Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, who are expecting their first child together in April, are attending a gala performance of The Wider Earth, a play about a young Charles Darwin’s expedition on HMS Beagle.
The mother-to-be plumped for a cream roll-neck dress by Calvin Klein and a £895 coat by royal favourite Amanda Wakeley. She teamed finished the look with a pair of suede olive pumps and a matching clutch.
The performance is being held in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and the production’s official charitable partner, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
The Duchess of Sussex was the picture of elegance in a Calvin Klein dress as she joined Prince Harry at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday night. She paired the dress with a £895 coat by royal favourite Amanda Wakeley
Mother-to-be Meghan dressed her blooming baby bump in a cream dress as she arrived at the Natural History Museum
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by officials as they arrived at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday night. The royal couple are attending a gala performance of a play about a young Charles Darwin’s expedition on HMS Beagle
Harry and Meghan unveiled six dedications to the QCC during their previous tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, and also welcomed commitment to the initiative by its latest member, Kiribati.
The Wider Earth is a story about 22-year-old Charles Darwin’s expedition around the world on HMS Beagle.
Darwin’s expedition on HMS Beagle: The voyage of discovery that changed our view of the world
HMS Beagle was a 90.3 ft-long Cherokee class 10-gun brigsloop of the Royal Navy, She was launched on 11 May 1820 at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £7,803.
The vessel lay unused for five years before being reassigned as a research vessel and sailing on three expeditions, the second of which carried Darwin. She was scrapped in 1870.
The Beagle set sail on its most famous expedition on the 27th of December 1831. She first sailed across the Atlantic Ocean then carried out hydrographic surveys around the coast of South America, before stopping at the Galapagos Islands on 15 September 1835. She returned via Tahiti and Australia, reaching England on 2 October 1836.
Darwin discovered that evolution occurs by natural selection, whereby species with characteristics best suited to their environment survive and pass on these attributes to their offspring.
While at the Galapagos, he found 13 varieties of finch on different islands, some that ate insects, others that ate seeds. He realised they were descendants of a single ancestor species that dispersed across the islands then adapted to the different foods available on each.