With a matter of days left until Harry and Meghan officially begin their new lives, a charity Meghan is a patron of has ditched her royal titles online.

According to People, Smart Works has removed all "royal" and "HRH" references on its website when referring to the Duchess of Sussex.

While Meghan is still patron of Smart Works, her bio has now changed. Photo / Getty Images
While Meghan is still patron of Smart Works, her bio has now changed. Photo / Getty Images

The website now refers to Markle as "Our Patron, The Duchess of Sussex", where it previously called her "Our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Sussex".

The update comes a year after the 38-year-old joined Smart Works to help unemployed women prepare to enter the workforce with professional apparel and interview training.


Last September Markle launched her first five-piece capsule collection for Smart Works, with help from famous friends and designers.

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Spotlight on: Smart Works We are proud to be supporting a very special initiative this autumn for @SmartWorksCharity! After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready. Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily “suit” the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview. As a result, launching this autumn, The Duchess will be supporting a collective to help equip the women of Smart Works with the key workwear essentials they need as they enter into the workplace. This initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel 💯 as they bravely venture in to what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market. The brands have come together to work towards this united force for good, “[reframing] the idea of charity as community,” as The Duchess writes in a piece for this month’s British Vogue. They will follow the 1:1 model where an item from the collection purchased is an item shared with a woman of Smart Works because “not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story; it reminds us we are in it together.” For more information on how you can be part of another woman’s success story visit @smartworkscharity. Special thanks to: @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer, @MishaNonoo, @InsideJigsaw for supporting this very special organisation. And to find out more, read the September issue of @BritishVogue and stay tuned for more exciting updates this autumn. Photo©️SussexRoyal

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However several months later, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex annouced they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

The couple confirmed they would no longer call themselves "royal" or carry HRH titles. Harry even dropped "Prince" from his name during a recent engagement.

The Sussexes are set to begin their royal-free life officially on April 1 in Canada with their son Archie.