On Monday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made another trip to New York City, where they attended events at the United Nations headquarters—and got a chance to hit the town. Harry was a speaker at the U.N.’s Nelson Mandela Day observance, where he paid homage to the former president of South Africa and discussed how much his travels on the African continent have meant to him.
“For most of my life, it has been my lifeline, a place where I found peace and healing time and time again,” Harry said to the assembly. “It’s where I felt closest to my mother and sought solace after she died, and where I knew I had found a soulmate in my wife.” Though Meghan didn’t address the members of the U.N., she did accompany Harry to the event, wearing a black Givenchy skirt and her hair in a ponytail.
He also got explicit about American politics, including a veiled reference to the recent Supreme Court decision rolling back abortion rights. “This has been a painful year in a painful decade,” Harry said. “We are living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many. And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom—the cause of Mandela’s life.”
His remarks come just weeks after Meghan joined Gloria Steinem to discuss her reaction to the Dobbs decision and the importance of abortion rights. After the event, Meghan was spotted going to lunch with Steinem at the Crosby Hotel in Soho. Later on in the evening, the couple was spotted in more casual clothes at Robert DeNiro-owned Italian restaurant Locanda Verde in Tribeca, which the Michelin Guide describes as “trendy-yet-refined.” According to the Daily Mail, they were joined by friends at the restaurant.
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