Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan meet Take That at Royal Variety Performance

20 November 2018, 12:07 | Updated: 20 November 2018, 12:19

Meghan Markle meets Take That
Meghan Markle meets Take That. Picture: PA

By Tom Eames

The Duchess of Sussex made her Royal Variety Performance debut in London last night (November 19).

Meghan displayed her baby bump, while wearing black and white sequins by designer Safiyaa at the London Palladium.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with performers on the night, including Take That and the cast of musical Hamilton, before watching the acts from the royal box.

Harry welcomed Take That and introduced the band to Meghan, with Gary Barlow telling her: "Ask your husband about playing the tambourine of one of our records!"

"Jamaica wasn't it?" the Prince responded.

The exchange referenced when Gary asked the Prince to play percussion on 'Sing', his Commonwealth single marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Harry with Take That
Harry with Take That. Picture: PA
Meghan with Take That
Meghan with Take That. Picture: PA

Howard Donald later told press that it had been a "pleasure and a honour" to perform for the couple.

"We were really relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not your normal crowd and they were very appreciate. They were a lovely couple and its wonderful they are having a baby. They said they were watching the hard-core fans put their hands in the air to 'Never Forget'. Harry said even he remembered it."

The royal couple also spoke to performers including singer George Ezra and Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy, aka Lee Ridley.

He told Harry: "Thanks very much, it was a pleasure." Lee later said: "It was amazing to meet them both. She just congratulated me on my win and said how much she enjoyed my performance, which made my day."