Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, unveils clothing line for women's charity

The Duchess of Sussex with Amy Pickerill in February

The Duchess of Sussex with Amy Pickerill in February Credit Mark Cuthbert UK Press via Getty Images

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made a handful of public appearances since son Archie was born in Might however the launch of the style assortment, created in collaboration with well-known British shops and vogue designers, marks her first official engagement.

Royal fans had an exciting Thursday when the Duchess of Sussex launched her own fashion collection in association with the charity Smart Works in London.

Meghan chose Smart Works as the first charity she visited after announcing her first four royal patronages in January.

Two crepe shift dresses some in "vibrant blue and classic black" and retail for £19.50. Priced at around $25 and in sizes four to 22 USA, it is both wallet friendly and also inclusive in terms of sizing.

The launch was staged on the John Lewis sixth floor open-air terrace and Meghan met Smart Works volunteers, clients, and senior staff from the retailers involved. Available in black and brown, it retails at around $135. "Not only does this allow us to be part of each other's story", said the Duchess, "it reminds us we are in it together".

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There is a "perfect white shirt, an elegant blazer, well cut pants, a dress that flatters everyone and the ideal tote". It's also the same vein of work that my husband and I will continue doing, really strong community-based projects. For every item bought during the two-week campaign, one will be donated to Smart Works for a woman in need.

She also thanked the four brands involved for "placing goal over profit and community over competition" while taking part in "this special project".

"This is the kind of work that I've been doing for a really long time and to be able to do it here in my new home of the United Kingdom means quite a bit to me", Markle said in her speech.

Markle certainly knew who Princess Diana was before becoming a royal and, according to some reports, was even brought to tears as she watched the funeral on live television. The collection will be available in stores and in Smart Works dressing rooms across the United Kingdom from September 12.

Markle attended the event and even gave a speech, praising the work of Smart Works, an organization that helps outfit women for their job interviews.

To date, Smart Works has depended on donations from individuals and brands.

After quiet visits to Smartworks over the a year ago, 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.

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