Meghan Markle's interview tips help woman get internship after coaching call

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read

A coaching call from Meghan Markle has helped a young woman secure an internship.

Meghan, 38, spent time encouraging the unnamed woman on a zoom call at the end of March, through the charity Smart Works, who the duchess worked with during her time as a senior royal.

Meghan remains a patron of the charity, which gives unemployed women clothes and coaching to help them secure jobs.

During the call, Meghan and the client spoke about the upcoming internship interview, with the duchess telling her “you seem incredibly confident and prepared”.

Smart Works confirmed her preparation paid off as she got the job.

The client said: “I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to you, the duchess and the whole team at Smart Works for making this possible for women all around the UK, because to see such work is truly inspiring and uplifting.

“And thank you for the super helpful interview tips - I will be using them for years to come!”

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Meghan made the call at the end of March, potentially just after she and husband Prince Harry arrived in Los Angeles with their son Archie.

He turned one on Wednesday but like two of his cousins and his great-grandmother, will mark his birthday in lockdown.

California’s strict stay at home order remains in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The duke and duchess have had to hold back on their plans to launch a new organisation, though they have confirmed they will call it Archewell.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Harry and Meghan don't represent the Queen in their patronage work any more. (WireImage)

They have been continuing to stay in touch with some of their patronages in the UK, which although they acquired while they were working for the Queen, are now private.

Harry and Meghan don’t represent the Queen in any of their work any longer.

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Meghan designed a capsule collection of clothes for Smart Works last year. The collection, released in 2019, allowed the same item to be donated to a woman seeking work each time it was bought.

Smart Works moved its coaching online seven weeks ago and has since given more than 200 hours of free advice and coaching to help women get jobs and internships, it said in a tweet.