Her fashion choices may be copied by thousands now, but according to Meghan Markle that wasn’t always the case, as she’s revealed that a woman once rejected a bag she had donated.

Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex opened up about the embarrassing experience while chatting with former editor of Vogue UK, Lady Juliet Hughes-Hallet, at the headquarters of SmartWorks charity.

She revealed, “The last time I was here I suggested a purse to someone. It was one that I donated and she didn’t like and I was like ‘Oh ok’.

She jokingly added, “I thought it was great.”

Earlier this week, Smart Works was named as one of the organisations that Meghan has taken patronage of.

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The charity aims to help unemployed and vulnerable women get back into work, prepares them for interview and gives them the resources to change their lives.

During her Royal visit, the Duchess was pictured grinning as she picked out accessories and chatted to staff and members of the public.

But, while talking passionately with others, Meghan admitted that she knew donating to the charity was about more than just donating clothes.

“It’s a part of community that I’m so drawn to here,” she revealed.

“It’s not just about donating your clothes and seeing where they land – but being a part of each other’s success stories as women.”

Aside from Smart Works, it was announced yesterday that Meghan will become patron to four other organisations that reflect the causes and issues she has long been associated with.

The Palace issued a statement which read, “Her Majesty The Queen has passed on two patronages to The Duchess of Sussex – The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

“The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively.

“Her Royal Highness will also take on Patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio – Smart Works and Mayhew.”

Words by Becky Waldren