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Meghan Markle EFFECT! Duchess of Sussex sparks 89% boom in wide leg trouser sales with viral TIME cover.

Meghan Markle sparks 89% boom in wide leg trouser sales with viral TIME cover.

Meghan Markle sported two pairs of gorgeous wide leg trousers and the nation has gone wild for them – here’s our favourite pairs on the high street…

Is it just me or is everyone else still obsessing over the TIME magazine cover which was released on Wednesday?

The global Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it into the TIME Top 100 influential list and posed up a storm for the front cover.

Believe it or not, it’s their first one ever and boy did they look good. (Insert swoon here).

The cover has even sold out quickly as that supporters were upset they did not place order earlier,anyway that always happens with everything Prince Harry and Meghan Markle does, they turn everything into gold.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recognised by the magazine for their charity work, most visibly through their Archewell Foundation.

The magazine proclaimed: “Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need – offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the US, and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”

And while their good work has been rightly applauded, it was Meghan’s outfits that everyone had their eyes on…

Pari Dukovic snapped the cover photo of our favorite pair.

The Duchess posed in a crisp white shirt and white wide leg trousers for the cover image and then a khaki roll neck and matching wide leg trousers for the second.

Thanks to the ‘ ‘Meghan Effect’ fashion fans went wild for the look.

Sales of wide leg trousers went up by 83per cent overnight while searches for green turtleneck jumpers shot up by 148per cent.

It’s safe to say Meghan Markle has not lost her style icon status since she fled back to her homeland, LA.

Wide-leg trousers have been a fashion staple since way back in the 1920’s and still today remain a wardrobe must have item with them being a firm favourite in the working wardrobes.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Archewell hires Mandana Dayani as first COO. The voter turnout activist and former fashion exec will report directly to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Archewell, the organization founded by Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has hired tech and media exec Mandana Dayani as its first chief operating officer, the organization tells Fortune exclusively.

The COO role will report directly to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Dayani will oversee growth strategy and day-to-day operations of the organization, which includes the nonprofit Archewell Foundation as well as the media businesses Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions. She began her position with Archewell in June.

“I am so inspired by the vision and unwavering dedication of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to create a more united, truthful, safe, and equitable world,” Dayani said in a statement. “I am thrilled to build upon our shared mission to drive systemic cultural change.”

Like the mandate of her new employer, Dayani’s experience covers both business and media and social change initiatives. Dayani is known for founding the “I am a voter” campaign, which aims to increase civic engagement and voter turnout. In the the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the initiative urged eligible voters to register and sent election reminders and information. She spent five years as a vice president with fashion designer Rachel Zoe and before that worked as a corporate attorney and commercial talent agent. She was also chief brand officer for online estate sale business Everything but the House.

Dayani joins a staff at Archewell that includes the foundation’s executive director, James Holt; head of content Ben Browning; and head of Archewell Audio Rebecca Sananes, head of unscripted Chanel Pysnik, and SVP of scripted TV Nishika Kumble.

Harry and Meghan founded Archewell in 2020 following their departure as working members of the British Royal Family. Since then, Archewell has announced several projects—including through Spotify and Netflix—but few have debuted yet. With Netflix, Archewell Productions is slated to produce a docuseries about the Invictus Games and an animated series, Pearl, about a 12-year-old girl and her encounters with influential women throughout history.

Most recently, the organization launched a campaign urging people to donate 40 minutes of their time to mentor or support a woman returning to the workforce—in light of the pandemic’s impact on working women and mothers—in honor of Meghan’s 40th birthday.

Meghan and Harry are currently on parental leave following the birth of their second child, Lilibet Diana, in June.

Women Helping Build Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s TV and Film Empire
Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio continue to grow after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hire new staff with impressive resumes.


Women Helping Build Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s TV and Film Empire
Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio continue to grow after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hire new staff with impressive resumes.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may still be enjoying well-earned parental leave after the June 4 arrival of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, but behind the scenes of their Archewell businesses is a hive of activity that continues to grow.

A spokesperson for the couple confirms to that Archewell Productions has hired a new lead to head their scripted television productions and work closely with Netflix, with which Harry and Meghan are in a multiyear partnership.


Nishika Kumble joins the division after service as vice president of development and production at Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Productions, where she oversaw projects including AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself. Prior to the senior role, Kumble—who is based in California—also produced multiple seasons of FX’s popular shows Fargo and Legion.

Kumble joins a slew of recent creative hires at the Sussexes’ two creative companies, including Chanel Pysnik, who is Archewell Productions’ head of unscripted, officially leading all nonfiction series and film productions. The Princeton graduate was hired from Disney+, where she helped launch the streaming platform internationally and oversee unscripted series and films in overseas markets in her role as director of international content.

Pysnik’s arrival will no doubt bolster Harry and Meghan’s efforts in the unscripted space given her six years leading development for original series at CNN and HLN, including Lincoln: Divided We Stand, American Dynasties: The Kennedys, and The Story of Late Night.


With the first project from the Sussexes’ Spotify creative partnership on the horizon, their Archewell Audio division also continues to expand. On July 2, a spokesperson announced award-winning podcast producer Rebecca Sananes as their head of audio. Sananes, who worked as lead producer of New York Magazine’s Pivot podcast and has more than 10 years of experience in nonfiction storytelling, “will bring powerful stories to life and build community through shared experiences and universal values,” a rep told BAZAAR at the time.


The three latest recruits also join spring hire and former business analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment Bennett Levine, who took on the role of coordinator at Archewell Productions. All staff in both audio and production divisions report to Archewell Productions’ head of content, Ben Browning, a veteran Hollywood film producer and Oscar nominee.

Archewell Productions was founded by the Sussexes in 2020 to “produce programming that uplifts and entertains audiences around the world by embracing our shared humanity and building community through similar experiences, powerful narratives, and universal values.” Two projects from the couple’s Netflix deal have already been announced: Heart of Invictus, a docuseries executive-produced by Harry that follows the journey of Invictus Games competitors, and Pearl (working title), a female-led animated series executive-produced by Meghan.

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