Meghan Markle Accepts Vision Award at NYC Gala, Prince Harry in Tow
Meghan Markle Accepts Award For Advocacy Work ... First Public Appearance Since Skipping Coronation
5/17/2023 5:47 AM PT
Meghan Markle received her own coronation of sorts Tuesday night in NYC.
The Duchess of Sussex and hubby Prince Harry flew to the Big Apple to attend a fancy-schmancy gala honoring Meghan with a Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Award from her friend and political activist Gloria Steinem.
It was Meghan's first public appearance since she skipped the coronation of her father-in-law, King Charles, and his wife, Queen Camilla, earlier this month in London.
As you know, Harry went solo to the coronation and had an awkward time with his royal family given all of their drama. Since then, Harry and Meghan have kept a low profile only being seen -- briefly we might add -- leaving a sushi restaurant in Montecito.
But now they've come out of their shell. Check out video of Meghan and Harry arriving in an SUV to the awards ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan. As shutterbugs snapped photos, Harry jumped out of the backseat followed by Meghan, who looked stunning in a Johanna Ortiz gold dress. Meghan's mom, Doria, also tagged along.
After the three went inside, Meghan hit the stage and accepted the award from Steinem for her advocacy work to empower women. She delivered a speech, giving a shout-out to her mom and thanking Steinem for being a mentor. She also talked about the impact "Ms." magazine had on her life growing up.
« You can be the visionary of your own life » Meghan once again gave us an amazing, inspiring speech 🥰 #WomenOfVisionAwards pic.twitter.com/aaUMvligvS— 0livia ♡ (@OliviaLoveCena) May 17, 2023 @OliviaLoveCena
Harry and Meghan then left exactly how they came in -- surrounded by paparazzi and flashing cameras. The couple jumped into the back of an SUV, which then drove off.
Side note ... other women were also honored at the event and given "Vision" awards, including Black Lives Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown.