Our Princess! Duchess Meghan Markle Launches Clothing Line And Wears Princess Diana's Jewelry To Fanfare From The Internet

Meghan Markle launches her Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works.

Our Princess! Duchess Meghan Markle Launches Clothing Line And Wears Princess Diana's Jewelry To Fanfare From The Internet

Clothing from the line is donated to charity with each purchase from the capsule collection!

Published September 13, 2019

Written by Gina Conteh

Meghan Markle is having a good year despite all her doubters and critics! Meghan recently announced her charitable capsule collection after guest editing the coveted September issue of British Vogue. She's been working on all these projects while also giving birth to her first child, baby Archie! This woman cannot be stopped.

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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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Meghan Markle has returned to her royal duties! She definitely doesn't take her role as the Duchess of Sussex lightly and continues to make positive change, partnering with various charitable organizations. Before the launch of her capsule collection with the charity Smart Works, the Duchess of Sussex made a statement saying, "Since moving to the U.K., it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organizations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact." And she's doing just that!

Meghan partnered with John Lewis & Partners, Marks and Spencer, Jigsaw and, her personal friend Misha Nonoo to design and donate five pieces for her collection, She described the Smart Set by saying it's “Not a handout, a hand, held.” As a royal patron to Smart Works, Meghan is combining her love for philanthropy and fashion to dedicate her expertise to the U.K.-based organization that helps women to find job-appropriate clothing for employment opportunities while also offering styling tips. For each item purchased from the collection within the next two weeks, one item will be donated to the charity and given to a Smart Works client.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks to a group of women as she launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo: Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

At her launch event, Meghan officially released the five pieces of the collection: the Marks & Spencer crepe shift dress for ($32), the tote bag from John Lewis ($138), a blazer ($245) and slim-fit trousers ($148) from Jigsaw, and the classic white button-down for ($125) by Misha Nonoo. Meghan stepped out wearing the Jigsaw set while also reportedly honoring her late mother-in-law by wearing Princess Diana's butterfly earrings and a gold cuff bracelet.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment.
(Photo: Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle has definitely settled into her role as the Duchess of Sussex and continues to implement positive change by making an effort to give back to her new community with each endeavor she takes on!

(Photo: Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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