Meghan made patron of National Theatre

  • Meghan made patron of National Theatre

Meghan made patron of National Theatre

It's now been confirmed the former actress will takeover the role with the National Theatre, a patronage which was was leaked early in an online blunder, along with three other issues close to the Duchess of Sussex's heart. The new unit will provide them with heat, hot water and electricity, and is the latest plan for their new home to be revealed. Her Royal Highness will also take on Patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio - Smart Works and Mayhew.

The Duchess of Sussex has become the patron of four organisations.

Meghan officially joined the royal family in May 2018, but since the royal wedding, the 37-year-old has been at the center of negative rumors. "In terms of animal welfare, Mayhew is a grassroots charity working in a unique way to improve the lives of animals and people to better communities both in London and internationally".

The Duchess of Sussex will today visit one of the charities, Smart Works, which helps long term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the skills, confidence and tools to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.

"Over the a year ago, Her Royal Highness has held meetings and conducted private visits with each of these organisations", Kensington Palace said.

Joanna Newman, chief executive and secretary general of the ACU, said she was "thrilled" Meghan had become their new patron.

Juliet Hughes-Hallett, chair and founder of Smart Works, said she was "thrilled" to have the Duchess on board. She became the fourth member of the Royal Foundation, started by William, Kate and Harry, at the time of her wedding. Her mom, Doria Ragland, flew from her home in Los Angeles to the United Kingdom to be with her daughter for the launch of the cookbook.

Official patronages are a hugely important aspect of what it means to be a royal, according to royal expert Victoria Murphy.

When it comes to royal mistakes, it's quite a biggie, considering these are Meghan's first-ever royal patronages given to her by the Queen and there was growing interest over what they would be.

The couple are said to be keeping the countryside bolthole even when they move from Harry's current Frogmore Cottage home at Kensington Palace to their new home in Windsor before the birth of their first child which is thought to be due in April.