Meghan Markle ‘wants to make a difference’ and ‘be seen as down to earth’ in Smart Works charity video, body language expert reveals

MEGHAN Markle gave fans a sneak peek at her new clothing collection for charity Smart Works showing a behind-the-scenes clip on Instagram.

Smiling and clapping in joy, the duchess, 38, showed off snaps of the line, and a body language expert said she just “wants to make a difference” and “be seen as down to earth”.


Meghan Markle shared a sneak peek of her new clothing range on the Sussex Royal Instagram[/caption]

In the video, the mum-of-one greets women connected to the charity and oversees a photoshoot for the womenswear collection, which hits shelves in autumn.

Judi James told Fabulous Digital: “Dressed in stylish casuals rather than royal smarts and using lowering, self-diminishing and even pseudo-infantile body language techniques, Meghan seems to want to be seen as a tactile, accessible and down to earth woman who is immersed in her hands-on charity work.

“Her hands to mouth giggling at the camera suggests she is keen to show her humble side, as does her trait of hunching up to make herself smaller as she hugs and is hugged by the other women.”

Judi added that there seems to be an “air of resilience” to her glimpses.

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Body language expert said Meghan appeared ‘down to earth’ in the clip[/caption]

A smiling Meghan hugs women as they arrive for the photoshoot

She explained: “This is as though she wants to show who she really is behind the glitz and how she sees herself making a difference to obviously very grateful people’s lives.”

The clips were shared last night on the Sussex Royal account and the Story was captioned: “Behind the scenes…

“A sneak peek at the new @SmartworksCharity capsule collection shoot, ahead of the autumn launch.

“An initiative supporting the Smart Works collective which will equip women entering the work force with the key work wear essentials they need.”

Smart Works – one of Meghan’s patronages – helps women back into the world of work by providing them with new outfits, coaching and the confidence they need to shine at a job interview

The idea behind the range is to create a “capsule collection of more classic options for a workwear wardrobe”.


Smart Works helps woman get back into the workplace by providing them with clothes, confidence and the coaching they need to succeed at a job interview.

Smart Works helps over 2,000 women every year across two offices in London, with over one in two clients succeeding at their job interview.

Upon booking, each client is given a two-hour appointment where they receive one complete outfit for their interview which they can keep, free of charge, before taking part in a one-to-one interview coaching session.

The clothes are a mix of new and slightly worn pieces and if the client is successful in any interview, they are able to return to Smart Works for another appointment where they will receive more items of clothing to help build a working wardrobe.

The Duchess of Sussex has asked John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Jigsaw to create a fashion line which will benefit the organisation.


Meghan was overseeing the photoshoot for the new range in the clips[/caption]


Smart Works helps women back into the world of work by providing them with new outfits[/caption]


Meghan wore jeans, a blue striped shirt from Frank & Eileen and nude heels in the clips[/caption]

The new clips appear to reveal what to expect from the clothing line, with a woman snapped modelling a classic black dress with a v-shaped neckline.

And on the photo reel another woman poses in a white shirt – one of Meghan’s wardrobe staples.

All the clothing, designed by Meghan’s friend Misha Nonoo, appears to reflect the Duchess’ chic, minimalist style.

Meghan herself is dressed casually in jeans, a blue striped shirt from Frank & Eileen and nude heels in the clips.


Meghan announced the collaboration earlier this year[/caption]


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The clothing range will be hitting shelves later this year, in partnership with Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.

Sussex Royal previously posted about Meghan’s new venture, saying: “After quiet visits to Smart Works over the last year, 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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She discussed the project in the September issue of Vogue which she guest-edited[/caption]

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