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Meghan Markle Wore a Classic Trench to Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

She and Prince Harry toured an exhibition on his life at the Southbank Centre.
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Early this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the opening of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, a free exhibit about Mandela's life in South Africa and his fight against apartheid, which will run from July 17 through August 19 at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. The exhibition marks 100 years since Mandela's birth, and focuses on his career fighting for equality and justice.

Meghan looked quite classic for the event, wearing a blush-colored trench dress by House of Nonie, a Canadian brand based out of Calgary. Meghan had been wearing more color in recent weeks, including symbolic forest green, which she wore in Dublin, but today, she returned to her favorite soft pink color palette.


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Meghan paired the dress's classic silhouette with simple accessories: a blush-colored clutch from Mulberry and matching pumps, which are reportedly by Dior, and she wore her hair up in a loose bun. Shop the bag, albeit in a different color, below:

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While at the opening of the exhibition, Harry and Meghan met with a number of people with close ties to Mandela, including his granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela.

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They also spoke with 92-year-old Andrew Mlangeni, who "stood on trial accused of sabotage against the then apartheid government in 1938, and spent 26 years in prison on Robben Island."

According to Royal correspondent Rebecca English, who took the video below, the program this morning included a performance by the Ubunye Choir, a group she reports was "brought together by the South African Diaspora Ubunye Trust especially for the exhibition."

Watch their performance below:

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For more information on the exhibition, including how you can visit, head over to the Southbank Centre's website.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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