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Duchess Meghan's gothic chic style in her latest video appearance is a break from the norm

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined in a special video recording for International Day of the Girl.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have together made a rare appearance from their Santa Barbara home in a new video - and it's stopped fans in their tracks for a very good reason.
Taking part in a special video with 23-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, the pair spoke about female empowerment in line with International Day Of The Girl - an occasion particularly close to Meghan's heart given she is a passionate advocate for women's rights.
Of course, her words themselves resonated, but it was also her dark, edgy look (a slight reprieve from her norm) as well as some rare nuggets about her one-year-old son that really got us all sitting up straight and listening.
Speaking to Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Prize winner, Harry and Meghan discussed how they've found the COVID-19 pandemic during it's various forms of lockdown.
When Harry quipped that he spends much of his time on Zoom these days, Duchess Meghan laughed at her husband before adding: "Outside of that, with our little one."
"We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything," she added of Archie's exciting milestones.
Meghan and Harry spoke of their one-year-old son, Archie. (Malala Fund / YouTube)
She added: "And it's just fantastic because I think in so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow and in the absence of COVID, we would be travelling and working more externally, and we'd miss a lot of those moments."
"So I think it's been a lot of really good family time."
The Duke and Duchess took part in the video chat for International Day of the Girl. (Malala Fund / YouTube)
During the interview, the couple also touched on how they were choosing to raise their son with his "nourishment" front and centre.
"Everything about his nourishment is about educational substance and how you can learn and how you can grow," Meghan said.
Harry added: "Those are really special moments (with Archie) but at the same time, as Meghan says, we've been working really, really hard because we completely understand and get how challenging this is for absolutely everyone and I think the longer it goes on for, the more it's going to be felt, obviously, especially from a mental health aspect."
For the video recording, Meghan donned a dramatic, albeit glorious, edgy look.
With her hair slicked back into a tight bun, she wore a deep red lipstick and dark eye makeup.
Ever the chic queen, she wore a sleeveless black vest and white trousers.
Meghan went for a dramatic makeup look for the special recording. (Malala Fund / YouTube)
The pair also recently took part in a special podcast recording, named Teenager Therapy.
The pair spoke of the toll social media can have on mental health.
"Yes it's a great way to connect, but it also ends up being a place where there's a lot of disconnection," Meghan said during the special episode.
"I can speak personally too, I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female."
For the incredible new recording, the podcast released a new image of the Duke and Duchess wearing masks alongside the Podcast hosts.

Indeed, the Duke and Duchess have been staying front and centre while they settle into their new Santa Barbara abode.
Earlier this month, they utilised their slot in an appearance for TIME magazine's 100 most influential people broadcast, where they urged people to vote in the upcoming US election.
"Every four years, we're told, 'This is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard."
Harry also put in his two cents, telling watchers that while he himself would be unable to vote, and had also never been able to vote in the UK given his royal status, this election was more important than ever.
"This election, I'm not going to be able to vote in the US, and many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the UK my entire life," he said.
Harry and Meghan urged people to vote in their latest video appearance. (ABC)

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