Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Oscar de la Renta Camel Coat Edition

Stephanie Saltzman

The Duchess of Sussex loves a good coat.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex in an Oscar de la Renta Coat and Hatch dress arriving at Smart Works in London. Photo: Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."

On Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been named Royal Patron of four charitable organizations: Smart Works — which provides interview clothing and coaching to unemployed women with upcoming job interviews — The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and Mayhew. It's quite clear that the soon-to-be-mother will have her schedule (pronounced in the British way, with a "sh" sound instead of a "sk" sound, of course) will be kept quite busy doing good for the people of the United Kingdom.

To celebrate her involvement with these organizations, the Duchess paid a visit to Smart Works in West London on Thursday to help beneficiaries of the organization's work choose clothing and prepare for job interviews. She also spoke with the women at Smart Works about restoring confidence through fashion, framing the organization's work with clothing donation as an opportunity to "[be] part of each other's success stories as women."

Markle in a Hatch dress at Smart Works in London. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images

As for the clothes the Duchess herself wore for the outing? A tailored camel coat — she loves a good coat — by Oscar de la Renta, which she layered over a fitted black T-shirt dress by maternity brand Hatch. She also wore a pair of Gianvito Rossi pumps in a black-and-white cow print (they are no longer sold).

See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below:

Birdies flats while in New Zealand. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

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