Serena Williams praises Meghan Markle for 'amazing' support

Serena Williams praises Meghan Markle for 'amazing' support

Serena Williams praises Meghan Markle for 'amazing' support

Meghan Markle has resumed her official royal duties, following her maternity leave.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Judi James has revealed that the mother-of-one's body language at her engagement today suggests she's finally bouncing back.

In addition to providing a professional wardrobe to Smart Works clients for at least the next year, the collection has also been a chance to shine a light on brands driving the accessible fashion scene in the United Kingdom, just as the fashion industry descends on the capital for London Fashion Week.

Markle has purchased all of the items herself, and she plans to wear them during her royal tour in Africa with Prince Harry and Archie.

The Duchess of Sussex today launched the Smart Set capsule collection, in collaboration with Smart Works, a UK-based charity of which she is patron. The Smart Set is comprised of five pieces-a white shirt, a blazer, classic black pants, a flawless work dress and the ideal tote.

"For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works - this one-for-one model allows customers to directly support the Smart Works women by playing a part in their successes". As the royal is often spotted in classic workwear pieces such as chic blouses, pencil skirts, and shift dresses, it makes sense that this range is a bit like an extension of her own wardrobe.

Two items from Meghan Markle's new clothing line appear to have been leaked early, just hours before the duchess is due to officially unveil the collection in London.

Before that trip, Markle made a quick appearance in New York City last weekend. "And I don't need that anymore, because I am where I want to be", she continued.

The sale of the "Smart Set Capsule Collection" will last for at least two weeks and is created to help Smart Works, a charity that provides quality clothes and training for unemployed women for job interviews.

Smart Works dress at Marks & Spencer, $35.

The collection she launched is very on brand for the former "Suits" star, as it's all about giving back. "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".

"The reason I was drawn to Smart Works is that it re-frames the idea of charity as community, which, for me, is incredibly important: it's a network of women supporting and empowering other women in their professional pursuits".

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.

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