It had been five months since the Meghan took maternity leave. For the first time after the birth, she partook in a solo work engagement by launching the new Smart Works capsule collection in London.

The designs she created are called the Smart Set. The work clothes for women are designed to help women boost self-confidence before attending interviews.

As the royal patron of the charity Smart Works, her aim is to coach unemployed women by assisting with career decisions and job interviews.

The fashion line benefits the charity significantly since one piece will be donated to Smart Works for every purchase made. It was reported that the bags were already sold out in the U.K.


Through these donations, women who can’t afford to buy new clothes will have a chance to look classy for new job opportunities.

For her designs, she received help from distinguished designers, some of whom are her close friends.

For instance, the designer Misha Nonoo previously revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she was to go to collaborate with Meghan for her charity project to contribute to women empowerment.

She created blouses for the collection, while the brand Jigsaw created a women’s suit. Markle also collaborated with Marks & Spencer and John Lewis & Partners, who designed dresses and bags suitable for the work environment.

Giving a short speech at the event, Meghan said:

“When I first moved to the U.K. it was incredibly important to me personally to be able to connect with people on the ground, who were doing significant work. One of the places that I went to early on was Smart Works.

To be able to have one small project that has such a big impact is something I’m connected to.”

She also stated that the charity would provide styling sessions as well.

This was important to her, as the racks of clothing at Smart Works can have mismatching styles. So, the right stylistic choices are required for the best possible look.

During the event, Meghan also made sweet comments about Archie. Before leaving the event, she was overheard saying, “I’ve got to get back to the baby; it’s feed time.”


On a side note, some critics were judging the design pieces for being too expensive.

Meghan explained that the entire point of subsidizing the prices was so that one could be donated to the charity after every purchase.

In other words, those who could afford it will help those who can’t.




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Introducing the new Smart Works collection, #TheSmartSet Over the last year, The Duchess of Sussex and @SmartWorksCharity have come together to launch a very special initiative. Following numerous visits to the charity, The Duchess, who is patron of Smart Works, noticed an underlying issue…While the donations were plentiful, the right sizes and classic wardrobe staples were not always available. Since then – having partnered with leading British fashion designers @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo – The Duchess has championed the launch of a new Smart Works capsule collection that will help properly equip these women for their next chapter. • “When you buy any item in the Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, and with it, the confidence and support she needs to enter the workforce and take an important step in building a career.” – The Duchess of Sussex Created in September 2013 with the goal to help unemployed women regain the confidence that may have been blurred during more difficult times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women’s return to employment and towards transforming their lives. Not only do they supply complete outfits for job interviews, Smart Works provides access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development. #TheSmartSet collection – that features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today. Please support the women of Smart Works by purchasing one of the pieces and being part of another woman’s success story. Video ©️ SussexRoyal / Photo ©️ @JennyZarins

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