Prince Harry, Meghan Markle attend Ripple of Hope Award Gala in NYC

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle attend Ripple of Hope Award Gala in NYC

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Tuesday night in New York City as reports swirl over their upcoming “Harry & Meghan” docuseries release.

Markle was seen in an off-the-shoulder white dress as she held Harry’s hand as they made their way through the crowd into the gala. The couple was accompanied by a security team as they got out of their SUV in the Manhattan rain.

Harry wore a black suit with a skinny black tie as he held an umbrella and guided Markle into the venue.

Markle’s ensemble choice for the event resembled Kate Middleton’s green dress she recently wore while attending the star-studded Earthshot Prize Awards in Boston on Friday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.
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Middleton stunned in a vibrant green off-the-shoulder gown for the event. Fox News Digital confirmed Middleton rented the Solace London gown via HURR, a U.K. rental platform for designer dresses.

Meghan Markle, right, opted for an off-the-shoulder dress similar to the one worn by Kate Middleton in Boston on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.

Meghan Markle, right, opted for an off-the-shoulder dress similar to the one worn by Kate Middleton in Boston on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.
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Middleton also wore the late Princess Diana’s diamond and emerald choker necklace.

The Ripple of Hope Award has been given out by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization for almost 50 years. The award is given to honor leaders in “government, business, advocacy, and entertainment” who have committed to “social change,” according to the organization’s website.

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“At the helm of major corporations, this year’s laureates have prioritized equity, inclusivity, and sustainability in the workplace and the world.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, were all smiles as they arrived at the Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, were all smiles as they arrived at the Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.
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Harry and Markle were picked to receive the award from the Robert F. Kennedy foundation in “recognition of their work on racial justice, mental health, and other social impact initiatives through their Archewell Foundation,” a press release from the human rights organization said.

“When The Duke and Duchess accepted our award laureate invitation back in March, we were thrilled. The couple has always stood out for their willingness to speak up and change the narrative on racial justice and mental health around the world,” Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter, said in a statement.

She continued, “They embody the type of moral courage that my father once called the ‘one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.'”

The event was emceed by Alec Baldwin. Baldwin was joined by his wife, Hilaria, who recently said that the couple is “not OK” following the tragic “Rust” shooting in October 2021. “We’re not OK. We can’t be OK. No one’s OK,” Hilaria said in a preview for her upcoming interview on “Extra.”

She continued, “It was and is a tragedy that nobody could ever have imagined.” Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, died when a prop gun that Alec was holding discharged on the New Mexico movie set.

Alec revealed on the carpet ahead of the gala that he is a “royalist,” sharing that he is a fan of the royal family.

“In fact, I wanted to write a letter to the [late] Queen [Elizabeth II] and say, ‘If you need someone to come and fill a seat over there and be your long-lost son, I’m available,” he told reporters.

When Baldwin was asked to comment on Markle and Harry receiving their award on Tuesday night for “fighting racism in the royal family,” Baldwin replied, “I don’t know enough about the allegations of racism in the royal family, I really don’t.”

He added that he plans on asking the couple if he can “come and visit them in Santa Barbara.”

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala.
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Actress Alfre Woodard said she’s “excited” for the honorees at the Ripple of Hope Award Gala.

“The people that we honor are always deserving,” she said.

Keegan-Michael Key echoed Woodard’s statement and said that the honorees are memorable people who have “done wonderful things in the world.”

When Key was asked about the racism allegations against the royal family, the comedian responded, “We all have things to work on. There’s always a time in everyone’s life, [every] single person’s life, where we can be more tolerant, where we can be more open to other people’s thoughts and feelings and ideas.”

Netflix has released two trailers leading up to the release of Meghan and Harry’s docuseries, and the former senior royals are not holding back when discussing the suffering they experienced at the hands of their extended family and the greater monarchy.

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In one scene, Harry, 38, can be heard saying over a montage of video, “There’s a hierarchy of the family. You know, there’s leaking, but also they’re also planting of stories.”

In the new trailer, Meghan can be seen crying while she sits beside Prince Harry.

In the new trailer, Meghan can be seen crying while she sits beside Prince Harry.
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The former American actress, 41, boldly claims, “I realized, ‘They’re never going to protect you.'”

In another part of the trailer, rows of photographers are seen snapping away before the British prince says, “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.” However, the image used to show Harry and Markle being hounded by paparazzi turned out to be an old snap from the London premiere of “Harry Potter” – which was taken years before the couple met.

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The couple famously stepped away from their duties as senior royals in 2020, moving to California to raise their son, Archie, and daughter Lilibet.

Volume I of the program will be released on Dec. 8 while Volume II will come out Dec. 15.

Fox News Digital’s Lauryn Overhultz and Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.

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