Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wowed crowds as she made a surprise appearance on stage at the British Fashion Awards in London on Monday night.
The Duchess, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in spring 2019, came on stage to honor her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy, with the British Womenswear Designer of the Year award.
And all eyes were on Meghan’s growing baby bump which she cradled as she stood on stage, dressed in a fitted black one-shoulder velvet gown by Givenchy, with her hair pulled back in a sleek bun.
“It’s so nice to see so many familiar faces,” she told the crowd.
“As all of you in this room know, we have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes it’s very personal, sometimes it’s emotional. But for me this connection is rooted in, really, being able to understand that it’s about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.”