Did Meghan Markle Just Reveal a Target Home Office Find in Her 40×40 Video?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex might be British royalty but she’s also a Target shopper. She got happy birthday messages from the royal family the day she turned 40 but Meghan also debuted her 40×40 initiative via video. In doing so the former Suits star offered a glimpse inside her and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex’s home office. On the desk? What appears to be office supplies from Target. 

Meghan Markle announced a 40×40 mentorship initiative to celebrate turning 40

Meghan Markle looking on, with hair up
Meghan Markle | Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Duchess of Sussex turned 40 on August 4, 2021. She marked the milestone birthday by announcing a mentorship program via her and Harry’s official Archewell site. 

“With my 40th lap around the sun in mind, it made me wonder: what would happen if we all committed 40 minutes to helping someone else or to mentoring someone in need?” Meghan wrote. “And then what would happen if we asked our friends to do the same?”

She continued, saying she’d asked “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.” 

Adele, Kerry Washington, Amanda Gorman, Gabrielle Union, Katie Couric, Priyanka Chopra, Ayesha Curry, and Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie of York are just a few of the people who are donating their time to Meghan’s 40×40 initiative. 

Meghan Markle appeared to have $10 paper trays from Target in her home office

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Meghan also appeared in a two-minute video with actor Melissa McCarthy as part of the 40×40 announcement. Meghan and McCarthy sipped on tea in their respective offices during which fans got to see more of the Duke of and Duchess of Sussex’s home office than ever before.

Thanks to some sleuthing and eagle-eyed fans What Meghan Wore identified most of the items seen in the video clip. Among the pricier items including a Hermes throw blanket is what appears to be two $10 paper trays from Target. See them in the video next to a gold vase and stacks of Meghan’s children’s book The Bench

For all those who like to emulate the Duchess of Sussex’s style — the ‘Meghan Effect’ is a real thing — the paper trays from Target’s Threshold line are still in stock at the time of publication. 

Some outlets also spotted framed photos of baby Lili as well as Harry and Meghan’s 2-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on the desk. 

Harry also made a cameo in the video — he attempted to juggle outside the office window — and so did Meghan’s beagle, Guy, who snuggled up on a striped dog bed close by. 

 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bought their California home in 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry smile during a tour of South Africa
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/WireImage

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After leaving their lives as working royals behind the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to California. They stayed in Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion for a while before buying a home of their own in the summer of 2020. 

Meghan and Harry bought a $14.7 million mansion in the wealthy Santa Barbara enclave of Montecito. The 19,000 square foot home sits on more than seven acres. There’s a gym, children’s playset, nine bedrooms, and 16 bathrooms plus a separate guest house and swimming pool.