Published On: Thu, Sep 12th, 2019

London Fashion Week: The Queen and Royal Family on the Front Row

London Fashion Week opens on Friday and royal fans are wondering if there will be a visit from the Duchess of Sussex following today’s launch of her fundraising fashion range.

Meghan Markle, 37, has collaborated with Jigsaw, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and fashion designer Misha Nonoo to create a limited capsule collection which donates identical items to Smart Works, a charity of which the Duchess is the Royal Patron.

The launch marks the official return of Prince Harry’s wife from maternity leave following the birth of her first child Archie in May.

An appearance from Meghan would not be London Fashion Week’s first royal attendee – last year the Queen made a surprise appearance at the prestigious fashion event.

The 93-year-old monarch was in attendance to present a new award, given in her name, to an emerging British fashion designer.

The inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was given to fashion and print designer Richard Quinn, 29, following his colourful catwalk show.

Her Majesty was pictured on the front row of the recipients runway show with fashion royalty Dame Anna Wintour, 69, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue.

The Queen is not the only the only member of the Royal Family to attend the fashion event.

Earlier this year, at London Fashion Week in February, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, was pictured at a catwalk show with editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful, 47.

The Duchess was given the honour of presenting the second Queen Elizabeth II award for British Design to designer Bethany Williams, 29.

The designer is committed to exploring social and environmental change through fashion and currently creates 100% sustainable garments.

Back in 2007, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, 59, and her eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, 31, went one step further then watch a fashion show – they walked the runway.

The mother and daughter duo donned stunning black evening gowns and sashayed down the runway at the National History Museum for a charity event.

The ’Fashion For Relief’ show, presented by supermodel Naomi Campbell, 49, closed London Fashion Week in spectacular style, while raising funds for the Rotary Flood Disaster campaign to help flood victims across England.

Take a look at pictures of the royals at London Fashion Week over the years.

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