- Meghan Markle has given fans a glimpse of the decor in her new Montecito, Santa Barbara home during a video call.
- The Duchess of Sussex celebrated the first anniversary of the Smart Set, a workwear clothing collection which benefited the charity Smart Works.
- A vintage print, which was originally the cover of sheet music for the regional anthem of California, stands on the fireplace behind Meghan.
During the call, Meghan spoke with three women who have been helped by the charity to return to work. Smart Works equips women with clothing and confidence so that they can attend interviews and secure employment.
The duchess looked seriously stylish during the call, and also gave royal fans a sneak peek at the decor of her new home in Santa Barbara. Meghan sat in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace during the video chat, on top of which sat a vintage print of a bear holding the state of California.
The artwork is taken from the cover of the sheet music for “I Love You, California,” the regional anthem of the state. Having been born and raised in California, it makes sense that the duchess would want to celebrate her heritage with the stunning piece of art work.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex quietly moved to Santa Barbara over the summer. The couple’s spokesperson confirmed via People, “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”