Queen Elizabeth presented 2018 Queen's Young Leaders Awards

On June 26, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented The Queen’s Young Leaders 2018 Awards with a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan accompanied the Queen at the award ceremony. The Queen’s Young Leader Awards recognizes and celebrates exceptional people between the ages of 18 and 29 from across the Commonwealth, who take the lead in their communities and use their skills to transform lives of people. At the award ceremony, Duchess Meghan wore bespoke dress by Prada. The powder pink set had a belted short sleeve jacket with double-breasted button front and a-line midi skirt. Duchess Meghan wore Aquazzura 'Deneuve' Pumps. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Leather Clutch by Prada.
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump. The Duchess carried a Biblioteque Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch by Prada
Meghan Markle carried Prada Biblioteque Saffiano Leather ClutchMeghan Markle wore Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump
                         Prada Saffiano Leather Clutch                            Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps

57 comments:

  1. Nice outfit, Meghan, now if you would only get your hair out of your face...................

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    1. I see NO reason to complain about her hair on this occasion.

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    2. agree ... there's no use to split hairs 😏

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    3. Hair? Beautiful hair, lovely outfit,very charming and elegant. MM looks good and so Prince Harry and her majesty. People seem very relaxed on the pic.

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  2. I take the 'nice outfit' back, I don't like the skirt, uneven hems really don't do it for me.

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    1. I know. its so easy to get bored with her style. its the same no color, over sized or uneven something. 😞

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  3. Meghan and Harry are both so well suited to this type of forum, as they are a more informal type couple and both love international cultures. Meghan looks perfect in my view. Her hair is always going to be an issue if she touches it all the time, but in an indoor venue it is not a problem.

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    1. FULLY agree, particularly on their more informal personality and attitude

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  4. MM makeup is too dark and overdone. Queen looks nice!

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  5. It is very wonderful to see wonderful couple of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accompanying Queen Elizabeth. Prada' Italian taste dress suits Meghan very much.

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  6. Meghan looks lovely - I like the dress and her hair with the soft waves. Her make up is great. The Queen looks good in the soft colours although have to say I'm not a huge fan of the print on her dress.

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  7. Gabriella, chill! A bit critical aren't you. I'm going to assume Meghan looks much better than you do on your best day.

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    1. Well, she is entitled to her opinion. Maybe she could have been a bit more diplomatic expressing her views, but then we could all use a bit of diplomacy, right? Saying that you "assume Meghan looks much better than you do on your best day" is a bit harsh, isn't it? Couldn't you just say you disagree and then express a positive view of the Duchess of Sussex's outfit?

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    2. Gabriella has her opinion just as the rest of us do. After 7+ years the Duchess of Cambridge still plays with her hair; Meghan seems even more addicted in that regard. Meghan is looking/dressing better on this occasion. She and Harry, being front and centre, aren't postured as well as they could be.

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    3. Anonymous 1.58 - She absolutely looks better than me on my best day. I am 82 now and was quite a beauty when I was her age but nothing like her. I am not criticizing her, just saying I don't like uneven -hemmed dresses and hair always in the face.

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    4. I have no problem with Anonymous' comment. Gabriella came back for a second hit--that is harsh. It is so easy to be critical when hiding behind a screen, unseen by anyone. I doubt many of us would hold up to the high standards expected from those that have been critical, and to be able to be perfect every appearance.

      Meghan's dress is beautiful. Her style is simple, and she is staying true to her style. The hem of the dress is in fashion, and it sounds like it is a problem for those that are not fashion forward. And that is okay. We all have different taste in clothes.

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  8. I'm loving all the unique outfits worn by the commonwealth youth!
    Such creativity and such a colourful mixture of styles combined with cultural elements and objects. Gives me hope for the future style leaders of the world.

    The Duchess' outfit is fine but unremarkable. Makes her look older IMO; others may say 'mature'.
    Her hair looks greasy and limp.
    I agree that both Harry and her are the perfect couple to take a leadership role in commonwealth youth activities. I think they will do a terrific job, and I hope that once she becomes more familiar and comfortable with her role in 'The Firm', that we will see her exercising a little more of her individual style that we know she has.

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  9. Wonderful dress nice cut and fit. Great choice for the Commonwealth reception, love the pumps with the little bow and the clutch. I also like that she is wearing stockings,make the legs look very nice. Good job Meghan. Oh BTW Harry and the Queen looked' good to so did the guests to be fair.

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  10. Wonderful dress, nice cut and fit. Great choice for the Commonwealth reception, love the pumps with the little bow and the clutch. I also like that she is wearing stockings,make the legs look very nice. Good job Meghan. Oh BTW Harry and the Queen looked' good too so did the guests to be fair.

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  11. Meghan's outfit is fine but not fabulous. I don't like the uneven hem but otherwise it is fine. A bit ill-fitting, but I imagine she will soon arrange for tailoring. Her hair looks much better. The print on the Queen's dress is hilarious. It looks like an ancient sofa one of my great aunts used to have. I guess she was going for "tropical" but ended up with old chintz.

