Meghan Markle dazzles in Givenchy for first solo engagement at the Oceania exhibit

By Meaghan Wray

The duchess has done it again! While stepping out for her first-ever solo engagement as a royal on Tuesday (Sept. 25), Meghan Markle dazzled crowds in another stunning ensemble. The newly minted Duchess of Sussex paid a visit to the Oceania exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts, a collection of art from regions including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga – the perfect activity leading up to her Commonwealth tour of those four countrieswith Prince Harry beginning Oct. 16, where we're sure to see many a stunning ensemble.

The duchess stunned in a black Givenchy dress with her favourite Aquazzura pumps. Photo: © Getty Images

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While celebrating the collection of 200 pieces of art, which span the past 500 years through regions like Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia, Meghan stunned in a black midi Givenchy dress with a velvet bib on the torso, nipped waistline, sheer billowy sleeves and a subtle slit in the front. She paired the look with her favourite Aquazzzura Deneuve Bow Pumps, Birks Snowflake earrings and a black Givenchy box clutch.

The 37-year-old has been stepping out in a series of show-stopping outfits of late. Kicking off her fall lineup of royal engagements, the Los Angeles native wore a unique navy-blue Oscar de la Renta peplum blouse paired with black Altuzarra pants, her trusty Aquazzura pumps and beautiful, understated jewelry by Pascale Monvoisin and Catbird NYC.

Meghan paired her chic dress with dazzling Birks earrings. Photo: © Getty Images

And for one of her most noteworthy outings yet, the royal brought some colour to her wardrobe with a bright blue SMYTHE coat, a Tuxe Bodywear bodysuit and a skirt by her close friend and fashion designer, Misha Nonoo. She was celebrating the launch of her first solo charity project, Together: Our Community Cookbook, alongside her elegant mom, Doria Ragland, and her husband, Prince Harry.

And we're bound to witness Meghan making the South-Pacific and Polynesia her catwalk during her 15-day royal tour with Prince Harry, from Oct. 16 to Oct. 31. Will Down Under designers like Camilla and Marc, Zimmermann and Emilia Wickstead make it into her tour wardrobe? Only time will tell...

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