Meghan Markle Exemplifies The 'Lift As You Climb' Mentality On Visit To Smart Works

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So far, 's stint in her new royal role has been nothing short of exemplary.

From championing a different kind of wedding ceremony than Windsor had ever seen, through to the deeply admirable partnership with the Hubb Community Kitchen and subsequent launch of , to benefit the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, the 37-year-old has made herself a poster girl for progression and philanthropy within the Royal Family.

And the Duchess of Sussex's outing today was a clear reiteration of her excellent stance towards women, community and sisterhood.

Meghan Markle visits Smart Works charity 
The Duchess Of Sussex puts on a bracelet on Patsy Wardally during her visit to Smart Works
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, a charity which supports unemployed women through interview coaching and personalised styling, at their headquarters in London.

The appearance came just a few hours after Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Sussex has of the organisation.

And soon after entering through the doors to St Charles hospital in west Manchester Markle's presence became emblematic of the charity's 'lift as you climb' approach to female social mobility.

Actively helping to style a number of the guests present, and speaking about how important it is to 'really [be] part of each others' success stories as women,' Meghan shed further light on the idea of reaching your hand down to pull other women up after you, as you yourself gain traction in your career.

Coined by concept is in antithesis to the idea that many women opt to 'pull the ladder up behind them' as they reach levels of seniority in the organisations they work in.

In other words, women who have battled to break through the glass ceiling or who have come up against tough, predominantly male working environments can sometimes feel that struggle is something of a right of passage for all women, and they won't feel like they ought do anything to make another woman's journey any easier.

And opposed to that, '[lifting] as you climb' is based on the idea that the more women we have at the top, the better life will be for the whole sisterhood and, , so we should all be holding out a helping hand, even as we ourselves are still climbing the ladder.

Pregnant Meghan Markle styles woman at Smart Works Charity in London
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Helping to style another woman for an interview, or coaching another woman through a tricky phase in their career is all part and parcel of this idea.

Meghan Markle's outing today might have been just one in a succession of varied royal engagements, but it stands out as hugely meaningful. By supporting this charity and participating in their activities, she helps to chip away at the old and harmful idea that people, especially women, pull others down in order to prop themselves up.

Hear hear, for the Duchess of Sussex.

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