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    1. This outfit is reportedly bespoke, so I would imagine you would need to direct your comment regarding the ill-fitting nature of her attire to Prada.

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    2. LOL love the comment on the Queen's dress. Well we'll forgive her this time and it is not too bad: she blends in well with the colourful people around her :)
      Lovely, this multicultural gathering - like.

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    3. Do you think you'd be able to summon the courage to say 'your dress is hilarious, it looks like old chintz' to Her Majesty in person? Straightfaced? Because that would be a mean thing to say.

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  12. While the jacket is a nice fit for MM, I do not care for the uneven skirt hem. Her hair is styled better, but no one's blush should be that dark unless they are on stage. Shoes are cute with the back bow.

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  13. Is the duchess crossing her legs in the first picture? I know she’s new to this but she’s right next to the queen. Other than that I love her she’s very carismathic and fits in very well

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    1. I also wondered about the crossed legs in the first picture. I thought it isn't a good style to do it.

      Though uneven hem I really like her dress, but I find the colour a little boring. Since her wedding she wears this colour or similar colours often.

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    2. I think her legs are supposed to be in the "Duchess slant" position. Maybe she crossed her legs and then at the last minute realized what she'd done and quickly slanted her legs before the picture was taken.

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    3. Fyi crossing legs then to a slant is not verboten. There are many pics of Diana and Catherine. The only thing she "did" if one is holding a stopwatch was to not go to the slant at start. So what! She is not breaking rules at all. Imagine all the little things she has to learn and remember. Americans cross their legs all the time. I was raised to do that so I sat nicely...backk straight. I imagine she probably thinks memorizing a script was easy compared to all of this. Thing is she isn't doing anything wrong. So many just want to nit pick. Amazing to me that 50 mags and papers can write about a crossed leg for days all stating she broke protocol which is BS. Rag mags 😡
      She is finding her way and doing well. She touches her hair. Who cares. Catherine was bad about that for 5 yrs. Nerves. I myself have been touching my hair all day too! Side bang and it is driving me crazy!

      Just my two cents

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  14. Meghan is very chic. She has very nice, well fitting suit and beautiful shoes. I really like her subtle essence - nothing too little, nothing too much.

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  15. A little predictable? A little too much pale pink? Not sure I quite like it. How many pale pink outfits does one need? Prada or not, looks too much like her very recent ones. So, it’s a nice one, fits her well, but I am unimpressed by the lack of creativity... and IMO whilst maybe she is trying to create an ‘image’ for herself, she had one already. One that many people (myself included) admired a lot. It’s like someone is asking her to become boring. I am sure no one is, but I miss her old days...

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  16. I find Meghan's outfit very elegant but somewhat bland, the saving grace for me it's the uneven hemline, very trendy this year. Lovely hair & makeup right on point. The Queen looks unique as usual, if I had a grandmother her age I would just love to see her wear these type of clothing... she rocks!!!

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    1. Bland. I think that's the right word. I like her style better before the marriage.

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  17. I actually love everything about Meghan's look and the uneven hem made me smile. The shoes with bows really got the smile going. Everyone else looked very nice and that includes the Queen's larger floral print dress. Meghan will be fine. I've seen female royals from everywhere who have had their hair in their face, messing with it, etc and those were women who have been in their positions for a much longer period of time. Long hair always has to be dealt with in order to keep it neat and not everyone does that. She'll find her way!

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  18. Shouldn't she be promoting British designers?

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    1. My thoughts.

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    2. Why 'should' she be promoting British designers? That's nonsense. There are enough members of the BRF who do that already, and even they wear the work of designers who aren't British.
      And even if there weren't enough British royalty who fly the flag, talent in fashion and design is global and therefore accessible to all, as it should be.

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    3. Comment didn't say she should only wear British designer but promote the British industry in many aspects after all she's now part of the BRF isn't she?

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  19. If I had one thing to change from these royal ladies we follow, I would take away those over high stiletto heels they most use. Several of them have already health issues in foot because them really. The height of heels is not such a big deal to their look. These shoes here look just unhealthy and uncomfortable. This is one thing I really miss about Diana, she had mostly moderate heels.

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    1. Diana wore lower heels due to the fact that she was so tall and didn't want to tower over Charles. Once she was divorced, she wore higher heels. Higher heels make the leg look more attractive, and if a lady can easily wear them, why not? A well made shoe is much easier to wear than inexpensive, poorly constructed shoes.

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    2. Diana did wear mostly moderate heels also after divorce. Such a heels these women here wear were not so fashionable that time.

      Also it may look these ladies can wear high stiletto heels without problems, but most of them have already serious leg problems. First toes go to wrong position what makes pain. Next comes bad hallux valgus (don´t know English word to it) and whole instep turns to wrong position. After that when walking legs too extended comes joint problems leading to early knee and hip replacements. And ending to total wrong body position. Not to mention posibly accidents happening to ankles. All that just for fashion. The price tag does not help in shoes, you do not need to be any Eistein to realize how wrong position leg goes with such heels.

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    3. Interesting...I have never read anything regarding the orthotic issues of the royal women. Would you be able to provide some sources? I would be most interested in learning about this.

