Meghan’s photobooth shot is removed from BFC’s Instagram
The Duchess of Sussex took part in a starry photobooth session at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night – but the results appear to have been moved from Instagram.
The boomerang-style shot of the mother-to-be, 37, with Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller and actress Rosamund Pike was posted on the British Fashion Council’s account following the awards ceremony.
However, the shot taken by photographer Yvan Fabing is no longer on the BFC’s Instagram page, even though black and white GIFs of other celebrities and designers are still on the account.
It is not clear why the photobooth snap of the Duchess has been removed, although another picture of Meghan on stage remains on the BFC’s Instagram account.
The Duchess of Sussex took part in a starry photobooth session at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night – but the results appear to have been moved from Instagram
The black-and-white GIF of Meghan, which sees her holding her bump while posing with Clare and Rosamund, still remains on photographer Yvan Fabing’s Instagram page.
MailOnline has contacted the British Fashion Council for comment.
Meghan wowed in in a black velvet dress as she surprised her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, by stepping out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall to present her with the prestigious British Womenswear Designer of the Year award.
A clearly overwhelmed Clare, 48, thanked Meghan personally in her speech at the star-studded awards ceremony at the historic venue in Kensington, London.
A photograph of the Duchess of Sussex on stage at the Fashion Awards (above) remains on the BFC’s Instagram account
The Instagram post links to the British Fashion Council’s YouTube page, which includes a video of Meghan presenting the award on stage to Clare Waight Keller
Meghan honoured her bridal gown designer Clare Waight Keller at this year’s Fashion Awards, surprising her by stepping out on stage
The designer said: ‘This woman is so amazing. I got to know Meghan on such a personal level. To have someone like that trust you on such a personal moment in their life… I can’t thank you enough because it was the most beautiful moment.’
The Duchess of Sussex looked sensational in a black one-shoulder velvet gown, believed to be Givenchy, as she clutched her baby bump.
The pregnant duchess kept her makeup to a minimum, wearing her hair tied back in a bun and adding simple gold earrings and gold bangles.
Meghan also wore a dark nail color to match her stunning one-shouldered dress, despite traditional protocol advising that female royals must stick to a barely-there nude shade whenever they are attending official events.
Addressing the assembled fashionistas at the Royal Albert Hall, the Duchess said: ‘It’s such a pleasure to be here, celebrating British fashion and British designers, in my new home in the UK.’
Meghan wowed in a black velvet dress as she presented the British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award to Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex kept her hair swept back in a low bun, and wore minimal makeup at the event, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall
Meghan gave a speech on stage as she made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night, wearing a black one-shoulder dress
She said of fashion, that ‘we have a deep connection to what we wear. Sometimes it’s deeply personal, sometimes it’s emotional,’ and said that for her, it was ‘really in being able to understand that it’s about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women.’
She praised the ‘kindness’ and the ‘values’ of Clare Waight Keller, who created the gown in which she walked down the aisle this May.
Clare was the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan as she walked down the nave of St. George’s Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19.
The first female artistic director of French fashion house met the Duchess for the first time earlier this year, Kensington Palace said, with Meghan requesting a dress with an ‘elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor.’
The veil carried floral references to all 53 countries in the Commonwealth, and the palace said workers spent hundreds of hours sewing the delicate flower designs into the veil, meticulously washing their hands every half hour to keep the silk tulle and threads clean.
The minimalist wedding gown designed for the Duchess by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy – which won the designer tonight’s celebrated British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award – had a boat neck framing Ms Markle’s shoulders and a five metre long white silk veil which included floral detail representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth