Meghan Markle offers glimpse of UK clothing line for women job-seekers

Earlier this year, it was revealed Markle would oversee a clothing line in collaboration with the charity, to be sold in British stores. (AFP)

Meghan Markle has made a surprise appearance at a fashion shoot for her new clothing line with the London charity Smart Works, which helps long-term unemployed women look for jobs.
             
The American former actress, who is married to Britain’s Prince Harry, is a patron of the charity that provides high-quality interview clothes and interview training.
             
Earlier this year, it was revealed she would oversee a clothing line in collaboration with the charity, to be sold in British stores.
             
A video clip posted on the royal couple’s Instagram account on Wednesday showed the 38-year-old meeting the models as they arrived for the shoot of the new workwear range - offering a sneak preview of the clothing.
             
Markle, who became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry, is already widely recognized as a champion of women’s equality and empowerment.
             
A self-declared feminist who has previously campaigned for the United Nations on gender equality, she promised last year that women’s rights would be a focus of her charity work as she joined Britain’s royal family.
             
She has also won praise for her fashion sense - People magazine named her the best-dressed woman of 2018.
             
Women are still at a disadvantage in the workplace and a study by the Young Women’s Trust this week showed that one in 10 employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who they thought might get pregnant.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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