Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Appearance at Photo Shoot for Charity Capsule Collection

By Rachel McRady‍
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Meghan Markle literally can’t stop smiling!

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex was behind the scenes at the photo shoot for her capsule collection that will benefit the Smart Works charity. Markle shared two videos to the Sussex Royal Instagram account from the shoot. 

In the first clip, she can be seen surprising and hugging women as they show up to the shoot. In the second, she appears to be giving creative direction as she chats with the photographer, styles models, and observes the shoot with a wide grin. 

Archie's mom looks chic as she effortlessly stands in sky-high stiletto heels, skinny jeans and a button-down blue shirt from the British label With Nothing Underneath. 

Markle announced her new collection on Instagram late last month in a post about Smart Works, a charity that helps outfit women for job interviews. The former Suits star became the royal patron of Smart Works last year. 

“Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colors which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily ‘suit’ the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview,” the Instagram post read. 

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Spotlight on: Smart Works We are proud to be supporting a very special initiative this autumn for @SmartWorksCharity! After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready. Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily “suit” the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview. As a result, launching this autumn, The Duchess will be supporting a collective to help equip the women of Smart Works with the key workwear essentials they need as they enter into the workplace. This initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel 💯 as they bravely venture in to what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market. The brands have come together to work towards this united force for good, “[reframing] the idea of charity as community,” as The Duchess writes in a piece for this month’s British Vogue. They will follow the 1:1 model where an item from the collection purchased is an item shared with a woman of Smart Works because “not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story; it reminds us we are in it together.” For more information on how you can be part of another woman’s success story visit @smartworkscharity. Special thanks to: @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer, @MishaNonoo, @InsideJigsaw for supporting this very special organisation. And to find out more, read the September issue of @BritishVogue and stay tuned for more exciting updates this autumn. Photo©️SussexRoyal

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Markle has partnered with designer Misha Nonoo and British companies John Lewis, Jigsaw, and Marks and Spencer for the collection. This is one of her first projects since returning from maternity leave.

For more from the Duchess, watch the clip below:  

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