This video of Meghan Markle helping style a woman is giving us severe FOMO
For most of us, the notion of going on a shopping spree with Meghan Markle is little more than a (recurring) fever dream. After all, who dresses better than the Duchess of Sussex? For one woman, however, this dream became a reality thanks to Markle’s new royal patronage program. And thankfully for all of us, royal reporter Rebecca English caught some of the experience on camera.
“Meghan the stylist!” English tweeted Thursday, January 10th, along with a video of Markle visiting Smart Works, an organization dedicated to helping unemployed women get back into the workforce.
In the video, Markle brings over a camel-colored shawl and complements the woman’s bracelet (“Such a pretty color!”).
“It was so exhilarating to meet the Duchess," Patsy Wardally, who has been out of work for 16 years, reportedly told English. "She picked out a Hobbs cape, a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a handbag for me. She chose things that were fantastic and now I feel much more confident and more beautiful.
“She’s a natural,” Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, added. “She’s very empathetic, relates to our clients. She’s very relaxed and puts everyone at ease and offers great advice as well. She was very hands on in there. She helped with the dressing, the interview coaching.”
Smart Works isn’t the duchess’s only royal patronage. Kensington Palace announced that she will also be Royal Patron of the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the animal charity Mayhew.
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four [organizations] that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare," a spokesman for the Palace said. "Over the last year, Her Royal Highness has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organizations."
It sounds as though Markle picked the perfect places to lend her expertise. And Meghan, if you ever want to lend a hand styling us, we’re down.