Duchess Meghan's surprise visit to Smart Works photoshoot

Duchess Meghan made a surprise appearance at the photoshoot for the Smart Works collection in London this week.

Duchess Meghan's surprise visit to Smart Works photoshoot

Duchess Meghan surprised models at her Smart Works fashion shoot in London this week.

The 38-year-old royal - who was known as Meghan Markle before she married Prince Harry in May 2018 - is releasing a capsule line of work apparel to benefit one of her royal patronages, the charity Smart Works, which provides support for unemployed women.

And Meghan decided to make a surprise appearance at the photoshoot for the collection in London on Wednesday (21.08.19), before she shared a short video on her and Prince Harry's Instagram feed.

A source told BAZAAR.com: "Meghan surprised everyone at Smart Works when she showed up for the shoot in London."

In the video, a casually dressed Meghan can be seen hugging the models, chatting to the photographer and looking on proudly at the shoot.

Meghan has teamed up with UK high-street department stores Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw and fashion designer Misha Nonoo to create the much-anticipated collection set to launch later this year, and the Duchess is using a "one-for-one model", which means for every one garment purchased, one will be donated to the charity Smart Works.

The royal previously explained: "To help with this, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friend, the designer Misha Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection of more classic options for a workwear wardrobe.

"Taking the idea further, many of the brands agreed to use the one-for-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity. Not only does this allow us to be a part of each other's story, it reminds us we are in it together."

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