Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for a photo opportunity with A-listers Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres as they ramped up their Hollywood charm offensive at Kevin Costner’s fundraiser for first responders yesterday.
The couple made a surprise appearance at Costner’s star-studded ‘One805 Live!’ charity event at his $26million polo field which is just a stone’s throw away from his lavish $145million Santa Barbara estate.
The California fundraising event – where ‘last chance’ tables were $12,000 – included noteworthy guests such as Katy Perry’s parents who Harry and Meghan were also spotted posing for pictures with.
Harry opted for a smart black shirt and jacket combo, while Meghan went for a sophisticated, chic look, in a monochrome jacket with her hair pulled back ‘clean-girl’ style.
They both beamed for the camera alongside friends Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres as well as the TV host and comedian’s wife Portia de Rossi in front of the One805 Live stage.
Earlier on, the Duke and Duchess – who have just returned from a PDA-packed appearance at the Invictus Games in Germany – had been spotted backstage chatting with Costner, his VIP guests, and senior police and firefighting service officials.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for a photo opportunity with A-Listers Oprah Winfrey (front centre) and Ellen DeGeneres (second from right). DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi (right) was also in the photo
Harry and Meghan are surrounded by first responders and Hollywood royalty at Kevin Costner’s estate in Montecito
Meghan opted for a sophisticated, chic look, in a monochrome jacket with her hair pulled back ‘clean-girl’ style
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at a benefit concert for Santa Barbara first responders on Kevin Costner’s estate in Montecito, USA
Meghan and Harry pictured backstage at the event with host and Hollywood star Kevin Costner
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all smiles as they made a surprise appearance at Kevin Costner ‘s ‘One805 Live!’ charity event
Meghan beams as she attends the charity event dressed in a monochrome coat
Speaking at the event, Costner – who recently reached a shock amicable divorce settlement with estranged wife Christine Baumgartner – said: ‘Good Afternoon everyone, I get asked a lot by my friends who have no manners … “Kev, what’s this place cost, what’s it worth?” I can just simply tell you on a day like today, it’s worth every penny.
‘We can celebrate people that you’d maybe never meet, the ones who are the first to rush in,’ he added. ‘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.’
Harry and Meghan were introduced onstage as special guests and the Duchess presented Costner with an honorary award – before doing a mini Royal-style walkabout to greet other attendees.
Meghan, who’s recently pulled the plug on her Archetypes podcast, beamed for the camera throughout the event, while Harry was at times caught staring into the distance.
Following their on stage moment, the couple made their way toward the VIP area where they were stopped by pop singer Katy Perry’s parents and posed for a selfie.
Another influential attendee, Oprah Winfrey, gave a talk on stage.
The talk show host – who conducted the Royal couple’s infamous, explosive interview in 2021 – introduced a man named Sam Dudley and his service dog Rhonda in a video which was reposted on One805 Instagram stories.
‘Sam, in addition to all the extraordinary things that One805 does, they have a counseling service where they counsel over 700 responders and this year alone prevented 24 suicided,’ she said. ‘And Sam knows all too well how beneficiary one805 counseling services are.’
As the night unfolded, Harry revealed his dance moves while Meghan engaged in conversation with other attendees.
The couple also walked around the event to greet other distinguished guests and posed for photos.
Harry smiles as he and the Duchess are introduced as special guests at the charity event
Oprah Winfrey – a close friend of the former royals – also makes an appearance and interviews Santa Barbara County Fire Fighter Sam Dudley
Duchess of Sussex gives a dazzling smile at the charity event where she and Harry are special guests
The Duchess beams at Prince Harry while they’re introduced as special guests
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at Kevin Costner ‘s ‘One805 Live!’ event, held at his $26 million polo field, a charity event held to raise money for local first responders
Pictured: Kevin Costner and Harry. Harry and Meghan were introduced onstage as special guests and Meghan presented Kevin with an honorary award
Harry and Meghan were introduced onstage as special guests and Meghan presented Kevin with an honorary award
The couple were joined by their good friend Oprah – the talk show host who conducted the Royal couple’s infamous, explosive interview in 2021
Upon their arrival, the Duke and Duchess were spotted backstage chatting it up with Costner and his VIP guests, mainly senior figures from local police and firefighting services
Meghan gives an affectionate hug after handing out an award to Adam McKaig
Meghan chats animatedly with other guests at the fundraiser
Harry is pictured chatting to his close friends Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres
Following their on stage moment, the couple made their way toward the VIP area where they were stopped by pop singer Katy Perry ’s mom and dad and posed for a selfie
The event took place in Costner’s 10.25-acre plot of land located down the street from his primary residence
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle join Kevin Costner on stage at his $26million polo field
