Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no strangers to dedicating their date nights to a good cause. On Tuesday, the royal couple stepped out to attend the WellChild Awards, an annual event that honors seriously ill children and their caregivers, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived to the awards both sporting suits. Prince Harry wore a striking blue ensemble, while Markle opted for an all-black look in an Altuzarra pantsuit with black silk top by Deitas, black pumps, and a classic black clutch. Her hair was swept back into her signature low, messy bun.
Tuesday marks Markle’s first time attending the event, according to the Mirror, while Harry has been a patron of the U.K. charity since 2007. People reports that prior to the actual ceremony, the royal couple attended a pre-awards reception, where they met with honorees and their families. According to the Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English, one child named Matilda, who has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the chest down, gave Markle a bouquet of white roses, only to have Markle remove one from the bunch and give it back to Matilda to keep in her memory box. Prince Harry then made Matilda “pinky promise” to never stop smiling. The duke and duchess also reportedly discussed their favorite animated movies with the children.
This is hardly the first time Prince Harry and Markle have spent a night out for charity. Earlier this summer, the pair attended a charity polo match and, more recently, a gala performance of Hamilton, in support of Sentebale, the charity Harry cofounded in 2006, to benefit children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana. Not to mention, following her royal wedding in May, Markle officially became the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation, joining her husband, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. We’re sure that means we’ll be seeing these royal newlyweds out supporting important causes for years to come.