The Duchess visited their Immersive Storytelling Studio, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is used to develop new forms of dramatic storytelling. The theatre noted: "The National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio was established to examine how virtual reality, 360˚ film, augmented reality and other emerging technologies can widen and enhance the NT’s remit to be a pioneer of dramatic storytelling and enable audiences to stand in other people’s shoes. Theatre regularly uses technology to enhance the theatrical experience, or to allow creative teams to do things that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. The Immersive Storytelling Studio commissions new work to be experienced through or to incorporate these technologies."
Meghan spent time with musical artist Nubiya Brandon and viewed her hologram which features in the National Theatre's exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern.
All Kinds of Limbo is an engagement of a musical performance starring Nubiya Brandon, who sings a musical narration of her life in limbo that spans the genres of reggae, grime, classical, and calypso.
Using cutting edge VR technology to craft the staging, audiences step in to the VR performance space with the musicians for an immersive musical experience.
More from Sussex Royal: "Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view.The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality."
Meghan met with Director Rufus Norris who recently spoke to The Telegraph about plans for Meghan's future work with the theatre: "From our perspective, I don’t think it's going to change anything. She is still very engaged, the conversations are regular and ongoing, there are ideas we are exploring. There has been no indication at all from her that her engagement with us would be anything other than business as usual – she has proven to be a very engaged patron, and we look forward to working with her. She has star reach, she understands the nature of what we’re trying to do. She has been interested in the learning work, the work in communities, the work around the country. She’s less interested in coming here and going to a string of press nights. It's a really in-depth engagement with the range of work we do."
The Duchess was radiant in a classically elegant ivory look featuring an organza blouse and a textured skirt. We saw a glimpse of this look yesterday when Meghan and Harry left The Goring after a private lunch.
Meghan's blouse is the £29 Topshop Ivory Organza Sleeve style. It's described as: "This blouse adds a sheer elegance to your wardrobe. Whether you wear your during day or elevated in the evening, this piece is such a Topshop classic." It's available in several colours in limited sizing on the Topshop website and Nordstrom.
Meghan teamed the blouse with a gorgeous Roland Mouret pencil skirt. The £595 Moka Jacquard Skirt is described as: "Add the Moka skirt from Roland Mouret into your desk-to-dinner edit for a distinctive style perspective. This pencil silhouette is crafted from textured jacquard woven with cotton and subtle stretch." It's available at My Theresa and Roland Mouret.
As we saw yesterday, Meghan carried the Loewe Small Postal Box Tote.
Aquazzura Mae Pearl pumps.
Notting Hill based jewellery brand Sophie Lis confirms the Duchess wore her Love pendant. 10% of each sale goes directly to Wild at Heart Foundation. Wild at Heart Foundation funds animal welfare projects all over the world. By 2025 they want to rehome 10,000 dogs, neuter 100,000 dogs and educate 1,000,000 children.
Based on its meaning, I'm guessing it was a gift from Harry.
'This pendant is inspired by an extract taken from the poem “The Eternal Song” by 19thcentury French poet Rosemonde Gerard.
Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage, Aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain
For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.'
I understand the Duchess is currently visiting a secondary school in London. We should hear more on that shortly.