Harry gives another guest the thumbs up as he chats to attendees
Another influential attendee, Oprah, gave a talk on stage. Oprah introduced a man named Sam Dudley and his service dog Rhonda in a video which was reposted on One805 Instagram stories
Meghan and Harry both sport big grins as they chat to the other VIP guests
The couple also did a mini Royal-style walkabout, chatting to the distinguished guests
Prince Harry and Meghan present Kevin Costner with an honorary award
Harry and Meghan were introduced onstage as special guests and Meghan presented Kevin with an honorary award
Meghan is spotted affectionately holding Harry while another guest seems to be getting her photo taken with the couple in the background
The fundraiser was attended by a whole host of Hollywood celebs, including Ellen DeGeneres who is pictured here near Harry
Harry exuded casual yet cool vibes in his black on black ensemble, while Meghan opted for the sophisticated, chic look, in a grey cardigan with her hair pulled back ‘clean-girl’ style
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at Kevin Costner ‘s ‘One805 Live!’ event, held at his $26 million polo field to raise money for local first responders
Meghan and Harry chat to the other attendees, some of which try to grab a photo of the former royals
Speaking at the event, Costner said: ‘Good Afternoon everyone, I get asked a lot by my friends who have no manners … “Kev, what’s this place cost, what’s it worth?” I can just simply tell you on a day like today, it’s worth every penny’
Maroon 5 headlined the Fall One805LIVE! Festival this year which once again took place on the oceanside estate of Costner.
General admission tickets went for $350, while a table could cost you up to $12,000 for what they refer to as ‘last chance’ tickets.
The event took place in Costner’s 10.25-acre plot of land located down the street from his primary residence – a $145million compound which was at the center of his divorce battle.
One805 described the event as taking place at ‘Kevin and Christine’ Costner’s sprawling estate, despite their recent divorce and dispute over said home.
Baumgartner, 49, a fashion designer and 68-year-old Costner’s second wife, had cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her divorce filing on Monday, May 1 after 18 years of marriage.
In July, close friends of Baumgartner told DailyMail.com that the mother-of-three played an essential part in the close knit community and was involved in the planning.
‘Christine is very much a behind-the-scenes person and has offered a tremendous amount of support to the upcoming fundraiser with Maroon 5 in September which will be held on their property,’ friends told DailyMail.com.
Kevin Costner’s multimillion dollar estate has become the subject of much speculation after his wife Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce on Monday, May 1
DailyMail.com spotted Christine Tuesday morning picking up $6.99 Casa Sanchez medium salsa containers at Vons supermarket
After settling the divorce, Christine was legally ordered to move out of their $145 million Santa Barbara estate by July 31. She moved into a $40,000-a-month, four-bedroom Montecito rental home.
Costner also scored a dramatic victory in his divorce battle with his estranged wife after a judge in Santa Barbara slashed her child support payments to $63,000 per month – less than half of the $129,000 she currently gets and considerably less than the $161,000 she wanted.
The event description reads: ‘The band has released seven studio albums, had nine tours and 13 Top 20 songs in the UK alone, and played a Superbowl halftime show. In addition to Maroon 5, the concert will feature a star-studded lineup of other artists, and as always promises to be a night to remember.’
‘Maroon 5 will be coming off their Las Vegas Residency before continuing their world-tour, and we are so fortunate to have a headliner of this caliber generously donating their time and talent to support One805.’
‘This is an incredible opportunity for us to bring the community together and show our support for our local First Responders. We will be making further announcements about the line-up in the coming months.’
Proceeds went towards supporting First Responders throughout the county.
The couple recently settled their divorce with the prenup enforced and a large monetary penalty should it be challenged.
Meghan is seen smiling and laughing as Harry cheers during the volleyball match one earlier this month
The smiling Duchess of Sussex puts her arm around he husband Prince Harry at Thursday’s games
Harry was seen laughing by Meghan’s side as the pair cheered on the competitors and took selfies with adoring fans
DailyMail.com spotted the mom-of-three last Tuesday morning casually dressed in black leggings, sneakers and a green top grabbing salsa from Vons supermarket near her $40k-per-month Montecito rental.
It was the first time she’s been seen since officially closing the book on her marriage to Kevin Costner in a shock settlement.
Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex put on an extraordinary red carpet-style display of flirting and affection at the Invictus Games in their first official public engagements together since May.
The couple were all loved up earlier this month as they joined crowds of delighted fans to watch Ukraine take on Nigeria in the volleyball competition this afternoon at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Harry embraced his wife in a loving hug and was seen laughing by her side as the pair cheered on the competitors and took selfies with adoring fans. Harry was also so happy to be at the event that he even performed a dad-dance from the stands.
Post source: Daily mail