Meghan, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in April. wore an Amanda Wakeley white coat over a metallic knee-length dress. Kate opted for a pale green dress with ruffled sleeves and a high neck with button details.
The palace party also marks the first time Meghan and Harry have appeared publicly alongside Kate and William since they gathered together for church services on Christmas Day on the Queen’s estate in Sandringham. The two couples will reunite again on March 11, as they join the Queen and other royal family members for the annual Commonwealth Day serve at Westminster Abbey.
During a special reception at Buckingham Palace, guests couldn’t help but ask the Duchess of Sussex how she was doing in her pregnancy.
“I look different than when you saw me last!” Meghan said to a guest from Cardiff, Wales, per People.
“How are you doing?” the man replied. “I’m sure everyone is asking.”
“No, it’s actually very sweet,” Meghan continued. “It’s a very sweet, nurturing thing to ask. We’re nearly there!”
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