Although Meghan Markle has relocated to Los Angeles, it doesn’t mean the Duchess of Sussex is forgoing her work with charities for which she is a patron. Overnight, Smart Works shared a clip of Meghan surprising one of its clients with a video call ahead of a job interview.
Calling in from LA, and wearing a berry-hued sweater with two gold necklaces, Meghan told the client, “You seem incredibly confident and prepared. I know everyone here is so excited. When I was reading what your interests are, and especially you have a big focus in mental health as well, right? Psychology? I think that’s excellent.” Meghan went on to ask the client about why she was excited for the potential internship, calling her a “beacon of hope” during these uncertain times.
“I just wanted to be able to call in and wish you the best of luck and my fingers are crossed for you,” the Duchess offered.
After the client praised the work Markle has done with the charity, she replied, “It’s a pleasure to support [Smart Works], you see how great they do and how many people they help and that’s what it’s all about. I’ve been really proud to be able to be their patron, but it’s an easy yes when you have such incredible women helping you.”
“It’s been such an honour to meet and learn from so many talented women in the Smart Works network over the years, and recently to see the amazing work they’re doing to adapt their programs to the reality of this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/5PegGOg7AB
— Smart Works Charity (@SmartWorksHQ) April 29, 2020
Meghan became the patron of Smart Works – which helps women to find employment and provides interview coaching and clothing – in January of 2019. In a statement, Meghan praised the organization for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, “It’s been such an honour to meet and learn from so many talented women in the Smart Works network over the years, and recently to see the amazing work they’re doing to adapt their programs to the reality of this pandemic.”
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