Meghan Markle Video Called 'Smart Works' Patronage & Wished Her Luck for Job Interview

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

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.

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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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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.

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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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.

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Just over one week ago, The Duchess of Sussex announced the launch of #TheSmartSet, an initiative to support the women of @SmartWorksCharity. In just eight days, your active support has helped equip the women of Smart Works with enough units from this capsule collection to help for a full year! Though many of the items sold out quickly, most are being restocked so you can continue to play your part. In partnership with  @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo, this project utilises the 1:1 model where for each item purchased, the same item is donated to empower these women as they mobilise into the workforce. There is still one more week, so please continue to spread the word and know that your small contribution is having a BIG impact in helping women in the community! Thank you for your continued support - more updates soon!

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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.

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