Meghan Markle and Prince Harry rang in Hump Day (in addition to day 2 of their historic journey to Dublin) with a go to to Eire’s President, Michael D. Higgins, and the nation’s large Peace Bell.
Higgins and his spouse introduced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the bell at Áras an Uachtaráin, a symbolic monument marking the tenth anniversary of the Belfast Settlement. In case you’re not properly versed within the twentieth century politics of Western Europe, the Belfast Settlement (or Good Friday Settlement) is a two-pronged doc that helped restore peace to Northern Eire and procure good relations with the UK.
Naturally, a go to to the bell wouldn’t be full with a superb ol’ ring, so Meghan and Harry have been tasked with clanging it collectively (aww). Being of the royal household, the newlyweds are conversant in bell-ringing etiquette (I think about), however that didn’t stop a clumsy second post-clang.
Prepared for his or her huge second, Meghan and Harry pulled the bell pull in unison, giving out one hearty ring—after which, uh, they weren’t certain what to do. It was anticlimactic, to say the least.
Whereas the ringing of the bell didn’t fairly hit all the proper notes, Meghan’s Wednesday morning look actually did. The Duchess of Sussex met with the heads of state in a grey bateau neck (her fave!) Roland Mouret gown with asymmetrical draping on the waist. She complemented the look with a low bun and a pair of black pumps.