Meghan Markle was honored with the Women of Vision Award at a gala in New York for her life-long advocacy for women and girls on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex attended the event with her husband Prince Harry. Mirror reports.
She arrived in a strapless $1,850 gold Johanna Ortiz dress that featured a key-hole cutout at the chest and which she paired with some strappy $1,350 gold heels from Tom Ford and a matching $1,100 clutch bag by Carolina Herrera.
Meghan Markle would go on to deliver an inspirational message as she accepted a feminist award at a glamorous New York gala on Tuesday night, May 16.
Addressing the Woman of Vision awards, hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan, the Duchess of Sussex told the crowd: ‘It’s just never too late to start. You can be the visionary of your own life.’
‘You can charter a path in which what you repeat in your daily acts of service, in kindness, in advocacy, in grace, and in fairness, that those become the very things that are recognized by the next wave of women, both young and old, who will also choose this moment to join the movement, and make our vision for an equitable world, reality,’ she added, according to video of the event shared by Town and Country writer Emily Burack.
She also told of how she’d read Ms. Magazine while at school – the publication founded by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who presented Meghan with Tuesday’s honor.
‘It’s funny because as a young girl, I would come home, I would settle in after a day of school, pull up my TV tray dinner, and I would turn on my evening ritual, Jeopardy!’ she recalled.
‘And I would glance at the coffee table, where I would see an array of things. It could be the cat’s collar, my homework, some mail that had just been brought in, and some magazines. The magazines said ‘Ms.’ on them.
Harry who joined his wife Meghan at the awards ceremony looked on happily as she received the ‘Women of Vision’ honor from her close friend, feminist icon Gloria Steinem.