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Duchess Meghan brings Markle glamour with a tuxedo dress for Hamilton with Prince Harry

Gone with the wind extravaganza... This look is a smash hit!

By Chloe Lal

Royal watchers across the globe have been waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to return to the spotlight.

After holidaying in Lake Como with The Clooneys, Meghan and Prince Harry are back at it.

Kicking off their royal rota for the second part of the year, the newlyweds attended a very special West End performance of the American smash musical Hamilton.

The event was held in an effort to raise funds for Prince Harry's beloved charity Sentebale, which he created with fellow Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.

Now that's how you make an entrance!
Now that's how you make an entrance!
The Duke and Duchess made an official appearance at a gala performance of the West End musical Hamilton.
The Duke and Duchess made an official appearance at a gala performance of the West End musical Hamilton.
Meghan first saw the Broadway smash hit with her bestie Priyanka Chopra, back in 2016.
Meghan first saw the Broadway smash hit with her bestie Priyanka Chopra, back in 2016.
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was there to greet the very special guests.
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was there to greet the very special guests.
Kensington Palace released a statement, saying: "The evening will raise awareness and funds for Sentebale's work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa."
Kensington Palace released a statement, saying: "The evening will raise awareness and funds for Sentebale's work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa."
"Over the course of the evening, Their Royal Highnesses will meet representatives from Sentebale and Hamilton, including members of the cast and crew."
"Over the course of the evening, Their Royal Highnesses will meet representatives from Sentebale and Hamilton, including members of the cast and crew."
Time to take your seat...
Time to take your seat...
The couple bumped into some pals.
The couple bumped into some pals.

The Duchess of Sussex may be three-months in to life as a royal, but that doesn't mean she doesn't occasionally dip into her Markle fashion note book.

Putting her best foot forward, the 37-year-old looked breathtaking in a black tuxedo minidress by Judith & Charles, worth $595.

The Duchess swept her locks into a chic low bun and completed her look with a pair of matching black heels and clutch.

Observers noted that Meghan's decision to wear such a sultry design was quite darling.

It's been quite the year for Meghan, take a moment and look back at her first few months as a royal!

Meghan has been dipping into her style guide from her Markle days...
Meghan has been dipping into her style guide from her Markle days...
And she's proving to be quite the fashionista.
And she's proving to be quite the fashionista.
Her love business chic has been a signature in her royal style.
Her love business chic has been a signature in her royal style.
And fans have been loving her go-to cigarette pant.
And fans have been loving her go-to cigarette pant.
Opting to show off her pins, Meghan wowed in a LBD.
Opting to show off her pins, Meghan wowed in a LBD.

British jeweller Shaun Leane believes Meghan quite enjoys pushing the envelope and re-imaging how a royal should dress.

"I think Meghan is very bold and daring — she's obviously open to exploring different ways of wearing pieces and she's breaking traditions," the designer, who the Duchess has worn three of his pieces, told People.

Being daring is a signature Meghan trait... We look back at the times she has said no to Royal protocol

Princess Diana comparisons

Showing off her legs may be deemed as a risque move, but her late mother-in-law was actually the pioneer of pins.

Princess Diana was celebrated for her love of fashion, and the fact that she adored taking risks.

In 1996, during a Christmas themed charity event for CentrePoint, the People's Princess actually donned a very similar outfit - which at the time became a trailblazer, inspiring many to don the same look.

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Princess Diana was the pioneer of pins.
Princess Diana was the pioneer of pins.
She loved to push the envelope.
She loved to push the envelope.

Having the ability to show your personality through your clothing is a royal art form.

Duchess Catherine might not opt for a short tuxedo dress, but who can forget that bold moment back in 2016 when she stepped out with a stunning and very sultry off-the-shoulder white Barbara Casasola gown.

And Queen Elizabeth has a flair of exuding royal brilliance in her beautiful and brightly coloured coat dresses.

Countess Sophie of Wessex once shared that Her Majesty chooses to rock such pretty colours so that fans easily see her and can say "I saw the Queen!"

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Meghan isn't the only royal to show off their personality through their clothing. Catherine wowed back in 2016 with this sultry number.
Meghan isn't the only royal to show off their personality through their clothing. Catherine wowed back in 2016 with this sultry number.
But the real queen of fashion forward choices is Her Majesty.
But the real queen of fashion forward choices is Her Majesty.
Queen Elizabeth's bold colour choices is cherished across all the lands.
Queen Elizabeth's bold colour choices is cherished across all the lands.

So what does the Duke of Sussex's style tells us: He's one charming spouse!

Proving to be the perfect date, Prince Harry looked rather sharp in a matching suit.

Hamilton is about America's founding father Alexander Hamilton.

The musical, which the Suits alum first saw with her friend Priyanka Chopra in September 2016, was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was there to greet Meghan and Harry.

He went on to introduce them to his cast and crew at London's Victoria Palace Theatre.

We haven't seen much of the newlyweds, who took a well-deserved summer break.
We haven't seen much of the newlyweds, who took a well-deserved summer break.
Meghan's beautiful freckles are highlighted in a stunning way thanks to minimal make up and a smokey eye.
Meghan's beautiful freckles are highlighted in a stunning way thanks to minimal make up and a smokey eye.
Sharing a sweet giggle.
Sharing a sweet giggle.

The evening was definitely a big change of pace, having visited the Queen at her Balmoral residence over the summer.

Now it's back to the grind, with the duo set to step out together again for the annual WellChild awards - a charity that aids seriously ill children and their families and caretakers.

Then on September 6th, Harry and Meghan will be at 100 Days to Peace.

The lavish gala will highlight music from the end of World War I at Central Hall Westminster. The event will raise funds for Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and the Royal Foundation's campaign.

What a stunning evening!
What a stunning evening!
Look at those pins!
Look at those pins!

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