Meghan Markle has attended the opening of a new 'Oceania' exhibition - featuring items from New Zealand and Polynesia - in her first royal solo outing since marrying Prince Harry in May.
The exhibition features ornaments, canoes, and images from the Pacific region that the Duchess of Sussex will visit with the Duke of Sussex on their first overseas tour next month.
The Duchess of Sussex visited the Royal Academy of Arts, where on display are some 200 works.
The exhibition, which also includes items from Melanesia and Micronesia, marks 250 years since British explorer James Cook set off aboard the HMS Endeavour for the South Pacific.
The Duchess of Sussex viewed artefacts which span 500 years and are displayed according to the exhibition's "voyaging, place-making and encounter" themes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will set off for New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Australia in October for a royal tour focusing on "youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts", according to Kensington Palace.
They will visit Abel Tasman National Park and Rotorua as part of their four-day tour of New Zealand next month.
-Reuters / RNZ