      Regarding Diana, I have read several articles over several years about her shoes. Her shoe designers were always told nothing could be over two inches, which she called her "working shoes". She did not want to stand taller than Charles. Once she shed Charles, she did start to wear higher heels. Jimmy Choo is one of the designers making shoes for her and had spoken about the shoes he made for her. They were not two inch practical shoes. They were sexy slingbacks.

      The quality of a shoe most certainly matters. Shoe construction is everything. The royals can afford well constructed shoes, which are better on the feet (arches, padding, design to take some pressure off the ball of the foot). They also last for years providing they are a classic design. I do not argue with you at all about the positioning of the foot--that is not natural at all. So, everything in moderation. Orthopedic complications are not a given. It sounds like you really care, and may have in fact been inflicted with some of these problems because of wearing high heels. I know they are not for everyone.

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    4. Quality of shoes may make it easier to wear and stand but is not at all any more healthy than cheaper ones.

      Bunion is English word to hallux valgus, got it to my mind now. At least Maxima, Catherine, Meghan, Beatrice of York, Charlene, Letizia, Victoria and Mary (she not so much yet) are having that. About Madeline, Sofia, Marie and Mathilde I did not find pics. Mette Maarit, Eugenie and Stephanie of Lux do not have and they are really the only ones. Diana had also very healthy feet at time.

      Here you can see some examples:
      Meghan and Catherine + many other celebrities: https://www.callashoes.co.uk/blog/bunions-and-feet/celebrities-bunions

      Maxima http://www.newmyroyals.com/2018/05/queen-maxima-met-with-ea-minister.html

      Charlene http://www.newmyroyals.com/2018/06/prince-albert-princess-charlene-visited.html

      Beatrice http://www.newmyroyals.com/2018/06/princess-beatrice-attended-serpentine.html

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3256914/Amal-bunion-brigade-Mrs-Clooney-s-not-star-tootsie-trouble-cure-bugbear.html

      And here you can see their future with unhealthy shoes:
      Victoria Beckham https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/539165386611541450/

      Amal Clooney https://www.elintransigente.com/espectaculo/celebrities/2015/10/3/escracharon-famosa-foto-juanetes-345895.html

      Kin Kardashian https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/519743613220371325/

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    5. Especially I am worried about Letizia who is wearing really high heels all the time and over straightens her knees in every step. That means really hard times in future.

      Anonymous you were right about me probably knowing this personally, I have been whole my life shoe person (not this high though) and my joints go all over. I know exactly what it makes first to toes and later to other bigger joints. I am actually getting knee replacement next August and had several toe operations already years ago. Mind you I had never any big problems with shoes, find 7,5 cm heels very comfortable myself. Our royal ladies here are wearing mostly over 10 - 12 cm heels.

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    6. Here are also some facts what problems high heels really make:
      https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/561190803561977805/
      https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/561190803561977801/
      https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/561190803561977813/

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  20. Of course Meghan can never do anything right. I'm tired that people always find something to criticize her. She looks lovely and probably much better than any of us.

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    1. Well, she has been so little while on here, people are not yet used to her style. She has her own style different from others, I mostly like it, also here, she looks very good. I think she will really be changing fashion in time. Also she looks so happy it does not even matter what she wears, she could look good in potato sack really.

      People criticize, but so far this has been nowhere near what Catherine got early years (and occasionally also today).

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    2. I agree, especially the part about the Duchess of Cambridge.

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    3. This is exactly what I have been feeling--for some, Meghan can do no right. I watch commenters contradict each other. Meghan's dress for Ascot was "too casual" but when another royal wears the same style it gets raves. There is a definite bias.

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  21. I agree with you Larina. So easy to criticize. She looks lovely and has by now already her own image which fits her perfectly, which is quite good. Personally I don't need to see a shifting in colours or design at each appearance. That is the best way for wrong choices. And above all I like her general "body language". I won't go into promoting British designers, many of them work abroad anyway.

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  22. Meghan looks lovely but I hope she will keep her own style. For me, it seems that she id changing over to style direction of Kate with her very classical almost a bit worthy style.
    But why? I liked Meghans style before marriage, young, fresh and not typical classic Royal.

    Please Meghan, don't give it up...

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  23. kein Wort zu Harry? Er ist mittlerweile so gut angezogen - im Gegensatz zu William und seine Krawatten, Hemden sind top :)

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    1. Ja, das fällt mir auch auf, dass Prince Harry wirklich gut angezogen ist und
      eine gute und sehr starke Präsenz hat. Er hat sich äußerst positiv entwickelt, seit er mit Meghan zusammen ist.

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  24. I LOVE the neckline of the Duchesses dress - so classy! And I love the national/traditional costumes of some of the guests.

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  25. Meghan s beige dress is very beautiful and chic. Before marriage she did not use either colourful clothes.

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  26. this outfit is not ill fitting IMO at all, I expect that the Prada group knows how this outfit is supposed to fit.
    her hair is lovely

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  27. What an amazing group of young people! Love to see several wearing their native dress; wonderful representation of many cultures.

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