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In Pictures: Meghan Markle experiences more sombre side of royal duty

Prince Harry’s fiance paid respect to Australian and New Zealand war dead as dawn broke before heading to Westminster Abbey for a memorial service.

Meghan Markle has accompanied fiance Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge at a memorial service for fallen war heroes at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke of Cambridge speaks with Ms Markle and Harry (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The duke welcomed his soon-to-be sister-in-law with a kiss on the cheek as she arrived with Harry for the annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving.

The Duke of Cambridge greets Ms Markle (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The service was to commemorate Anzac Day – the anniversary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli landings.

Ms Markle wore all black to the sombre service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The American actress was believed to be wearing a custom version of a design from Emilia Wickstead’s spring 2014 collection.

Ms Markle leaving the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The former Suits star accessorised with what appears to be an £850 Jimmy Choo J Box clutch bag.

(Jonathan Brady/PA)

Earlier in the day, Ms Markle and Harry attended a dawn service at Wellington Arch to remember the fallen.

The service took place at Wellington Arch in London (Toby Melville/PA)

After already attending a number of more upbeat official engagements, Ms Markle experienced the more sombre side of royal duty.

Ms Markle appeared close to tears at moments during the emotional service (Toby Melville/PA)

Ms Markle wore a wide brimmed black hat teamed with a grey trench coat believed to be a custom design by Matthew Williamson costing £1,140.

It was her first time attending an Anzac Day event (Toby Melville/PA) (Tolga Akmen/PA)
Ms Markle looked emotional as the hymn Abide With Me was sung (Toby Melville/PA)

Ms Markle’s black suede shoes were thought to be Sarah Flint Jay Pumps worth £282.

Ms Markle's black suede shoes were the Sarah Flint Jay Pump (Toby Melville/PA)

The ensemble was finished off with a Gucci Dionysus velvet clutch bag reported to be £625.

She was carrying a Gucci Dionysus velvet clutch bag (Tolga Akmen/PA)
Ms Markle listens intently to New Zealand’s High Commissioner, Jerry Mateparae (Tolga Akmen/PA)
Harry, William and Meghan
The three leave Westminster Abbey


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