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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend secret Kensington Palace dinner

Photographs have emerged of Prince Harry and Meghan at a secret Kensington Palace dinner – the evening before Prince Charles’ 70th birthday bash. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, wowed in a chic black dress featuring her trademark bateau neckline at the event for non-profit organisation African Parks on Tuesday night. 

She finished off her look with gold leaf earrings by Pippa Small, priced at £3,175, which she wore on the royal tour in Fiji, along with a £625 suede clutch bag by Gucci, first seen at a Commonwealth reception earlier this year. 

Wearing her hair in an elegant up-do, Meghan – who is expecting her first child in the Spring – showed off her glowing complexion at the event.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, wowed in a chic black dress at a secret Kensington Palace dinner for non-profit organisation African Parks on Tuesday night, which she attended with Prince Harry 

The Duchess of Sussex (pictured with Harry and other guests) accessorised her dress with gold leaf earrings by Pippa Small, while wearing her hair up in an elegant up-do 

The Duchess of Sussex (pictured with Harry and other guests) accessorised her dress with gold leaf earrings by Pippa Small, while wearing her hair up in an elegant up-do 

The engagement at Kensington Palace came 24 hours before Prince Charles’ glitzy 70th birthday bash, hosted at Buckingham Palace by the Queen. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked in high spirits at the dinner for African Parks at Kensington Palace on Tuesday night.

Both Meghan and Harry, 34, looked animated as they chatted to guests sat alongside them at the dinner.

Harry was appointed president of African Parks, an conservation NGO that manages national parks and protected areas, in December last year. 

Meghan, who is expecting her first child in the Spring, finished her chic look with a £625 black clutch bag by Gucci

Meghan, who is expecting her first child in the Spring, finished her chic look with a £625 black clutch bag by Gucci

Both Harry, who is president of conservation NGO African Parks, and Meghan looked aniamted as they chatted with guests 

Both Harry, who is president of conservation NGO African Parks, and Meghan looked aniamted as they chatted with guests 

The Duchess re-wore a pair of gold leaf earrings by Pippa Small, priced at £3,175

She first wore the earrings on the royal tour in Fiji (rlast month

The Duchess re-wore a pair of gold leaf earrings by Pippa Small, priced at £3,175, which she wore on the royal tour in Fiji (right) last month 

Prince Harry and Meghan attended the secret engagement at Kensington Palace just 24 hours before Charles' 70th birthday bash 

Prince Harry and Meghan attended the secret engagement at Kensington Palace just 24 hours before Charles’ 70th birthday bash 

No official photographs have been released from the event but pictures, which appear to have been taken by guests, have been shared onto social media.

On Wednesday night, Harry and Meghan were pictured arriving at Buckingham Palace ahead of a banquet hosted in celebration of the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday. 

Meghan dazzled in a pair of diamond drop earrings, recently seen at an official reception in Fiji during the royal tour.

At the time, Kensington Palace said they were borrowed but refused to confirm if they had come from the royal family’s collection. 

Meghan dazzled in a pair of diamond drop earrings as she arrived at the dinner at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, held to celebrated Prince Charles' 70th birthday 

Meghan dazzled in a pair of diamond drop earrings as she arrived at the dinner at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, held to celebrated Prince Charles’ 70th birthday 

Prince Harry looked dapper in a tuxedo as he drove himself and Meghan to the dinner at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry looked dapper in a tuxedo as he drove himself and Meghan to the dinner at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess arrived with Harry, who looked dapper in a tuxedo as he drove his pregnant wife to the dinner at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also spotted arriving for the event, along with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, and Zara and Mike Tindall.  

A host of European royals will gather tonight to celebrate Charles’ landmark 70th birthday.

Despite official details being kept under wraps, kings, queens, princes and princesses from across the continent are believed to have descended on Buckingham Palace for a glittering banquet held in Charles’ honour. 

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