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Meghan Markle prompts flurry of praise from Sussex fans as she plugs Archewell project

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Meghan Markle, 39, received a flurry of praise from Sussex fans on social media after it was revealed she sent handwritten notes of encouragement to several beneficiaries of the charity Smart Works. The Duchess is patron of SmartWorks, an organisation that helps women prepare for interviews and get back into work.

SmartWorks shared a photo of Meghan’s personal messages to its clients on social media.

The thread of tweets read: “In Celebration of International Women’s Day, our Patron, The Duchess of Sussex took a moment to share some words of encouragement with a few of our clients.

“Four clients received notes, each with a personalised message of good luck or congratulations.

“The extract below was from a note sent to a client who recently got the job working in the health sector: ‘I wanted to offer my personal congratulations on landing a new position in public health – I can’t think of anything more important right now.

“‘And I’m so pleased to know that Smart Works supported you in the lead-up to your successful job interview.’”

The tweet was later reshared by royal reporter and author Omid Scobie who pointed out it was part of Meghan and Harry’s new non-profit organisation Archewell’s “acts of compassion” project.

Mr Scobie wrote: “As part of Archewell’s acts of compassion this month, Duchess Meghan has written notes of encouragement to @SmartWorksHQ clients as they return to the workplace.

“’You’ll be amazing in your interview remember deep breath and be yourself,’ she wrote to one of the women.”

Sussex fans were touched by Meghan’s gesture and spoke out to praise her on Twitter.

One fan gushed: “Great job and so in keeping w/ Meghan’s character.”

Another wrote: “This is lovely! This is such a beautiful, positive charity – a real force for good, helping women shine.

“We were all talking about your work today at ITV studios, willing luck and love to your clients.”

A third put: “We love Meghan. A true representation of the commonwealth. “

While another chimed in: “Meghan continues to work, support her charities and encourage other woman from another country. Impact.”

Meghan and Harry launched Archewell at the start of the year after stepping down as senior royals last March.

While Meghan and Harry’s official letters previously featured their Duke and Duchess of Sussex royal monogram, in recent correspondences this has been replaced by the Archewell logo.

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This changed followed confirmation from the Queen last month that Meghan and Harry would not return to their royal roles.

The couple had to give up several royal patronages as part of their permanent stepdown and Harry also had to relinquish his treasured honorary military titles.

Last week the couple fired shots at the Royal Household in a sensational sitdown interview with Oprah Winfrey.

While Meghan and Harry are no longer senior royals they have kept their HRH styles and Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.

However, they are not allowed to use their royal titles in conjunction with their work going forward.

As well as landing multimillion-pound deals with streaming giants Spotify and Netflix, the couple plan to focus their energies on Archwell going forward.

According to its official website, Archewell seeks to “to uplift and unite communities—local and global, online and offline—one act of compassion at a time.

“We believe that compassion is the defining cultural force of the 21st century, and through the work of our 501(c)(3), we support a growing community of partner organizations fueling systemic cultural change.

“At Archewell Foundation, we listen to people and their communities, help them tell their stories, put real action behind our words, and spotlight a new generation of leadership.”

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