Meghan eschewed typical royal style by wearing an outfit that would be at home on any fashionable woman in the poshest neighborhoods: a crisp, white button-down blouse, slim, black slacks, and a matching brown belt and stiletto pumps.
Meghan Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born. For every item bought during the two-week campaign, one will be donated to Smart Works for a woman in need.
"As women, it is 100 percent our responsibility, I think, to support and up-lift each other".
At the collection launch held at the John Lewis Oxford Street store in London, Markle looked office-ready in a Smart Set outfit that could have come directly from her pre-duchess actress days playing a paralegal-turned-lawyer on United States legal drama, Suits.
"The only gesture that hints of any tension in this ritual of energy, excitement and enthusiasm to get back to her work is her hair-touch but this has always been a signature gesture for Meghan and could easily be caused by the strong wind as much as any underlying nerves".
In the caption for the post, Meghan thanked the brands for their support - as she explained why the launch was so important to her. "But the main gist of it is to fit them out with outfits!"
The collection includes workwear essentials from an elegant blazer and well-cut pants by Jigsaw, to a tote bag which fits all the essentials needed for an interview from John Lewis & Partners. Several of Diana's diamond were included in Meghan's engagement ring, and the Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing the late Princess of Wales's aquamarine ring while leaving her wedding reception with Harry on May 19, 2018.
Andrea Ayivi, 21, who now has a job with the civil service after support from Smart Works, said after meeting Meghan and the other women: "It was incredible, it was great seeing the whole team. It's a unity thing, a community at Smart Works". Meghan said, "nce moving to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact".
"Her smiles are very direct, involving the kind of knowing head-tilt of recognition that suggests she's happy to be back at work".
"She is the most positive, unbelievable human that I know".
It has a team of 300 trained volunteers and helps long-term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the skills, confidence and tools to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.
"A lot of people got to know [Meghan after she started dating Harry], but I knew her before and she's the same chick", Chopra Jonas told The Sunday Times earlier this year.
"But it helps not just the women, but it helps their families, it helps society".