Meghan Markle gives fashion tips during royal visit to Smart Works
Jan 11 2019
Markle visited the London headquarters of Smart Works on Thursday and helped a woman pick out an outfit for her new job.
Meghan will continue in her role as joint-patron for The Royal Foundation, which was set up by Princes William and Harry. Smart Works is "a United Kingdom charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need". But it appears Meghan found a clever way to control her nerves and feel more confident, which she shared with representatives of Smart Works, a charity of which she is now patron.
Mr Norris, who held a private meeting with Meghan a month before the announcement, thanked the Queen for her "unwavering support and service" in Kensington Palace's statement about the new patronages.
The Duchess of Sussex has just revealed her first solo royal patronages, which will be the focus of her charitable and humanitarian work, and there are four of them-all dealing with issues the mom-to-be is passionate about.
Other royal passings of the patronage baton include Edward's athletic wife, Sophie, receiving the British Cycling Federation from her mother-in-law, while Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, got the royal patronage of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. In conjunction with her giving spirit and her love for giving back to women, Meghan's final patronage is Smart Works.
The Association of Commonwealth universities network represents higher education across all 53 Commonwealth countries, which squares nicely with the memorable speech she delivered during her whirlwind royal stop in Fiji in October.
Joanna Newman, chief executive and secretary general of the ACU, said she was "thrilled" Meghan had become their new patron.
"It's not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land, but really being a part of each other's success stories as women, right?" she told the group.
Buckingham Palace said that "patronages generally reflect the interests of the member of the Royal Family involved". Kensington Palace shared that Meghan is a "strong believer in using the arts to bring people from different backgrounds and communities together". "I very much look forward to working closely with Her Royal Highness in the years to come".