Meghan Markle had a sweet interaction with a D-Day veteran today after she accidentally left a smudge of makeup on his coat following a hug. Meghan is known for her tactile behaviour towards the people she meets at royal events, and today was no different.
The Duchess of Sussex, along with Prince Harry, attended the Poppy Factory’s Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey (without stepmother Camilla Parker-Bowles, who was forced to cancel). While on the visit, the Sussexes laid a Cross of Remembrance, visited memorial plots, and then had a meet-and-greet with Armed Forces veterans and their families.
During the latter part of the engagement, Meghan hugged and kissed William Allen, a veteran who took part in the D-Day landings during the Second World War. But as she pulled away left a spot of her powder on his jacket. Well, it's happened to us all, and now it's happened to the best of us.
Luckily, William didn't seem to mind. In fact, far from it. According to a tweet from the Daily Mail's royal correspondent, Rebecca English, the former soldier joked, "I’m never washing that!" in reference to his coat. A treasured souvenir, I'm sure.
And here is D-Day veteran William Allen - a remarkable man who celebrates his 100th birthday next month. Meghan hugged and kissed him, leaving a little make-up smudge on his jacket. ‘I’m never washing that!’ he said. pic.twitter.com/zQ8iAnX8FO— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 7, 2019
You can see the light smudge on William's right hand shoulder in the first photograph English uploaded to Twitter.
After today's outing, Meghan has inspired us all to buy a navy coat as the next addition to our winter wardrobes. Opting for a more muted colour palette to signify the solemness of the occasion, the mother-of-one wore a classic black midi skirt with knee high black leather boots, and the textured navy overcoat over the top.
Harry, meanwhile, wore his military uniform - and it may not be the only time he wears it this weekend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have two official engagements this weekend, both of which they'll attend with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The events - which include a Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday and a Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday - will mark the first time the four royals have appeared together in a professional capacity since June this year.
The weekend of events is in celebration of Armistice Day, marking the moment the First World War came to an end at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
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