Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance during the “CNN Heroes” special last night, virtually thanking those who have persevered this year as well as offering up a message of hope for the new year to come.
The Duchess of Sussex, in a blush pink tie-neck blouse tucked into navy trousers, sat in a garden to provide her words to the annual special, saying: “In a year that has been universally challenging for everyone, I’m inspired by the stories of compassion in our communities. Across the country, people have put their own needs aside to come together and support the collective well-being of those around them.”
“Even in the darkest times, when we come together we have the power to remind someone else that there is hope and that we will be okay,” added Markle.
Meghan Markle is no stranger to waist-up styling — in fact, the “Suits” actress has been pulling off the hack for months now as she continues to make virtual appearances. In October for example, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with advocates, journalists and creators for an in-depth look at the current state of the global digital experience. Titled “Time100 Talks: Engineering a Better World,” the almost 2-hour long special was curated by Time Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal and featured appearances from the likes of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, co-founder and president of the Center for Humane Technology, Tristan Harris, and more notable names in the tech and media world.
For the occasion, the Duchess went business-casual in a waist-up style look that teamed a scoop-neck white blouse with a sharp tailored black blazer. Prince Harry opted for a similar ensemble in a blue suit jacket over a white button-down shirt.
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Though her shoes couldn’t be seen in the clips, Markle typically favors a stylish range of brands when it comes to shoes. Oftentimes, the former actress dons sleek pumps from Aquazzura, Sarah Flint and Stuart Weitzman, but also owns a variety of casual styles from brands like Veja, Adidas and Rothy’s.
Her experience in the fashion world extends beyond her own personal attire as well. Markle released a five-piece capsule for Smart Works, an organization that helps vulnerable women reenter the workforce, in September 2019. The set includes a “husband” shirt, a blazer, matching trousers, a white button-down, a work-ready dress and a large tote bag, all done in collaboration with top brands like Jigsaw and John Lewis & Partners. For every piece purchased, an item was to be donated back to Smart Works to help supply women with confidence-boosting work attire.