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Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's earrings and bracelet to capsule collection launch

Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's earrings and bracelet to capsule collection launch Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's earrings and bracelet to capsule collection launch
Deanna Wagner | 12 September, 2019, 23:04

Items from the Duchess of Sussex's new Smart Set capsule collection are already available to buy.

The Duchess of Sussex held a press conference in London to launch the new line while wearing two pieces from the collection, a white button-down shirt from Misha Nonoo and some slim-fit black trousers from Jigsaw.

"Since transferring to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply essential to me to fulfill with communities and organisations on the bottom doing significant work and to attempt to do no matter I can to assist them amplify their impression", the Duchess captioned a submit in regards to the launch on her and Prince Harry's instagram. Today, The Duchess, alongside @SmartWorksCharity - in partnership with @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo - are incredibly proud to reveal to everyone, #TheSmartSet - a five piece capsule collection that will equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilise back into the work space. 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 collection's unveiling this afternoon is the Duchess's first official engagement since the birth of son Archie in May. Stunning! While Meghan hasn't designed for the line, she's its royal patron.

The Smart Set collection supports Smart Works.

She was all smiles as she stepped out to launch the collection, with her hair worn down with some loose face-framing waves.

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For every item bought during the sale of the collection, expected to last at least two weeks, one will be donated to Smart Works, which offers clothing and interview coaching to unemployed women.

The Duchess spoke about her capsule collection, created in collaboration with Smart Works in partnership with leading British fashion labels Jigsaw, John Lewis & Partners and Marks & Spencer.

The likelihood is that the other featured items - including a trouser suit from Jigsaw, a dress from Marks & Spencer and a white shirt from designer Misha Nonoo - will be just as popular.

Although Meghan Markle is living quite the fairy tale, the one sad thing about the entire situation is that she never got the chance to meet her mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Last week, she flew to NY to support her friend, tennis player Serena Williams, at the US Open Championships on September 7.

"She is the most positive, awesome human that I know". The duchess was joined on stage by Smart Works staff and clients, who recalled her "really getting stuck in" as a volunteer, putting together outfits and regaling clients with tales of her own first job serving frozen yogurt over the counter in Los Angeles.