Meghan Slipped A Hollywood Term Into Her Speech At Clothing Collection LaunchSeptember 19, 2019
On Thursday, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attended her first engagement after the birth of her son Archieon May 6, began her work engagement. She launched a five-piece capsule collection benefitting her patronage Smart Works.
Sirens unexpectedly blared in the background when Meghan began her heartfelt speech. The former actress, who starred on the USA hit Suits before her romance with Prince Harry blossomed, paused and said, “Should I hold for sound?”.Meghan continued with her speech, after having a quick laugh at the competing noise.
During the summer, when Megan attended the London premiere of The Lion King with husband Prince Harry, she had a brush with her old Hollywood scene. The former actress conversation with Billy Eichner, who voices Timon in the remake of the beloved Disney film.
“Meghan and I both went to college together — we were both theatre majors at Northwestern. We didn’t know each other when we were there, but we were there at the same time,” Eichner explained on Today with Hoda and Jenna. “In the middle of this huge royal premiere you’re looking at, right there we’re having a very casual conversation about our acting teachers at Northwestern.”
Eichner returned the compliment after Meghan congratulated the actor and comedian on his successful Hollywood career.
“And she said, ‘Well, things took a little turn,’ ” Eichner recalled with a laugh.
“When I first moved to the U.K. it was incredibly important to me personally to be able to connect with people on the ground who were doing really important work. One of the places that I went to really early on was Smart Works,” Meghan said at Thursday’s event.
“To be able to have one small project that has such big impact is something I’m really connected to,” she added. “This is the kind of work that I’ve been doing for a really long time and to be able to do it here in my new home in the U.K. means quite a bit to me. It’s also the same vein of work that my husband and I will continue doing, really strong community-based projects. And this is something we’ll be excited to share more about next year when we launch our foundation, Sussex Royal, in 2020.”
During the two-week online and in-store sale of the collection for every item bought, one will be donated to Smart Works; allowing customers to help empower and support other women and play a part in their success story.
“It’s a community that I’m so drawn to about it here,” Meghan said. “It’s not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land, but really being part of each other’s success stories as women. If that’s in the tools that you give or the interview prep that’s happening, every piece of it.”