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No longer a ‘ royal ‘?

A charity with Meghan Markle’s patronage

A charity with Meghan Markle’s patronage appears to have secretly eliminated references to the words ‘ HRH ‘ and ‘ royal ‘.

There was Smart Works, which helps dress homeless women for interviews to help them get back to work. It seems to have omitted more official words when referring to Meghan’s position on their website.

The Duchess, 38, was a patron of the charity based in London in January 2019. But the organization recently changed the wording to reflect the step back Harry and Meghan took from royal life.

Clothes line fundraising capsule with Meghan

The charity, which launched a clothes line fundraising capsule with Meghan last year, avoided using the words ‘ HRH ‘ or ‘ royal ‘. They mentioned the patronage of Meghan, as reported by People magazine.

A website describing the charity’s connections with the royal family was entitled: ‘ Our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Sussex. ‘ But now now an updated website refers to Prince Harry’s 38-year-old wife as simply Our Patron, The Duchess of Sussex. 

The Duchess of Sussex Our Royal Patron now. Other, older parts of the platform not changed and referred to as ‘ HRH. ‘ 

Smart Works approached by Mailonline for comment.

No longer use the term ‘ royal.

Meghan and Harry revealed in February, following tense negotiations with Buckingham Palace, that they would no longer use the term ‘ royal. ‘ Yet its social media sites, including the SussexRoyal Instagram site, are also using the Sussex Royal name.

At the time, the couple released a statement commenting on the decision, writing: ‘ As The Duke and Duchess concentrated on proposals to develop a new non-profit agency, despite the unique UK. Government restrictions on the usage of the term ‘ Royal, ‘ so it has been decided that their non-profit organization will not be called Sussex Royal Foundation when it is announced this Spring. 

Identical capsule collection

Last year, the Duchess of Sussex revealed a collaboration with Smart Works. They wanted to produce an almost identical capsule collection to the sell-out Smart Set collection. She debuted in September 2018. 

Every item sold by the retailers matched one item donated to SmartWorks included in the Smart Set range.

Meghan’s best friend and designer Misha Nonoo at the announcement of the project credited the royal with coming up with the concept for the project itself. 

Smart Works has a team of 300 qualified volunteers and helps women who are long-term unemployed and vulnerable recover the skills, confidence, and resources to excel in job interviews, return to work and change their lives.