Duchess Meghan wears gorgeous, unique dress at her first engagement in South Africa

By Zach Harper

Duchess Meghan looked happy and rested as she stepped out with Prince Harry in a beautiful black-and-white dress to her first engagement in Cape Town.

The 38-year-old new mother was grinning from ear to ear as she and her husband arrived in Nyanga township to visit a project by Justice Desk. It is an NGO that teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety, and provides self-defence classes and female empowerment training to young girls in the community.

Meghan has always been a very big promoter of sustainable and ethical style! Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan’s wrap dress is by Mayamiko Dalitso, a sustainable and ethical label based in Malawi, where Harry will visit later this week. The unique frock features several strands of DNA up its front, along with spots resembling leopard print. Her wedges are by Castañer, a brand also much loved by Duchess Kate.

We think it’s great that Meghan is showcasing African labels and promoting their sustainable fashion! Mayamiko has obviously already benefitted in a massive way from her giving them publicity, since the dress is already sold out! If you want to get your hands on the espadrilles, you can buy them over at Net-a-Porter for US$120.

Meghan and Harry were greeted by adorable children as they arrived at the Justice Desk initiative, and also got their groove on with children and grown-ups alike! Following their visit to the project, they will head to the District Six Museum in District Six, a Cape Town neighbourhood from where more than 60,000 residents were forcibly located in the 1960s under the Apartheid era. The couple will then drop in to the District Six Homecoming Centre, where they’ll participate in a cooking activity.

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We can’t wait to see more from their day!

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