In January 2019, Duchess Meghan became the patron of the Smart Works organization. The charity recently released a video where the royal spoke to one of the organization’s clients to encourage her ahead of an interview.
It’s been almost one month since Duchess Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, exited as senior royals. Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the former actress reconnected with Smart Works, an organization in the UK.
On Twitter, the charity shared a video of Meghan speaking to one of their clients. The organization assists women in finding employment by equipping them with coaching tips and professional attire for their job interviews.
Duchess Meghan at The Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5, 2020, in London, England | Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
LIVING IN LA
Speaking to the woman, the Duchess had some words of advice and encouragement for her. It was reported that she made a video call from Los Angeles.
She and her husband moved to their new home in the US from Canada last month. The young couple now lives there with their son Archie.
MEGHAN PRAISES CHARITY’S CLIENT
Meghan described the woman in the video as “such a beacon of hope” and commended her for “focusing on getting through this.” The young woman was set to interview for an internship.
PROUD OF THE CHARITY
Speaking about her patronage, the royal noted: “It’s a pleasure to support them, you see how great they do and how many people they help.” She also shared her pride in being a patron.
WHAT THE CHARITY HAS DONE
Six weeks ago, the organization moved to give their services virtually and has managed to deliver 200 hours of support to its clients. In 2019, the Duchess started off the New Year by visiting the charity.
COACHING SOME WOMEN
Meghan has actually visited the organization several times. Some clients have been lucky enough to receive some coaching by the royal before attending their job interviews.
LAUNCHING A COLLECTION
Last September, she stepped out for her first official post-maternity leave engagement to launch the Smart Works capsule collection in London. The clothing line benefits the charity by donating one item to them when another is bought.