Kate Middleton has an unexpected link to Meghan’s Smart Works collection

Last week, Meghan Markle launched her long awaited clothing collection in collaboration with women’s charity Smart Works. And while The Duchess of Sussex collaborated with some of the biggest brands on the high street, she may have also taken advice from a certain sister-in-law.

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The reason being? Well, The Duchess of Cambridge has a sweet link to one of the high street brands Meghan has worked with. Kate actually previously worked for Jigsaw, and held the position of Accessories Buyer for the popular brand.

Yep, Princess Kate was a buyer for Jigsaw way back in 2006, shortly before she and her then-boyfriend William broke up and spent a short amount of time apart. Kate apparently got the job after she reached out to Jigsaw founder Belle Robinson directly, who was then an acquaintance of the Middleton family.

And unsurprisingly, it sounds as though Kate did a stellar job during her short stint at the company, with Robinson showering her with praise during a 2008 interview with the Evening Standard.

Speaking about Kate’s work and attitude, Robinson explained that she was ‘so impressed by her,’ later adding that, ‘she sat in the kitchen at lunchtime and chatted with everyone from the van drivers to the accounts girls. She wasn’t precious.’

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This wasn’t the first ‘normal job’ Kate had, either. After finishing her university degree course at the University of St Andrews, the Duchess began to work as a party planner for her parents’ company.

Due to Kate’s past experience with Jigsaw, it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that she may have helped her sister-in-law out in some way with her covetable clothing collection for Smart Works.

The line comprises a capsule work wear wardrobe for women, and includes pieces such as a simple suit, crisp white shirt, and suits-all dress in black and blue colours. You can shop the ‘Smart Set’ collection at Smart Works.