The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance in London on Thursday afternoon to launch her new capsule collection with SmartWorks, and her leather tote bag from John Lewis was an instant favourite! The 38-year-old royal also stacked gold bangles on her right arm, including heirloom from her late mother-in-law, a cuff bracelet featuring stunning diamonds and blue stones that Princess Diana sported while visiting the Lord Gage Centre for Old People, a Guinness Trust Home, in East London in 1990.
Many of Meghan's friends have taken to Instagram to share congratulatory messages for the Duchess, including Misha, who announced her Smart Set collaboration in a post on Thursday.
Speaking at the event, Meghan said: "I think it's really key in this day and age that we remember it's not just about the people you know you're supporting, it's about the people you don't know - that you may never know, may never meet".More news: Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, found dead at 75
For each item purchased from the Smart Set collection, an identical piece will be donated to Smart Works, whose aim is to properly outfit women reentering or joining the workforce. The collection - a shirt, pants and blazer, a dress, and a tote - is called the "Smart Set" with sales benefitting Smart Works, a patronage that Meghan announced her support for back in January.
She also revealed a bit more about the Sussexes' upcoming Royal Tour of Africa. Thank you sincerely for involving our business in the Smart Works mission'. The organisation helped her rebuild her self confidence and gave her the proper clothes she needed to reflect her renewed sense of self-worth.
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Meghan worked closely with high street retailers Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw, and designer (and friend) Misha Nonoo to design the collection.
During at speech at the launch of her fashion collection, Meghan said: "This is the kind of work that I've been doing for a really long time and to be able to do it here in my new home of the United Kingdom means quite a bit to me". She's launching something called a capsule collection.
MEGHAN MARKLE was forced to rush off from her first official engagement since maternity leave earlier today - but the reason for the duchess' sudden departure is adorable. "It aligned so closely with my values of empowering women and dressing women for their professional pursuits so there was no way I'd say no it".More news: GM Recalls Almost 3.5 Million SUVs and Pickups for a Brake Problem