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Harry and Meghan attend gala performance at Natural History Museum

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Natural History Museum for the gala screening. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited the Natural History Museum for a gala performance of a play chronicling Charles Darwin’s travels across the globe.

Meghan, who was wearing a white Calvin Klein dress and a white Amanda Wakeley coat, held hands with Harry as she entered the museum where she was greeted with flowers given by 12-year-old Sage Saunders.

Meghan received flowers 12-year-old Sage Saunders. Credit: Heathcliff O’Malley/PA

The couple smiled as a robotic tortoise puppet handed them their tickets for The Wider Earth.

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Meghan and Harry were then shown round a pop up Darwin exhibition by producer Trish Wadley and met children from Urbanwise London, a charity that offers outdoor learning for local children.

Meghan laughed as a relative of one of the children showed her a photo on her phone, zooming in on the image to get a closer look.

The couple’s visit ended with the show which chronicles 22-year-old Charles Darwin’s expedition around the world on HMS Beagle.

Harry and Meghan met children from Urbanwise London Credit: Heathcliff O’Malley/PA

The visit marks their support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and the production’s official charitable partner, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy conserves indigenous forests across the globe and 75% of Pacific Islands are now part of the canopy.

Harry and Meghan unveiled six dedications to the QCC during their tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, and also welcomed commitment to the initiative by its latest member, Kiribati.