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Meghan and Harry enjoy night out at the Royal Albert Hall

Meghan and Harry meet Cirque Du Soleil performers at the Royal Albert Hall
January 17, 2019 - 19:45 / Administrator User

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched a new Cirque Du Soleil show yesterday evening at London's Royal Albert Hall. The evening celebrated a new partnership between the famous circus and the charity Sentebale, which was founded by Prince Harry in 2014. 

Prince Harry (34) and Duchess Meghan (37) enjoyed a night out at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday evening. The royal couple attended the premiere of the new Cirque Du Soleil production, Totem. Meghan looked stunning in a dazzling dark blue sequinned dress by Roland Mouret. She accessorised with a black clutch and sleek bun, while Prince Harry looked dashing as always in a beautifully tailored navy suit. 

Raising Awareness for Sentenbale

The night of amazing acrobatics aimed to raise awareness and funds for the Sentenbale, a charity dedicated to helping young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. Prince Harry founded the charity with Prince Seeiso in 2014 after visiting Lesotho. The name, Sentenbale means forget-me-not, and the charity ensures that children who are HIV positive, or who have lost one or both parents to the disease, are not forgotten, but instead helped and supported. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talked to both Daniel Lamarre, the CEO of the Cirque Du Soleil, and Johnny Hornby, chairman of Sentebale, before being introduced to the show's performers.

The audience were also made aware of the new partnership, and Meghan and Harry's presence, by a character named Valentino, played by John Monastero, who told the audience, "Not only is it our premiere but we also celebrate the beginning of a new partnership between Cirque Du Soleil and Sentebale. Just by being here tonight, you are allowing Sentebale to provide young people with the tools, emotional support and the networks to lead healthy, hopeful and productive lives", before adding,"We are also incredibly honoured tonight to welcome The Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex". 

We can't help but think it must have been a wonderful evening!