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Duchess Meghan dons black jumpsuit for a day of female empowerment

The Duchess of Sussex flew solo for two engagements that focus on championing women.

By Alex Lilly
As a fierce feminist who's passionate about equality for women, Duchess Meghan wasn't going to complete her royal tour without visiting an organisation that celebrates female empowerment.
In fact, the Duchess of Sussex visited two on her first solo engagements of the trip, leaving Prince Harry and baby Archie behind and dressing up in the ultimate power jumpsuit.
That morning, both Harry and Meghan visited Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka and introduced them to their adorable son, Archie.
While Prince Harry went on to Botswana by himself, the Duchess of Sussex arrived at Work In Progress at the Woodstock Exchange, where she met with female entrepreneurs working in technology. There, the "ladies who launch" shared their passion for ideas, technology and making a positive social impact as the royal mum learned about the benefits of networking between budding female entrepreneurs and successful female role models.
Meghan was in high spirits and looked as sleek and smart as ever in a black jumpsuit by Everlane accessorised with gold earrings by GAS Bijoux.
We are loving the Duchess' sleek black jumpsuit. (Image: Getty Images)
Meghan participated in a group decision about the women and their careers. (Image: Getty Images)
The entrepreneurs shared their own personal stories of how they started in business, their successes and struggles plus, their future goals and as a passionate champion for women's rights, the Duchess was in her element.
"By taking small actions we can make a big difference. Thank you to the inspiring women The Duchess met today, who are setting this example every day through their dedication and determination," Sussex Royal posted on their official Instagram page.
Ladies who launch! Duchess Meghan posed with various female entrepreneurs working in technology. (Image: Getty Images)
For her second engagement, Duchess Meghan visited more inspiring women from the mothers2mothers charity that trains and employs women living with HIV to become frontline health workers.
And it was there that the royal mum kept things informal and friendly, opting to sit on the ground with the children rather than on the chairs that had been set up, and encouraged the women around her to do the same.
WATCH: Duchess Meghan keeps things informal at mothers2mothers. Post continues after video...
Duchess Meghan met three of the incredible m2m Mentor Mothers from Khayelitsha and Lesotho and learned about their role in the community and their incredible personal stories.
And before she said her goodbyes, the royal mum of one donated two large bags of baby clothes that once belonged to Archie and her friends' children.
"It's so important we're able to share what's worked for our family and know that we're all in this together with each other. So we wanted to share something from our home to each of yours," she said.
Duchess Meghan kept things informal as she chatted with the Mentor Mothers. (Image: Getty Images)
How cute is this little onesie Duchess Meghan donated? (Image: Getty Images)
Earlier that day, when Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and baby Archie had tea with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we had our first proper look at the little royal who will soon be five months old.
And in a sweet moment, Meghan's adorable nickname for her son was overheard with PEOPLE reporting that she refers to Archie as "Bubba."
"Say hello! Hello, hi," Meghan said, before she realised he was drooling. "Oh, Bubba!" she added, as dad Prince Harry caught the dribble.
Archie is one royal cutie! (Image: Getty Images)
Duchess Meghan also remarked that Archie "likes to flirt," after Thakenda playfully said to Archie "You like me best, yes! Oh, you like the ladies better, yeah."
Prince Harry also revealed that Archie is "so busy, constantly wanting to stand, with Duchess Meghan added, "Exploring."
We can't wait to see more of him!

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