Meghan Markle shares never-before-seen pregnancy photos as she promotes UK charity that helps unemployed women

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  • Meghan Markle shared never-before-seen pregnancy photos as she promotes a UK-based charity, Smart Works, a non-profit organization that helps unemployed women get back into the workforce.
  • The Duchess of Sussex announced that she will be launching a workwear brand to help support the charity, which include brands such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw, and Misha Nonoo.
  • Alongside her workwear project, Markle is also the guest editor for the September issue of British Vogue.
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Meghan Markle shared never-before-seen pregnancy photos as she promotes a UK-based charity that helps unemployed women in their efforts to get back into the workforce.

The duchess shared the photos of her “quiet” visits to the charity Smart Works on the Sussex Royal Instagram account, with the caption saying she “was moved by the impactful work being done” to equip women with the skills and attire 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,” the caption reads.

“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.”

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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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In addition to being the guest-editor for the September issue of British Vogue, Markle also announced that she is planning on launching a workwear collection to support Smart Works.

She said she is working with four brands to create the collection who, according to the caption, “have come together to work towards this united force for good”: Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw, and Misha Nonoo.

“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,'” Markle wrote in a piece for this month’s British Vogue, as written in the caption.

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Markle gave birth to her and Prince Harry’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6 of this year.