Did you spot the nod to Kate Middleton in Meghan Markle's new collection?

This is lovely.

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This is lovely.

Meghan Markle made fashion news yesterday as she officially launched The Smart Set – a five piece capsule collection alongside Smart Works Charity – and in partnership with Jigsaw, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer and Misha Nonoo.

The collection – revealed this week – aims to equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilise back into the work space.

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‘For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works, this 1:1 model allows customers to directly support the Smart Works women by playing a part in their success story - how they look and more importantly, how they feel,’ Meghan explained via the Sussex Royal Instagram account, going on to express her pride in the project.

‘When you buy any item in the Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, and with it, the confidence and support she needs to enter the workforce and take an important step in building a career.'

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Royal fans and experts were quick to point out that there is a special hidden connection with Kate Middleton, with the Duchess of Cambridge previously working for one of the brands.

Yes, Kate Middleton used to work as an accessories buyer for Jigsaw in the London office before becoming a royal. We can imagine therefore that she was thrilled at the brand’s inclusion.

Could Jigsaw’s presence be a nod by Meghan to her sister-in-law? It looks like it.

Jenny Proudfoot
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