In a first, Meghan Markle joins WhatsApp

Published: September 13, 2019
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As she unveiled her new capsule collection for her organisation Smart Works, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle announced that she recently joined WhatsApp.

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Introducing the new Smart Works collection, #TheSmartSet Over the last year, The Duchess of Sussex and @SmartWorksCharity have come together to launch a very special initiative. Following numerous visits to the charity, The Duchess, who is patron of Smart Works, noticed an underlying issue… while the donations were plentiful, the right sizes and classic wardrobe staples were not always available. Since then – having partnered with leading British fashion designers @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo – The Duchess has championed the launch of a new Smart Works capsule collection that will help properly equip these women for their next chapter. • “When you buy any item in the Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, and with it, the confidence and support she needs to enter the workforce and take an important step in building a career.” – The Duchess of Sussex Created in September 2013 with the goal to help unemployed women regain the confidence that may have been blurred during more difficult times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women’s return to employment and towards transforming their lives. Not only do they supply complete outfits for job interviews, Smart Works provides access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development. #TheSmartSet collection – that features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today. Please support the women of Smart Works by purchasing one of the pieces and being part of another woman’s success story. Video ©️ SussexRoyal / Photo ©️ @JennyZarins

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Group of women who have benefitted from the organisation revealed that they invited the Duchess to their WhatsApp group to which Meghan responded that she just joined the messaging service and might “pop in” with a waving hand emoji.

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Royal family member Mike Tindall who is married to Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall revealed that having Meghan Markle on WhatsApp means more convenient get-together setups.

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“If you are going to go, ‘Are you going to take the kids?’ Quite a lot of people have family WhatsApp groups. I don’t think it’s a new revelation,” he added in an interview to the Peoples Magazine.

 

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Previously, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines when they launched their official Instagram handle which has 9.4 million followers.

This story originally appeared on Peoples Magazine

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