Meghan Markle dazzles in scarlet plunging gown with thigh-high slit

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Meghan Markle has caused her fans’ jaws to drop after making a stunning appearance on a New York red carpet.

The Duchess of Sussex donned a scarlet Carolina Herrera gown for the Intrepid Museum's 2021 Salute to Freedom gala on Wednesday night.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Intrepid Museum's 2021 Salute to Freedom gala
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an entrance at the Intrepid Museum's 2021 Salute to Freedom gala. Photo: Getty Images

The show-stopping dress featured a plunging neckline, a front split and a dramatic sweeping train.

Meghan went for a minimalistic up-do to make sure all eyes were on her ensemble, completing the look with a pair of diamond earrings and a pair of burgundy satin pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti.

“WOW,” one person simply wrote on Twitter.

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Meghan Markle's Carolina Herrera gown with a sweeping train
Meghan donned a scarlet Carolina Herrera gown with a sweeping train. Photo: Getty Images
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the Intrepid Museum's 2021 Salute to Freedom gala red carpet
The Duke of Sussex will present five awards on the night. Photo: Getty Images

Another said “meticulous tailoring” had been used on the Caroline Herrera design, while another person said: “Took my breath away.”

"Unapologetically fabulous. Can't wait to see this side of her shine more freely now," one fan wrote on Instagram.

Prince Harry meanwhile didn't wear his military uniform to the event, after being stripped of his honorary titles when he left his role with the royal family. 

However, he did don his military medals he received during his time in the British Armed Forces. 

Prince Harry in military medals and Meghan Markle in a red gown
While Prince Harry didn't wear his military uniform, he did don his military medals. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry is due to present five awards at the ceremony to veterans "living with invisible wounds of war".

He'll also present rocker Bon Jovi with the 2021 Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. 

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