Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted leaving a swanky Italian restaurant after a jammed-packed day in New York City.
The Royals spent their Monday evening dining with friends at Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Tribeca hotspot, Locanda Verde, just hours after Harry, 37, gave a politically charged speech at an United Nations event honoring Nelson Mandela.
Meghan, 40, donned a black and white jumpsuit, black stilettos and red clutch as she left the trendy ristorante – where one can easily run up a tab of $85 a person – holding her husband’s hand.
Harry sported a more casual look in black denim jeans, a navy blue shirt – with the arms rolled up – and grey suede sneakers. He also accessorized with two separate bracelets and a necklace which was mostly hidden by his shirt.
The Duke’s relaxed appearance was a stark contrast to his keynote speech at the UN General Assembly in which he blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a ‘global assault on democracy and freedom.’
A smiling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted leaving Locanda Verde in Manhattan on Monday evening
The Royals spent their Monday evening dining with friends at Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Tribeca hotspot just hours after Harry gave a politically charged speech at an United Nations event honoring Nelson Mandela
The pair exited the trendy ristorante, where one can easily run up a tab of $85 a person, hand-in-hand
Meghan, 40, donned a black and white jumpsuit, black stilettos and red clutch as she left Locanda Verde. She also the outfit, her third of the day, with dainty gold earrings, her $350,000 Triology engagement ring and wedding band, and Princess Diana’s $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch
Harry and Meghan’s dining experience came after the Duke gave a speech to delegates on climate change and poverty during a two hour meeting at the UN on Monday.
Despite the event meant to be in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, the Prince launched an attack on American politics during his keynote speech.
He said: ‘This has been a painful year in a painful decade. 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 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 right in the US we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom the cause of Mandela’s life.’
Harry also the blasted the ‘rolling back of constitutional rights’ and criticized SCOTUS for its decision to remove federal abortion protections.
The comments, heard by a mostly-empty room at the United Nations on Monday morning, were the latest broadside at US politicians.
They followed recent remarks by Meghan to Vogue magazine in which she, alongside famous feminist icon Gloria Steinem, urged men to be ‘more vocal’ with their anger about the decision to overturn Roe.
Steinem, who was spotted with the Duchess earlier Monday, has recruited Meghan in her fight to get Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment – a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.
Monday was not the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have waded into American politics, finding themselves in hot water after commenting on the US election.
During a Time 100 video in September 2020 they called on American voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’ in ‘the most important election of our life.’
Members of the royal family are supposed to be politically neutral, when they stepped back from their roles the Sussex’s vowed that ‘everything they do will uphold the values of Her Majesty’.
Harry sported a more casual look in black denim jeans, a navy blue shirt – with the arms rolled up – and grey suede sneakers. He also accessorized with two separate bracelets and a necklace which was mostly hidden by his shirt
The Duke’s relaxed appearance was a stark contrast to his keynote speech at the UN General Assembly in which he blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a ‘global assault on democracy and freedom
Meghan Markle looks lovingly at her husband Harry as the pair are spotted in New York City on Monday
Meghan Markle appears to smile for the cameras as she and Prince Harry leave Locanda Verde on Monday after having dinner with friends
Meghan and Harry are seen exiting Locanda Verde as a man holds open the door for them
Meghan joined husband Harry at Monday’s UN event, looking typically stylish with her hair pulled back into a ponytail.
She donned a $1,590 Givenchy patch pocket skirt when appearing alongside her husband as he featured as a keynote speaker at the UN General Assembly. She teamed it with a simple black blouse, black heels, and a matching Mulberry handbag.
Meghan previously wore the same skirt when visiting Dublin, Ireland, on July 10, 2018, but selected a dark green shade rather than the black version she sported Monday.
She kept her look simple, forgoing a necklace and sporting only dainty golden earrings – however, she did opt for several bracelets, a watch and plenty of rings.
