How Meghan Markle subtly paid tribute to Archie and Lilibet in 40th birthday video

How Meghan Markle subtly paid tribute to Archie and Lilibet in 40th birthday video

To celebrate her 40th birthday, Meghan Markle announced a new mentorship program to help women re-enter the workforce. With a helping hand from actress Melissa McCarthy, the pair enthusiastically chatted online about the ‘40X40’ scheme.

In the video posted to Archewell, the Duchess of Sussex is wearing two minimal dainty necklaces – which are said to pay tribute to her two children, Archie, 2, and Lilibet, who is now two months old. The necklaces hold astrological constellations, with Taurus for Archie (May 6) and Gemini for Lilibet (June 4).

The necklaces are a subtle nod to her children Archewell

Both necklaces are by Logan Hollowell Jewelry, who uses recycled gold and ethically sourced gemstones from around the world. Meghan’s necklaces are both 14k gold, with the option of having diamonds or white sapphire. The Taurus necklace starts at $1,600, while the Gemini starts at $1,785.

The pair virtually chatted about Meghan’s new ‘40X40’ scheme Archewell

The Duchess explains the importance of mentorship on her website and why it would be invaluable for women who lost their jobs to Covid. She explained: “In the past two years, and in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, TENS OF MILLIONS OF women around the world have left the workforce, including over two million women in the U.S.

“So many of these women are also SHOULDERING THE BRUNT OF THE CRISIS when it comes to unpaid labor, including schooling and caring for family members.

“And the latest research shows that FEWER WOMEN THAN MEN WILL REGAIN WORK as we recover from the pandemic.”

Markle believes that mentorship is a way “to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength”, and so, she urged 40 “friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 MINUTES OF MENTORSHIP to support women re-entering the workforce.”

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