Meghan Markle has officially posted on Instagram Stories. Well, sort of: The official @SussexRoyal Instagram account uploaded a story on Wednesday, August 21, that featured the duchess beaming from ear to ear. According to the caption that went along with it, Markle was working behind the scenes on a shoot for the Smart Works capsule collection she's launching for charity.
If you're unfamiliar, Smart Works is a charity that helps unemployed women in the U.K. find work. Markle is working with four brands (Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw, and Misha Nonoo) on a workwear capsule, and all of those proceeds will go to Smart Works.
Watch the IG story for yourself, below:
Markle's appearance on the shoot was a surprise, according to royals expert Omid Scobie. "I’m told that Duchess Meghan surprised the entire @SmartWorksHQ team when she showed up at the London shoot today," he tweeted.
Enthusiasm for Meghan Markle's Smart Works collaboration is high. "Meghan is always thinking of innovative ways to raise money/resources for places. Her creativity is unmatched and her connects are equally impressive! I can't wait to buy from this collection," one person wrote on Twitter. "Hopefully it doesn't sell out too fast."
In a second Instagram Stories post, @SussexRoyal doubled down on the mission of Markle's capsule collection: "An initiative supporting the Smart Works collective, which will equip women entering the workforce with the key work wear essentials they need," the brief caption reads.
It's been a whirlwind year for Markle, who welcomed her first child with Prince Harry, Archie, in May 2019. She's kept a relatively low profile since then, though this Instagram story proves she is back in full work mode. This fall she, Prince Harry, and baby Archie are slated to go on a royal tour of South Africa, Malawi, and Angola.
Originally Appeared on Glamour