Meghan Markle’s charity clothing line released online – hours before the official launch

Meghan Markle’s charity clothing line released online – hours before the official launch

MEGHAN Markle’s hotly anticipated new charity clothing line for Smart Works has been unveiled online – hours before its official launch.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, will make her first official engagement since Archie’s birth in May later today when she presents her workwear collection at a charity event.

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The Duchess is a patron for the charity Smark Works which helps get unemployed women back into the workforce by providing them with clothing and interview training[/caption]

The new mum has partnered up with Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw and her fashion designer pal Misha Nonoo to support Smart Works – a charity helps unemployed women get back into the workforce by providing them with clothing and interview training

But despite the range’s official launch this afternoon, M&S and John Lewis & Partners have already put their designs up for sale on their website.

Meghan’s affordable M&S £19.50 ‘Smart Set’ crepe shift dress features a smart V-neck cut and is available in black, blue and pink.

According to the M&S website, the smart workwear dress “will become a staple in your autumn wardrobe” thanks to its transitional style and versatile shape.


Meghan’s Smart Set Crepe dress falls just about the knee[/caption]

  • Crepe Shift Dress, £19.50 from M&S – buy now

The adffordable £19.50 dress is available in three colours[/caption]

  • Crepe Shift Dress, £19.50 from M&S – buy now

The elegant design also features a V-neck detail[/caption]

  • Crepe Shift Dress, £19.50 from M&S – buy now

The product description also features a quote from The Duchess of Sussex about her range for Smart Works which reads “not a handout, a hand held”.

On the more pricier side of things, the Duchess’ second piece in her capsule workwear collection is a £109 John Lewis & Partners tote bag.

The chic leather work bag features two detachable straps as well as a crossbody feature and brushed gold hardware.

A practical everyday piece, the bag also has a large pocket on the outside (perfect to keep your travel cards in) as well as two slip pockets on the inside designed to hold your phone and wallet.

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The Smart Set tote bag has a pocked on the outside, two detachable straps and two pockets on the inside to hold phones and wallets[/caption]

  • Smart Set Leather Tote Bag in Tan, £109 from John Lewis & Partners – buy now

Last month, the Duchess gave fans a sneak peek of her clothing collaboration by posting a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram.

The range – which will only be on sale for two weeks – will also include a shirt, trousers and a blazer.

For every item bought from Meghan’s range, one will be donated to Smart Works, which help unemployed women get back into the workplace with confidence.

The loved up couple held hands as they walked around the event in Toronto
The Duchess famously wore Mischa Nonoo’s ‘Husband Shirt’ for her first outing with Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games
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Meghan became a patron of the organisation back in January and has helped to collaborate on the line over the past few months.

She was inspired to create the capsule wardrobe after seeing that donations to Smart Works were plentiful but often lacking in the right sizes or choices.

Along with the British high street brands, Meghan has partnered with pal Mischa Nonoo – who designed the “Husband Shirt” which the former Suits actress wore on her first ever public outing with Prince Harry in 2017.

In other royal news, we told you Meghan and Harry have sent fans a favourite wedding photo to thank them for the well-wishes they received on their first anniversary.

We also revealed Prince Harry broke royal tradition by shutting his own car door – a year after Meghan Markle was praised for the same move.

And we showed you an unseen old photo of Kate Middleton gazing lovingly at Prince William before giving him a kiss has gone viral.

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