Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were once again in the spotlight as they joined stars Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres for a photoshoot at Kevin Costner’s fundraiser for first responders. The couple surprised everyone with their appearance at Costner’s 1-805 Live charity event, held at his impressive $26 million Polo Field, just steps from his lavish Santa Barbara estate, worth $145 million.
This California fundraising extravaganza, where the last chance tables cost a whopping $12,000, welcomed A-list guests including Katy Perry’s parents, who also had the chance to pose for photos with Harry and Megan.
For their Hollywood charm offensive, Harry wore a sleek black shirt and jacket combo, while Megan opted for a chic and sophisticated look with a monochrome jacket and her hair pulled back in a sleek style. They both posed effortlessly for the cameras alongside friends Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi, in front of the 1-805 Live stage.
Before taking the stage, the Duke and Duchess, fresh from their PDA appearance at the Invictus Games in Germany, were seen backstage chatting with Costner, his VIP guests and senior police and security officials. firefighters. While speaking at the event, Costner, who recently settled an amicable divorce with his estranged wife, Christine Baumgardner, said: “Hello, everyone. My friends who have no manners often ask me, “Kev, what is this place?” “Cost? What is it worth?”
I can only tell you that on a day like today, it’s worth every penny. We can celebrate people you may never meet, the ones who are the first to rush.” He added: “It’s a place where I’ve been very lucky in my life, and I try not to put a wall around it. »
Harry and Megan were introduced on stage as special guests, and Megan presented Costner with an honorary award. After their moment on stage, they headed to the VIP area, where they stopped to take a selfie with pop singer Katy Perry’s parents.
Oprah Winfrey, another influential attendee, also spoke on stage. She featured Sam Dudley, who was accompanied by his service dog Rhonda in a video. Sam shared his personal experience with the counseling services provided by 1-805, highlighting the crucial work they do to prevent suicides among first responders.
As the evening unfolded, Harry showed off his dance moves, while Megan engaged in conversations with the other attendees. The couple gracefully strolled around the event, greeting other distinguished guests and posing for photos.