Meghan Markle‘s first royal tour is coming to an end, so naturally she’s been winding things down with style. On Saturday, she and Prince Harry attended the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney, and Markle took a moment to give a heartfelt speech while wearing an elegant, olive green Antonio Berardi tuxedo dress.
Speaking to an audience of 12,000 people at Qudos Bank Arena, Markle looked effortlessly chic in the halterneck tuxedo dress, which just so happened to fall in line with one her favorite silhouettes (she wore a similar style back in August, when she and Prince Harry attended a special charity performance of the musical Hamilton). She finished off the look with a pair of peachy-tan Aquazurra heels and a red poppy pin, which is a sign of support for those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.
Check out the button detail…
…and the gorgeous back:
The Invictus Games are a international adaptive sporting event that Markle’s husband Prince Harry founded four years ago. During the weeklong games, wounded, sick, or injured armed services members and veterans take place in a variety of sports competitions designed to empower and inspire.
In her remarks Saturday night, Markle talked about how the Invictus Games have evolved and shared her own experiences visiting troops in the past.
“In traveling to these military bases, I was given a very special glimpse into the lives of those who serve our countries. I was able to see the unshakeable bond between servicemen and -women on the ground together, but at the same time to feel the palpable longing for family and friends while deployed. Once home, the need for that anchor of support from loved ones, especially given how much it accelerates recovery and rehabilitation is immeasurable,” she said. “I’ve been reminded of those memories here. During this year’s Games in Sydney, I’ve witnessed the most amazing support networks that surround competitors, and I’ve had the privilege of meeting several of these family and friends.”
Her remarks at the ceremony marked her second big speech of the royal tour: She’d given her first at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji this week, discussing the importance of empowering women and girls through education.
The Invictus Games’ closing ceremony means the 16-day royal tour is almost finished, too. It’s been a whirlwind for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have traveled to Australia, Fiji, and Tonga so far, and even included a surprise announcement that their first child is on the way. They’re heading to New Zealand next—and hopefully getting some much-needed rest afterwards.