Meghan Markle forced to rush home to Archie from fashion event


Meghan debuted her new capsule collection for Smart Works, a charity that provides interview clothes to unemployed women, as well as training.

It's this particular area of Smart Work's remit that Markle has been working on, partnering with British retailers Marks and Spencer, Jigsaw, and John Lewis & Partners - along with her good friend, US-based fashion designer Misha Nonoo - to create a capsule collection of office-ready attire that will benefit the Smart Works charity.

The Duchess of Sussex returned to work with a bang on Thursday, choosing to end her maternity leave by carrying out an engagement close to her heart. The collection is available in inclusive sizing options, and for every item purchased, another is donated to Smart Works, giving someone access to new apparel for a fresh start. 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 also wore butterfly earrings which once belonged to Princess Diana.

'We're thrilled to be officially launching our partnership with Smart Works and The Duchess of Sussex, as we work together to support women as they re-enter the workforce, ' the post said.

"Since 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", Meghan, 38, said in a statement.

Amelia Mendoza, a Smart Works trustee who also volunteers for the charity, said during the duchess' private visits to the organisation they had worked together, helping to dress clients for interviews. At the launch, the duchess reported she had "just been told in the car" that the John Lewis bag was already sold out online.

The white button-down shirt is from Misha Nonoo, the sleek black pants are from Jigsaw - both part of The Smart Set. "All I can say is that she is the most generous, the most genuine person", she said, calling Meghan "such a sister in the sense that, you know, if you're her friend, she'll do anything for you".

Since the birth of her son Archie on May 6, she has been caring for her child - although she has been seen privately attending a polo match where husband Harry was playing and watching the women's tennis finals at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows, New York.

"She made them look totally contemporary, and it really showed the emotional value of the jewelry".