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Meghan Markle's 1st patronages as member of the royal family announced

Meghan Markle's 1st patronages as member of the royal family announced

She is expecting her first child with Harry in the spring. As expected, they encapsulate some of her established interests in empowering young women and supporting girls' education in developing countries. "Looks like the first patronage 'secret" is officially official thanks to the National Theatre's IT department.

The 74-year-old spoke to ITV's Good Morning Britain in December and said he has "reached out" to Meghan every day but has had no response from her and even hoped that the Queen could help mend the rift.

The other two are for Smart Works, which helps long-term unemployed and vulnerable women succeed in job interviews and find work, and Mayhew, a grassroots charity supporting animal welfare both in London and internationally.

Kensington Palace today disclosed the four roles the Duchess will take on, as the new Royal Patron of the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, animal charity Mayhew, and Smart Works, which is partnered with the Telegraph's Stella Magazine and provides a new wardrobe for women who are seeking work, as well as one-to-one coaching for interviews. "Her Royal Highness feels she can use her position to focus attention on, and make a particular difference to these organizations and, more widely, the sectors they each represent".




The organizations were naturally delighted to have Meghan's endorsement. She also served as an ambassador for United Nations Women. Her tactic was effective: the company ended up changing their slogan to make it more gender inclusive.

They reflect the causes and issues with which she has always been associated with including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare. She also got personal about her own college experience during a speech from her royal tour in Fiji back in October. She plans to visit one of the charities later Thursday, according to Kensington Palace.

"Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she's finding the whole situation incredibly stressful", a royal insider explained.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Redwoods Tree Walk in 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand.


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