Meghan Markle wows in white dress and towering heels as she and Prince Harry arrive hand-in-hand at glitzy charity polo match in Miami surrounded by film crew from Duke’s new Netflix show about elitist sport

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, arrived at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge on Friday
  • The Duchess looked stunning in a pleated white dress with a cut out at her waist 
  • Yesterday, Prince Harry appeared at a panel event for his charity Sentebale  

Meghan Markle put on a sensationally stylish display as she and Prince Harry arrived hand-in-hand at a glitzy charity polo match in Palm Beach, Miami, with a camera crew in tow as they prepared to start filming for the Duke’s new Netflix show about the elitist sport. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, embraced the beaming sunshine in an elegant white dress, which featured a pleated skirt design, halterneck top, and a cut-out at the waist, completing her look with glamorous sunglasses, and a chain-strap shoulder bag. 

She dared to risk potential disaster by sporting a pair of towering heels on the grassy terrain, but seemed to suffer no issue as she and Harry made their way across the field, while surrounded by burly security guards. 

Meanwhile Harry opted for a pair of cream trousers, a pale grey jacket, and a crisp blue shirt, while donning some slip-on tan shoes. 

Harry and Meghan pulled up at the swish venue at around 4:30pm local time, with a film crew in tow shooting their every move. 

Meghan Markle put on a stunning display as she and Prince Harry arrived hand-in-hand at a charity polo match in Miami

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, braved the grassy terrain in a pair of towering nude heels that left her at serious risk of sinking into the ground beneath her

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, braved the grassy terrain in a pair of towering nude heels that left her at serious risk of sinking into the ground beneath her 

Meghan embraced the beaming sunshine in an elegant white dress, which featured a pleated skirt design, halterneck top, and a cut-out at the waist

Meghan embraced the beaming sunshine in an elegant white dress, which featured a pleated skirt design, halterneck top, and a cut-out at the waist

Meanwhile Harry opted for a pair of cream trousers, a pale grey jacket, and a crisp blue shirt, while donning some slip-on tan shoes

Meanwhile Harry opted for a pair of cream trousers, a pale grey jacket, and a crisp blue shirt, while donning some slip-on tan shoes

The duo were flanked by burly security guards as they made their way into the event, which is being held at a polo club in Wellington, Florida, near Palm Beach

The duo were flanked by burly security guards as they made their way into the event, which is being held at a polo club in Wellington, Florida, near Palm Beach

The cameras continued to roll as they hopped out of their white SUV with Harry’s Argentine polo player pal Nacho Figueras and were led to the clubhouse by excited staff as the Duke prepared to go head-to-head in the charity match against the Argentine star. 

The dapper Duke appeared moments later on a terrace where he was seen chatting with guests and posing for group photos. 

‘He looked the quintessential networker – shaking hands, smiling for photos. He looked in his element,’ one onlooker said. 

Soon after his arrival, Harry changed into his team uniform and took to the field on horseback, getting ready to take on good friend Nacho – with the two men captaining opposing teams in the three-way tournament.  

As well as taking to the field during the match as a player, Harry is also taking on duties as an executive TV producer this weekend when he takes part in filming for an upcoming Netflix documentary project about the glamorous world of professional polo. 

Meanwhile, Meghan is working on her own non-fiction series for the streaming giant, with which the couple have a five-year production deal that was signed in 2020 and is thought to be worth around $100 million. 

Meghan’s project will focus on lifestyle-centric topics like gardening and cooking in a move that will likely allow her to cross-promote her new brand American Riviera Orchard, while the Duke will delve into the ‘aesthetic and social’ world of polo, a sport that he has played since he was a child. 

According to a statement released by Archewell on Thursday night, the show will ‘provide viewers with unprecedented access to the world of professional polo.’ 

They add: ‘Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level.’ 

It is not known whether the Netflix cameras will be present at Harry’s polo match on Friday, however filming is expected to take place at the US Open Polo Championships, which take place in Wellington, Florida, over the weekend. 

It has been a busy week for Prince Harry, who has appeared at two different panel events on different sides of the country since Monday. 

As well as playing in the charity match, Harry will also be doing double duty as an executive TV producer in Miami, where he is filming for his upcoming Netflix series about professional polo

As well as playing in the charity match, Harry will also be doing double duty as an executive TV producer in Miami, where he is filming for his upcoming Netflix series about professional polo  

While Harry's Netflix project will delve into the glamorous world of polo, Meghan is working on her own production for the streaming site that will focus on lifestyle-centric topics

While Harry’s Netflix project will delve into the glamorous world of polo, Meghan is working on her own production for the streaming site that will focus on lifestyle-centric topics 

Harry and Meghan were joined at the event by Nacho - who is known as the 'David Beckham of polo' and his wife, Argentine socialite Delfina Blaquier

Harry and Meghan were joined at the event by Nacho – who is known as the ‘David Beckham of polo’ and his wife, Argentine socialite Delfina Blaquier

Meghan smiled and waved at the cameras as she walked hand-in-hand with Nacho and Delfina's daughter Alba

Meghan smiled and waved at the cameras as she walked hand-in-hand with Nacho and Delfina’s daughter Alba  

On Wednesday he traveled to San Francisco to take part in the Uplift summit held by life coaching company BetterUp, for whom he serves as Chief Impact Officer. 

Harry took part in a conversation with The Office star Mindy Kaling at the $1,600-a-ticket event, however – unlike many of the panel discussions and roundtables that took place during the summit – the Duke’s appearance was not broadcast on the livestream. 

Harry had previously been advertised as a speaker for the Uplift conference, however his specific event was not included in the official agenda – and so the only way of seeing him was to be present at the pricey two-day summit.

Experts told DailyMail.com that this may well have been part of a coordinated effort on the part of the Duke and his PR advisers at Archewell to manage photographs and videos from his public appearances – with any output being edited by Archewell or event organizers before being released. 

He made a similarly under-the-radar appearance at a panel discussion event in Miami on Thursday night, when he opened up about his love of Africa, while paying tribute to the work that his late mother Princess Diana had done to help those affected by HIV and AIDS. 

‘Africa’s in my heart, Africa’s in my soul,’ he said. ‘I first went there when I was 12… 13 years old, and after so many years I wanted to give back to it because it had given me so much.

‘The vast open space, the cultures, the communities, the people, the wildlife, just the freedom was a huge piece of why I loved Africa so much. 

‘We called [our charity] Sentebale – in Lesotho, the local language, it means “forget me not” and it’s really focused on ensuring the younger generation are quite literally not forgotten.’ 

He went on to honor his mother’s work in Africa, explaining how it helped to shape his own charitable endeavors in the region – and his desire to launch Sentebale in the first place.

‘My mother had a strong focus on HIV and AIDS but also of the younger generation because it’s their futures that are being stolen from them,’ he explained. 

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