The pair took the train from London Euston to Manchester for the One Young World summit, where Meghan addressed a 2,300-person crowd in a keynote address.

Young people from more than 190 countries are represented at the event together with representatives from businesses like Audi, Dior, Swarovski, and others.

Markle discussed the topic of gender equality. She spoke on the subject in 2019 during a meeting with young ambassadors at Windsor Castle.

Since Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee weekend celebrations in June of last year, this is the exiled couple’s first outing in public.

The Duchess arrived at the event wearing a light camel silk cashmere polo from the American brand Brandon Maxwell, wide-leg pants in the same color, and suede Manolo Blahnik heels.

Michelle Obama, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Oprah Winfrey are just a few of the prominent ladies who have sported Maxwell’s clothing since his business debuted in 2015.

Markle’s first male designer was Maxwell, which she wore to the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception in London in 2018 as soon as she wed the Duke of Sussex.

The timing of Markle’s entrance into the UK is crucial since Liz Truss, who defeated Rishi Sunak of the Conservative Party in the election that started in early July, has recently been chosen as the country’s next prime minister.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a history of speaking out against politics, but it’s probable that while they are at home, they will adhere to royal tradition and avoid expressing an opinion.

Markle looked all Italian for the evening event in Manchester, England, donning a red shirt and wide-leg pants by Valentino. She completed the ensemble with heels from Aquazzura.

The monochromatic look might be a playful reference to Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who passed away last Thursday, 25 years ago. Diana appeared in British Vogue shortly before she passed away in 1997 wearing a red halterneck Valentino dress in a picture by Patrick Demarchelier.