While visiting New York this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have dominated the news. And on Monday, the couple appeared to be enjoying themselves as they dined and drank with a small group of close friends at a posh Italian restaurant.
Prince Harry was seen leaving Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Tribeca hotspot, Locanda Verde, hand-in-hand with his wife after his moving speech at a United Nations event, which was held in memory of the late Nelson Mandela.
Meghan, 40, looked stunning in a stylish black and white jumpsuit, which she accessorized with a red clutch, a pair of delicate gold earrings, and black strappy stilettos. She also flaunted her £17,700 Cartier “Gold Tank” Watch.
The Gabriela Hearst strapless jumpsuit, which is sold at Selfridges, has a striking silhouette and a striking black and white color scheme. The trousers’ hem has a slight flare, and the back features the brand’s recognizable knot detailing.
The couple took a plane to New York City to attend the General Assembly’s informal meeting at the UN. Harry discussed his mother Diana, the Princess of Wales’ meeting with former South African president Nelson Mandela in March 1997 and how he “sought solace” in Africa after she passed away during his speech.
He stated: “An image of my mother and Mandela meeting in Cape Town in 1997 is on my wall and constantly on my mind. The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose friendship and inspiration were their own priceless gifts, gave the photo to me. In 2019, my wife and I had the honor of introducing him to our four-month-old son.
“When I first looked at the picture, my mother’s smile immediately stood out to me. Her expression was one of pure joy at being in communion with another soul who was so dedicated to serving humanity.
“I then turned to face Mandela. Here was a man who carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and was tasked with rebuilding his nation after the devastation of its past while preparing it for the future. A man who had experienced the worst aspects of humanity, including virulent racism and official brutality. A man who would never get back the 27 years he had lost with his children and family.”
Harry claimed that Africa is a continent where he has “always found hope” and “found peace and healing.” “It’s where I’ve felt closest to my mother and sought comfort after she passed away, and it’s where I knew I had found a soulmate in my wife,” the Duke continued.