Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently attended a glamorous fundraiser in California, where they were seen mingling with Hollywood stars including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kevin Costner. The event, called 'One805Live!', took place at Costner's breathtaking £21 million oceanside estate in Santa Barbara.
Rubbing Shoulders with A-Listers
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted socializing with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kevin Costner at the star-studded fundraiser. The event, which aims to raise money for local first responders, attracted high-profile guests, with tables costing an incredible £9,800.
A Glamorous Evening at Costner's Estate
Costner's Summerland estate provided the perfect backdrop for the fundraiser, boasting a polo field and stunning views. Among the attendees were Katy Perry's parents, who even managed to snag a selfie with Meghan and Harry. The couple looked elegant, with Harry dressed in black and Meghan wearing a sophisticated monochrome jacket.
Special Guests and Honorary Awards
Meghan and Harry were introduced onstage as special guests, with Meghan even presenting Kevin Costner with an honorary award. Costner expressed gratitude for the support and praised the work of first responders. He spoke about the value of the estate, saying, "It's worth every penny. It's a place where I've had a lot of good luck in my life and I try to not put a wall around it."
A Noble Cause
The fundraiser aimed to support local first responders, and Oprah Winfrey took the opportunity to highlight the positive impact of therapy provided by One805. She introduced a first responder named Sam Dudley and his service dog Rhonda, who had benefited from the therapy. The Sussexes were seen backstage engaging with other VIP guests, including senior figures from local police and firefighting services.
A Royal-Style Walkabout
Harry and Meghan delighted attendees by participating in a mini walkabout, reminiscent of their royal engagements. While Meghan chatted with other guests, Harry was seen showcasing his dance moves. Their appearance at the fundraiser comes shortly after their return from the Invictus Games in Germany, where they celebrated Harry's 39th birthday with traditional German cuisine.