Meghan’s on the ball as she attends coaching event

In Pictures: Meghan’s on the ball as she attends coaching event

Meghan Markle Swaps Signature Waves for a New Sleek Hairstyle

Kensington Palace announced another major "first" for the duchess last week: her first solo project as a royal ― a cookbook collaboration with a group of women affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fires.

For the occasion, Markle chose a $3,300 black velvet mini dress by Givenchy, the same label that made her wedding gown.

Meghan's visit came a day after she took to a netball court in towering stiletto heels.

Royal fans know that since her wedding, Markle has favored wearing her hair in loose curls or a low bun, but those habits went out the window on Monday when Markle arrived at the awards with her dark hair worn straight with layers.

Samir Hussein via Getty Images Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the "Oceania" exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday.

The smiling Duchess then turned to the crowds, flashing a smile and a wave to the well-wishers who had gathered in anticipation of her arrival.

It came nearly six months after her wedding day.

The area covers islands including New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand.

The event is the first of its kind held in Britain and marks 250 years since Captain James Cook first travelled to the region. Place-making will explore the settlement of communities and Encounter will focus on trade and exchange in Pacific cultures.

Meghan and Harry are due to tour Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand in October.

The exhibition will officially open to the public on Saturday and will run until December 10.

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