Meghan sported the same rings, Cartier Love bracelet and Princess Diana’s Cartier Tank Watch she wore later in the day, plus a $3,000 Jennifer Meyer gold tennis bracelet.
She sported her wedding rings, Diana’s watch, a $6,900 Cartier Love bracelet, a $3,000 Jennifer Meyer gold tennis bracelet and two Shiffon Duet Pinky Rings, which retail for $525 each.
The mother-of-two completed her look with a smattering of glamorous makeup – including a pink lip, rose blush and a smoky eye.
Meghan joined husband Harry at Monday’s UN event, looking typically stylish with her hair pulled back into a ponytail
Meghan Markle showed she meant business in a sophisticated pencil skirt and blouse as she stepped out with Prince Harry Monday in New York City
The Duchess of Sussex , 40, who shares Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, with the Duke of Sussex, 37, donned a $1,590 Givenchy patch pocket skirt when appearing alongside her husband as he featured as a keynote speaker at the UN General Assembly
The couple seemed in good spirits at the event, with Meghan smiling from ear to at her husband
With her hair pulled back into a ponytail, Meghan looked typically stylish in her statement garment from the French brand
Prince Harry told of his joy of seeing his mothers ‘playfulness’ in a photograph with Nelson Mandela in Cape Town when he met Desmond Tutu in 2019
Monday afternoon Meghan was all smiles as she walked out of Soho’s Crosby Hotel with political activist Gloria Steinem.
The Duchess of Sussex grinned as she held hands with famous feminist Steinem, just two weeks after they both appeared in Vogue together.
Meghan kept it cool in a pair of smart, navy shorts with she paired with a simple white blouse, a tan leather belt, brown Manolo Blahnik heels and a perfectly coordinated $428 Nia wooden beaded clutch.
She rocked the Cartier bracelet, Diana’s watch and the same rings as earlier, but opted to forgo the tennis bracelet.
Steinem kept it simple in an all-black ensemble except for a statement gold and shell belt.
Meghan and Steinem, 88, were interviewed by Vogue journalist Jessica Yellin just days after SCOTUS announced its decision to overturn Roe.
The Royal asked men to vocalize their anger and revealed her husband’s response to the ruling was ‘guttural.’
Steinem told the story of her own abortion, performed in London, which she said allowed her to live the life she chose and declared the day after the ruling that she would welcome women traveling to New York for an abortion into her own Manhattan home.
‘Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large,’ Meghan said during the interview. ‘They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us.’
‘My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist to. We have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterms. We have to vote, every time’.
Monday afternoon Meghan was all smiles as she walked out of Soho’s Crosby Hotel with political activist Gloria Steinem
Meghan, 40, clutched the hand of her friend and fellow activist Gloria Steinem as they left Crosby Hotel after having lunch
Meghan was all smiles on Monday as she held hands with Steinem, switching her outfit from the earlier event held in honor of Nelson Mandela
Meghan and Steinem are seen embracing each other Monday as the feminist icon appears to get into a NYC taxi cab
Meghan and Gloria are seen hugging outside a New York City cab on Monday
Steinem, who was approached by Meghan in 2020, when the Duchess realized that she was sheltering during the pandemic near their California home, said she could confirm that Harry was deeply interested in women’s rights.
She called the pair ‘chosen family’.
‘His reaction last week was guttural, like mine,’ Meghan said. ‘I know that for so many women right now, there is a sentiment of despair. But again, we have to band together and not wallow. We have to do the work.’
Meghan argued it was important to ‘normalize conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies’, referencing her own decision to speak out in November 2020 about her own miscarriage.
‘This is about women’s physical safety,’ she said. ‘It’s also about economic justice, individual autonomy, and who we are as a society. Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy.’
Steinem also told Vogue that Meghan and Harry speaking out about the issue was vital.
‘It’s very, very, very important,’ she said. ‘Because what they both have is trust. We trust them and nothing but nothing replaces trust. It is the most important quality or attribute.
‘We can see things on television and not believe them or not trust them. But when people like these two tell us, then we trust it.’