Meghan Markle Reveals Causes She Will Focus on in Royal Life

Postado Janeiro 12, 2019

The 37-year-old pregnant royal just announced the four organizations for which she has become a royal patron.

As expected, she is taking over the National Theatre patronage from the Queen, an excellent fit given Meghan's career background.

On Thursday morning, Kensington Palace announced that Markle, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, will also be working with The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and Mayhew.

The Duchess held the Vanity Top Handle Bag as she arrived at the engagement, ready to help the charity's clients and give them her styling advice.

Meghan has previously spoken in support of championing the arts, and has expressed she wishes to use her position to make a difference to the arts sector.

CLODAGH KILCOYNE via Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex picks out clothes with Patsy Wardally during her visit to Smart Works, a charity to which she has become patron, at St. Charles hospital in west London.

Meghan accepted honorary roles with the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works, which helps vulnerable or long-term unemployed women find jobs, and Mayhew, an animal welfare organisation.

She's adapted to royal life easily since announcing her engagement and subsequent wedding to Prince Harry, and now Meghan has celebrated being given four of her own patronages with a glamorous royal engagement.

The two sisters-in-law share something else in common: both chose patronages that blend their personal interests with charity work.

Like Meghan, Kate made a solo appearance as she learned about the exhibition.

On the appointment of Meghan to the role, Norris said: "It is a privilege to welcome The Duchess of Sussex as our new Patron".

The Theatre is one of the U.K.'s most prominent, publicly funded, performing arts venues and was a role handed to her by her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth. "I very much look forward to working closely with Her Royal Highness in the years to come". She's also worked with the United Nations, advocating for women's rights.