dress by Altuzarra, a black blazer by Camilla and Marc, a black and white striped bag by Oroton which retails at $305 and coordinating black high heel shoes by Tamara Mellon.

The 36-year-old wore Birks earrings as she joined Prince Harry at the event. Photo: © Getty Images

The $600 Paramour shoes feature a double strap and are currently available online – but they are selling out fast! Prince Harry has said his bride-to-be is "hugely excited" to be joining him in his Commonwealth duties. The 33-year-old has been given an exciting new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen and opened the Youth Forum on Monday.

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