Meghan Markle dons a £27 black and white T-shirt with the slogan ‘raising the future’ by British hipster mum brand Mere Soeur as she appears in trailer for Harry and Oprah’s new Apple TV series
- Duchess of Sussex, 39, wore the black and white top as she appeared in trailer
- UK lifestyle brand Mere Soeur was started up by a British mother, Carrie-Anne
- Meghan was previously gifted a Mere Soeur baby grow during South Africa tour
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, appeared behind her husband in their $14m Santa Barbara mansion dressed in the £27 top which bears the slogan ‘raising the future’.
The hipster brand specialises in clothing for mothers – aka ‘mama merch’ – and is ‘dedicated to celebrating sisterhood and empowering mums’.
The T-shirt’s description on its website reads: ‘However you choose to do it, whatever your parenting choices, we’re all doing it. The greatest and hardest job you’ll ever have.’
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, appeared behind her husband dressed in a £27 top by British designer Mere Soeur which bears the slogan ‘raising the future’
Meghan teamed the white tee with black high-waisted trousers and a belt and kept her make-up natural – though she did accessorise with her emerald cut diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, the jewellery designer that Harry collaborated with to create her eternity ring.
The Duchess wore the same earrings to Trooping the Colour in 2019 and to the Lion King premiere in July 2019 – for which she customised the studs by adding black onyx jackets.
She looked like she’d been in a hurry to get dressed, as much of her long dark locks were tucked inside her T-shirt, as if she’d just popped it over her head.
Meghan was previously gifted a Mere Soeur baby grow with the slogan ‘the future’ while on tour in South Africa in September 2019, during a sit down with mothers and mentors working with the Mothers2Mothers charity in Cape Town.
The T-shirt’s description on its website reads: ‘However you choose to do it, whatever your parenting choices, we’re all doing it. The greatest and hardest job you’ll ever have’
Today Mere Soeur founder Carrie-Anne shared a photo of Meghan wearing the tee on Instagram, captioning the post: ‘Excuse me but [shocked emojis] if you know how my brand started and why then you’ll understand why I shed a small happy tear just now. Endlessly grateful to be here always #raisingthefutute PS. THEY’RE ONLINE NOW!’
Having previously worked at Lush, Carrie-Anne was inspired to start Mere Soeur by the supportive community she found online while feeling lonely after giving birth to her son at a young age and separating from his father.
She moved back in with her mother and admitted she knew ‘nothing about business’ when she launched the brand, putting the first batch of tote bags on her credit card.
Writing on the Mere Soeur blog in August 2016, she explained: ‘Luckily, they sold out pretty quickly (massive thank you to those who bought the first ever Mère Soeur totes, you made this happen!). At this point I had the funds to start making and printing my own bags, every penny from these went straight back into buying more stock and it all snowballed from there.
Meghan was previously gifted a Mere Soeur baby grow with the slogan ‘the future’ while on tour in South Africa in September 2019
Mere Soeur founder Carrie-Anne (pictured) was inspired to start her brand by the supportive community she found online while feeling lonely after giving birth to her son at a young age and separating from his father
‘I didn’t borrow a penny. I don’t even know anyone who has any pennies to offer so I knew it was down to me to make sure this worked. What I’m trying to say is that if I can do it then you can too. I had no actual funds, a tiny social media following and no clue about business or what I was and was not allowed to do when “trading”.
‘What I did have was a fiercely stubborn streak and the motivation to use every spare second to get things done and push everything along day by day. The support of other mamas on Instagram and their willingness to help was utterly invaluable. Never underestimate the power of a girl gang.’
The Duchess also appeared in the trailer today cuddling her and Harry’s son Archie, now two, whom the Sussexes claimed was subject to racism from the Royal Family during their explosive interview with Oprah in March.
Harry urges viewers to speak out in the clip that also shows his wife and son together at home in Los Angeles
The trailer’s release comes amid a backlash in the US after Harry’s attack on the ‘bonkers’ First Amendment that protects free speech and days after he launched another broadside at the Royal Family in which he appeared to suggest both his father and the Queen failed as parents.
The Duke of Sussex told Dax Shepard, host of the ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast: ‘He (Charles) treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’ Harry then described his life as a cross between the film The Truman Show – in which a man discovers he is living in a reality TV programme – and a zoo.
Other guests on the show include Lady Gaga and actress and producer Glenn Close.