Meghan made patron of National Theatre

10 January, 2019, 23:24 | Author: Jared Lewis
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Meghan Markle crossed off another royal milestone when she visited Smart Works on Thursday, marking her first patronage outing.

Smart Works is a charity that, in the five years since its inception, has helped 11,000 women across seven United Kingdom locations.

News of Meghan's difficulty handling the negative press comes after reports Prince Harry has been "frustrated" about not being able to protect his wife from the downfalls of being a member of the royal family.

The four organisations the Duchess of Sussex has become a patron of have been announced by Kensington Palace.

Meghan has taken on honorary roles with the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works, which helps vulnerable women gain employment, and Mayhew, an animal welfare organisation.

Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, smiles during her visit at Smart Works charity in West London on January 10.

The Sussexes have already hosted some special guests at the residence, including George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, Andrews adds.

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Meghan, 37, will start the new roles immediately.

"It's not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land, but really being a part of each other's success stories as women, right?" she told the group.

The National Theatre is being named as one of her patronages in part due to her experience as an actress.

The patronage, which is now held by the Queen, is likely to suit the duchess, who was an actress before joining the royal family when she married Harry previous year.

Markle, who is expecting her baby with Prince Harry this spring, is inheriting two causes from Queen Elizabeth II: the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The Queen previously was patron of the National Theatre and the ACU, but has now passed them on to the duchess.

However now a source said to be close to the royal household has slammed the rumours, revealing that staff are "excited" by her enthusiasm, and describing her management style as "very different" to that of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

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