Today is Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday! In honor of this special milestone, the California native shared a video announcing her 40×40 initiative, encouraging people to commit 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.
“In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, I’m struck that TIME IS AMONG OUR GREATEST AND MOST ESSENTIAL GIFTS: Time with our loved ones, time doing the things we love, time spent learning, laughing, growing, and the sacred time we have on this earth,” the mom-of-two wrote on the Archewell website. “Amongst the most valuable gifts of time is also time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change. To that last point, and with my 40th lap around the sun in mind, it made me wonder: what would happen if we all committed 40 minutes to helping someone else or to mentoring someone in need? And then what would happen if we asked our friends to do the same?”
Check out the fun video below that features “Mike & Molly” actress Melissa McCarthy and a special cameo by her doting husband, Prince Harry.
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Such an important initiative!
In honor of the big day, we decided to highlight some of our favorite style moments from the Duchess of Sussex. And who knows, you may be able to use her minimalistic and sophisticated style as inspiration for your next look. We know we cannot wait for Autumn and the opportunity to perfectly coordinate our fabulous coats with our eye-catching hats.
Below, check out the fashion-forward images and let us know your favorite looks.
The Princess looks amazing in this emerald green dress with a fascinating fascinator!
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Radiant in ruby red from head to toe!
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attends the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on March 07, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Turning heads in this simple yet stunning turquoise blue dress!
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
One thing Princess Markle is gonna give us is a stylish hat!
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Purple and purposeful with a few loosely curled tresses.
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The evergreen dress is nice, but the box pocketbook is a showstopper!
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
There’s nothing basic about this black jumper with tie detail. We love!
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the African not-for-profit organisation ‘mothers2mothers’ during day three of the royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
In a rare occasion, the Princess wore stripes and we think it was daring and dapper!
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by James Whatling/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Markle looks chic and comfortable in her blue shirt dress with burlap wedges.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 23: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits District 6 Museum on September 23, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
And who can forget this beautiful wedding dress that gave us Princess vibes!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)