Duchess Meghan has been longtime friends with designer Misha Nonoo. Misha even helped Meghan design a signature white shirt for her capsule collection she just launched for Smart Works. Meghan and Misha bonded years ago for their shared passion of empowering women.

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Just over one week ago, The Duchess of Sussex announced the launch of #TheSmartSet, an initiative to support the women of @SmartWorksCharity. In just eight days, your active support has helped equip the women of Smart Works with enough units from this capsule collection to help for a full year! Though many of the items sold out quickly, most are being restocked so you can continue to play your part. In partnership with @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo, this project utilises the 1:1 model where for each item purchased, the same item is donated to empower these women as they mobilise into the workforce. There is still one more week, so please continue to spread the word and know that your small contribution is having a BIG impact in helping women in the community! Thank you for your continued support - more updates soon!

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Misha and Meghan go way back

Misha attended Meghan and Harry's wedding last year as well as Meghan's baby shower in February. With Misha's close ties to the British Royal Family, some even speculate that it could have been Misha who introduced Meghan to Prince Harry. However, this past weekend it was Misha's turn to tie the knot.

Meghan Markle and Misha Nonoo at the 12th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew into Rome to attend Nonoo's wedding. Nonoo tied the knot to American technology entrepreneur Michael Hess in a star-studded ceremony at Villa Aurelia on Friday.The royal couple have already left Rome as they leave for their much anticipated Royal tour of Africa with Baby Archie in just a couple of days.

The Sussex's leave for Africa

We are very much looking forward to the updates while on their first ever royal family tour as a family of three. So happy the beautiful couple got to attend one of Meghan's bestie's weddings as well.