However, the 37-year-old former actress’ glossy dark nails were on full display as she took the stage cradling her baby bump, while wearing a black, silk velvet asymmetrical Givenchy Haute Couture outfit, designed by Clare Waight Keller, who also designed Markle's wedding dress.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II prefers a sheer pink mani herself and other royals usually wear light or nude colors.
The Duchess was a surprise guest at Monday’s event, where she announced Waight Keller as the Designer of the Year.
In her speech, Markle talked about the importance of fashion uniting women.
“As all of you in this room know, we have a deep connection to what we wear,” Markle said. “Sometimes it's very personal, sometimes it's emotional. But for me, this connection is rooted in really being able to understand that it's about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women. When we choose to wear a certain designer, we're not just a reflection of their creativity and their vision but we're also an extension of their values -- of something in the fabric, so to speak, that is much more meaningful."