From Fox News:
Markle is wearing a $4,700 black, triple silk georgette dress designed by Giorgio Armani, which features a white lotus flower print down the right shoulder. According to Town and Country, Markle chose the dress because of the “symbolism behind the bloom,” which represents rebirth and spiritual enlightenment.
[Says Town and Country: “For the Egyptians, the flower represents the universe. In Hindu culture, it is said that gods and goddesses sat on lotus thrones. And a longstanding Buddhist story states that the Buddha appeared atop a floating lotus, and his first footsteps on earth left lotus blossoms. As divine as the Gods, the flower of rebirth was thought to contain magical properties as well. The ancient Egyptians believed lotuses had the ability to resurrect the deceased, as seen in Book of the Dead transformation spells.”
From Associated Press:
Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview by Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.
In a two-hour soul-baring interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple painted a deeply unflattering picture of life inside the royal household, depicting a cold, uncaring institution that they had to flee to save their lives.