Meghan Markle shock as Harry joins her in first red carpet appearance since Coronation

Meghan Markle looked absolutely incredible as she accepted the Women of Vision award in New York City last night, Tuesday 16 May.

And she was accompanied by doting husband Harry, 38, who supported his wife on her big night as the pair put on their usual loved-up display.

It was the pair's first official appearance together since the Duchess of Sussex missed King Charles' Coronation.

Also joining them for the night was Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, who was recently spotted heading out for lunch with her husband Prince Harry and their Hollywood A-List friends Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow, was all smiles as she addressed the audience on stage.

The awards ceremony is hosted by Ms. Foundation, which is America's most prestigious and oldest, and is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

The Duchess has been given the top award for "empowering women" at the star-studded event, which also focused on Angela Yee, Audra McDonald, Tarana Burke, Maysoon Zayid, Ally Love, Hocus Pocus actress Kathy Najimy, and Erika Alexander.

Gloria Steinem was presenting the show, and DJ Mary Mac also performed for guests.

Meghan dazzled in a gold strapless dress, and wore her brunette tresses down and wavy. Meanwhile Harry looked dapper in a suit and tie.

The Women's annual gala celebrates emerging and established feminists working towards an equal society.

Last year, Bozoma Saint John was honoured at the event, which takes place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Brooklyn.

The foundation is an organisation which works to bring awareness to the challenges women face, especially those receiving low incomes struggling in poverty and women of colour.

Mum-of-two Meghan, who shares son Prince Archie, four, and daughter Princess Lilibet, one, with the Duke of Sussex, has received the honour of her award for "her global advocacy to empower and advocate on behalf of women and girls" from Gloria.

As well as being the co-founder of the foundation, Gloria is also a close friend of the Duchess.

The Duchess has received the award alongside Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown, Wanda Irving, co-founder of Dr Shalon’s Maternal Action Project, and Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of URGE.

LGBTQ+ advocate Rebekah Bruesehoff and abortion rights activist Olivia Juliannaare are also being honoured in the ceremony.

Ms Foundation president and CEO Teresa C. Younger said in a statement: “Meghan, LaTosha, Wanda, Kimberly, Olivia, and Rebekah are incredible leaders.

“We are grateful to be able to shine a light on their many accomplishments and tireless work on behalf of gender and racial equity across the country and the world.”

Meghan has previously gushed over social-political activist and American journalist Gloria, and long aspired to achieve some of the amazing work in feminism she has.

"She reminds me that when you have anger, you have to channel that energy into something that makes a difference," the Duchess once said. "That’s what activism is.

"It’s about how we show up," she added.

Meghan's major public appearance comes just 10 days after her father-in-law King Charles' Coronation ceremony, which took place at Westminster Abbey in the UK.

While the Duchess opted to stay at home in Montecito, California, with her children, particularly as it was Prince Archie's birthday on the same day, the Duke attended the historic service alone and flew back to the US the same afternoon.


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