Thursday 10 January 2019

Pregnant Meghan looks radiant as she visits charity for vulnerable women

The Duchess of Sussex today visited one of her four new patronages - a charity which helps long-term unemployed and vulnerable women.

Meghan arrived this morning at Smart Works, based at St Charles Hospital in North Kensington, West London, which provides high-quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need.

The 37-year-old former actress wore a dress by Hatch, a coat from Oscar de la Renta and Kimai earrings.

The Duchess has privately visited Smart Works several times over the last year and worked with some of the women who have benefited from the charity's support, Kensington Palace revealed. 

Meghan, who is expecting her first child in the spring, was met at her car by the charity's chief executive Kate Stephens. She was also greeted by the charity's chair and founder, Lady Juliet Hughes-Hallett. 

The Duchess smiled and waved at the gathered press before entering the hospital.

Women are referred to the charity from organisations such as jobcentres, work programmes, prisons, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities.

Kensington Palace announced today that Meghan has also taken on honorary roles with the National Theatre and Association of Commonwealth Universities - patronages both previously held by the Queen - and Mayhew, an animal charity in North West London.

The Queen has been patron of the National Theatre for 45 years and the ACU for 33 years.

Ms Stephens said the Duchess had made several private visits to the Smart Works centre last year. 


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