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Duchess Meghan glows in purple as she steps out for the first time since her explosive interview aired

Purple perfection.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Meghan has been one of the most talked about people in the world this week, and she's only propelled the conversation further after making a dazzling public appearance in a head-turning purple dress.
Meghan is currently at the centre of chatter right now, after she and Prince Harry delivered one of the most raw and emotional interviews ever undertaken by a royal family member.
But you'd barely have known this was happening behind the scenes, as the Duchess absolutely glowed whilst attending the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday evening.
Meghan opted to wear her recycled deep purple midi dress by Babaton for ARITZIA, which was last seen on the Duchess when she visited Birkenhead at the start of the year with Prince Harry, whilst she was pregnant with baby Archie.
At the time, the Duchess paired the dress with a bright red jacket. On this particular night however, it was great to see the stunning dress in all its glory.
Pairing the look with some blue pumps and leaving her hair in long, enviable waves, Meghan looking utterly breathtaking.
Here she is! Duchess Meghan looked amazing in her purple midi dress. (Getty)
Enviable tresses for days. (Getty)
Meghan attended the event as part of her role as Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.
The Trust is partnering with One Young World, in order to bring 53 young leaders from across the commonwealth to attend its summit in London.
The youth event was perfect for Meghan, who is known to have been a fierce advocate for social causes as she grew up.
The event was a poignant one for Meghan. (Getty)
The event was also a poignant one for the Duchess, as it marked the first time she had officially stepped out in public since her explosive documentary aired on ITV this week.
Meghan and Harry: An African Journey delved into her and Harry's struggles with constant media scrutiny, which they have experienced tenfold over the past year, and the effect this was having on them.
Tuesday evening's event marked the first time the royal has been seen in public since her emotional documentary aired. (Getty)
In the emotional documentary, Meghan tells journalist Tom Bradby that she is "not okay".
"It's not enough to just survive something, that's not the point of life, you've got to thrive and feel happy," she explained.
"I've really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip... I've tried, I've really tried."
The Duchess added that while she knew being part of the royal family wouldn't necessarily be easy, she "thought it would be fair".
Meanwhile, Harry also discussed the effect the slew of damaging media reports about them was having, explaining that some of his struggles with mental health had resurfaced as a result.
The documentary was confronting to say the least, so it was good to see the Duchess looking so radiant this evening. Here's hoping she and Harry enjoy their much needed time out next month.
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