Yesterday The Duchess of Sussex took time out to visit with some of the women at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Meghan discussed issues affecting women in the community with the group over tea.
More about the Centre below —
Founded in 1978, DEWC is one of the few safe spaces within the Downtown Eastside exclusively for self-identified women and their children. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize the Downtown Eastside community. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury.
The Centre provides support to women, children and seniors as well as providing a shelter from conditions of poverty and violence.
Basic necessities are also provided including hot meals, free clothing, toiletries, secure showers, phones and computers access.
If you’re interested in donating to the DEWC you can visit their site here.
UPDATE 16 Jan 2020: While in Vancouver, the Duchess also visited Justice for Girls, a feminist climate change group set up in response to local, national, and international calls for “girl only” programs and services acknowledging and addressing the specific needs and vulnerabilities of girls in relation to homelessness, poverty, and violence.
More from the group’s site —
We locate our work within the overall project of women’s equality. We believe it is necessary to eliminate violence and poverty in young women’s lives in order to bring about equality. Recognizing and addressing the intersecting/interlocking forms of oppression that young women face is fundamental to our work toward ending violence against girls and young women.
During Meghan’s visit, the group discussed the group’s efforts, the rights of Indigenous peoples as well as the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership.
If interested in donating to Justice for Girls you can learn more here.
A look at what Meghan wore for her cold snowy visit to Vancouver.
Meghan wore her The Row cable-knit swing sweater in antique white (no longer available).
Meghan was first spotted wearing the sweater as her character Rachel Zane in the Suits episode entitled “Bad Faith”, September 19, 2013.
We’re thinking Meghan may have also worn her DL1961 denim jeans, the Emma Power Legging Skinny Jeans in the Albany wash, $168.
Meghan also wore a pair of Le Chameau ‘Jameson’ quilted leather boots in caramel, £375 (UK delivery only). The boots are also available at the UK online store Outdoor and Country, $406, with shipping to the US.
UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: It’s possible that Meghan was wearing her zodiac pendant from suetables, a Canadian based brand. It could be the Shirley horoscope pendant in 10k gold, $79, with the Virgo zodiac sign for Harry. The other charm she owns from the brand is their Vanessa charm in 10k gold, $159, with the Taurus zodiac sign for Archie although that one was on a much shorter chain.
The Duchess first wore the suetables charms when the couple surprised military families with a visit in Windsor back in November 2019.
UPDATE 16 Jan 2020: Meghan’s second necklace is a gift from Justice for Girls. The Douglas Reynold Gallery shared the information this afternoon on social media. It is an 18k yellow gold killer whale tail pendant with a solitary diamond by artist Hollie Bartlett, who personally selected the pendant for the Duchess.
More about the pendant from the Douglas Reynolds Gallery site —
Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.
From the Douglas Reynolds Gallery Facebook page —
There were several additional photos of Meghan leaving on a seaplane which we were unable to obtain. Below is a look at some of the additional items the Duchess wore.
Meghan was wearing her Barbour ‘Epler’ Faux Fur Trim Waterproof Parka in Seaweed Green. The coat is no longer available.
We first saw her wearing the coat with a pair of Coach ‘Natale’ boots in February and again in March 2017 while out in Toronto. The boots are no longer available. A great MatchMegStyle of the boots is available – the Coach ‘Brynn’ riding boots in black leather, $197.
The Duchess carried her Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote in black, $195. We first spotted her with the tote in July 2019 at Wimbledon.
Meghan with the tote leaving Wimbledon, July 2019.
She also wore what we think might be a scarf from Everlane, The Wool-Cashmere Blanket Scarf, $150.
UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: In other news, today The Duke of Sussex announced that the 2022 Invictus Games will be held in Düsseldorf, German.
Invictus Games The Hague 2020 will take place in early May with the addition of two new countries, Belgium and the Republic of Korea.
You can read the full announcement from Prince Harry here.
We’ll update the post with further information and images should they become available to us.