Our Royal Patron
HRH The Duchess of Sussex

In January 2019, we were honoured  to announce HRH The Duchess of Sussex as the Royal Patron of Smart Works Charity.  

The Duchess’s decision to support Smart Works reflects her passion in supporting women, and her commitment will help women in need across the UK.   

Lady Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works, said:  

“We are thrilled to announce that The Duchess of Sussex will become the Royal Patron of Smart Works.  An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives. The Duchess’s patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars.”  

Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, said: 

“We are delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Sussex is our Royal Patron. At Smart Works, we are passionate about helping women be the best that they can be.  It is the Smart Works vision that one day we will have enough centres nationwide to reach every woman who needs us.  The support of The Duchess of Sussex will help us enormously in achieving this goal.” 

On the day of the visit, we were honoured to welcome The Duchess to our West London centre where she met with our clients, volunteers and staff and inspired us all. 

Read more on the Royal Family website.

Read more about The Duchess’s visit to Smart Works on the 10th Jan 2019 here.

Watch footage from the visit on the BBC website.


Photography credit: Phil Noble / Reuters